Sophos Intercept X Named Best Endpoint Security Solution by CRN®

Sophos Press Release

Reigns as CRN® Tech Innovator Award Winner Three Years Running

Burlington, MA – November 11, 2019 – Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in next-generation cloud-enabled cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Sophos Intercept X is once again named the best endpoint security solution by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. For the third consecutive year, it’s recognized as a winner in the CRN Tech Innovator Awards, which honor innovative hardware, software and services.

“The new SophosLabs Threat Report finds that cyber criminals are raising the stakes with automated, active attacks designed to evade security controls and turn organizations’ trusted management tools against them to make a profit and maximize disruption,” said Erin Malone, vice president, North America channel sales, Sophos. “Sophos is committed to protecting organizations, and we’re continuously innovating to stay ahead of new and evolving threats. This award is validation that we’re arming trusted partners with the industry’s best solutions to thwart complex attacks.”

Hundreds of products were evaluated, and Intercept X outperformed others in technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve common IT challenges. Sophos XG Firewall and Sophos Cloud Optix also make the list as finalists.

Intercept X is the industry’s most sophisticated endpoint prevention solution, offering multiple layers of security to deliver unparalleled protection against advanced attacks. The award-winning solution utilizes behavioral analysis to stop never-before-seen ransomware and boot-record attacks, making it the most advanced anti-ransomware technology available. Powered by deep learning, Intercept X has the industry’s best malware detection engine, as validated by third party testing authorities.

“CRN’s Tech Innovator Awards honor technology vendors who work tirelessly to craft ground-breaking solutions for end users, matching the speed of the channel’s evolution,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The winners in this year’s award categories deserve congratulations for their success in driving IT innovation forward for solution providers and their customers.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at http://www.crn.com/techinnovators.

About Sophos

As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyber threats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-powered solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cyberattack techniques, including ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, active-adversary breaches, phishing, and more. Sophos Central, a cloud-native management platform, integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of next-generation products, including the Intercept X endpoint solution and the XG next-generation firewall, into a single “synchronized security” system accessible through a set of APIs. Sophos has been driving a transition to next-generation cybersecurity, leveraging advanced capabilities in cloud, machine learning, APIs, automation, managed threat response, and more, to deliver enterprise-grade protection to any size organization. Sophos sells its products and services exclusively through a global channel of more than 53,000 partners and managed service providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH”. More information is available at www.sophos.com.