Sophos Recognized as a Leader in the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

January 30, 2012 Sophos Press Release

 IT security and data protection company Sophos today announced it has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner, Inc’s 2011 "Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms."[1] The quadrant is based on an assessment of a company’s ability to execute and completeness of vision.

According to the report, Gartner “continues to view the protection from malware as a primary purpose of the EPP solution, and this year, (we) focused our analysis on features or enhancements that result in higher detection rates or improved ability to reduce the attack surface on endpoints.”

In the latest version of its award-winning Endpoint Protection solution, Sophos announced fully integrated patch assessment, comprehensive web protection and filtering, and integrated encryption—providing customers with complete security and protection everywhere, without complexity. With Endpoint Protection, it is easier than ever for stretched IT and security departments to find at-risk computers, manage alerts, set policies and clean up threats.

Additionally, Gartner states “as mobile devices become more capable, we see protection for these devices as becoming a key future requirement of EPP.”

Sophos recently released the latest version of its award-winning mobile device management (MDM) platform, Sophos Mobile Control 2.0, which ensures customers have complete protection everywhere and on any device.

“IT staff are facing increasing complexity when securing ‘everywhere networks,’ which makes endpoint protection that much more critical for organizations of all sizes,” said Shaun Paice, vice president of product management, Endpoint Products, Sophos. “We have a strong track record of providing customers and channel partners with complete security solutions, which also include cloud and mobile device management; and our leadership position within this leading report reaffirms our value proposition.”

Sophos was also positioned as a “Leader” in the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection .

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[1]Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms" by Peter Firstbrook, Neil MacDonald, John Girard. January 16, 2012