Boston, MA - May 12, 2010 - IT security and data protection firm Sophos today announced that Sophos Endpoint Security and Control has been verified as Citrix Ready®. The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix. Sophos completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix Receiver™, confirming joint solution compatibility.
According to a survey conducted by Forrester Research last fall, enterprises consider consumerization the top IT risk among emerging trends and technologies*. Sophos CEO Steve Munford recently spoke with Forbes on this trend as the company is developing new, innovative capabilities within its security and data protection offerings to support companies as they adopt new models of working with IT.
The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments. Customers can be confident that Sophos Endpoint Security and Control has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with Citrix Receiver on Windows operating system.
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control offers a single solution for anti-virus and anti-spyware protection, client firewall, DLP, application control and NAC, giving you the best preventive endpoint and data protection. A single license means you can protect all users and computers across Windows, Mac, Linux, UNIX and other non-Windows platforms. Sophos has also extended its platform support to include virtualization solutions like Citrix Receiver.
"We are pleased to be a member of the Citrix Ready program, and to be a trusted security vendor to Citrix customers," said Rainer Gawlick, chief marketing officer at Sophos. "Our objective is to optimize the success of Citrix virtualization deployments by providing best-in-class protection and support, and this compatibility verification is an excellent first step."
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* Forrester Research, Enterprise and SMB Security Survey, North America And Europe, Q3 2009.
About the Citrix Ready Program
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including Citrix® XenDesktop®, XenApp™, XenServer®, NetScaler® and GoToMeeting®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering.The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety of customer needs, and currently incorporates over 2,800 partners who have demonstrated more than 12,000 product verifications.
It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. The Citrix Ready program received the Alliance Excellence Award from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) for creating a strong community of alliances through implementation of new, innovative best practices. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrix.com. Reach Citrix Ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.