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Sophos Placed in the Leader’s Quadrant of Gartner’s 2015 Unified Threat Management Magic Quadrant for Fourth Consecutive Year
According to Gartner, “the Leaders quadrant contains vendors at the forefront of making and selling UTM products that are built for midsize-business requirements. The requirements necessary for leadership include a wide range of models to cover midsize-business use cases, support for multiple features, and a management and reporting capability that's designed for ease of use. Vendors in this quadrant lead the market in offering new safeguarding features, and in enabling customers to deploy them inexpensively without significantly affecting the end-user experience or increasing staffing burdens. These vendors also have a good track record of avoiding vulnerabilities in their security products. Common characteristics include reliability, consistent throughput, and products that are intuitive to manage and administer.”
Sophos Wins All Three Security Categories in 2015 CRN® Annual Report Card
"Our partner community is absolutely critical to our success in helping businesses and government agencies of all sizes protect their systems and information from cyber-attack," said Mike Valentine, senior vice president of worldwide sales for Sophos. "The unprecedented high marks awarded by our partners for the 2015 Annual Report Card reflects our companywide commitment to the channel. This year, CRN and its readers have recognized many of our key marketing and sales people for their accomplishments and impact within the channel, and now to receive such credit in all client and network security categories, is an honor for our entire company."
New Sophos research reveals state of IT security in local government organisations
The research also canvassed public sector opinion about what the biggest drivers for change have been from an IT security point of view, with 59 per cent highlighting the demand for more remote and mobile working practices. Furthermore, 46 per cent cited increased awareness of data security thanks to high profile security breaches and upcoming EU legislation. When asked directly what their main concerns were from an IT security point of view, the research found that, issues around data loss (47 per cent) were at the top of the agenda followed by remote access (31 per cent) and targeted attacks (25 per cent).
Sophos introduces cloud-based secure web gateway
IT managers are able to pinpoint ‘at risk’ users or devices through activity, behaviors and usage monitoring with advanced alerts, warnings and notifications. Granular policies can be set by device, by user or by group, and tamper protection prevents the accidental or intentional changing of settings, keeping even rogue users compliant.
Sophos Recognized for Enterprise Mobile Management by Independent Research Firms
“Sophos delivers the most user-friendly security that empowers employees while mitigating the risks inherent in trends such as BYOD,” said Dan Schiappa, SVP and GM of the Sophos Enduser Security Group. “Businesses can protect their corporate data and maximize their productivity on mobile phones. This is what makes Sophos attractive to small and mid-sized enterprises that do not have large IT staff and has resulted in a 50 percent increase in Sophos Mobile Control installations in the past year.”
Sophos SG Series UTM announced as Winner of Best UTM Solution in 2015 SC Awards
Sophos’ SG Series UTM was also recently awarded five stars by PC Pro Magazine, and added to their A-List.
Sophos Adds Email Security To Its Cloud Security Portfolio
Sophos Cloud, which was launched in mid-2013, provides endpoint security, mobile device management and security, server security, and application whitelisting through a single, integrated cloud-based console.
Sophos Cloud Integrates Application Whitelisting and Anti-Malware to put Advanced Server Protection Within Reach of Over-stretched...
The simple one-click lockdown puts the server in a default/deny mode so that only approved or whitelisted applications can run. With integrated anti-malware, HIPS and whitelisting, Sophos Cloud Server Protection improves overall security, and can more effectively prevent zero-day attacks, especially content and memory-based attacks that typically target servers and can by-pass products that just use whitelisting.
Sophos Ships Industry First with 802.11ac Wi-Fi integration to UTM Firewall
Both the integrated wireless and separate access points can be managed directly from the Sophos SG Series appliances.
Sophos redefines enterprise mobility management with user-based data protection and cloud-based management
“IT administrators need to secure and manage all the various devices employees use today to get work done - smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops, but most management tools still treat these devices separately,” says Chris Hazelton, Research Director, Enterprise Mobility at 451 Research. “For small to medium-sized businesses, the ability reduce the number of management consoles can significantly streamline the onboarding process for IT departments that don’t have specialized staff. With the goal of enabling BYOD with simplicity and secure productivity, EMM solutions must enable all forms of mobile computing. This means managing and securing devices, content, and applications with a user-centric approach that delivers the simplest experience for both users and administrators.”