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gartnerIf 2014 was the year of the data breach, then 2015 must be the 2.0 version. And after every new breach, (a few of the bigger ones this year: the “human resources department” of the US government, and the adultery site Ashley Madison) there’s a lot of hand-wringing and teeth gnashing about the state of cybersecurity.

Fortunately, more and more organizations are coming to realize that there is a solution – a way to keep data secure even when a security breach does occur. Encryption is, simply put, the best defense against data-hungry hackers, and the best prevention for the consequences of data loss for businesses and their customers.

Now there’s more good news for those looking for a top-flight encryption solution: Sophos has once again been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection – as we have been every year since 2005.*

There are a lot of things to consider when launching an encryption strategy and choosing a vendor. But looking at what independent industry analysts say about the encryption market is a good place to start.

We’re proud to be the only company placed in both the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection and the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management, which we think is a testament to the value we place on protecting data across all devices and environments.

In addition, Sophos is the only IT security company to be positioned as a Leader by Gartner in three critical security Magic Quadrant reports: Dec. 2014 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP), the Sept. 2015 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (UTM) and once again, the Oct. 2015 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection (MDP).

In June 2015, Sophos was placed in the Visionary Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM).

We were additionally recognized by Forrester, Inc. as the “breakout star” in its Forrester Wave: Endpoint Encryption report for Q1 of 2015, and we have been recognized by IT managers in the TechTarget Readers’ Choice Award for the best encryption solution.

We believe that we’re consistently rated as leaders in the encryption market because our philosophy of “security made simple” means you get the best data protection in a solution that’s easy to manage and won’t slow down your people as they go about their jobs.

“Our encryption everywhere philosophy, combined with our vision that security can be simple, drives us to develop next generation data protection that makes encryption a part of a complete security system,” says Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager, enduser protection group at Sophos. “We’re helping businesses of all sizes to implement enterprise-grade endpoint security solutions that just work – for their users and their business.”

To learn more about our encryption solutions, the overall encryption market, and the capabilities you need, download a complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection.

About the Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

*Utimaco was represented as a leader from 2005-2009, and acquired by Sophos in 2009.

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