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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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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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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Sophos on ABC World News: Free Wi-Fi networks have security risks (Video)

wifiWireless networks are everywhere, but they aren’t always secure. In New York City, where millions of people connect to free but insecure Wi-Fi hotspots every day, it’s the same story.

Chester Wisniewski, Sophos senior security adviser, explains just how easy it would be for hackers to take advantage of unsuspecting people, in a segment that appeared Monday night on ABC World News.

Watch the video below or on the ABC World News website to see the full interview with Chet.

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Spam-Bot Invaders: Which countries send the most spam? (Infographic)

Spam-Bot-Invaders-150Recently we measured spam volume from around the world to find out which countries are the worst spam offenders. As we expected, the United States sends out way more spam than any other country — 24.2% of all spam was from the U.S.

When you consider the country’s huge online population, it’s not surprising that the U.S. sends so much spam. Spam comes from “bots” — computers infected with malware and under the control of a criminal. “Bot masters” can use servers anywhere in the world to give the bots instructions. So spam-bots in the countries on our list aren’t the authors of the spam, they are more like the messengers.

While it’s interesting to call out the 12 “dirty dozen” countries that send the most spam by volume, we also like to look at the amount of spam by population. It’s a diverse list of nations, and even small countries have a big spam problem.

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