Sophos Redefines Enterprise Mobility Management with User-based Data Protection and Cloud-based Management

Sophos Redefines Enterprise Mobility Management with User-based Data Protection and Cloud-based Management

Adds extended platform support for iOS 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 Philippines. April 21, 2015 – Sophos today announced the availability of Sophos Mobile Control 5 (SMC 5), to further simplify mobile device management by setting security and data policy by user, across all three major mobile platforms in one solution. New management options enable an administrator to easily achieve the separation and encryption of personal and corporate information, as well as configure access and security settings through automated tasks, reducing management time and costs. Typically, each device (laptop, tablet, iPad or smartphone) would have to be configured, updated and managed individually, but by managing rights based on user, IT managers only have to set one policy, from any remote location, to manage the security of corporate content stored on the device or in a personal cloud. With a re-designed self-service portal, Sophos Mobile Control 5 makes compliance with corporate security policy simple for both administrator and end user across iOS 8, Windows Phone and Android platforms. “IT administrators need to secure and manage all the various devices employees use today to get work done – smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops, but most management tools still treat these devices separately,” says Chris Hazelton, Research Director, Enterprise Mobility at 451 Research. “For small to medium-sized businesses, the ability reduce the number of management consoles can significantly streamline the onboarding process for IT departments that don’t have specialised staff. With the goal of enabling BYOD with simplicity and secure productivity, EMM solutions must enable all forms of mobile computing. This means managing and securing devices, content, and applications with a user-centric...
Sophos reports security threat trends 2015

Sophos reports security threat trends 2015

Sophos released the Security Threat Trends 2015 report that exposes the biggest security risks on the horizon and explains the real-world impact of evolving cyber threats on businesses and consumers in the New Year. After a year of big data breaches like Home Depot and Sony, it’s easy to predict that cyber security will be a hot topic in 2015. The full report highlights the following 10 areas Sophos experts believe will have the biggest impact on security in 2015 and beyond: 1. Exploit mitigations reduce the number of useful vulnerabilities. Cybercriminals have for years feasted on Microsoft Windows. Fortunately, Microsoft has invested in exploit mitigations, which makes writing attack code more difficult. As the difficulty of exploitation increases, some attackers are moving back to social engineering, and we also see attackers focusing on non-Microsoft platforms. 2. Internet of Things attacks move from proof-of-concept to mainstream risks. In 2014 we’ve seen more evidence that manufacturers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices have failed to implement basic security standards, so attacks on these devices are likely to have nasty real world impact. The security industry needs to evolve to deal with these devices.  3. Encryption becomes standard, but not everyone is happy about it. With growing awareness of security and privacy concerns due to revelations of intelligence agency spying and newsworthy data breaches, encryption is becoming more important than ever, though not without controversy. Certain organizations like law enforcement and intelligence agencies are unhappy about the prospect of pervasive encryption under the belief that it may adversely impact safety.  4. More major flaws in widely-used software that had escaped notice by...
Sophos expands Security Offerings via AWS Marketplace

Sophos expands Security Offerings via AWS Marketplace

Philippines. November 12, 2014 – Sophos today announced the expansion of their product portfolio on AWS Marketplace with the addition of a new secure server option for customers on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Building on the success of the Sophos UTM Next Generation Firewall product, which is offered through AWS Marketplace, the new Sophos Secure OS delivers comprehensive security bundled with CentOS. Secure AWS Servers AWS provides a comprehensive, scalable cloud platform on which customers can build and host applications through the use of a simple web-based interface as well as an API. The new Sophos Secure OS will combine CentOS with comprehensive, preinstalled anti-malware protection in a single Amazon Machine Instance (AMI). The secure server option provides a time-saving and cost-effective alternative to IT professionals building their own infrastructure to manage security in a cloud-based server environment.  “Sophos has been a leader in developing enterprise security solutions on AWS and we are excited to see them continue to expand the number of products available on AWS Marketplace,” said Terry Hanold, Vice President, AWS Platform and Marketplace, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “In the cloud, security is a shared responsibility and the availability of Sophos Secure OS on AWS Marketplace provides customers with another great option to help them add additional layers of security to their enterprise applications on AWS.” Expanded Test Drive Options In addition to Sophos Secure OS, Sophos is also adding a new AWS Test Drive for their endpoint security solution featuring Sophos Enterprise Console. AWS Test Drives allow customers to evaluate products using a private IT sandbox environment containing preconfigured server-based solutions. The new offering complements...
Sophos provides the industry’s most complete security for android devices

Sophos provides the industry’s most complete security for android devices

Manila, Philippines – November 6, 2014 – After being recognised as an enterprise mobility management (EMM) market leader by Forrester, Sophos today is happy to announced the immediate availability of additional security and device management capabilities for the Android mobile platform. These simple-to-deploy, yet powerful solutions deliver mobile security for businesses of any size. IT professionals can now allow employees to take advantage of all that the Android platform has to offer without putting sensitive data at risk.  According to Nielsen, mobile users are now spending 30 more hours per month on mobile devices than on their laptops, and cybercriminals are taking notice. SophosLabs has identified over 1 million new and unique pieces of Android malware and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) just since the beginning of 2014. Android malware has grown 1,800 per cent over the last two years, by far the fastest growing of any attack surface. Approximately two billion mobile phones and tablets will be shipped this year, 85 per cent of those will be Android devices, and 75 per cent of apps on those devices will fail basic security tests. With a mix of corporate-owned and employee-owned devices being used for business anywhere and anytime, organisations clearly require a more comprehensive approach to mobile security. And that’s where Sophos comes in. “Users in Southeast Asia are no stranger to this trend with both enterprises and consumers riding on the BYOD trend and the explosion of Android devices in the region. As the number of time spent on mobile devices increases, so does the attack vector,” said Sumit Bansal, director for ASEAN at Sophos. “Proactive defense measures...