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Gartner names Sophos leader in Unified Threat Management

24 Sep 2018

Network and endpoint security company Sophos has announced that it has been positioned as a leader in Gartner’s September Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls).

Sophos is positioned furthest for completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Sophos has been consistently positioned as a leader by Gartner in both the January 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms and the Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management.

Sophos Products senior vice president and general manager Dan Schiappa says, “Introducing technologies such as deep learning in the sandbox and synchronised security helps us stay ahead of the evolving threat landscape.”

“We develop our cybersecurity products to work together as a system, enabling our defenses to be as coordinated as attacks such as the persistent SamSam ransomware.”

One of the advantages of network and endpoint synchronised security is the visibility it can provide for network traffic.

In a recent survey from Sophos, The Dirty Secrets of Network Firewalls, IT managers admitted that they could not identify about 45% of the traffic on their network, which presents a serious security concern.

By enabling the firewall to receive information directly from the endpoint, XG Firewall can positively identify all applications – even obscure or custom applications.

In an average network, XG Firewall Sync App Control is able to identify 100-200 previously unknown apps, revealing hidden risks to network security.

Sophos’ portfolio of network protection includes the next-generation XG Firewall series and the SG UTM series.

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