Today’s compliance regulations require you to encrypt your data at rest and in motion — whether it’s on a laptop, in an email, stored on a USB drive, or being accessed in the cloud. And yet, 80% of mid-sized companies aren’t even encrypting laptops for fear of slowing down users. All of them should be looking at an encryption solution that protects data everywhere — and won’t hurt performance.
Join Sophos security expert Alan Phillips to learn how you can protect your data with SafeGuard Enterprise — without impacting productivity. Watch the replay below of our quick and informative webcast to see a live demo of the newly released SafeGuard Enterprise 6.1 that delivers encryption without compromise.
It’s been 10 years since the first piece of mobile malware appeared in the wild, a worm called Cabir that infected Symbian feature phones. It’s only in the past couple of years, however, that mobile malware has come to be such a threat to everyday users.
In the past 12 months, SophosLabs has seen an alarming acceleration in the development of Android malware. The current total of 650,000+ pieces of Android malware is up by approximately 600% from last January. Check out our mobile malware timeline below for our picks for the most important developments of the past decade, from the birth of mobile malware to today.
When the first mobile malware appeared in 2004, the landscape for mobile devices was very different from today. The first iPhone, released in 2007, was still three years away; and the first Android smartphone wasn’t released for another four years, in 2008.
We know what this new generation of mobile devices has wrought—ultra-fast computing in the palm of your hand, everywhere connection, and a slew of mobile apps that enable us to do just about anything, from banking to posting on Facebook (which didn’t exist in 2004 either).
To mark the 10-year anniversary of mobile malware, we are releasing our first Mobile Security Threat Report this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This report shows that the mobile revolution is clearly in effect, and as a result, mobile malware is on the rise.
Today we are very excited to introduce the latest version of our best-in-class data protection solution, SafeGuard Enterprise. Earlier today we hosted a live launch event at our company headquarters in Abingdon, UK, featuring Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman and Senior Vice President Dan Schiappa. You can watch video from the launch here to see the highlights.
With version 6.1 we’re addressing the two biggest issues in encryption – performance and usability – by leveraging native operating system (OS) encryption for better performance; and delivering multi-platform management across all devices and cloud environments.
Mobile malware attacking Android devices is growing at an incredible rate, and our SophosLabs researchers have seen more than 650,000 individual pieces of malware for Android. Some of the most devious of these malware are designed to go after your bank accounts.
One of our SophosLabs researchers, Anna Szalay, made an interesting discovery recently: a new type of Android malware that slips in through a security hole in the USB debugging feature that allows developers to modify their Android devices. Naked Security expert Paul “Duck” Ducklin reports that this malware can intercept your SMS text messages to steal two-factor authentication codes.
If you’re like some Mac users, you might think malware is only a problem for Windows PCs, and that you don’t need an antivirus. As we’ve explained previously, this is a myth. Naturally, an antivirus company would say such a thing. But independent reviewers will also tell you that it’s time to think about installing antivirus on your Macs.
In a post at the website LowEndMac.com, writer Simon Royal explains how he evolved from a Mac early-adopter not worried about Mac OS X malware, into someone who is a converted user of Sophos Antivirus for Mac Home Edition.
St Paul’s Cathedral has proudly soared above the London skyline since the 17th century, enduring the passage of time and famously surviving bombardment by Nazi Germany during the London Blitz of 1940. But in recent years, modern threats from intrusions into St Paul’s Cathedral’s IT network required better protection.
When St. Paul’s Cathedral’s security contract with an IT security vendor was about to expire in 2010, the head of its IT department turned to Sophos to protect the cathedral’s four sites in London, including 400 employees. The IT department supports all the varied aspects of life at the cathedral, and Gerald Wynter, Head of Information Technology, decided a more robust form of network security was required.
A new survey conducted by IDC found that small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are using Sophos Mobile Control more than any other mobile device management product, including those from vendors AirWatch and MobileIron.
This graphic shows that 25% of SMBs surveyed by IDC were using Sophos Mobile Control in July 2013. As IDC reports, only about a quarter of SMBs currently have mobile device management (MDM) in place, and SMBs are driving demand as they add employee-owned and managed devices (BYOD).
In its latest round of product reviews, AV-Test gave high marks to Sophos Mobile Security version 3.0, our free antivirus app for Android smartphones and tablets. We passed the evaluation to earn AV-Test certification, scoring well in all categories: protection, usability, and feature-set.
Sophos Mobile Security detected 99.9% of the more than 2,000 malicious apps included in the test, earning us a 5.5 out of 6 in the protection category.
Microsoft announced on January 15th that it will extend updates to its anti-malware for Windows XP for another year. But as our security experts explain, the underlying facts of Microsoft’s planned retirement of XP in April have not changed, and you should still upgrade as soon as possible.
Once Microsoft officially ends support for XP on Patch Tuesday in April (the last security update for XP), there will be no new security updates, non-security fixes, assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft.