Sophos warns of more SamSam ransomware copycat attacks in 2019

Instead of using mass spamming techniques to blast malware to millions of recipients in the hope of collecting thousands of dollars each from thousands of victims scattered all over the world, the SamSammers used a more pin-point approach. They identified lists of networks where they knew there was a security hole, such as a remote access […]

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Sophos Adds Endpoint Detection and Response to Intercept X Advanced

Sophos today launched the latest addition to its endpoint solution portfolio, Intercept X with EDR.  Powered by Sophos’ deep learning neural network, which is trained on hundreds of millions of samples to look for suspicious attributes of malicious code to detect never-before-seen threats, Intercept X with EDR provides organizations with broad, expert analysis of potential […]

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Sophos 2019 Threat Report unveils the rise of the hand-delivered, targeted

Sophos has launched its 2019 Threat Report providing insights into emerging and evolving cybersecurity trends. The report, produced by SophosLabs researchers, explores changes in the threat landscape over the past 12 months, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019. “The threat landscape is undoubtedly evolving; less skilled cyber criminals are being forced out […]

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Sophos introduces Sophos Intercept X for Server To Protect Businesses Against Cyber Threats

Sophos has today announced Sophos Intercept X for Server, its next-generation server protection with predictive deep learning technology that provides constantly evolving security against cyber threats. Sophos says its deep learning neural networks are trained on hundreds of millions of samples to look for suspicious attributes of malicious code and prevent never-before-seen malware attacks. According […]

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Sophos adds AI to its advanced email security

Global leader in network and endpoint security Sophos has today announced Sophos Email Advanced, the first email protection solution to offer predictive security with active threat protection (ATP), anti-phishing email authentication, and outbound scanning and policy support. SophosLabs research discovered that 75 percent of malware in an organization is unique to that organization which indicates […]

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Businesses at risk due to unidentified network traffic according Sophos Global Survey

IT managers from mid-sized businesses cannot identify 45 percent of their organization’s network traffic.  In fact, nearly one-in-four cannot identify 70 percent of this traffic putting their businesses at risk. This is according to findings from a new global survey by Network and endpoint security company Sophos. The survey, titled The Dirty Secrets of Network […]

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Sophos Introduces Predictive Protection in Intercept X with Advanced Deep Learning

More effective than traditional machine learning, deep learning gives Sophos Intercept X the highest detection rates and lowest false-positive rates in the next-generation endpoint security market. Sophos today announced the availability of Intercept X with malware detection powered by advanced deep learning neural networks. Combined with new active-hacker mitigation, advanced application lockdown, and enhanced ransomware […]

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“No Platform Immune from Ransomware”, SophosLabs 2018 Malware Forecast report reveals

Sophos today announced its SophosLabs 2018 Malware Forecast report. The report recaps ransomware and other cybersecurity trends based on data collected from Sophos customer computers worldwide during April 1 to Oct. 3, 2017. One key finding shows that while ransomware predominately attacked Windows systems in the last six months, Android, Linux and MacOS platforms were […]

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Sophos XG Firewall Delivers a Breakthrough in Network Visibility with Synchronized App Control

Sophos today announced the latest version of its next-generation Sophos XG Firewall that delivers a breakthrough in network traffic visibility. Using Synchronized Security to obtain information from the endpoint, XG Firewall can identify, classify and allow the control of all previously unknown applications active on the network, such as those which don’t have signatures or […]

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“Beware of BadRabbit” Sophos warns against new ransomware strain

Network and endpoint security leader Sophos has warned against a new ransomware strain known as BadRabbit targeting consumers and businesses. BadRabbit is among the strains of ransomware that users especially in Russia and Ukraine, have experienced for the past few months. BadRabbit appears to be automatically downloaded when users visit legitimate websites, but as it doesn’t use any exploits as […]

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Sophos expands its partner program to enables partners to secure Cloud platforms

Sophos is expanding its Partner Program for its channel partners to now training, certification and financial incentives that will help them support customers using or migrating to the public cloud. The company made this announcement becoming the first next-gen security vendor to introduce a program specifically designed to help partners address this revenue growth opportunity. Sophos also […]

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Sophos Appoints Clarissa Peterson as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Sophos today announced the appointment of Clarissa Peterson as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. She joins Sophos from Abt Associates, a global research and program implementation organization with projects in more than 50 countries bringing more than 20 years of experience as a senior leader within diverse global organizations. During her five […]

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Sophos Announces Super Star Campaign to motivate its Silver and Authorized MEA Partners

Sophos has today announced a new motivational campaign for its authorized and silver partners from the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The Sophos Super star campaign is designed to motivate partners with additional rewards for achieving their targets as well as  help in driving sales for the company’s latest security solutions. According to Mr. Harish Chib, […]

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Sophos Recognized as a Leader in 2017 Magic Quadrant Reports for Endpoint and Network Security

  Network and endpoint security Sophos has once again been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s June 20, 2017, “Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls).” The quadrant is based on an assessment of a company’s ability to execute and completeness of vision. Sophos is one of only three vendors to be […]

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Sophos warns internet users against Petya Ransomware outbreak

Many any organizations in Europe and the US were last week crippled by yet another ransomware attack known as “Petya”. This is the second major global ransomware attack after WannaCry in just two months. Petya is a new variant of the Petya ransomware family  and was first discovered in 2016. It encrypts MFT (Master File Tree) tables […]

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Sophos honors top Channel Partners from the Middle East and Africa region

  Network and endpoint security Sophos has awarded six of its top performing channel partners from the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The partners received the recognition at the company’s EMEA Partner Conference held in Lisbon, Portugal and were in recognition of the partners proactive approach and significant achievements in FY 17. Speaking during […]

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Sophos says its XG firewall is secure from WannaCry Ransomware

Security firm Sophos has issued a detection update for its customers after the WannaCry ransomware attack last week on Friday. The malware is reported to have effectively disabled over 200,000 computers running on Windows operating system in over 150 countries. According to SophosLabs, WannaCry mimics an old school computer insecurity technique where viruses swept files […]

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Sophos Server Protection products now optimized with CryptoGuard Technology

IT security firm Sophos has announced that its next-generation anti-ransomware ‘CryptoGuard’ technology is now available with its ‘Sophos Server Protection’ products. With this optimization, Sophos server protection products will now have signature-less detection capabilities that combat ransomware. “Servers are considered the jackpot for cybercriminals, since they can store confidential corporate and employee information, medical records […]

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Sophos Announces Unified Security and Control solution for Mobile Devices, Laptops and IoT devices

  Sophos has today announced its the latest version of its Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution. Known as Sophos Mobile 7, this new version extends containerization support for Android Enterprise (formerly “Android for Work,”). Sophos Mobile 7 will enable IT, administrators, to manage IoT devices and strengthens security features. Its security enhancements include antiphishing technology to protect users […]

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Sophos acquires Invincea for advanced machine learning for its Endpoint Protection Portfolio

Network and Endpoint Security leader Sophos has announced that it is acquiring  Invincea from its current shareholders for a cash consideration of $100 million with a $20 million earn-out.  Invincea, a visionary provider of next-generation malware protection has been consistently ranked as among the best performing machine learning, signature-less next-generation endpoint technologies in third-party testing. […]

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Sophos launches new solution to Combat Low Security Awareness Among End-Users

Sophos has today launched a new advanced phishing attack simulator and training solution to combat low-security awareness among end-users.  Known as Sophos Phish Threat, the solution is fully integrated with the company’s cloud-based security management platform, Sophos Central. With centralized management and automated campaign analysis, Phish Threat dramatically reduces the time and resources required to affect […]

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Sophos announces special partner initiatives for small businesses in Africa

Network and endpoint security leader Sophos has announced a new special training and incentive initiative for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) in Africa. The initiative for channel partners is designed to enable them to address small and medium businesses as a focus for their go-to-market activities.   Speaking on the new initiative, Mr. Harish Chib, […]

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Sophos Intercept X installs alongside existing endpoint security software from any vendor, immediately boosting endpoint protection by stopping malicious code before it executes.

Sophos unveils Sophos Intercept X to extend its Next-Generation Endpoint Security Capabilities

Sophos has announced has unveiled its next-generation endpoint security product that stops zero-day malware, unknown exploit variants and stealth attacks. Known as Sophos Intercept X, the product includes an advanced anti-ransomware feature that can detect previously unknown ransomware within seconds. Sophos Intercept X installs alongside existing endpoint security software from any vendor, immediately boosting endpoint […]

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Sophos recognized as a Quadrant Leader of Gartner’s 2016

Security solutions provider Sophos has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s Aug. 30, 2016, “Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management.” This is the 5th year the company has been recognized as a Quadrant.   The quadrant is based on an assessment of a company’s ability to execute and completeness of vision. Sophos […]

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Sophos email system now available on its Cloud-Based Management Platform

Security solutions provider Sophos has today announced that Sophos Email is now available on its cloud-based Sophos Central management platform. This means customers and partners can now manage their email protection solution alongside Sophos endpoint, mobile, the web and wireless security products from a unified, simple to use console. Sophos Email boosts security for cloud-based […]

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Sophos discovers customized malware for specific countries

Sophos, a network and endpoint organization has revealed a research that indicates a growing trend among cybercriminals to target and even filter out specific countries when designing ransomware and other malicious cyberattacks. To lure more victims with their attacks, cybercriminals are now crafting customized spam to carry threats using regional vernacular, brands and payment methods […]

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Sophos upgrades its Email Appliance to counter risk of cyber threats

Network and endpoint security firm Sophos has today announced that its has upgraded its email Appliance to counter cyber threats. With the upgrade, Sophos Email Appliance now includes Sophos Sandstorm, an advanced, next-generation sandboxing technology that quickly and accurately detects, blocks and responds to sophisticated, constantly-changing cyber threats. Sophos Sandstorm is an advanced persistent threat […]

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Sophos Mobile Security recognized for securing Android devices

Sophos a global leader in network and endpoint security has received the 2015 AV-TEST Best Android Security Award for Best Protection. Over a 12 month period and during six independent tests, Sophos Mobile Security for Android consistently achieved a perfect score for malware and threat detection. AV-TEST Institute is a globally recognized, independent IT security […]

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Sophos Report: Most companies unable to protect highly sensitive employee information.

A new survey by network and endpoint security firm Sophos has revealed how most companies are unable to protect highly sensitive employee information. The survey shows how information like banking details, human resource (HR) files and personal healthcare records are at risks due to the inability of companies take full advantage of encryption technology. The […]

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Sophos Mobile Control 6.0 to offer Security Solutions for Enterprise Mobility Management

Organizations will now be able to manage their business data while at the same time enhance user privacy after network and endpoint security firm Sophos announced the availability of Sophos Mobile Control 6.0 from the global network of Sophos certified partners. Sophos Mobile Control 6.0 comes with Sophos Secure Email, a container solution that isolates […]

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Sophos meets Kenyan patners to shares its new network security features

Network and endpoint security firm Sophos today met its partners in Kenya to showcase and educate them on new security features on their portfolio of security products. This according to the company is part of the multi-city Partner forums held in Africa, which have also been held in Nigeria and Tanzania. Dubbed “Discover Sophos”, the […]

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IT Leadership: Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

By Harish Chib, vice president, Middle East & Africa, Sophos Botnets are large volumes of distributed networked computers and devices that have been taken over by a cybercriminal. Botnets, also referred to as bots, are usually taken over by malicious software to enable remote control by a threat actor. They are set up and developed by […]

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SamSam: The new ransomware that has raised ransom demands of almost $6 million

Network and endpoint security leader Sophos has uncovered a new ransomware which it claims has raised vastly more ransom demands of almost of $6 million. Known as SamSam, Sophos says the ransomware is used in targeted attacks by a skilled team or individual, who breaks into a victim’s network, surveils it and then runs the […]

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Something Phishy: How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Scams

By Harish Chib, VP MEA Sophos. Phishing is one of the most common attack vectors for hackers who exploit end-user behavior as the weakest link in an organizations cyber-defense. For years, criminals have disguised attacks in email and today we see phishing emails as a primary delivery method for ransomware payloads. Phishing emails have led to […]

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Be cautious of cyber attacks this Black Friday

It is easy to feel overwhelmed by numerous Black Friday deals seemingly to fall out of the sky. They might be very tempting but not all of them are worth, some might be cyber traps waiting for you. John Shier, a Senior Security Advisor, from Sophos shares some tips on how to make sure you […]

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Opinion: Preparation is key when defending against DDoS attacks

By Bryan Hamman, Arbor Networks territory manager for Sub-Saharan Africa If you are well prepared with your security systems – deployed in a holistic manner – you can prevent generic threats from getting into your environment. With the right tools, processes, and people, you can detect and contain more advanced threats before they have an […]

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Rebecca Miano appointed acting KenGen MD and CEO

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has appointed Rebecca Miano as its acting MD and CEO. Mrs. Miano takes over from Albert Mugo who retired from the company on August 25.  She becomes the first woman to ever hold the position since KenGen was established. According to a notice sent out to shareholders on Friday by KenGen Board chairman Joshua […]

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