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26 Sep 2011

Sophos Recognized as "Champion" in Endpoint Anti-Malware Vendor Landscape Report

Sophos Endpoint Security & Data Protection Commended for Providing the Greatest Feature-Functionality of Any Endpoint Protection Product on the Market Today

BOSTON, MA - IT security and data protection company Sophos today announced its Endpoint Security and Data Protection solution received a "Champion" rating in the recent Info-Tech Research Group Endpoint Anti-Malware Vendor Landscape Report. The independent report evaluated seven leading anti-malware vendors on various criteria, providing IT leaders with the objective information they need to select effective endpoint security solutions for their companies. Info-Tech also honored Sophos with its Innovation Award, which is presented to the vendor that achieves the evaluation's highest score for product capabilities.

Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection has the industry's fastest and most effective scanning engine which keeps organizations safe from malware infection and prevents valuable data loss. According to the report, Sophos was cited as offering the most complete solution, positioning it as the definitive leader among all vendors. The report continued that Sophos offers "the greatest feature-functionality of any endpoint protection product on the market today, which means truly comprehensive protection from a single integrated product." The report also notes that the Sophos Endpoint Anti-Malware solution can deliver benefits to any organization.

"As malware continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, endpoint anti-malware is the 'must-have' security technology," said James Quin, lead research analyst, Info-Tech Research Group. "To keep up with the onslaught of different malware threats, vendors must continue to innovate and bring new products with capabilities to the field; we feel that Sophos does this better than any vendor in the market."

"This recognition is testament to the hard work that our team puts into developing the industry's most complete security solutions; both in terms of the depth of protection we provide and the span of devices and platforms we support -- from endpoint to email, network to mobile," said Rainer Gawlick, Chief Marketing Officer, Sophos. "We continue to innovate, bringing forth capabilities that are not only powerful, but also easy to use and implement; this value proposition is a key reason for our ongoing customer momentum, channel success and increased global market share."

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category. In addition to evaluating vendor viability, strategy, reach and channel, the report evaluates products based on features, affordability, usability, and architecture and highlights exceptional contributions to the industry. The 'Champion' designation is the report's top honor and is reserved for vendors that receive high scores for most evaluation criteria, offer an excellent value, have a strong market presence, are trendsetters in the industry, and provide appropriate solutions for small to midsized businesses.

 

About Sophos

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing complete security solutions that are simple to deploy, manage, and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers.

Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.