Performance tests show Sophos Encryption is faster with lowest performance impact

tolly-test-report-150Performance tests conducted by the independent testing firm Tolly show that Sophos SafeGuard Encryption is the fastest solution for disk encryption, with the lowest impact on performance for boot-up and in sleep/hibernate/wake tests.

The Tolly test was conducted in June 2014 on laptops running Windows 7 Enterprise. The results, which compared SafeGuard Encryption against products from Check Point, Symantec, and McAfee, show Sophos with a superior performance across all tests.

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AV-Comparatives reviews Sophos Antivirus and Security for Android – try it yourself for free!

Sophos Free Antivirus and Security, our Android security app, gets positive reviews once again from AV-Comparatives.

The AV-Comparatives Mobile Security Review looks at 22 mobile security apps, evaluating them for feature set, malware detection, battery life, and more.

Some of the features AV-Comparatives liked in our app include the user-friendly Privacy Advisor and well-designed Spam Protection.

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Sophos announces immediate support for iOS 8 in mobility management products Sophos Mobile Control and Sophos Cloud Mobile

ios8-150Mobile devices and infrastructure are evolving rapidly, and the adoption of new iOS releases is especially high. That’s why we’re pleased to offer same-day compatibility support for iOS 8 with Sophos Mobile Control (SMC) and Sophos Cloud.

Our enterprise mobility management products cover all the latest mobile platforms, for data protection that doesn’t end at the office door. And we’ve been named a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management.

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What’s the deal with the Home Depot data breach?

TheHomeDepotThe massive data breach of payment card numbers and other customer details at Target last December raised serious doubts about security of point-of-sale (POS) systems. And the recent breach of the Home Depot has amplified those concerns, as more and more retailers are owning up to breaches involving POS compromises.

In the Home Depot’s case, the company hasn’t fully disclosed what data was lost or at how many of its more than 2,000 stores — leading to speculation about the size of the breach and whether the same type of malware that hit Target was involved. [UPDATE: Home Depot confirms 56 million payment card numbers were exposed.]

What can consumers and retailers do to stay safe?

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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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Sophos Mobile Security for Android version 4.0 is coming – Sign up for the beta!

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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