If you’re one of the 800 million people using an Android device, you’ve likely had at least one encounter with a “potentially unwanted app” (PUA). You know the type: annoying apps that run ads and pop-ups until you finally uninstall them.
What you might not know is that Android malware has become a real problem, and some malicious apps can be more than just annoying: they can compromise your security and your privacy. Preventing a malware infection on your Android device and avoiding PUAs begins with educating yourself. Here are seven tips to help you substantially reduce your risk.
Companies and IT departments used to be able to get away with requiring employees to use corporate mobile devices. Now, users are saying “not anymore.” They want to use their own devices—iPhones, Androids, Windows Phones—making mobile security an even bigger challenge.
Join our free webcast for the security tips you need to make your BYOD (bring your own device) policy a win-win for your users and your data security and compliance. John Shier, Sophos security expert, will show you the latest mobile threats, and give you practical tips for securing your mobile workforce.
For the second consecutive period, Sophos Endpoint Protection ranks first on the October/November 2013 AV-Comparatives performance test, earning the AV-Comparatives Advanced+ performance award.
This test looks at how endpoint security products affect a PC’s performance (i.e., speed). Sophos Endpoint Protection had the best (lowest) system impact score. Only two other antivirus products tested scored at the level of Sophos, out of 22 products tested.
A recent review by the French consumer IT publication 01net gives our free Sophos Mobile Security for Android app another outstanding review. In a comparison of 10 free and paid mobile antivirus apps, 01net ranked us second, placing us ahead of vendors such as AVG, Kaspersky, Trend Micro and others.
Sure, we would have preferred to come in first—and we’re working to make sure we provide the best mobile security on the planet. With a 9.0 out of 10 rating, Sophos Mobile Security is rising fast. As the review observed, we are “a challenger making steady progress.”
This week we’re introducing a new version of our award-winning mobile device management (MDM) and security product—Sophos Mobile Control 3.6.
This new version helps you protect your corporate data on employees’ personal devices, in particular by making use of some great new features built into the iOS7 operating system. This new approach is way simpler and more user friendly than the “containerization” and “app wrapping” approaches that other vendors have tried to layer on top of the operating system.
A new report reviewing business security software has given Sophos the stamp of approval. The AV-Comparatives 2013 Business Security Review found that our endpoint antivirus solution is well-suited for resource-strained businesses that need easy-to-deploy and manage security.
One of 10 security solutions tested in the review, Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.2 received AV-Comparatives’ “Approved Business Product Award.”
From time to time you read from industry analysts about the market share of the various mobile device vendors and operating systems. For example, Gartner recently published research showing that Android is dominating the consumer market with a 79% market share in the second quarter of this year, while Samsung leads the consumer market among device makers with a 32% share.
I was interested to find out, what devices and operating systems lead the enterprise market? I had a look at the Sophos Mobile Control SaaS offering to give me some indication, and the results were somewhat surprising.
An unpatched web browser is an easy target for malware, and the web is crawling with it. Our SophosLabs experts see an average of 20,000-30,000 new malicious URLs each day. And 80% of them are compromised legitimate sites, so even the sites you think are safe one day might not be the next.
How can you make sure you’re secure when you surf the web? Here are five ways you can make your browser the most secure it can be.
When it comes to protecting data on the move and everywhere it’s stored, we’re among the best in the industry. And we’re not just blowing hot air—for the ninth year in a row, Gartner has named us to the Leaders quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection.
Whether it’s on desktops, laptops, removable media, mobile devices, servers, file shares or in the cloud, we’ve got your data covered.
Lots of money goes into training users on how to follow IT security best practices and policies. And yet breaches still happen because people don’t follow the rules and exhibit generally careless behavior.
Are users not paying enough attention to security because they don’t face consequences for flaunting the rules? Should we punish users for lax security? Over at Naked Security, we asked that question.