Virtual Appliances

As an alternative to the hardware-based version of the Sophos Web Appliance, you can deploy appliances as virtual machines using VMware. These appliances can be grouped with other virtual appliances or with hardware-based appliances. Once deployed, they operate in the same way as a hardware-based appliance.

Sophos virtual appliances provide a cost-effective web-filtering solution that is easy to set up. Virtual appliances occupy less rack space, are energy-efficient, and require less hardware.

To learn more about configuring a virtual web appliance, see the Sophos Virtual Web Appliance Setup Guide or the Sophos Virtual Management Appliance Setup Guide.

Note Virtual appliances do not support Bridged Deployment, which requires a bridge card.