Sophos RED (Remote Ethernet Device) protects branch offices and provides secure remote access. Simply plug the device into your Internet router and centrally manage it from the Sophos UTM appliance at headquarters. Branch office traffic is forwarded to the Sophos UTM appliance for complete security.
Complete UTM Security
Sophos RED provides complete protection for even the smallest remote and home offices. It extends your Network, Web and Email Security subscriptions on your Sophos UTM to branch offices.
Sophos RED connects securely to your central Sophos UTM, where all your security is managed. So your branch office gets the same level of protection as head office. All you need for a Sophos RED device to work is an active Network Security subscription.
Built-in central management
The Sophos UTM controls your Sophos RED so there’s no need to manage individual devices. And all connections go through a clever cloud-based provisioning service. Everything from configuration, logging and troubleshooting are done from your Sophos UTM. No matter where your offices are, all you need is a web connection.
Managing your remote site’s IP addresses is easy with Sophos RED. Define your global DHCP and DNS Server configuration on your central Sophos UTM. Then roll it out to all RED-connected networks.
Sophos RED also simplifies security policies. There’s no need to create and maintain separate security policies for each branch office. One global security policy protects all remote sites.
You don’t need any separate reporting tools. Built-in reporting integrates RED-connected networks, just as if they were physically connected to your Sophos UTM. So you manage your branch offices just like another department in your central office.
Virtual Ethernet cable
Sophos RED acts like a remote network port connected by a virtual Ethernet cable to your Sophos UTM. All data sent to the central UTM appliance is protected with strong encryption.
Sophos RED creates a secure Ethernet tunnel to your Sophos UTM appliance using AES256 encryption and SHA1-HMAC authentication. Before it is sent across the network, data is authenticated via SSL by using trusted digital X.509 certificates.
Hardware-based AES encryption accelerates throughput rates and ensures low latency. Each Sophos RED device can provide throughput rates of more than 30 Mbps, which should be easily enough for most small office Internet connections.
Sophos RED is the first security gateway that doesn’t require local set up or technical skills at the remote site. The entire configuration is done at your central office and distributed to all Sophos RED devices. The easy plug-and-play setup enables mass rollouts of up to 100 devices in a day.
Sophos RED configuration and deployment is completely automated. Simply enter a name and the unique device ID printed on the RED into your Sophos UTM. A new configuration file is automatically created and stored with the Sophos provisioning service.
An unconfigured Sophos RED device is shipped to the remote office. Connect it to the Internet, and plug it into the wall. The Sophos RED device powers up and automatically retrieves its configuration from the provision service. It then connects to your central Sophos UTM and establishes a secure Ethernet tunnel.