Introducing Next-Gen Enduser Protection

ngeupToday, we’re pleased to introduce updates to our Endpoint Protection, SafeGuard Encryption and Mobile Encryption products that deliver on our vision of Next-Generation Enduser Protection (NGEUP).

NGEUP provides more effective and simpler-to-manage security for enduser devices and data by integrating innovative endpoint, mobile and encryption technologies. It is a stepping stone to achieving our Project Galileo vision of next-generation enduser, server and network technologies all working together as a unified, cloud-managed security system.

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Why security is failing #3: It lacks coordination

cloud-150Last week, I posited that the security industry is, by and large, failing to meet the needs of today’s businesses. I introduced two reasons for this failure: security solutions are incomplete, and security is overly complex.

Today, I’ll wrap up with the third challenge businesses face: inconsistent and uncoordinated security.

While attackers continue to evolve and become more sophisticated, security technology struggles to keep up. How else to explain the 48% increase in the number of security incidents reported by businesses worldwide in 2014 compared to the year before?

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Why security is failing #2: Complexity

virtualization-securityYesterday, I wrote about the first of three reasons that the mainstream approach to security is failing to meet businesses’ needs: incomplete protection.

Today I’m back with the second part of the series, focused on reason #2: complexity.

As security guru Bruce Schneier says, “complexity is the worst enemy of security.” Yet sometimes it seems that if you want advanced security, you have to have an advanced degree. Why exactly is security so complicated?

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Why security is failing #1: Incomplete protection

pass-failThe disjointed, piecemeal approach to security that is prevalent in the industry today is failing to meet businesses’ needs.

We see the results every day, from news headlines like the Sony hack to the thousands of businesses that have been affected recently by Cryptowall and other ransomware, banking Trojans like Vawtrak, and targeted attacks.

We also see it in the many IT professionals that come to us and our partners looking for a better way to secure their organizations.

This will be the first of three posts exploring the ways that the security industry is letting businesses down.

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Next-Generation Enduser Protection – Thinking outside the (sand)box

Innovation is the one constant in the security industry, as both hackers and vendors try to outrace each other. Security vendors have always been trying to find the “silver bullet” technology that was going to provide the best possible protection – antivirus, HIPS, application control, sandboxing.

This first generation of security innovation has been great, and each technology has offered key advantages. But in order to protect against increasing complex attacks, it’s going to require new thinking. Next-generation endpoint protection is a leapfrog step in security if it’s delivered as an integrated system, not a collection of point products.

This past May, Sophos announced Project Galileo to address the long-standing problem of security that fails to meet the needs of today’s businesses. We believe security needs to be comprehensive, simple to manage, and work effectively as a system to provide better protection and an unmatched user experience. People don’t want more data; they want more automation—security that thinks for itself, far faster than humans can.

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Our top 10 predictions for security threats in 2015 and beyond

After a year of big data breaches like Home Depot and Sony, and widespread security vulnerabilities in our shared software, which spawned the likes of Heartbleed and Shellshock, it’s easy to predict that cybersecurity will be a hot topic in 2015.

Our new Security Threat Trends 2015 report investigates the biggest security risks on the horizon and explains the real-world impact of evolving threats on businesses and consumers.

Here are the 10 things we believe will have the biggest impact on security in 2015 and beyond.

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Sophos wins CRN Channel Award for Security Vendor of the Year – for the second year running!

We were honored once again to receive the Channel Company’s CRN Award for Security Vendor of the Year.

Winning the Security Vendor of the Year award from CRN for the second year running is proof of what our partners have known for some years – that Sophos not only has world class products and support but also the ability to add real value to the partner community.

Our channel program has been designed to be easy and rewarding for partners. And we continue to lead the way in how we bring our products to market.

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