CRN’s Award Signals Importance of Constantly Innovating Endpoint Protection to Defend Against Attackers. Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR) Further Honored as a Top Security Threat Intelligence and Incident Response Service

BURLINGTON, Mass. — November 9, 2020 —

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, 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 fourth consecutive year, Sophos Intercept X is a winner in the CRN Tech Innovator Awards, which honor the channel’s most innovative technology solutions and services.  

“The pace at which the threat landscape is changing is at an all-time high, and today’s remote working environments are ripe for attack,” said Erin Malone, senior vice president of sales for Americas at Sophos. “Sophos Intercept X stops the most advanced attacks, protecting users against stealthy cybercriminals who are using new maneuvers to evade detection. Sophos is relentless in its mission to enable partners with the industry’s best next-generation cybersecurity solutions, and to be recognized for a fourth straight year by CRN as the market leader is validation that we’re succeeding in doing exactly that.”

Sophos Intercept X is the industry’s most sophisticated endpoint security solution, offering multiple layers of security for unparalleled protection against advanced attacks. It employs a comprehensive defense-in-depth approach to endpoint protection that stops the widest range of threats. Endpoint detection and response (EDR) advancements, introduced in June 2020 as part of Sophos’ most significant product upgrade ever, make it the first solution designed for both security analysts and IT administrators, giving channel partners and end users the threat intelligence and security expertise needed to quickly identify, prioritize and respond to issues.

Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR) is also named one of the best Security Threat Intelligence / Incident Response offerings. A CRN Tech Innovator Award finalist, Sophos MTR is a fully-managed threat hunting, detection and response services that stands apart with its ability to proactively take action on an organization’s behalf to mitigate threats in real time. Launched in October 2020 as part of Sophos MTR, Sophos Rapid Response is an industry-first, fixed-fee remote incident response service that identifies and neutralizes active cybersecurity attacks throughout its entire 45-day term of engagement.

“CRN’s Tech Innovator Awards celebrate technology vendors that empower end users and promote business growth for solution providers with pioneering, purpose-built solutions,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Congratulations to each of this year’s CRN Tech Innovator Award winners! We are honored to recognize these best-in-class vendors that are powering IT transformation and innovation.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

About Sophos

Sophos is a global leader and innovator of advanced security solutions that defeat cyberattacks, including Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and incident response services and a broad portfolio of endpoint, network, email, and cloud security technologies. As one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity providers, Sophos defends more than 600,000 organizations and more than 100 million users worldwide from active adversaries, ransomware, phishing, malware, and more. Sophos’ services and products connect through the 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 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