This revolutionary development of heartbeat communication between the Sophos cloud endpoint agent and the Sophos XG firewalls, allows the endpoint and the firewall to share intelligence in real time.
By automating threat discovery, investigation, and response, Synchronized Security revolutionizes threat detection. Incident response times are reduced exponentially and tactical resources can be refocused on strategic analysis.
You can see a lot more about this on the Sophos website here.
There is also a whitepaper on Sophos Synchronised Security here.
Also, the Sophos blog (here) has some rather amusing videos of “firewall” and “endpoint” learning to work together.
Note that for customers with existing Sophos UTMs – (running the version 9 based OS) – Sophos will be continuing to fully support and develop that for many years to come. For those that wish to migrate to the new Firewall OS on the UTMs, Sophos will be providing tools to automate the migration process for you with the next release of the XG Firewall OS. The new XG Firewall OS runs on the existing SG appliances – the new XG UTM Appliances are exactly the same hardware-wise as the current SG appliances – they are just running the new XG Firewall OS.
Contact us to learn more about the new XG Firewall, and Synchronised Security.