RSA Conference 2017: Free hoodies, new socks and great talks

screen-shot-2017-02-09-at-12-42-39RSA Conference 2017 kicks off today and we’ve got all sorts of things lined up for you.

You will be able to catch up with Sophos experts at our booth, 3201 in North Expo Hall. Bring your questions and queries to test us and your quick-smarts to test yourself. Will you be able to spot the exploit before it strikes? How quickly can you identify an attack, what was hit and what to do next?

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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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Independent testing: Intercept X makes the grade!

ESG LabIf you read the Sophos Blog, you will undoubtedly be aware of how our next-gen endpoint solution can protect you and your business. Sophos is really proud of Intercept X and genuinely believes it’s the best product of its kind out there.

However, we realise that you may want to hear independent opinions as well, which is why we’re pleased to share ESGs Lab’s report with you.

When carrying out the testing, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) observed Sophos Intercept X’s performance as well as its agility, usability and reliability in detecting and preventing genuine advanced threats and signatureless exploits.
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Join our webcast: Stop the Exploit. Stop the Attack.

WebcastWe know ransomware is one of the biggest threats facing organizations today but the security industry has traditionally struggled to keep up with this sophisticated, ever-changing attack. Until now.

Deploying a range of innovative next-gen technologies to block all kinds of advanced attacks, Sophos Intercept X is designed to stop ransomware in its tracks. It gives you comprehensive protection from rootkits, zero-day vulnerabilities, malicious traffic, and everything in-between.

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Moving beyond EMET, Part 2

microsoftMicrosoft has now mapped out the future for the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) in part one and it looks pretty bleak. The advice given to EMET users was also a little vague: Upgrade to Windows 10. It’s a more secure operating system.

Although that’s true, it doesn’t cover everything that EMET does for you. Over on the CERT/CC blog, Will Dormann provides an excellent post about why Windows 10 can’t protect insecure applications like EMET can. The table seen in Dormann’s post highlights the protection available with and without EMET on Windows 7 and Windows 10. As you’ll see, Windows without EMET looks a little risky.

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Watch now – Sophos Intercept X: Signatureless Exploit Prevention in 60 Seconds

sophos-intercept-x-icon-150Exploits are one of the key methods attackers use to spread malware. They take advantage of the vulnerabilities in genuine software products to deliver their chosen flavor of malware on to your system.

This is where the signatureless exploit prevention technology in Intercept X excels. Instead of poring over a vast bank of malware samples, it concentrates on the relatively small number of techniques used to by the attackers to exploit the vulnerabilities; fending off attacks before they even get started.

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Watch now – Sophos Intercept X: Root Cause Analysis in two minutes

sophos-intercept-x-icon-150Our innovative new approach to endpoint security, Sophos Intercept X, offers you advanced protection against modern threats.

It incorporates signatureless anti-exploit, anti-ransomware and anti-hacker technology, all managed through the Sophos Central Admin console.

Among other features, Intercept X gives root-cause analysis to quickly get to the bottom of an attack and know what to do next.

How does this work?

Watch the video below to find out more.

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