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Sophos Strengthens Enterprise-Grade Protection for All Organizations with Advanced Threat Defense and Extended Synchronized Securi...
"Today's sophisticated attacks can't be stopped by merely increasing the number of standalone security products - defenses need to communicate and coordinate in order to be effective," commented Chris Kraft, vice president of product management for the Network Security Group at Sophos. "Sophos Sandstorm leverages real-time threat intelligence and dynamic sample detonation service in the cloud to prevent advanced zero-day threats from impacting networks and endpoints. Integrating sandboxing into our synchronized security platform accelerates the speed at which an IT organization can identify and prevent a threat from spreading without requiring additional hardware or expertise. Our innovation in synchronized security is leading the industry in changing the way organizations protect themselves against today's advanced threats, and the XG Firewall is how we deliver it."
Sophos Survey Reveals Consumers Are More Worried About Cybercrime Than Physical World Crime, Yet Awareness Of Phishing Scams And R...
“People understand how to protect their home or car - they feel they’ve got the physical world covered. Whereas cybercriminals are invisible and the virtual crime world is unpredictable and complicated, especially when it comes to cyber threats like phishing and ransomware,” said John Shaw, vice president, Enduser Security Group, Sophos. “Attacks today usually start from legitimate websites that have been hacked – unbeknownst to the people visiting them – or from phishing – sending fake emails designed to look real – to lure consumers into opening dodgy documents or clicking malicious URLs. Once unwitting users have clicked, ransomware executes in the background and then locks and holds hostage your personal files, photos and other valuable data until you pay the criminals money.”
Sophos Placed as a Leader in Endpoint Security Suites Report from Leading Industry Analyst
The report included vendors who have products with the above capabilities and have demonstrated an enterprise market presence with a high-level of interest for their solutions from enterprise customers.
Sophos Launches Next Generation of Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware Technology With Sophos Intercept X
"Sophos is a next-generation security company that has stayed at the forefront of the industry by understanding the threat landscape, changing business needs and customer challenges. Using big data analytics along with our deep understanding of threat patterns, attack vectors and criminal motivations, we designed Intercept X from the ground up to recognize malicious behaviors and stop potential attacks much sooner in the kill-chain, without the need for updates or signatures," said Dan Schiappa, senior vice president of the Enduser Security Group at Sophos. "IT professionals know that there is no single equation that stops all attacks, so we developed Intercept X to combine several techniques for faster identification and response that are coordinated to better support IT professionals without the need for specialized security staff."
Sophos Placed in the Leader’s Quadrant of Gartner’s 2016 Unified Threat Management Magic Quadrant for Fifth 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 Announces Beta Release of Sophos Intercept – Next-Generation Endpoint Technology to Boost Protection Against Unknown Expl...
New developments in Sophos Intercept include:
Sophos Helps Partners to Simplify Wi-Fi Protection with Addition of Sophos Wireless to the Sophos Central Management Platform
"Today, there are very few businesses that do not provide a wireless network to allow employees or visitors to stay connected and the management of those networks is critical to maintaining an organization's IT security," commented Bryan Barney, senior vice president and general manager of Sophos Network Security Group. "By adding the management of Sophos Wireless to Sophos Central we're helping our partners simplify better network protection and quickly expand the services they offer to customers. The cloud-based platform enables Sophos to release feature updates every three weeks meaning Sophos Wireless benefits from constant advancement to stay ahead of the latest threats."
Sophos First to Introduce Always-On File Encryption for Data Shared Across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android Platforms
"Full disk encryption alone only protects data in the event of the theft or loss of a laptop or mobile device. But data travels everywhere - it's vulnerable and extremely difficult to protect consistently when shared and opened from multiple devices and cloud-based collaboration applications," said Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager, Enduser Security Group, Sophos. "We've completely re-imagined SafeGuard Encryption 8 to encrypt each individual file by default and continuously validate users, applications and devices for secure collaboration. We also provide password protected files, allowing users to share encrypted files with external recipients. When data security is simple and transparent, end users are more likely to accept it, making your whole business more secure and more likely to stay compliant."
Sophos Named a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant Report for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites Three Years in a Row
"Mobile devices continue to challenge businesses as IT leaders need to assess the security of everything that connects to their network in order to prevent costly breaches and satisfy data protection and privacy legislation. Smart devices that are used to access corporate data via email or share files on cloud-based collaboration tools represent another attack surface for hackers and another way to leak data," said Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager, Enduser Security Group, Sophos. "Sophos Mobile Control has been developed to provide the most comprehensive protection and to deliver all the productivity benefits of BYOD by keeping business data secure and personal information separated and private."
Sophos Introduces Enterprise Malware Removal Tool That Cleans Up Exploit Code From RATs, Ransomware and Rootkits
"The need for next-generation endpoint protection that doesn't rely on signatures is long established. Zero-day threats and some ransomware like Cryptolocker can only be detected by the integrated capabilities of exploit prevention, behavior analytics and pre-execution heuristics built into our endpoint protection software today," commented Dan Schiappa, general manager and senior vice president for Enduser Security at Sophos. "Sophos Clean can complement any installed anti-malware software by providing a second opinion on suspected files. With a minimal footprint and fast scan, Sophos Clean will quickly identify and remove all residual traces of malware."