Sophos in Leader’s Quadrant in 2014 Unified Threat Management Magic Quadrant for 3rd Consecutive Year

Sophos in Leader’s Quadrant in 2014 Unified Threat Management Magic Quadrant for 3rd Consecutive Year

PHILIPPINES. September 16, 2014 – Sophos today announced it has once again been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s August 7, 2014 “Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management.” The quadrant is based on an assessment of a company’s ability to execute and completeness of vision. Sophos is the only IT security company to be positioned as a Leader across three critical security areas: Unified Threat Management (UTM), Mobile Data Protection and Endpoint Protection Platforms.   “We believe it is a privilege to receive recognition from Gartner. The momentum in our UTM business is truly exciting,” said Bryan Barney, General Manager, Network Security Group, Sophos. “Most notably, in the past year we’ve released our SG Series appliances, the fastest UTM devices we’ve ever produced and expanded the UTM protection we offer with our new cloud-based sandboxing, integrated mobile device management and really simple to use email encryption. Smaller businesses need effective security that is easy to use and that’s exactly what we provide. And it’s why we’re seeing more and more partners and customers switching to Sophos for their UTM and Next-Gen Firewall needs.”   In the most recent quarter of trading, April to June 2014, Sophos recorded a 27 per cent increase in UTM sales, and a 33 per cent increase in new customer business for UTM. This demonstrates the significant share gains the company is making; Sophos’ network security business now accounts for billings in excess of US$150 million — with tremendous growth across North America, Asia Pacific and EMEA, among other regions. Additionally, the company’s “channel first” focus continues to deliver success with the signing of several new strategic...