Congratulations and thank you to all the Sophos Partner of the Year Award winners

award-winnerWe’re grateful for our remarkable channel community, and we showed our thanks at the 2015 Sophos Partner Connections conferences, where we announced the winners of our Partner of the Year Awards.

This year’s conferences had a theme of “Discover Sophos” – emphasizing how we can all be disruptive pioneers and achieve great things together.

Mike Valentine, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Sophos, said: “The channel is a vital element of Sophos’s success and we place it at the heart of everything we do. So we were thrilled to recognize the achievements of our outstanding partners across the world and to celebrate their success. It’s exciting to see them embracing our complete IT security value proposition and recognizing the benefits of delivering our award-winning, simple-to-use security solutions to their customers.”

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Why we think Sophos is a Magic Quadrant Visionary in enterprise mobility management

We’re honored to be recognized for the second year in a row as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites (EMM).* As one of just 12 vendors in this year’s Magic Quadrant, we think that says a lot about our understanding of the rapidly evolving mobility landscape.

Businesses of all sizes need an innovative mobile solution like Sophos Mobile Control (SMC) that keeps up with the rapid adoption of new devices and applications, and helps businesses protect their corporate data while empowering employees. This is what makes Sophos attractive to small and mid-sized enterprises – and has resulted in a 50% increase in SMC installations in the past year.

We believe we’re a Magic Quadrant Visionary for these five simple reasons:

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Discover why this year’s Sophos Partner Conferences were such a big success

partner-conference-150We recently wrapped up our annual Global Partner Connections conferences, and I wanted to share some of the highlights of the three events and some great feedback we received from partners.

Not only were this year’s conferences – held in Las Vegas, Rome and Bali – the biggest partner events we’ve ever had, they also featured inspiring guest speakers and invigorating talks from our senior leadership, and we had a lot of fun, too!

The theme of this year’s conferences was “Discover Sophos,” with an emphasis on how we all can be disruptive pioneers, and achieve great things together.

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We just won Vendor of the Year for Enterprise Mobility Management

ict-champion-awards-150People are really starting to pay attention to the great things we’re doing in the mobile security space. It’s not just the analysts, trade press or independent testers – although they certainly have noticed. The channel is catching on too.

That’s why we’re so proud to be named Vendor of the Year in Enterprise Mobility Management at the Integrator ICT Champion Awards 2015 – because we were chosen in voting by the region’s SI (system integrator) channel.

We’ve received a lot of other awards recently for our enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, Sophos Mobile Control, including a 5 Star rating from SC Magazine, and perfect ratings from AV-Test for our Android antivirus.

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How more joined-up security thinking could save billions in data breach costs

coordinated-security-150A new study from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has found that data breaches are costing UK businesses £34 billion a year. The report suggests this is made up of £18 billion in lost revenue and £16 billion in added security measures after breaches have occurred.

It’s the same the world over. According to a 2015 Ponemon Institute study commissioned by IBM, the global average cost of a data breach to an organization has reached $3.8 million – on average, $154 for every single compromised record. It’s significantly higher in the US and Germany, where the costs are $217 and $211 per compromised record, respectively. These are quite staggering figures.

Now, it’s not uncommon for companies who sell cybersecurity services like IBM and Sophos to talk big numbers like this. After all, clearly we think it’s good to see businesses are investing in doing something about this problem. But you do have to wonder if those billions are being spent effectively. As leaders in the security industry, we have a crucial role to play to ensure they are. We need to deal with the growing complexity of threats without introducing more complex solutions, and cost.

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How the University of San Carlos secures 2 campuses, 2,500 employees, and 27,000 students

university-san-carlosServing over 27,000 students and 2,500 faculty and employees, the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City, Philippines, is the premier university in Cebu and one of the top 10 leading universities in the country.

As USC continued to expand with more users and devices connected to the network, bandwidth consumption became an issue – resulting in decreasing security of its network, as many security features could not be turned on.

With a staff of just nine people, the USC IT team found itself overwhelmed by security incidents, including the hacking of the university’s website from time to time. USC needed a robust yet simple-to-manage and resource-friendly security solution to meet its requirements.

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Catch all the highlights from Infosec in one video

infosec-150If you couldn’t make it to Infosecurity Europe in London last week, you missed quite a bit – great talks by our security experts, plus lots of games, prizes and fun at our very popular event stand.

Well, don’t feel bad. You can catch up on everything you missed in a short video featuring some of our great staff.

Alongside Infosec were a few other events that we want to mention – including the SC Awards, where our SG Series UTM was tapped by the judges as the Best UTM.

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