Sophos sweeps 2014 CRN Annual Report Card awards

ARC-winner-150This week we were honored to receive the highest awards in the CRN 2014 Annual Report Card (ARC). We were named the overall winner in both the Client Security Software and Network Security Appliances categories, and swept the subcategories of product innovation, support and partnership.

It’s the first time in the history of the ARC that a company has swept both awards. For nearly three decades, this distinguished study has served as a benchmark for excellence throughout the IT channel, recognizing the technology vendors most highly praised by their solution provider partners.

Honorees were selected based on the results of an in-depth survey by The Channel Company’s research team.

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Sophos is a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for UTM – here’s 5 reasons why

gartner-magic-quadrant-150Gartner has named Sophos to its Leaders Quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management for the third year in a row. We think it’s a real privilege to receive recognition from Gartner.

The momentum in our UTM business is truly exciting. In the past year we’ve released our SG Series appliances, the fastest UTM devices we’ve ever produced. And our growth in the market is astonishing.

The Magic Quadrant is based on an assessment of a company’s ability to execute and completeness of vision. We believe we’re a Leader once again for these five simple reasons.

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Sophos Mobile Security for Android version 4.0 is coming – Sign up for the beta to win a prize!

sophos-free-antivirus-mobile-security-androidWe’re excited to announce that Sophos Mobile Security version 4.0 is coming soon. This major release of our free antivirus app for Android smartphones and tablets is almost ready for beta testing and we’d like your help.

Sign up for our beta program today and we’ll notify you by email when the beta is available. And here’s the best part — if you sign up for the beta before 30th September, you’ll be automatically entered to win a $25 Google Play gift card!

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Sophos Mobile Control 4.0 wins 5 Star rating from SC Magazine

Sophos Mobile Control wins 5 Star rating from SC MagazineSophos Mobile Control version 4.0 has earned a 5 Star rating from SC Magazine, the highest level possible. Sophos Mobile Control, our enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, makes it easy for organizations to manage all their devices, and the content and applications on them.

SC Magazine’s July 2014 review calls Sophos Mobile Control 4.0 (SMC) a “solid, quality enterprise-capable product,” and notes that SMC is “easy to deploy and manage with a vast set of features.”

This award shouldn’t be too surprising — SMC version 3.5 also received five stars from SC Magazine. And we’ve been recognized as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management.

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On that mega ‘Russian hack’ – Keep calm, and do security right

keep-calm-and-do-security-rightThe news this week about a Russian cyber gang amassing 1.2 billion user credentials including emails and passwords has created a bit of a frenzy — in the media, in the security community, and among average users, all of whom are wondering what the heck really happened.

Sadly, the security firm behind the revelations, Hold Security, seems to be milking the publicity for financial gain by offering breach notification services to businesses starting at $120 per year.

Our security experts have been parsing the story, and have poked some holes in it.

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5 reasons to make your next firewall a Sophos firewall

sophos_5_reasons_to_switchWhen we surveyed IT professionals recently about how old their firewall is, 51% of them said three or more years.

If you’re one of them, you’re probably missing out on the latest functionality — from advanced threat protection, app control and branch office VPN, to mobile NAC, email and endpoint protection.

There are many reasons why you should consider Sophos for your next firewall — here are five of them.

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Sharing anti-selfies and our expert view from Black Hat USA 2014

BlackHat Conf Face MaskWe’re at Black Hat USA 2014 in Las Vegas this week, where a bunch of smart people who are good at breaking, um, hacking stuff, take center stage to share their security research. It’s a great opportunity to learn, share, mix and mingle.

If you’re at Black Hat, you’ll definitely want to stop by Booth #559, where you can chat face-to-face with our security pros. If you’re feeling a little mischievous, or shy, print out one of our cheeky “anti-selfie” masks for some privacy.

Get your anti-selfie mask, tweet a photo of yourself with your mask using the hashtag #BHantiselfie, and get a chance to win a cool t-shirt.

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