Sophos Recognized as “Champion” in Endpoint Encryption Vendor Landscape Report

January 21, 2013 Sophos Press Release

Sophos is pleased to announce that its Endpoint Encryption solution, Sophos SafeGuard, received a “Champion” rating in the recent Info-Tech Research Group Endpoint Encryption Vendor Landscape Report. The independent report evaluated eight leading endpoint encryption vendors on various product criteria. Sophos received the highest ranking among all vendors and was also honored with the report’s Value Award and Trend Setter Award.

Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise provides businesses with industrial-strength encryption for their users’ computers, shared folders, removable media and cloud storage—stopping data breaches, saving IT managers time and ultimately, making cloud encryption simple. SafeGuard is part of Sophos’ line of Complete Security offerings, which combine key functions like endpoint, data and web and email protection, along with mobile device management and protection.

According to the report, “Sophos has continued to raise the bar with its solutions, and endpoint encryption is no exception. With the best value, a robust advanced features set, and vendor stability, it is an ideal solution for the mid-market space. Sophos offers the most bang for the buck with comprehensive solution.”

“Data is always on the move, and so are its users. Businesses need to adapt to remote employees and data in transit, and endpoint encryption solutions have recognized that need,” said Jessica Ireland, research analyst, Info-Tech Research Group. “Sophos offers a feature-rich solution with SafeGuard Enterprise, delivering the best value for organizations interested in a competitive product.”

“This latest honor and these companion awards validate our ongoing commitment to securing corporate and user data everywhere,” said Matthias Pankert, vice president, product management, Sophos. “With SafeGuard, users can ensure their data is protected regardless of device or where the data is stored, including the cloud.”

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.


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