This article describes the requirements, specifications and recommendation of hardware and virtual email appliances.
Applies to the following Sophos products and versions Sophos Email ApplianceSophos Email Appliance VirtualSophos UTM Software Appliance
Additional hardware information
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What you need
Sophos UTM Certificates
Sophos UTM virtual appliances are based on the software equivalent. Sophos UTM is the first unified threat management product to be certified as VMware Ready and Citrix Ready. It also runs in Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM virtual environments.
The virtual appliance can be downloaded from Sophos servers and burned independently on CD. A step-by-step deployment of each security component enables a secure migration path into a completely virtualized environment.
Minimum hardware requirements
The Sophos UTM software appliance integrates all security applications with a hardened OS. These are bundled within a self-booting software image for easy deployment on intel-compatible hardware of your choice.
Performance results depend on the selected hardware. Best results are achieved when using hardware specifications at or beyond Intel Dual/Quad-Core CPUs >2GHz, 2GB RAM.
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