Central: The unified console for managing your Sophos products.
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.
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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.