Sophos expert on the TODAY Show explains “how to protect yourself from hackers”

james-lyne-today-show-150Being on the front lines of security means bringing the expertise of our researchers and experts to the public.

So we were thrilled to get a call from NBC’s the TODAY Show to explain how unsecured Wi-Fi connections can reveal a lot more about you than you might like — and how hackers can use that information to compromise your identity and steal your private data.

James Lyne, global head of security research at Sophos, explains in the segment how hackers can discover your name, home or business address, and past Wi-Fi connections; and read your emails, see your passwords, or attack you with phony websites to get at your bank accounts and more.

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VIDEO: Look inside the new Sophos UTM – and spot the “easter egg” for a chance at a prize!

sophos-utm-hardcore-150You’ve probably heard that we recently beefed up our Sophos UTM with many new features. We want to show you what’s inside the new Sophos UTM with a series of easy-to-follow and short videos.

In our first video, Sophos Senior Technologist Angelo Comazzetto walks you through the network security features of Sophos UTM. You can see just how easy it is to configure your firewall and intrusion prevention rules using the intuitive dashboard.

And if you spot our easter egg (a little message we’ve dropped into the video), you can enter our contest for a chance to win a prize.

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AV-Test results show Sophos beats Kaspersky, Trend, McAfee and Symantec in stopping Mac malware

Sophos Antivirus for MacFor the first time, AV-Test has released test results comparing malware protection for Macs among 18 major security vendors.

The results show a wide disparity in protection against Mac OS X malware. Sophos came out near the top with a 96.6% detection rate.

Our Mac protection was better than Kaspersky, Trend Micro, Symantec and McAfee. You can see the full results at the AV-Test website. AV-Comparatives tests also show Sophos protects Macs better — and we won’t slow Macs down either.

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SophosLabs at VB2014: How cunning malware fights analysis by security researchers

SophosLabsMalware is constantly getting smarter and harder to detect. Now malware authors are developing new techniques to avoid not just antivirus, but the environments used by security researchers to analyze malware samples, according to new research from SophosLabs.

James Wyke, Senior Threat Researcher with SophosLabs UK, will be presenting his research on these techniques at the Virus Bulletin 2014 conference in Seattle, running 24-26 September.

In a preview of his presentation, James writes at Naked Security that his paper explores several malware families and a variety of techniques used to throw researchers off the trail.

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Get ready for the Sophos Roadshow coming to ASEAN

roadshowWe’re hitting the road in September, bringing our message of “network security accelerated” to the ASEAN region with our ASEAN Roadshow 2014.

Register for one of our events in the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia to discover how you can unleash the full potential of your network with the new Sophos SG Series appliance – the ultimate network security package.

Hear from our featured speakers, including Sophos Chief Technology Officer Gerhard Eschelbeck, on how Sophos is helping to simplify security for organizations of all sizes.

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Sophos sweeps 2014 CRN Annual Report Card awards

arc-report-card-awards-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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