The integration between Sophos ZTNA and Sophos Firewall is now generally available after a successful early access program. Sophos Firewall v19.5 MR3 and the new v20 release include a fully integrated ZTNA gateway within the firewall. This integration simplifies ZTNA deployments by eliminating the need for a separate ZTNA gateway VM. Now, the Sophos Firewall can also function as a ZTNA gateway.
There are several benefits to this integrated gateway solution. Firstly, it reduces the hardware footprint and eliminates the need for additional platform licenses or hardware resources. It can be deployed in various environments such as head offices, branch offices, and public cloud platforms like Azure or AWS. The deployment process is quick, taking just a few minutes. Additionally, it supports high availability mode for added resilience and redundancy. Remote management of the firewall is made easy and secure without exposing it to the WAN. Importantly, it is a free solution, with no changes in licensing or agent behavior.
ZTNA deployment is made incredibly easy with this integration. Simply select your Firewall as the Gateway in Sophos Central, and you’re good to go. Sophos Central Account is required to get started, and the documentation and community forums provide additional support and information. For those new to Sophos ZTNA, there are resources available at Sophos.com/ZTNA.
In summary, the integration between Sophos ZTNA and Sophos Firewall brings numerous advantages to users. It simplifies ZTNA deployments, reduces hardware requirements, supports various deployment environments, enables remote management, and is available at no additional cost. This integration further enhances the capabilities and versatility of Sophos Firewall in providing secure access to applications, systems, and data.