Here’s how to prevent a lost laptop from hurting your reputation and your bottom line

EncryptionLaptops are ubiquitous in today’s IT environments. How many of your employees are using laptops in the office, on the road, working from home, or all of the above?

While massively convenient, and a boon to worker productivity, laptops also represent a major liability. They are easy for employees to lose – and easy for a thief to steal.

On balance, most companies likely think the reward is worth the risk. But the risks are significant when you consider all of the valuable data stored on employee laptops, and the potential for data loss and subsequent fines, lawsuits, lost intellectual property and brand damage.

Take the recent example of SterlingBackcheck, a Texas company that provides background screening services to clients around the world.

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Join the Sophos firewall revolution – Project Copernicus beta now available

Project Copernicus betaThis year, we’re revolutionizing the firewall, giving our award-winning SG Series appliances an all-new operating system that combines the best of both Sophos and Cyberoam technology.

The codename for this new firewall platform is Project Copernicus, and we’re excited to inform you that the beta phase is now underway. This is your invitation to take an early look at the new software and put it to the test.

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Now live: Sophos ID – One account to access all Sophos web services

Sophos IDWe have now launched Sophos ID, which allows customers and partners to access web services via a single login.

Existing accounts for MySophos and SophServ have been automatically moved to Sophos ID, so you won’t need to register for a new Sophos ID account if you have a MySophos account today.

You can also access Sophos Community, a merger of SophosTalk and Sophos FreeTalk, with your Sophos ID.

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Sophos detects 100% of Android malware in independent test – for the sixth time in a row

AV-Test mobile certifiedI have some great news for users of Sophos Mobile Security, our Android antivirus and security app. Independent IT security institute AV-Test has awarded Sophos another perfect protection score in a July 2015 test of mobile antivirus applications – the sixth test in a row where we scored 100% detection.

Although we’ve aced this Android security test every time for the past year, this particular test was actually quite different from the previous tests run by AV-Test. And we think the difference is really important.

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Coming soon: Sophos ID – One account to access all Sophos web services

SophosIDOver the coming months we’ll be migrating web services used by our customers and partners to Sophos ID, giving you one account to access all the web services you subscribe to.

Beginning in mid-August, we’re enabling login via Sophos ID for MySophos and SophServ. Using your Sophos ID, you’ll also be able to access Sophos Community, a merger of SophosTalk and Sophos FreeTalk. Later this year, we’ll enable Sophos ID for our partners to access the Partner Portal, Cloud Partner Dashboard, and Sophos Cloud Firewall Manager.

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We did it again – Sophos sweeps security categories in CRN Annual Report Card

CRN ARC AwardsWe’re extremely proud that Sophos has won the award for best IT vendor in all three security categories in CRN’s Annual Report Card (ARC). It was an honor to win more categories than any other vendor recognized this year.

For the second year running, we’ve been recognized as the winners of two categories – Client Security Software and Network Security Appliances – and this year the channel also chose us as the overall winner for Network Security Software.

The ARC summarizes results from a comprehensive survey of solution provider satisfaction with hardware, services and software vendors.

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Sophos Web Appliance 4.1 adds granular application control and instant visibility

SWA 4.1Hot on the heels of Sophos Cloud Web Gateway, we’re demonstrating our renewed investment in Secure Web Gateway and our leadership in this market with another exciting release.

We’re pleased to announce the release of version 4.1 of the Sophos Web Appliance (SWA). This update adds the flexibility to configure granular control and reporting on the use of LinkedIn, Facebook, Dropbox and many more web applications.

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