Secure Web Gateway

Sophos Secure Web Gateway WS1100

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Sophos Web Appliance

Advanced web protection made simple

The Sophos purpose-built secure web gateway appliance makes web protection simple. It provides advanced protection from today’s sophisticated web malware with lightning performance that won’t slow users down. And you get full control and instant insights over all web activity on your network.

Advanced protection from web malware

Advanced web protection engine intelligently scans web content and blocks the latest zero-day web threats. We accomplish this by using advanced techniques like JavaScript emulation, behavioral analysis, context-sensitive inspection and dynamic URL analysis for both HTTP and HTTPS traffic. And, unlike other web gateways, you get all this protection without sacrificing any performance.


  • Protect users from new zero-day threats
  • Be up and running in just 10 minutes
  • Easily accommodates user requests and custom policies
  • Extend protection to offsite users easily
  • Email scheduled reports directly to managers
  • Deploy hardware or VMware-Ready appliances
Sophos Advanced Protection

Granular web controls

You’ll be up and running in minutes with safe web browsing policies that minimize legal and workplace concerns around inappropriate content. With just a few additional clicks you can enforce browsing quota times. And, our new granular controls for social web applications like Facebook or YouTube let you disable specific features such as chat, games or comments.

Stop rogue users and enforce safe search

In addition to blocking common anonymizing proxy sites, we also dynamically identify proxy abuse in real-time, helping you put a stop to rogue users trying to bypass corporate policy. You can also activate safe search and monitor inappropriate search terms to keep your environment safe.

Rich reporting provides unrivalled insight

You get detailed reporting as standard, stored locally with no separate database servers or appliances required. Whether you need standard user-activity reports or custom reports with extensive drill down for deep forensic investigations, the Sophos Web Appliance has you covered.