Sophos Endpoint Protection scores high in SE Labs Q4 2016 testing

Sophos EndpointSE Labs has just released its Q4 2016 testing results, and we’re pleased to report that Sophos Endpoint Protection scored high. The results are a testament to Sophos Lab’s diligence in protecting customers against real-time malware threats that are constantly evolving.

This week Sophos’ Bill Brenner and Matt Cooke conducted a Facebook Live chat to discuss the results.
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Sophos named vendor of the year by Channelnomics, earns three CRN awards

Sophos was recently named “vendor of the year” by Channelnomics for its security strategy and commitment to the channel, and earned three product awards from CRN.

In naming Sophos vendor of the year, Channelnomics’ judging panel singled out CEO Kris Hagerman for having his own personal commitment to the channel, alongside Sophos’ channel team.

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CNBC features Sophos in report on IoT threats

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-16-19-15For 2017, Sophos predicts a rise in threats against devices that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT). James Lyne, global head of security research for Sophos, discussed the threat in a recent interview that aired on CNBC’s On the Money.

CNBC noted that IoT includes devices like webcams, DVRs and connected thermostats that make life easier for homeowners, but are susceptible to cyber-intrusions.
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Not all ransomware tools are created equal

sophos-intercept-x-icon-150In case you hadn’t heard, ransomware is big, big business. In 2016 alone, ransomware payouts are closing in on the billion-dollar mark, with a whopping 70% of companies reporting that they paid to have their maliciously-encrypted data liberated after being hit.

We’re not talking chump-change, either. For many businesses, these payments can and do routinely land in the tens-of-thousands-of-dollars range.
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