Happy holidays everyone! Given that many of us will be taking some time off to spend with family and friends, reflect on the past year, and reassess our home IT security posture, it feels like the perfect time to announce a new free tool that’s designed to bring to our commercial-grade Sophos security to all of your homes.
In a bout of creative genius, we decided to call it … Sophos Home. Clever, right?
We decided to do this because we’ve been hearing from employees, customers, partners, and friends that the existing solutions in the market aren’t working for them. We hear complaints about ineffective/cheap consumer technology and products loaded with nagging adware; security companies that sell your data to third parties; and some that still think homes only have a single PC. It seemed to us that no one has done a very good job of building a product designed for the modern family. We thought we could do better so we kicked off the Sophos Home project.
I’m really proud of what our designers and engineers have come up with. It’s a brilliantly simple online management dashboard that sits on top of enterprise-grade, sophisticated Mac and Windows endpoint protection technology to keep all of your computers and family members safe.
It even includes the ability to set restrictions on what kind of websites each computer has access to (my 12 year old is no longer spending his college savings on the Draft Kings fantasy football site).
I could spend a long time telling you about the cool behavioral detection tech that watches apps for malicious actions, or the instant checking we do to make sure the website you’re visiting hasn’t been compromised. The real point is that Sophos Home is industry-leading security tech, but with a new management system designed from the ground up for the home user … and it’s free!
We protect over 100 million employees today and we feel they need the same protection at home, as do their kids, their parents, and their friends. There are far too many threats out there: infected websites that silently drop malware on your computer just by visiting a webpage; ransomware that locks up all your precious files with encryption, and throws away the key unless you pay; and phishing websites set up by hackers to look just like your bank’s website to steal your passwords and drain your accounts.
It’s time for a better solution designed for today’s connected family.
So, give it a try and let us know what you think. Simply go to sophos.com/home and create your free account. Download and install it. That’s all you need to do!
I’d love to hear your feedback.
Thanks for choosing Sophos, and may you and yours have a safe, secure and happy holidays.
UPDATE: The holidays may be over, but Sophos Home is the gift that keeps on giving. Try it now for free!