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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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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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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