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Press Releases from Sophos (33 total)

IT Managers are Inundated with Cyberattacks from All Directions and Struggling t …

Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced the findings of its global survey, The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity, which reveals IT managers are inundated with cyberattacks coming from all directions and are struggling to keep up due to a lack of security expertise, budget and up to date technology. The survey polled 3,100 IT decision makers from mid-sized businesses in the US, Canada, Mexico,

Sophos To Place The Spotlight On Security Heartbeat™ At GISEC 2016

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced its participation in the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) 2016, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from March 29-31, 2016. The company will feature Sophos Security Heartbeat™–the synchronized security protection for endpoints and networks, and showcase its best-in-class security solutions including Sophos SG Firewall, XG Firewall and Cyberoam NG Services at the Middle

Sophos Email Appliance Adds Next-Generation SandboxingTechnology to Reduce Risk …

Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced that its Sophos Email Appliance now includes Sophos Sandstorm, an advanced, next-generation sandboxing technology that quickly and accurately detects, blocks and responds tosophisticated, constantly-changingcyber threats. Sophos Sandstorm is an advanced persistent threat (APT) and zero day malware security technology. To combat elusive threats that target email accounts on multiple platforms and mobile devices,companies need signatureless protection

Sophos Expands Cloud-Managed Security Portfolio with Server Protection

Dubai, UAE – November 20, 2014 – Sophos today announced the release of Sophos Cloud Server Protection, a high performance malware protection solution designed specifically for servers. The solution expands Sophos Cloud to a comprehensive security platform designed to protect desktops, laptops, mobile phones, tablets and now servers with the most effective and simplest to manage business security offering available. Servers store large amounts of sensitive information

Sophos Announces Expanded Security Offerings through AWS Marketplace

Dubai, UAE– November 12, 2014 – Sophos today announced the expansion of their product portfolio on AWS Marketplace with the addition of a new secure server option for customers on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Building on the success of the Sophos UTM Next Generation Firewall product, which is offered through AWS Marketplace, the new Sophos Secure OS delivers comprehensive security bundled with CentOS. Secure AWS Servers AWS provides a comprehensive, scalable cloud

Sophos Delivers the Industry’s Most Complete Security for Android Devices

Dubai, UAE – November 5, 2014 – Recently recognized as an enterprise mobility management (EMM) market leader by Forrester, Sophos today announced the immediate availability of additional security and device management capabilities for the Android mobile platform. These simple-to-deploy, yet powerful solutions deliver mobile security for businesses of any size. IT professionals can now allow employees to take advantage of all that the Android platform has to offer without putting

Sophos Strengthens Network Security Portfolio to Meet the Diverse Needs of Today …

Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2014 – Sophos today announced additions to its range of SG Series firewall/UTM appliances, WiFi access points, and the availability of Sophos iView, a new dedicated virtual reporting appliance. By extending its Network Security portfolio with new entry-level and enterprise class appliances, Sophos now provides businesses of any size and the channel partners that serve them with the flexibility to consolidate their security with a complete

Protecting your Roaming Workforce with Cloud-Based Security How to use the cloud …

By Gerhard Eschelbeck, CTO, Sophos Remote and roaming workers are constantly checking email, downloading data and staying productive. Results are their top priority—security is not. IT departments must mitigate the risks of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). You need to constantly update employee security software and scan their systems for viruses without reducing their productivity. So how can you empower remote and roaming employees with the tools they need, while still

Dirty Dozen Spampionship – which country is spewing the most spam?

With the 2014 World Cup complete, and the Commonwealth Games just round the corner, we thought it was a good time to publish the latest SophosLabs Spampionship charts. We measured which computers in the world sent the most spam in the second quarter (April, May and June) of 2014, and turned our measurements into a pair of League Tables. The first table shows the amount of spam per country by pure volume,

Sophos Strengthens Management Team with New Territory Manager for NEEMEA Region

Dubai, UAE – July 6, 2014 – Sophos has promoted Thomas Thoelke to the new Territory Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (NEEMEA). Prior to this, he was Sales Director for Eastern Europe and Nordics. Thoelke joined Sophos via Astaro, which he worked for since 2008. Previously, Thoelke served in sales positions in the distribution and reseller channel in Germany and Finland. In his new

Sophos Strengthens Management Team with New Leader for Network Security and New …

Dubai, UAE – May 19, 2014 – Sophos today announced the appointment of Bryan Barney as senior vice president and general manager of the Sophos Network Security Group, and Karl-Heinz Warum as regional vice president of sales for Germany, Northern and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. With these appointments, Sophos continues to build for long term growth as the channel-centric IT security provider of choice for small and mid-market

Sophos DeliversAdvanced Threat Protectionfor the Small and Mid-Market

Dubai, UAE– March 12, 2014 – Sophos today announced an extensive update to its award winning Unified Threat Management solution, Sophos UTM. With more than 100 new features, the highlight of the new UTM platform is bringing Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to the small and mid market, capabilities that were previously only available to large enterprises. Developed by SophosLabs, thisnew SophosUTM approach brings together multiple technologiesto rapidly identifyand isolate infected clients

Sophos Mobile Control: Simplicity, Security and Scale Drive Momentum and Adoptio …

Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2014 – Sophos announced growing momentum for its Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions. The company also announced its presence at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, 24-27 February, to share its vision for MDM and demonstrate its best-in-class solutions, most notably, Sophos Mobile Control. Attendees to Mobile World Congress can find Sophos at stand 5H11 in hall 5. Rapid customer growth, industry analyst validation and a new Mobile

Sophos Acquires Cyberoam Technologies

Dubai, UAE – February 10, 2014 – Sophos announced today that it has acquired Cyberoam Technologies, a leading global provider of network security products. The acquisition expands and deepens Sophos’ already significant product portfolio in network security, by combining Cyberoam’s Unified Threat Management (UTM), next-generation firewall and network security expertise with Sophos’ existing award-winning network security solutions in UTM and wireless security. “Sophos and Cyberoam create a winning combination at the

Sophos To Promote Its Network Protection, End-User Protection and Server Protect …

Dubai, UAE – October 18, 2013 – Sophos today announced that it is participating in GITEX Technology Week 2013, which is being held in Dubai from October 20-24, 2013. The company will be focusing on its key strategy of ‘Security Made Simple’ through its Network Security solutions including Sophos Unified Threat Management (UTM), Endpoint security and server security solutions at the region’s largest ICT exhibition. Senior global executives from

Sophos Maintains Leadership Position in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data …

Dubai, UAE – September 28, 2013 – Sophos today announced it is once again positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner, Inc’s 2013 "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection.” The quadrant is based on an assessment of a company’s market understanding, strategy and completeness of vision within the Mobile Data Protection (MDP) industry. MDP products are defined as products that protect access to secure data on storage systems in notebooks,

Sophos Mobile Control Delivers Immediate Support for the Apple iOS 7

Dubai, UAE – September 11, 2013 – Sophos announced today that its award winning mobile device management and security platform, Sophos Mobile Control (SMC), will immediately support iOS 7, Apple’s latest mobile operating system, which was also announced today. Sophos Mobile Control is ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses looking for a simple, secure way to enable employees to use mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows

Computerlinks and Sophos Host Inaugural Channel Event in Dubai

Dubai, UAE – March 4, 2013 – Sophos today announced that it will host an inaugural channel event with new value added distributor (VAD)Computerlinks on March 5th, 2013 at The Address Dubai Mall Hotel, Dubai. Senior executives from Sophos and Computerlinks will give channel partners an overview of the latest trends in security, and show how the two companies are working together to bring a new approach to keeping businesses

Sophos Strengthens Senior Leadership Team

Dubai, UAE – February 27, 2013 – Sophos today announced the appointments of two new leaders to the company’s executive team. Michael Valentine has joined Sophos as senior vice president of worldwide sales and Ari Buchler has joined the company as general counsel and vice president of corporate development. Both will be based in the company’s North America headquarters in Boston, and will report to Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman.

Sophos Advances Mobile Device Management for Android Environments

Dubai, UAE – February 05, 2013 – Sophos today announced the latest version of its award-winning mobile device management (MDM) solution, Sophos Mobile Control 3.0, which is offered both on-premise and as-a-service. This version includes support for Samsung SAFE™ devices, granting tighter control over how devices are used and making BYOD (bring your own device) policies easier to define and enforce. It also provides integration with Sophos Mobile Security 2.0,

Sophos Expands Regional Presence By Signing Computerlinks As New Middle East Val …

Dubai, UAE – February 4, 2013 – As part of their regional expansion plans, Sophos today announced that they have signed Computerlinks as their new Value Added Distributor (VAD) for the Middle East region. This partnership will see Computerlinks distributing Sophos’ complete range of security solutions through its solid channel network across the region. Speaking on the partnership, André Scheffknecht, Vice President NEEMEA, Sophos, said “The Middle East region is very

Sophos Makes Security Personal and Enables BYOD with EndUser Protection

Dubai, UAE – January 10, 2013 –Sophos today announced Sophos EndUser Protection, a new security offering that tackles the challenges associated with bring-your-own-device (BYOD), and the increasing number of devices used by today’s mobile workforce. Unlike traditional security products, which are licensed for each device separately, Sophos EndUser Protection provides consolidated protection for every device on a network by securing per-user rather than per-device. This means the organization receives protection

Sophos Makes Significant Strides with Mobile Device Management in 2012

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2012: Less than eighteen months after introducing Sophos Mobile Control into its complete security product portfolio, the company today announced that more than one million devices worldwide are now managed by the mobile device management (MDM) solution. This milestone comes on the heels of several major MDM developments in 2012, from a strategic acquisition to major product enhancements to the release of several free

Facebook Black Makes Social Networkers See Red

Dubai, UAE: November 20th, 2012: A scam saying that Facebook users can change their profile pages to have a black, rather than the trademark blue background is spreading widely on the popular social network. This scam is being spread by images on newsfeeds and by event invitations that appear to be sent by users' friends. IT security and data protection firm Sophos is warning


Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 21, 2012: IT security and data protection firm Sophos has published its latest 'Dirty Dozen' report of spam-relaying countries for the third quarter of 2012, where Saudi Arabia tops as the Middle East region’s highest spam-relaying country. Since the previous quarter, India has grown its lead at the top of the hall of shame, and now relays 16.1% of all spam captured in SophosLabs’s

Sophos Reveals London's Wifi Security Issues With 'Warbiking' Experiment

27 percent of nearly 107,000 wireless hotspots found to have poor, or no security Complete security leader Sophos announced the findings from a recent practical experiment into WiFi security covering the city of London. The experiment was conducted over two days by Sophos' director of technology strategy, James Lyne. The project involved using a bike equipped with dynamos and solar panels to power a computer designed to scan for

Sophos Announces Distribution Partnership with Naizak for Middle East Region

Leading security and data protection company expands its reach in the region Complete security company Sophos today announced a distribution agreement with Naizak Global Engineering Systems, a respected value added distributor (VAD) in the GCC region. The appointment comes at a time when Sophos has focused expansion plans in the region and is working towards strengthening its local channel. This new partnership will see Naizak distributing Sophos’ entire range of

Sophos Makes Cloud Encryption Simple

Businesses can now utilize cloud to store and share data without inherent security risks; users can now access data on the go from any device or location IT security and data protection company Sophos today announced the latest version of its leading data protection solution, SafeGuard Enterprise, which offers the industry’s first enterprise cloud encryption capabilities. SafeGuard protects critical data in public, private and hybrid cloud environments. Securing the Cloud Automatically Many of

Sophos Recognized as a Leader in the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection …

IT security and data protection company Sophos today announced it has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner, Inc’s 2011 "Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms." The quadrant is based on an assessment of a company’s ability to execute and completeness of vision. According to the report, Gartner “continues to view the protection from malware as a primary purpose of the EPP solution, and this year, (we) focused our

Sophos Releases Enhanced Mobile Device Management Platform To Enable IT Consumer …

Latest version of Sophos Mobile Control enriches Mobile Device Management with New Enterprise Application Store, reporting dashboard for Compliance Enforcement and easy-to-use Self Service Portal IT security and data protection company Sophos today announced Sophos Mobile Control 2.0, the latest version of its award-winning mobile device management solution, which ensures customers have complete protection everywhere and on any device. Sophos Mobile Control supports a variety of mobile devices and operating systems

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Supports OS X Lion

Anti-Virus Software for Mac Delivers Complete Security and Support for Business and Home Users of Popular Mac Operating Systems With the release of Apple's biggest operating system upgrade in years, IT security and data protection firm Sophos today announced that its market-leading Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac and Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac: Home Edition will fully support Apple's Mac OS X Lion (10.7). Current users of Sophos Anti-Virus products for Mac will

Sophos Introduces New and Enhanced Enterprise Products for Complete Protection A …

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 22, 2011 – IT security and data protection company Sophos today announced the availability of a number of new and enhanced enterprise product lines that together offer complete protection anywhere and on any device. The company’s new offering Sophos Mobile Control provides lightweight device protection on a broad range of popular mobile platforms, including Apple iPhones and iPads, Google Android, and Windows Mobile devices;

Sophos to Acquire Astaro to Meet Demand for Complete, Layered Security Protectio …

Combination to deliver the next generation of security solutions with the flexibility to protect users and IT infrastructure in any location and delivery model Dubai, UAE – May 8, 2011 – Sophos, a global security leader, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Astaro, a privately held provider of network security solutions, headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA and Karlsruhe, Germany. Businesses today face unprecedented challenges in protecting users

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