Sophos Releases Data Protection Solution For The Midmarket

Offerings add encryption and device control to the endpoint and gateway

June 4, 2009

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BOSTON " June 2, 2009 " IT security and control firm Sophos today introduced Sophos Security and Data Protection, a new set of data protection solutions that combine endpoint, email and web products in a single, affordable offering geared toward the mainstream mass market. Please visit the Sophos Press Office for complete details on Sophos Security and Data Protection.

  • FIRST offering of encryption post-Utimaco acquisition across endpoint and email with Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection and Sophos Email Security and Data Protection. Further protects confidential information and helps customers more easily comply with government and industry regulations with regards to encryption and data leakage

    • NEW Sophos Web Security Appliance Models offer improved performance aimed at large organizations, as well as a high-value branch office model that provides added deployment flexibility. Leverages unique behavioral genotype anti-malware scanning for proactive protection, with new data security capabilities, straightforward, centralized management and licensing

    • Direct migration path to comprehensive enterprise-wide encryption management, extremely attractive upgrade pricing (20% additional to Sophos Endpoint Security and Control) makes comprehensive data protection immediately accessible to businesses of all sizes

      "IT teams are quick to tell us that their existing security products are too complex to manage, and when they encounter issues, they then must deal with poor support from their current security vendors," said Steve Munford, CEO at Sophos.

      "Combine these frustrations with the fact that many companies are rethinking their security strategy to better address data loss concerns, and therein exists a tremendous market opportunity for Sophos."

      Customer Demand is High for Sophos Solutions Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection "There are numerous solutions on the market today that promise simplicity, but at the expense of lacking essential functionality such as encryption, application and device control, and NAC. The real challenge is creating feature-rich products that are also simple to manage," said Chris Halverson, Network Administrator at Northern Engraving Corporation. "Sophos consistently delivers on this commitment, in addition to providing knowledgeable and accessible support professionals."

      New Sophos Web Security and Control Appliance Models "The latest Sophos Web Security and Control release offers a sleeker interface with wizard-based policy settings, and the ability to tag websites for individuals within certain departments such as HR is very helpful," said Brian Meeks, Network Administrator at The Paideia School. "Anonymizing proxies are picked up in a heartbeat and the latest reporting enhancements allow me to get a quick and in-depth view into web browsing in an easy-to-read PDF that's sent daily via email. These latest web appliance models will make life easier for administrators."

      Sold Exclusively By Sophos Channel Partners Sophos Channel Reaction "Softchoice has experienced double-digit growth annually with respect to Sophos solutions," said Luke Black, Vendor Marketing Manager at Softchoice. "The inclusion of encryption capabilities into the latest Sophos Security and Data Protection offering is especially compelling. Softchoice can now offer extended, easy-to-manage security and data protection under one simple, all-inclusive licensing program that includes support, maintenance and upgrades. This is a significant value to customers seeking a simple, comprehensive security solution."

      o Sophos Partners React to Sophos's 100% Channel Model o "Sophos Rejects Conventional Wisdom, And Succeeds" Resources White Papers, Free Tools, and 30 Day Free Trial -- Laws, Regulations, and Compliance: Top Tips for Keeping Your Data under Control -- Enabling a Safer Internet: The Positive Approach to Web Security -- Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership for Endpoint Security -- Free Yourself to do More, While Securing Your Business Simply and Cost Effectively -- Free Tools: Scan for Security Risks, Threats, Rootkits and Unwanted Applications -- Data Leakage for Dummies -- Stopping Data Leakage: Making the Most of Your Security Budget

      Other Resources Analyst and Sophos Security Reports, Latest Products Reviews and More o Sophos Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of the leading industry analyst firm's 2009 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms o Sophos Outshines Symantec, McAfee, Trend, and Checkpoint in Endpoint Security Comparative Review " InfoWorld 2009 o SafeGuard Enterprise Receives 5 out of 5 Star Rating in Encryption Review " SC Magazine 2009 o Sophos Product Reviews: Endpoint, Email and Web o Security Threat Report: 2009 o SophosLabs - Expertise in blended threat research. Labs span all corners of the world " Boston, Vancouver, Oxford and Sydney o Sophos Security and Data Protection Brochure o Product Images

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