Sophos placed in Lead­ers Quad­rant of Gart­ner’s 2017 Magic Quad­rant

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

Sophos, a global leader in net­work and end­point se­cu­rity yes­ter­day an­nounced that it has once again been po­si­tioned in the “Lead­ers” quad­rant of Gart­ner, Inc.’s June 20, 2017, “Magic Quad­rant for Uni­fied Threat Man­age­ment (SMB Mul­ti­func­tion Fire­walls).” The quad­rant is based on an as­sess­ment of a com­pany’s abil­ity to ex­e­cute and com­plete­ness of vi­sion. Sophos is one of only three ven­dors to be placed in the Lead­ers quad­rant in this lat­est re­port. Sophos is the only IT se­cu­rity com­pany to be con­sis­tently po­si­tioned as a Leader by Gart­ner in both the Jan­uary 2017 Magic Quad­rant for End­point Pro­tec­tion Plat­forms and the Magic Quad­rant for Uni­fied Threat Man­age­ment.

“We be­lieve the con­sec­u­tive place­ment of Sophos as Leader in this re­port val­i­dates the strength of our vi­sion and our abil­ity to de­liver prod­ucts with the scale, re­li­a­bil­ity, and high­est lev­els of pro­tec­tion that cus­tomers de­mand,” com­mented Dan Schi­appa, se­nior vice pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager of the En­duser and Net­work Se­cu­rity groups at Sophos. “Or­ga­ni­za­tions of all sizes face known and un­known threats on a daily ba­sis, and they are bom­barded with se­cu­rity data and alerts from end­point to server. To turn all that se­cu­rity data into us­able se­cu­rity ac­tion, Sophos con­tin­ues to in­vest in its syn­chro­nized se­cu­rity strat­egy that di­rectly con­nects UTM and end­point se­cu­rity for a faster, more au­to­mated re­sponse. The above mar­ket growth of both our net­work and end­point busi­nesses demon­strates that we are meet­ing a rapidly ex­pand­ing mar­ket need.”

The Sophos net­work se­cu­rity busi­ness con­tin­ues to gain mar­ket share due to ease of use, se­cu­rity fea­ture rich­ness and suc­cess­ful in­te­gra­tion with its end­point prod­uct. In Sophos’ fis­cal year ended March 31, 2017, re­ported billings grew 17.8 per­cent to $319.1mil­lion for the net­work se­cu­rity busi­ness which is well above the re­ported mar­ket growth of 10 per­cent. For the same pe­riod, the UTM and next-gen­er­a­tion fire­wall (NGFW) busi­ness rep­re­sented ap­prox­i­mately half of Sophos billings world­wide.

One re­cent re­view of the Sophos UTM on the Gart­ner Peer In­sights re­view site stated, “When we met the team from Sophos over 6 years ago we were look­ing for a re­li­able and cost ef­fec­tive se­cu­rity solution for our clients. Not only did they pro­vide that but they also took the time to re­ally un­der­stand our busi­ness model. They lis­ten to the feed­back we pro­vide and use it to drive en­hance­ments in their prod­uct and with their team. As a re­sult, they are con­tin­u­ing to help us drive down our sup­port costs by pro­vid­ing in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions that help us se­cure our client’s net­works from the in­creas­ing num­ber of threats each year.”

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