Sophos software blocks remote connection tools

Corporations offered way to stop non-work Web browsing, VoIP, P2P, games and more

Sophos has enhanced its Endpoint Security and Control product that lets companies block employee use of remote connection tools.

Available now, this release of Sophos Endpoint Security and Control blocks connection attempts by tools such as RealVNC and Radmin that are designed to let employees use their PC to access remote PCs, such as home computers, or laptops via the Internet.

These tools open up corporations to security holes because once an employee has accessed a remote PC, he or she is no longer restricted by corporate policy specifying websites employees may visit or software downloads they may initiate, according to Sophos staff.

And if remote PCs don't have the proper malware protection installed, use of these tools creates an opening for malicious programs and hackers to get into the corporate network, Sophos said.

Remote-connection traffic can also confuse IT workers, who may believe the traffic is a result of a hacker taking over a corporate PC, Sophos said.

As well as blocking remote-connection products, Sophos' Endpoint Security and Control lets administrators stop employees running games, VoIP, peer-to-peer, instant messaging and distributed computing applications.

The package also provides antivirus, client firewall, and mobile security protection as well as an enterprise console for administrators.

Endpoint Security and Control is priced per user per year. For example, an organisation with 200 to 499 employees would pay US$37.75 for a one-year subscription. Multiyear discounts are available.

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