Deploy a Sophos Outbound Web Proxy on the AWS Cloud with New Quick Start

Posted on: Oct 12, 2017

This new Quick Start automatically deploys an outbound web filtering proxy on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, using the Sophos Unified Threat Management (UTM) virtual appliance. In addition, it uses Sophos Outbound Gateway to extend security to multiple virtual private clouds (VPCs). 

Sophos UTM provides multiple security functions, including firewall, intrusion prevention (IPS), VPN, and web filtering. Sophos Outbound Gateway provides a distributed, fault-tolerant architecture to provide visibility, policy enforcement, and elastic scalability to outbound web traffic. 

This Quick Start builds a cloud environment that enables you to whitelist AWS API calls without allowing internet access. You can also use the deployment to enable other proxy use cases with Sophos UTM. 

The deployment and configuration tasks are automated by AWS CloudFormation templates that you can customize during launch. You can also use the templates as a starting point for your own implementation, by downloading them from the GitHub repository. The Quick Start includes a guide with step-by-step deployment and configuration instructions.  

To get started with Sophos UTM on AWS, use the following resources:

About Quick Starts
Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on the AWS Cloud. Each Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability. This Quick Start was created by Sophos in collaboration with AWS.