Sophos is named a Leader in the Gartner UTM Magic Quadrant

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Gartner has named Sophos as a Leader for the 7th year running.

We’re very pleased to announce that for the 7th consecutive year, Gartner has named Sophos a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls) for 2018. We continue to be one of only three vendors in the Leader’s Quadrant which we firmly believe is a testimony to the strength of our product and strategy in the eyes of customers, partners and industry analysts.

The Magic Quadrant is based on an assessment of a company’s completeness of vision and ability to execute which includes a vendor’s understanding of important industry needs and trends and its ability to address them in an effective way.

Sophos continually leads innovation in solving today’s top problems with network protection. We were the first vendor to meaningfully integrate next-gen endpoint and firewall technology together to Synchronize Security – enabling health status monitoring, instant threat identification, and automatic isolation of infected systems. With every release we continue to push the possibilities of Synchronized Security further – with our most recent releases providing breakthroughs in application visibility. Synchronized Application Control, introduced in v17, elegantly solves an enormous industry-wide problem with signature-based application identification and control. Now, with the introduction of Cloud Application Visibility in XG Firewall v17.1, we now have the most comprehensive application coverage – for both desktop and browser-based applications – available anywhere.

As the only IT security company to be positioned as a Leader across both Unified Threat Management and Endpoint Protection Platforms – we believe we are uniquely positioned to continue to lead on this next generation of Synchronized Security.

Sophos also continues to push the envelope in zero-day threat detection by bringing the latest advanced technology from our next-generation endpoint to the firewall such as exploit detection, CryptoGuard and deep learning. Whether it’s our sandboxing, IPS, SSL inspection or web protection, we’re continually investing in innovative protection technologies to ensure your network is protected from the latest threats and potentially unwanted applications.

Although we’ve been a long-running leader in network protection, we’re just getting started. We’ve got a rich roadmap of innovation ahead that will provide tremendous value and solve more of your daily challenges with your network, further distancing us from the rest of the field. It’s a great time to be a Sophos customer or partner, but it’s never too late to join in on the excitement.

Find out what Gartner has written about us in the full Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management report (registration required).

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