Sophos Boosts Security Support For VMware Environments


IT security and data protection company Sophos announced a strengthening of its Elite-level partnership with VMware by supporting VMware vShield Endpoint.

Sophos will demonstrate the VMware vShield Endpoint prototype as part of its wider virtualization security solution strategy at this week’s VMworld 2011.

The Sophos virtualization intelligent endpoint security solution minimizes physical footprint on each virtual machine by utilizing VMware memory sharing and the ability to stagger scans. In order to optimize virtualization in the future, the company has developed a working prototype using VMware vShield Endpoint, and will deliver support for vShield 5 in a forthcoming version of Sophos Endpoint Security suite.

VMware vShield Endpoint allows anti-virus scanning to be offloaded from each virtual machine to a dedicated scanner.

In related news, Sophos has achieved VMware Ready status for its Virtual Email Appliance.

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