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Sophos named mobile security Leader in IDC MarketScape

21 Sep 2020

Sophos has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Mobile Threat Management Software 2020 Vendor Assessment, which evaluates the product offerings and business strategies of 10 mobile threat management (MTM) vendors.

As a Leader in the IDC MarketScape, Sophos Intercept X for Mobile has capabilities in protecting Android, iOS and Chrome OS users from known and never before seen mobile threats. 

The solution is supported with threat analysis from SophosLabs, which analyses more than 400,000 daily malware samples to stay ahead of emerging threats, such as Fleeceware, a new type of mobile threat discovered by Sophos as applications that overcharge users for basic functionality available elsewhere on low-cost or free applications. 

Sophos Intercept X for Mobile also features integrations including with the Sophos Mobile unified endpoint management (UEM); easy management in the cloud-based Sophos Central platform, which includes Sophos entire portfolio of next-generation cybersecurity solutions; and ongoing innovative research and development efforts.

According to the report, “Sophos' combination of MTM and UEM products is rare among MTM vendors and unique among vendors in this study. This combination gives Sophos a strong advantage in situations where enterprises want a single vendor for both mobile device management and security enforcement.”

Sophos Intercept X for Mobile offers protection against sophisticated and evolving cybersecurity threats. 

Device, network and application security protect against jailbreaking, mobile phishing, Man-in-the-Middle attacks, malicious applications, and more. With Sophos unique synchronised security approach, users further benefit with real-time information sharing and threat response across other Sophos solutions.

“Mobile devices are ripe targets for a range of attacks, and the risks have never been higher than in today’s remote working environments where employees are using personal and company-owned devices to access sensitive data,” said Sophos chief product officer Dan Schiappa. 

“Sophos is relentless in its commitment to securing users no matter where they are or what device they are using. We’re constantly innovating to stay ahead of emerging threats, and our leadership position is validation that we’re succeeding in doing exactly that.”

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. 

The research methodology utilises a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. 

IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. 

The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.  

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