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07 Jan 2013

Sophos Recognized as a Leader in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Sophos today announced it has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner, Inc’s 20131 "Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms." The quadrant is based on an assessment of a company’s ability to execute and completeness of vision.

According to the report, “the endpoint protection platform provides a collection of security utilities to protect PCs and tablets. Vendors in this market compete on the quality of their protection capabilities, the depth and breadth of features, and the ease of administration.”

In 2012, Sophos added the award-winning functionality of Sophos Endpoint Protection to its Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution, becoming the first company to offer protection for endpoints and the gateway from a single console. Sophos Endpoint Protection is also a key component of the company’s Complete Security Suite, which combines functions like endpoint, data and web and email protection, along with mobile device management (MDM) and protection for Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint.

Gartner also states that “In particular, mobile data protection is the leading complement to EPP and purchasing decisions regarding the two products are increasingly made together. For most organizations, selecting a mobile data protection system from their incumbent EPP vendors will meet their requirements.”

To help meet the need for mobile device management solutions, Sophos will soon announce a combined endpoint and mobile protection license—Sophos EndUser Protection—that provides consolidated protection for every device on a network—for all traditional endpoints and mobile devices.

“Our latest Threat Report highlighted how trends such as BYOD and a move toward cloud services, as well as a more mobile workforce, have increased the complexity of securing an organization’s IT infrastructure,” said John Shaw, vice president, product management, Sophos. “We continue to advance endpoint protection—from integrating UTM and endpoint into a single console to offering MDM and endpoint as a single, per-user license. Coupled with our array of complete security offerings, we simplify the daunting task of protecting modern networks and ensuring all employees have access to the tools they need to remain productive.”

Sophos was also positioned as a “Leader” in the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection and the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management.

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About the Magic Quadrant

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1Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms " by John Girard Neil MacDonald, January 2, 2013

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.