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05 Nov 2012

Sophos Recognized as “Champion” in Next-Generation Firewall and Endpoint Anti-Malware Vendor Landscape Reports

New Info-Tech research lauds Sophos features, strategy and channel

Info-Tech Research Group has positioned Sophos in the “Champion” quadrant of its latest vendor reports on Next-Generation Firewall and Endpoint Anti-Malware. The 'Champion' designation is Info-Tech’s top honor and is reserved for vendors that receive the highest 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.

Both reports viewed Sophos’ product features and vendor and channel strategies as exemplary. The company continues to aggressively enhance and advance its broader strategy of complete security. An example is this year’s launch of Sophos UTM 9, is the first UTM specifically designed to integrate gateway security and endpoint security in a single hardware or virtual box. Organizations and IT teams no longer have to spend considerable time and resources configuring multiple point solutions to protect their entire IT infrastructures. Sophos UTM 9 provides complete security protection, regardless of location, combining the company’s award-winning endpoint protection and unified threat management solutions into a single management console.

“We are a customer-first company, committed to providing both customers and partners with complete security without complexity—all of the protection they need—endpoint, data, email, web, server and mobile,” said John Shaw, vice president, product management, Sophos. “And these recent reports validate and reinforce this commitment.”

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offerings and their strategy, 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, reports evaluate products based on features, affordability, usability, and architecture and highlight exceptional contributions to the industry.

Sophos was also recently named a winner in the Security category at CRN’s 9th annual Tech Innovator awards ceremony—for Sophos UTM 9.

Additional information on Sophos’ Unified solutions can be found here or at www.sophos.com/networksecurity.

Additional information on Sophos Complete Security can be found here or at http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/complete.aspx.

About Info-Tech Research Group

With a paid membership of over 29,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a fourteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.

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.