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Sophos Placed as a Leader in Endpoint Security Suites Report from Leading Industry Analyst
Forrester evaluated 15 vendors against 25 criteria and categorizes vendor capabilities into three core needs: attack prevention, detection and remediation. The report recommends that before purchase, customers should consider a vendor's ability to specifically:
· Prevent malware and exploits from executing
· Detect malicious activity post-execution
· Remediate and contain malicious activity and potential vulnerabilities
The report included vendors who have products with the above capabilities and have demonstrated an enterprise market presence with a high-level of interest for their solutions from enterprise customers.
In the report, Forrester also assesses a vendor's strategy. Sophos scored a maximum rating across the board in the cost and licensing model, product roadmap and go-to-market strategy criteria. Forrester cites, "In a field crowded with both new and legacy endpoint security technologies, Sophos' roadmap to develop strong signatureless prevention and detection capabilities…
Sophos Intercept X is a next-generation endpoint security product that stops zero-day malware, unknown exploit variants and stealth attacks and includes an advanced anti-ransomware feature that can detect previously unknown ransomware within seconds. Sophos Intercept X installs alongside existing endpoint security software from any vendor, immediately boosting endpoint protection with signatureless detection. Sophos Intercept X is now available and more information can be found on the Sophos Intercept X website.
"This study assesses both traditional and next-generation security vendors against consistent criteria. The placement of Sophos on the strategy axis to the extreme right indicates to us that Sophos is taking the lead by adding next-generation technologies to our proven endpoint protection portfolio," commented Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager of the Enduser Security Group at Sophos. "I believe that our position as a 'Leader' in this report is a testament to Sophos' continued ability to assess the dynamic security landscape and listen to our customer needs to develop effective endpoint security products that exceed expectations for protection and manageability. I am proud that our customers benefit from our industry-leading technology, our strategy for both on-prem and SaaS deployment through the Sophos Central cloud-based management platform and our ability to consistently bring innovative security products to organizations of all sizes."