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Sophos Positioned as a Visionary in Inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management Tools
According to Gartner, unified endpoint management (UEM) refers to a new class of tools that can act as a single management interface for mobile, PC, and other devices. Gartner believes infrastructure and operations leaders should expect and plan to replace enterprise mobility management and client management tools with UEM to support modern OSs.
Sophos XG Update v17: New features overview
A completely new feature is Synchronized App Control. XG Firewall has only been able to detect applications using signatures so far but, for example, with this you can block or even grant a guaranteed bandwidth (QoS). However, a large part of the traffic could not be classified. These included self-developed or unknown programs or applications that were deliberately not being perceived by using signatures.
Sophos Intercept X Wins Security Innovation of 2017
The Innovation of the Year category was incredibly competitive this year, with 13 vendors nominated it was certainly the most highly sought-after honor at the event.
Sophos XG Firewall Rated Among Highest Performing Products by NSS Labs in its Next-Generation Firewall Group Test Report
“Trusted, independent testing is a vital tool for any organization assessing its security needs. NSS Labs plays a critical role in determining which products deserve their place on the IT security shortlist,” commented Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager of the Enduser and Network Security groups at Sophos. “Sophos is committed to developing the most effective and easy to manage security products for organizations of all sizes. We are proud that this NSS Labs test validates the XG Firewall as a leader in the industry for protection, performance, and value. We continue to invest heavily in our next-generation firewall platform as we enhance our synchronized security strategy. As proven by the recent WannaCry outbreak, effective network protection prevents the spread of sophisticated, fast moving attacks and will remain a critical component of any comprehensive security strategy for years to come.”
Sophos Helps to Secure Konica Minolta’s Workplace Hub with Sophos XG Firewall
"Due to its easy management and deep visibility into network activity, the XG Firewall is perfect for Konica Minolta's vision for the workplace of the future. We both share the same philosophy of providing simple yet comprehensive technology for businesses of all sizes," said Francois Depayras, vice president for Global OEM Alliances at Sophos. "By embedding Sophos' security using powerful and flexible APIs, Konica Minolta achieves the value and reliability they are seeking for their customers. Sophos products offer simple deployment, industry-leading protection, and great performance making them a great choice for innovative technology vendors like Konica Minolta."
Sophos Named a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant Report for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites For Fourth Consecutive Year
“We believe our recognition for the second year in a row is due to the positive momentum in both the Sophos strategy for mobile security management and our ability to deliver features and functionality that enterprise customers expect and need,” said Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager, Enduser and Network Security Groups at Sophos. “We feel it is testament to our vision for synchronized security that Sophos is the only IT security-focused vendor to be named in the quadrant. Sophos Mobile is a secure EMM solution that offers best-in-class data protection, straightforward management and can be hosted in Sophos Central or installed on-premise. Further, it is the only solution that can be optimized as part of a synchronized security strategy that directly shares intelligence between every vulnerable endpoint and the network. We are proud to be considered a visionary in this growth market.”
Sophos Announces Unified Security and Control for Mobile Devices, Laptops and IoT devices with Sophos Mobile 7 Enterprise Mobile M...
Sophos Mobile 7 is the latest in an increasing number of products that are available through the integrated Sophos Central management platform, including the next-generation XG Firewall, Sophos Endpoint Security, Sophos Intercept X, Sophos Email Security, Sophos Server Protection, Sophos Encryption and Sophos Phish Threat.
Sophos Adds Advanced Machine Learning to Its Next-Generation Endpoint Protection Portfolio with Acquisition of Invincea
“By adding Invincea to our portfolio, Sophos is executing on its vision to assemble the most powerful technologies to provide the very best, cutting-edge defenses for our customers," commented Kris Hagerman, chief executive officer at Sophos. "Invincea is leading the market in machine learning-based threat detection with the combination of superior detection rates and minimal false positives. Invincea will strengthen Sophos’ leading next-gen endpoint protection with complementary predictive defenses that we believe will become increasingly important to the future of endpoint protection and allow us to take full advantage of this significant new growth opportunity. We are proud to welcome the Invincea team to Sophos and look forward to introducing the benefits of this advanced technology to our customers and partners worldwide.”
Sophos Positioned as a Leader in Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant Report For Endpoint Protection Platforms
“For the last several years Sophos has built products that integrate exploit prevention, behavior analytics and pre-execution heuristics. The launch of Intercept X added signatureless anti-exploit and anti-ransomware capabilities with root cause analysis to run along-side and complement existing endpoint protection products,” said Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager of the endpoint and network security groups at Sophos. “We believe that our continued placement as a Leader in this highly competitive market reflects our ability to continually innovate and deliver quality products in response to the changing threat landscape. Not only have our products been proven in customer deployments worldwide but they are also assessed by independent third party testing to demonstrate their effectiveness against the threats that Gartner cautions are on the rise.”
Sophos Introduces Phish Threat Attack Simulator with Analytics and Training to Help IT Organizations Combat Low Security Awareness...
"Phishing has evolved in lockstep with the 'Malware-as-a-Service' phenomenon," commented Bill Lucchini, senior vice president and general manager for the Sophos Cloud Security Group. "For years, criminals have disguised attacks in email and today SophosLabs sees phishing emails as a primary delivery method for ransomware payloads. Preventing users from succumbing to phishing attacks can seem like an uphill battle. However, with Sophos Phish Threat, IT managers now have sophisticated, integrated threat intelligence that combines the strength of Sophos security technologies with a product that tests, trains and analyzes human vulnerabilities. This creates a very powerful solution for businesses struggling to keep ahead of organized cybercrime and unwary end-users."