Technology, Vendor

Gartner names Sophos a leader in EPP magic quadrant

Global leader in network and endpoint security firm Sophos has announced that Gartner, has once 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.

Dan Schiappa, Sophos, Gartner
Dan Schiappa, Sophos

According to Sophos, 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.

“We believe Gartner recognized Sophos for our proven record at stopping ransomware, the deep learning technology that blocks never-seen-before malware, and our anti-exploit technology. These are some of the ensemble of technologies available in Intercept X,” the company said in a statement.

Dan Schiappa, chief product officer, Sophos, said, “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 cyber-attacks. 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.”

He added, “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.”

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