Sophos Security Heartbeat
Share intelligence in real time between your endpoints and firewall.
Advanced attacks are more coordinated than ever before. Now, your defenses are
too. Sophos is revolutionizing security by synchronizing next-generation network
and next-generation endpoint security, giving you unparalleled protection.
Synchronizing your security system
To stop sophisticated threats, you need security products that work together
as a system—protecting your users and corporate data across all points of
the network. With Sophos synchronized security, that’s exactly what you
get. The Sophos Security Heartbeat shares intelligence in real time across a
trusted channel between your endpoints and your firewall. This simple step of
synchronizing security products that previously operated independently creates
more effective protection against advanced malware and targeted attacks.
Accelerated discovery of advanced threats
Ding! Your firewall is alerting you to suspicious traffic coming from somewhere on
your network. But what’s causing it? With the Security Heartbeat, Sophos Firewall
OS instantly and automatically communicates to the suspect system exactly
what the firewall is detecting. The Sophos next-gen endpoint protection agent
immediately uses that information to discover the process behind the threat.
Active identification of compromised systems
IP addresses make it easy for computers to communicate, but they don’t make
it simple for IT professionals to track down compromised computers. Thanks
to Security Heartbeat, your firewall has all the information you need to respond
quickly: the name of the computer that’s misbehaving, the user who’s logged
in, and the file path of the process that’s sending malicious traffic. Now you
can spend your time fixing the problem instead of finding the problem.
Automated incident response
If a computer is infected, do you really want it connecting to the Internet, where it
can leak data or get instructions from an attacker? Security Heartbeat automates
the important step of isolating compromised endpoints. Devices share their
current security status with the Sophos Firewall OS, which instantly applies
a customizable policy to restrict or isolate infected systems. It’s endpoint and
network working synchronously to thwart the latest threats and prevent breaches.
Instant visibility into endpoint security status
Alerts provide important real-time information, but sometimes you
just want a snapshot of your network’s security “health.” Security
Heartbeat gives you instant visibility into the security status of all your
protected endpoints. A simple red, yellow, or green indicator lets you
know in real time, which systems require immediate attention, which
can be addressed at your convenience, and which are good to go.
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