Security firm Sophos has launched a new service that will allow users to better run the company's Unified Threat Management (UTM) platform through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute (EC2) computing cloud service.
The company said that it would also be adding an hourly licence option to its threat management service on Amazon. The option will be available for users to purchase on the AWS Marketplace.
Security services have long been a feature on Amazon's AWS Marketplace since the company launched the feature in 2012. The market allows third-party vendors to integrate their products with AWS virtual machine instances.
Sophos believes that the new pricing model for the service will allow users to retain security on their servers when running AWS instances for short term projects or relying on the cloud platform's elasticity to help scale with customer demand during peak operating times.
Senior product manager at Sophos Angelo Comazzetto.“As a long-standing security provider, we know about the many benefits that Amazon Web Services provides, especially to SMBs that have adopted the cloud.
“We pride ourselves on developing complete security offerings that are simple to use and, with this offering, companies can better defend their cloud security resources with layers of security provided by Sophos UTM.”
The company said that the hourly fees will depend on the pricing and region of the AWS instance. Listed prices range from $0.02 for a Standard Micro system to $3.10 for a High I/O 4XL EC2 instance.
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