Enterprises demand for technologically advanced ‘Endpoint Protectors’ from vendors

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Most enterprise buyers are starting to look at Endpoint Protection platforms that can address not only Windows but a broad array of servers and clients. This is according to a report by Gartner “2016 Magic Quadrant report for EPP”

In the report, Gartner identifies four primary stages in the security lifecycle; Setting policy, Prevention, detection and remediation. There is a big task for vendors and how much protection they can provide for a wide array of endpoints such as Mac, iOS and Android devices.

“Today’s Threats demand advanced technology which prevents, detects, remediates and investigates as one solution. Sophos has been named as leader for ‘Endpoint Protection Platforms’ with its Next Gen Endpoint Protection.

According to the report,  many large enterprise buyers today are selecting a best-of-breed EMM [Enterprise Mobility Management] capability; however, within the next two years, we expect the EPP market to subsume this function (which is already happening at the SMB end of the market).”

“Our researchers at SophosLabs are seeing an increase in the sophistication of malware – polymorphism is becoming the norm and previously unknown malware is on the rise.  These types of threats can only be detected by the integrated capabilities, such as exploit prevention, behavior analytics and pre-execution heuristics,that we have built into our products. Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager of Sophos Enduser Security Group.

Sophos prides itself for its constant strategy to constantly innovate endpoint protection by introducing industry-firsts, such as synchronized security with the Sophos Security Heartbeat.” In addition to being an EPP Leader, Sophos is also a Visionary in the June 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites.

Sophos believes that its next-generation enduser, server and network protection technologies will further its leadership and continue to keep customers protected as threats evolve. “Sophos is one of a very few companies worldwide that have the breadth of solutions and the depth of expertise to truly advance the industry by protecting all platforms,” added Schiappa.

 

 

 

 

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