Recognized Globally as Best-in-Class in the Next-Generation Firewall Industry for Superior Security, Innovative Capabilities, Scalability, and Ease of Use

OXFORD, U.K. — July 18, 2023 —

Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, today announced that Sophos Firewall has won Frost & Sullivan’s Competitive Strategy Leadership Award in the global next-generation firewall (NGFW) industry. Sophos’ firewall offering is recognized for its superior security and innovative capabilities, as well as its scalability and ease of use as part of the Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem.

“The modern threat landscape combined with increasingly complex IT environments has created a perfect storm for organizations that struggle with managing essential security operations on their own,” said Raja Patel, senior vice president of products and managed services at Sophos. “Sophos Firewall ensures organizations don’t have to compromise between industry-best security and performance, even as they grow and expand their infrastructure needs. We’ve engineered an innovative solution with proprietary traffic flow acceleration technology that’s easy to deploy and manage – all while protecting against today’s most advanced threats.”

Sophos Firewall provides a simplified, scalable and secure solution over traditional remote access VPN, and integrates with Sophos ZTNA (zero trust network access) under one unified management platform. According to the report, Sophos Firewall “immediately identifies the latest malware and unknown threats before they can breach the network.” It removes the “burden of choosing between security and performance with its Xstream acceleration engine, which balances data traffic between CPUs to optimize performance and keep the network secure.”

The Sophos Firewall solution is part of the Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which integrates Sophos’ anti-ransomware endpoint solutions, as well as its entire portfolio of products, services and Sophos X-Ops threat intelligence for faster and more contextual and synchronized detection, protection and response. For its unique cybersecurity-as-a-service approach, Frost & Sullivan applauds Sophos for creating “a flexible and highly manageable solution, allowing organizations to choose to which degree they want to handle security operations.”

The Competitive Strategy Leadership Award is a category within Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards, which honor industry leaders across global and regional markets for outstanding achievements and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development.

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