The software appliances include the operating system and all security applications bundled within a single software image. While offering the same capabilities as the hardware platform, they can be easily installed on your hardware of choice – maximizing deployment flexibility. The Sophos UTM software appliances are much easier and faster to set-up than software applications that require the installation of an operating system in advance.
The Sophos UTM software appliance is available on CD with a printed manual or can be downloaded directly from Sophos servers and independently burned onto a CD. It comes as self-booting software package that can be easily installed on a dedicated Intel-compatible computer (gateway) within minutes. The Sophos software appliances offer an identical feature set as the pre-installed hardware appliances, however with the additional freedom to change or upgrade the underlying hardware platform at will. They also offer complete flexibility for installation on various virtualization platforms.
Performance numbers depend on the selected hardware.
The Sophos UTM allows you to customize the type of security you deploy on your network. Sophos offers a selection of inter-operable security applications which can be activated individually or together on your hardware as needed. This offers the user a security solution tailored to their needs. Choose from Network Protection, Web Protection, Email Protection, Web Server Protection, Wireless Protection and Endpoint Protection.