Server Protection

Defend your data from malware without sacrificing server performance.

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Sophos Server Protection protects your server environment from malicious attacks while keeping your servers running at optimum performance. Designed to secure business-critical servers, Sophos Server Protection includes server application whitelisting, Sophos Server Antivirus, Advanced AV Protection, advanced anti-malware, and behavior analysis. It’s server security made simple, providing protection for your Windows, Linux, and UNIX systems, whether you’re running physical or virtualized servers, on premise, or in the cloud, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure.

Better protection

Sophos Server Protection offers innovative features like anti-ransomware and pre-execution emulation for identifying suspicious behavioral patterns, giving you the broadest protection for your servers and data, including from zero-day attacks. Our CryptoGuard anti-ransomware detects and intercepts unsolicited encryption of files, resulting from ransomware running on a remote endpoint that is connected to the server. Server Lockdown uses application whitelisting to secure servers with a default deny policy, preventing all unauthorized applications from executing.

Once a server is locked down, anti-malware and a Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) behavior analysis prevent content-based threats (such as an infected PDF or Word document) that could otherwise exploit vulnerabilities within whitelisted applications. Sophos Server Protection also includes Malicious Traffic Detection, which monitors for traffic associated with malware. This feature enables early detection and removal of malware, along with Synchronized Security with Security Heartbeat to accelerate threat discovery, isolation, and remediation.

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Advanced server protection made simple.

  • Powerful, Server-specific Protection: Protect the applications and data at the core of your organization; whether that data is on physical servers or virtual servers in the cloud or on premises.
  • CryptoGuard Stops Ransomware: Even if ransomware sneaks past your initial layers of protection, CryptoGuard protects against the unsolicited encryption of server data, whether that ransomware is running on the server or on connected endpoints.
  • Synchronized Security: With Sophos Security Heartbeat on Servers, our unique Synchronized Security proposition revolutionizes threat discovery, investigation and response.

High-performance security built for servers

Servers are the repositories for the majority of most organizational data. With users needing continuous access, maximum uptime and optimal performance are of utmost importance. The server-specific policies provide out-of-the-box protection, giving you granular control of the lightweight agent

A variety of server-specific techniques enable small and fast updates, designed to require fewer server resources and mitigate any impact. Automatic application exclusions for key business applications, like Exchange or SQL, prevent false positives and needless rescanning of files.

Simple to use, including one-click Server Lockdown

Sophos Server Protection Advanced is the only solution that locks down your server with a single click, securing servers in a safe state and preventing unauthorized applications from running. With that click, Sophos automatically scans the system, establishes an inventory of knowngood applications, and whitelists just those applications.

Other whitelisting applications require the manual creation of rules to secure scripts and other system files, but Sophos manages the connections between applications and the associated files, such as DLLs, data files, and scripts. Server Lockdown is only an example of how Sophos has made server security simple. With policybased rules for server groups, as well as application, peripheral, and web control, Sophos makes it easy to control what happens on your servers, whether they be physical, virtual, or in the cloud.

Tech Specs

Windows Server
Supported platforms Windows Server 2008 R2 and later
System requirements Disk space: 1 GB minimum
RAM: 1 GB* minimum
Supported languages English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese
*If using lockdown, the required memory is 2 GB.
Linux Server
Supported platforms CentOS
Novell Open Enterprise Server
Oracle Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
System requirements Disk space: 1 GB minimum
RAM: 1 GB minimum
Supported languages English, Japanese
UNIX Server
Supported platforms AIX
Solaris (SPARC and Intel)
System requirements Disk space: 1 GB minimum

RAM: 1 GB minimum
Supported languages English, Japanese


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