Sophos products are not at risk from the latest OpenSSL bug

nsgYou may have seen the OpenSSL team announced, on Monday 2015-07-06, that it had a “high severity” update coming out in three days’ time. The update was published Thursday 2015-07-09.

The good news is no Sophos products are at risk from this bug. Only the current pre-release Beta version of Sophos Management Communication System (MCS 3.0.0 Beta), a component used by Sophos Cloud and UTM Endpoint products, includes an affected version of OpenSSL. However, MCS does not use the relevant part of the OpenSSL code for certificate verification, so cannot fall foul of the bug. Nevertheless, we expect to update MCS 3 Beta with the latest OpenSSL version by mid-August 2015.

All other Sophos product families either don’t use OpenSSL at all, or use one of the unaffected versions.

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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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Why Sophos acquiring Reflexion Networks is a great deal for customers and partners

Today we announced that we have acquired Reflexion Networks. I’d like to say I was clever in searching out and finding the perfect cloud email security company to help us accelerate Sophos Cloud.

I’d like to say that, but the truth is that people have been trying to tell me about Reflexion ever since I joined Sophos in 2013. I’ve had sales people ask me about them, partners rave about them, and product managers encourage me to look at them. In the end, rather than describe me as clever, deaf might be more accurate.

As I’ve gotten to know David Hughes and the team at Reflexion this past year, I’ve grown more and more excited about what we can do together. It’s a strong team and an important space.

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Sophos UTM scoops up two big awards – yes, two!

utm-award-winner-150We’re delighted to announce that our Sophos SG Series UTM has won Best UTM at the SC Awards Europe 2015 and also received a 5-star A-List rating from PC Pro Magazine.

To win not one but two big honors like these in the same week just goes to show how our UTM is a real leader in the market, and a winner for organizations of any size.

First up at the SC Awards Europe 2015 event held this week to coincide with the Infosecurity Europe ConferenceSophos SG Series won the Best UTM category, beating out other nominees Fortinet, Check Point and Barracuda.

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