Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced that Gartner, Inc., has again positioned Sophos as a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms. This is the 11th time in a row Sophos has been positioned as Leader.
The company believes its placement is driven by its strong endpoint protection, real-world endpoint detection and response (EDR) usability, as well as its unifying platform, Sophos Central.
It said it believed Gartner had recognised Sophos for its proven record of stopping ransomware, the Deep Learning technology that blocks never-seen-before malware and its anti-exploit technology.
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“Recent awareness of million dollar ransomware payments and GDPR fines indicates that IT managers are still not putting in place the protection they need to prevent cyberattacks. This is in part because they are inundated with threats coming from all directions and, in some cases, cybercriminals are using multiple methods and payloads along a single attack chain,” said Dan Schiappa, Chief Product Officer at Sophos.
“We believe Gartner’s recognition underscores how critical this endpoint product is to every organisation’s security strategy. In our opinion, Gartner’s placement of Sophos in the Leaders quadrant 11 times in a row also demonstrates how Sophos is constantly innovating cybersecurity. This includes the development of EDR for endpoints and servers for advanced threat investigations.”