Why Sophos is a “breakout star” and a leader in endpoint encryption

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forrester-150It’s an honor to announce that we have been positioned as a Leader in Forrester Research, Inc.’s new report, The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Encryption, Q1 2015. We think this is strong validation that Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise Encryption 7 is among the very best encryption products available on the market today.

According to the report, “Sophos was the breakout star in this Forrester Wave evaluation, touting strong hardware-based encryption support, external media encryption policy flexibility, and file-level encryption functionality.”

What’s especially rewarding about our position as a Leader is that we believe it shows how our entire company contributes to our success, including our engineering, product management, sales and customer support teams.

What Forrester is saying about us

Forrester states that “security and operations admins will appreciate Sophos’ deep policy granularity and deployment flexibility in a variety of environments and use cases.”

Forrester also found that our “user support offerings and ease of deployment were consistently rated as exemplary by customers.”

Forrester evaluated vendors against 52 criteria grouped into three categories:

  • Current offering: examines the strength of each vendor’s product offering.
  • Strategy: critiques the viability and execution of a company’s strategy, including its market experience, future vision, integration strategy, global presence and engineering staff.
  • Market presence: metrics include install base, revenue and partner ecosystem.

Sophos earned the top rank in the Current Offering category, including the highest scores in the sub-categories “endpoint full-dish/volume encryption,” “file/folder encryption” and “external media encryption.”

We had the second highest overall score in the Market Presence category, with the top scores in the subcategories “technology partners” and “financial viability.”

And we also rank second overall in the Strategy category.

Why you need endpoint encryption now more than ever

In addition to evaluating vendors, Forrester’s report examines the critical need for organizations to implement endpoint encryption.

Forrester cites the explosion of consumer devices and services that are blurring the lines between work and personal lives as a primary reason why organizations need to endpoint encryption solutions. Meanwhile, a lack of endpoint encryption increases the risk that a data leak or compliance breach event will occur.

The report also states that endpoint encryption offers significant benefits beyond compliance.

Security and risk professionals should view endpoint encryption “not merely as a compliance ‘check box,’ but as an essential tool in their arsenal of data protection,” according to Forrester.

To learn more, download a complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Encryption, Q1 2015 report. (Registration is required).

More recognition for Sophos SafeGuard Encryption 7

Sophos SafeGuard Encryption 7 protects data on multiple devices and operating systems. Whether that data resides on a laptop, a mobile device, or in the cloud, Sophos SafeGuard Encryption 7 is built to match your workflow and processes without slowing down productivity.

In addition to our position as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Endpoint Encryption, Sophos SafeGuard Encryption 7 has earned Sophos a spot in the Leaders Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection for six years in a row.

Sophos SafeGuard Encryption 7 was also recognized in 2014 with the TechTarget Readers’ Choice Award for the best encryption solution.

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