The announcement by Sopho that it has acquired network security vendor Astaro, marks an industry-first combination of endpoint security with UTM. By combining Astaro’s network security with Sophos’ threat expertise, initial integration will bring real-time protection against malware, notes Dark Reading.
Sophos partners will have access to the full network security portfolio and Astaro partners will have the opportunity to become Sophos partners and deliver a complete set of endpoint, mobile and gateway solutions to their customers.
"’We founded Astaro with the mission of bringing network security products to organizations of all sizes and accomplished this goal by creating easy-to-use, Unified Threat Management solutions that addressed several facets of network security. However, as the threat landscape continued to evolve it became clear that gateway security alone would no longer be sufficient to effectively secure a network,’ said Jan Hichert, Astaro co-founder and CEO, and now Sophos’ Senior Vice President and General Manager, Network Security.”