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New Sophos MSP Connect Partner Program Brings Synchronized Security Benefits to Managed Service Providers
The new Sophos MSP Connect program provides access to the company’s comprehensive portfolio of market-leading endpoint and network security products with favorable aggregate pricing. MSPs are now able to manage all Sophos solutions for every customer through a centralized management platform, Sophos Central. Within Sophos Central is Sophos Central-Partner, a specialized dashboard that allows MSPs to distribute licenses, add new customers on demand, cross-sell and upsell services, drive recurring revenue and have a clear, real-time perspective on all customer activity. MSPs can respond to security incidents faster and track alerts of all levels directly from the dashboard, so time spent handling incidents, including minor ones, is more productive and effective.
SophosLabs Research Finds “Designer” Cyber Threats on the Rise
"You have to look harder to spot fake emails from real ones," said Chester Wisniewski, senior security advisor at Sophos. "Being aware of the tactics used in your region is becoming an important aspect of security."
Sophos Takes Home Excellence Award for Best UTM Security Solution at SC Awards 2016
Winners in the Excellence Award category were hand-selected by a panel of IT security experts from both the private and public sector. During the judging process, each finalist went through a rigorous evaluation that included in-depth analysis, analyst reports and/or product reviews. After a thorough and comprehensive analysis of each finalist's strengths,Sophos was chosen as the winner in the Best UTM Security Solution category.
Sophos Email Appliance Adds Next-Generation Sandboxing Technology to Reduce Risk of Phishing, Targeted Scams and Sophisticated Thr...
“Sophos Sandstorm combines prevention, detection and investigation in one solution to protect against cybercriminals who now use social-engineering tactics with new, not-previously-known malware to invade company networks,” said Bryan Barney, senior vice president and general manager, Sophos Network Security Group. “Keeping threats away from the network is a critical first line of defense. Sophos Sandstorm automatically isolates files to determine if they’re safe, providing an instant additional layer of detection and protection. Advanced technologies are often too expensive and require additional security expertise to implement and monitor them. Sophos is changing this by providing all businesses access to advanced protection that’s affordable and simple to deploy.”
Gartner Positions Sophos as a Leader in Magic Quadrant Report for Endpoint Protection Platforms
According to the report, “Most enterprise buyers are starting to look at EPP products that can address not only Windows, but a broad array of servers and clients. We evaluated a vendor’s ability to protect and manage a wide array of endpoints (such as Mac, iOS and Android devices), and to integrate those into the management console. Today, many large enterprise buyers are selecting a best-of-breed EMM [Enterprise Mobility Management] capability; however, within the next two years, we expect the EPP market to subsume this function (which is already happening at the SMB end of the market).” In addition to being an EPP Leader, Sophos is also a Visionary in the June 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites.
Sophos Delivers Easy-to-Use Security Solutions for Enterprise Mobility Management
Also new to version 6.0 is Sophos Secure Workspace which includes Corporate Browser to facilitate safe access to frequently used business productivity sites and applications. Sophos Secure Workspace enables employees to seamlessly access and collaborate on the documents they need, when they need them, in a secure manner. Users also can control levels of access and publishing rights for various cloud storage providers like Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Egnyte. For additional protection, users now can securely move documents and data between mobile devices, cloud storage and corporate endpoints as Sophos SafeGuard file encryption is built in.
Sophos Encryption Survey Reveals Employee Banking Data and Other Personal Information Is at Risk
For example, 31 percent of the companies surveyed that store this type of data admit that employee bank details are not always encrypted. Forty-three percent of the companies holding sensitive employee HR files don’t always encrypt them, and nearly half of those that store employee healthcare information (47 percent) fail to consistently encrypt these records.
Sophos Acquires SurfRight to Strengthen and Accelerate Next-Generation Endpoint Protection Leadership
Sophos is recognized as a leader in endpoint protection today, with a growing set of next-generation technologies such as behavior-based analytics, Malicious Traffic Detection that monitors attempted outbound connections to known bad URLs, and Application Reputation which leverages a crowd-sourced big data warehouse managed by SophosLabs to determine whether a downloaded file is known to be good or bad and prompts the user to take appropriate action. This acquisition will further strengthen Sophos’ leading endpoint protection technology, by adding complementary new defense tactics, delivered either on premise or in the cloud.
Sophos First to Bring Synchronized Security to Endpoints and Networks in New Sophos XG Firewall with Security Heartbeat™
IT organizations can benefit from advanced threat protection capabilities without requiring additional agents, layers of complex management tools, logging and analysis tools, or expense. The Security Heartbeat is fully enabled and included as part of the Sophos XG Firewall and Sophos Cloud-managed endpoint protection.
Sophos Placed in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s 2015 Mobile Data Protection Solutions Magic Quadrant for Seventh Consecutive ...
Sophos is the only IT security company to be positioned as a Leader by Gartner in three security Magic Quadrant reports: December 22, 2014 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP), the August 27, 2015 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (UTM) and once again, the October 8, 2015 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection (MDP). In June 2015, Sophos was placed in the Visionaries quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Suites.