BOSTON - November 18, 2010 - Global IT security and data protection firm Sophos today announced that Sophos has been named the winner in the Security Category of CRN Tech Innovator Awards. The award - honoring Sophos for both technology innovation and commitment to its channel Partner Program - was presented to Matt Fogelgren, Sophos's director of North American channel sales at the Xchange Tech Innovators Conference on November 12, 2010 in Las Vegas.
Sophos continues to develop feature-rich threat and data protection solutions that are easy to deploy and manage. In June 2010, the company incorporated Sophos Live Protection technologies into its flagship Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection offering. This new cloud-based architecture arms customers with the industry's most extensive combination of real-time threat protection and real-time feedback to security and application policy settings. Sophos Live Protection simplifies the rollout of proactive protection for employees inside and outside the office, providing them the protection needed against today's fast-moving threats such as hijacked websites and targeted malware attacks - without adding additional IT security management overhead.
"Innovation is the cornerstone of all we do and the engine that drives the IT market. The technologies we rely on and consider commonplace today, started on the backs of engineers and scientists in a R&D lab years ago," said Vice President, Editorial Director for Everything Channel Kelley Damore. "We applaud this year's winners for the hard work, vision and commitment to providing innovative solutions to our industry and solution providers."
"Today's enterprises are challenged by the ever-expanding, sophisticated threat landscape, compounded by the increasing list of compliance mandates. As such, many organizations demand technologies that offer advanced protection across the endpoint without the complexity and high costs," said Fogelgren. "We're thrilled to be named the winner in the security category based on the strength of Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection and our channel commitment. It's a testament to Sophos empowering its Partners with the ability to deliver tremendous value to customers with one solution that proactively addresses multiple threats while safeguarding data."
Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection includes anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spyware, client firewall, data loss prevention (DLP), encryption, network access control (NAC) and content monitoring. Notably, Sophos was the first vendor to offer the industry's first truly integrated endpoint solution by incorporating best-in-class encryption and DLP. Management of removable storage devices and the detection and blocking of unauthorized software are also key components of the endpoint suite.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.