Sophos named as Leader in new Gartner report for Endpoint Protection

Sophos, a global vendor of network and endpoint security solutions, has announced that Gartner, Inc., has once again positioned the company as a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms for August 2019. This is the 11th time in a row Sophos has been positioned as Leader.

According to the company, the placement is driven by its our strong endpoint protection, real-world endpoint detection and response (EDR) usability, as well as its unifying platform, Sophos Central. The firm adds that Gartner recognized the company due to its “proven record at stopping ransomware, the deep learning technology that blocks never-seen-before malware, and its anti-exploit technology.” These are some of the ensemble of technologies available in Intercept X.

“Recent awareness of million dollar ransomware payments and GDPR fines indicates that IT managers are still not putting in place the protection they need to prevent cyberattacks. This is in part because they are inundated with threats coming from all directions and, in some cases, cybercriminals are using multiple methods and payloads along a single attack chain,” said Dan Schiappa, chief product officer at Sophos. “We believe Gartner’s recognition  underscores how critical this endpoint product is to every organization’s security strategy. In our opinion, Gartner’s placement of Sophos in the Leaders quadrant 11 times in a row also demonstrates how Sophos is constantly innovating cybersecurity. This includes the development of EDR for endpoints and servers for advanced threat investigations.”

In addition to this industry recognition, Sophos recently achieved the following industry awards for Intercept X: highest security effectiveness and best value in NSS Labs 2019 Advanced Endpoint Protection Group Test; AAA rating for both Enterprise and SMB from SE Labs; and number 1 position for Malware Protection and Exploit Protection from MRG Effitas.


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