We are excited to announce early access program availability for our new ZTNA 2.0 product offering along with macOS client support.
ZTNA 2.0 enables ZTNA as a Service (ZTNAaaS), a new cloud-based ZTNA service offering that makes ZTNA deployments even easier. Instead of virtual gateways, it uses lightweight ZTNA connectors on the application side that establish connections to Sophos Cloud on port 443 to eliminate the need for firewall NAT configuration. This also enhances security by eliminating open firewall ports to the internet providing a further abstraction of the application services that ZTNA is providing access to. Sophos Cloud now brokers the secure connections between agents (or zero trust endpoints) and the ZTNA connectors. The new ZTNA connectors support the same platform support as our gateways: VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS.
ZTNA 2.0 now offers Zero Trust Network Access as a Service through the Sophos Cloud
With ZTNA 2.0, you now have a choice of deployment models:
ZTNAaaS cloud points of presence (PoPs) are available in:
You can define your preferred cloud point of presence when setting up your connectors.
The new Sophos ZTNA cloud service is a HUGE milestone for us, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. While Sophos ZTNA is the first to take advantage of this new cloud environment, it paves the way for additional SASE products that will be coming your way in the future.
See below for how to get started with early access to ZTNA as a Service.
We are also pleased to offer early access for Apple macOS agent support. Mac users can now get the same single-agent health-based secure access with Intercept X and Synchronized Security as Windows users. The ZTNA agent is supported on macOS Big Sur or later.
Getting started with these early access programs couldn’t be easier. In Sophos Central, join the Early Access Programs for both ZTNA as a Service and the macOS agent from the drop-down menu under your account name in the upper right of the console…
If you were a previous EAP member, that’s great, simply re-enrol to get access to this latest early access program. Your existing configuration will not be affected.
Then for ZTNAaaS, as highlighted below, from the Settings screen under ZTNA, make sure you Turn On ZTNAaaS and use the Feedback option within Sophos Central to leave your feedback or report any issues.
Review the documentation and be sure to drop by the community forums.
Hello, Thanks for reaching out. Azure support is currently work in progress. While I don't have an exact date for it yet, we are targeting the first half of 2023 to launch Azure support for both gateways and connectors.
Is there an estimate of when Azure will be available for ZTNAaaS? We’ve been a Sophos XG Azure shop for 6+ years.
Hi Aaron, while it's there as a part of the roadmap, we do not have a confirmed ETA yet on the availability of iOS and Android agents.
Is there an ETA on when IOS devices will be supported as clients?
Hi Matthieu PARES Yes, we do have that as a part of our roadmap but I do not have an expected timeframe as of now.