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Sophos UTM 9.5 is now Released

May 8th, 2017

Here’s a brief overview of what’s new:

Web Application Firewall enhancements

  • WAF URL Redirection gives you the ability to redirect traffic for a WAF protected URL to a different backend system or URL.
  • Configure minimum allowed TLS version to improve security.
  • WAF protection and authentication policy templates were added for common Microsoft services for protection and authentication.
  • True File Type Scanning to be able to block uploads and downloads based on MIME type.
  • WAF Proxy Protocol Support to use the client IP info inside the ProxyProtocol header to make policy decisions and improve logging.

Sophos Sandstorm enhancements

  • Datacenter location selection option for Sophos Sandstorm without relying on DNS based location detection.
  • Scan exceptions for Sophos Sandstorm to exclude specific filetypes from being sent to Sophos Sandstorm analysis.
  • Sandstorm activity reporting expanded to include email attachments for improved visibility.

Management and Reporting enhancements

  • 64-bit PostgreSQL Database to generate reports with big datasets faster. The existing database will be migrated without impacting any data.
  • Download all UTM logs in a single archive.
  • Certificate Expiration Notification 30 days before expiration date via WebAdmin and email to be able to react early on certificate renewal.
  • Support Access with SSH is extending the existing Support Access feature.
  • SNMP Monitoring of full filesystem to integrate UTM filesystem monitoring in regular SNMP based monitoring solutions.
  • RESTful API to configure Sophos UTM 9.

How to get the update:

Sophos UTM 9.5 is a free update for existing customers and is being rolled out to customer systems via Up2Date in a staged release fashion over the coming weeks, so it should appear automatically in their console over time. However, there’s no need to wait, everyone running UTM 9.4 can get the latest Up2Date release directly via the Community Blog today, with the ISOs being made available next week via the Sophos UTM downloads area.

Full release notes available HERE

***the above post is taken directly from the sophos website https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2017/05/05/sophos-utm-9-5-is-here-easier-faster-and-more-flexible/***

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