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Sophos Placed as a Leader in Endpoint Security Suites Report from Forrester

October 2016 by Sophos

Sophos announced it has been positioned as a ‘Leader’ in Forrester Research, Inc.’s new report, The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q4 2016.

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…should make the product highly competitive over the long term.”

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.

To download the Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q4 2016, click here.

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