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Paying Ransom Doubles Ransomware Attack Recovery Cost, Says Sophos

Many organisations have always considered paying cyber ransom whenever they are hit by a ransomware attack. Doing so might however not be a good...

Sextortion Money Trail Leads to Underbelly of Cybercriminal Activity, SophosLabs Report

Sophos has published a SophosLabs article, Following the Money in a Massive “Sextortion” Spam Scheme, that shows how the funds extracted from victims led...

Sophos Reports discovers 30 Fleeceware Apps Targeting iPhone users

Sophos has published a new report showing how Apple device users are being targeted by applications that overcharge users through costly subscriptions or unscrupulous...

Watch out! Scummy scammers target home deliveries

If you’re sitting at home right now, sheltering from the coronavirus pandemic – and there’s a good chance you are – then you are...

Sophos tracks significant COVID-19 related cyber-scams

Due to the ongoing global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, cyber criminals are taking advantage of unsuspecting users to breach their system. This might have a...

Sophos acquired for $3.9 billion in cash

Cybersecurity company Sophos has announced earlier today that it has been acquired. The firm was acquired by Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm in...

Sophos launches ‘Xstream’ version of XG Firewall

Sophos has introduced a new “Xstream” architecture for Sophos XG Firewall with high performance Transport Layer Security (TLS) traffic decryption capabilities that eliminate significant...

Sophos’ Intercept X secures Android and iOS mobile users from fleeceware applications

Sophos introduced Sophos Intercept X for Mobile with new security capabilities for Chrome OS devices and improved mobile threat defense for Android and iOS devices. The company...

Sophos’ MTR proactively hunts for and validates potential threats

Cybercriminals are continuously adapting new methods and increasingly launching hybrid attacks that combine automation with interactive human ingenuity to effectively evade detection. Once they gain a foothold, they’ll employ ‘Living off the...

Sophos enhances MSP Connect to enable its service providers unlock new revenue opportunities

Sophos has announced that it is introducing enhancements to MSP Connect, a program that makes it easier for Managed Service Providers to deploy,...

Developers to make API calls with SophosLabs Intelix, a Cloud-Based Threat Intelligence Platform

SophosLabs Intelix, a cloud-based threat intelligence and analysis platform enables developers to build more secure applications. Developers will be able to make API calls...

Sophos upgrades its Cloud Optix to simplify cloud security

Endpoint security leader Sophos has unveiled advancements to its Cloud Optix that automate and simplify the detection and response of cloud security vulnerabilities and...

How most prevalent and persistent ransomware families attack victims

Sophos has published How Ransomware Attacks, a playbook for defenders that explains how ransomware variants attack and impact victims. The playbook complements the 2020 Threat Report released...
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Sophos 2020 Threat Report: Cyber criminals are exploiting malicious Android apps, misconfigured cloud platforms...

Sophos 2020 Threat Report shows how cyber attackers are raising the stakes in ransomware, increasing stealth in malicious Android apps, exploiting misconfiguration in the...

Sophos Cloud Optix to provide cloud security vulnerabilities to Amazon Web Services Customers

Sophos today announced the availability of Sophos Cloud Optix on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. As a new agentless software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, Cloud Optix automatically discovers...

IT Managers are overwhelmed with Cyberattacks and Struggling to Keep Up, Sophos Survey

Sophos today announced the findings of its global survey, The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity, which reveals IT managers are inundated with cyberattacks coming from...

Sophos Acquires Rook Security to Provide Managed Detection and Response

Sophos, today announced that it has acquired Rook Security, a pioneer and leader in managed detection and response (MDR) services. Rook Security provides a...
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Sophos launches Intercept X for Server with EDR to help businesses battle new blended...

EndPoint security leader Sophos has today announced that it is launching Intercept X for Server with Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) to help businesses...
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Facebook stored up to 600 million user passwords in plain text

By now you have probably heard of the scary news of how Facebook stored millions of user’s passwords in plain text. The news was...
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Sophos Intercept X Achieves Highest Security Effectiveness Score in NSS Labs 2019 Advanced Endpoint...

Sophos announced that its next-gen endpoint solution, Sophos Intercept X, was recognized for having the highest security effectiveness and the most efficient TCO (total cost...
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Sophos Central Management Platform Now Features All Next-Gen Cybersecurity Protection from Sophos

Addition of Sophos XG Firewall provides advanced Synchronized Security capabilities for accelerated response to cyberattacks from a single cloud-based management console

Matrix Deconstructed: The trend for targeted ransomware continues

Endpoint security leader Sophos has released a new report  about a new ransomware family called Matrix. The malware has been operating since 2016 and Sophos...
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Sopho adds Lateral Movement Protection to XG Firewall to prevents threats from spreading

Sophos has now included lateral movement protection to prevent targeted, manual cyberattacks or exploits from infiltrating further into a compromised network. According to the SophosLabs...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

  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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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