Sophos Intercept X for Mobile Features Robust Security Capabilities, Detailed Threat Intelligence, Strong Integrations, Simple Management, and Product Innovation

OXFORD, U.K. — September 11, 2020 —

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced it was named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Mobile Threat Management Software 2020 Vendor Assessment (doc # US46092220, September 2020), which evaluates the product offerings and business strategies of 10 mobile threat management (MTM) vendors.  

As a Leader in the IDC MarketScape, Sophos Intercept X for Mobile has robust capabilities in protecting Android, iOS and Chrome OS users from known and never before seen mobile threats. The solution is supported with threat analysis from SophosLabs, which analyzes more than 400,000 daily malware samples to stay ahead of emerging threats, such as Fleeceware – a new type of mobile threat discovered by Sophos as applications that overcharge users for basic functionality available elsewhere on low cost or free applications. Sophos Intercept X for Mobile also features strong integrations – including with the Sophos Mobile unified endpoint management (UEM); easy management in the cloud-based Sophos Central platform, which includes Sophos’ entire portfolio of next-generation cybersecurity solutions; and ongoing innovative research and development efforts.  

According to the report, “Sophos' combination of MTM and UEM products is rare among MTM vendors and unique among vendors in this study. This combination gives Sophos a strong advantage in situations where enterprises want a single vendor for both mobile device management and security enforcement.”  

Sophos Intercept X for Mobile is an industry leader with protection against sophisticated and evolving cybersecurity threats. Device, network and application security protect against jailbreaking, mobile phishing, Man-in-the-Middle attacks, malicious applications, and more. With Sophos’ unique synchronized security approach, users further benefit with real-time information sharing and threat response across other Sophos solutions.  

“Mobile devices are ripe targets for a range of attacks, and the risks have never been higher than in today’s remote working environments where employees are using personal and company-owned devices to access sensitive data,” said Dan Schiappa, chief product officer at Sophos. “Sophos is relentless in its commitment to securing users – no matter where they are or what device they’re using. We’re constantly innovating to stay ahead of emerging threats, and our leadership position is validation that we’re succeeding in doing exactly that.”

About Sophos

Sophos is a worldwide leader and innovator of advanced cybersecurity solutions, including Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and incident response services and a broad portfolio of endpoint, network, email, and cloud security technologies that help organizations defeat cyberattacks. As one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity providers, Sophos defends more than 500,000 organizations and more than 100 million users globally from active adversaries, ransomware, phishing, malware, and more. Sophos’ services and products connect through its cloud-based Sophos Central management console and are powered by Sophos X-Ops, the company’s cross-domain threat intelligence unit. Sophos X-Ops intelligence optimizes the entire Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which includes a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity and information technology vendors. Sophos provides cybersecurity-as-a-service to organizations needing fully-managed, turnkey security solutions. Customers can also manage their cybersecurity directly with Sophos’ security operations platform or use a hybrid approach by supplementing their in-house teams with Sophos’ services, including threat hunting and remediation. Sophos sells through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at www.sophos.com.