Sophos' unified approach to endpoint management enables consistent security policies and secure access to resources regardless of an employee’s choice of device.
Sophos delivers management solution with new next-gen endpoint security
(philstar.com) - March 9, 2018 - 11:45am

MANILA, Philippines — Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, announced on March 1 Sophos Mobile 8, the latest version of its Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and mobile security solution. It lets system administrators manage and secure corporate-owned and personal Mac, Windows, and mobile endpoints in the Sophos Central management platform alongside Sophos Endpoint Protection and Intercept X to deliver simpler and more effective endpoint security for businesses of all sizes.

This unified approach to endpoint management enables consistent security policies and secure access to resources regardless of an employee’s choice of device. 

Sophos Mobile 8 also adds a range of management features such as MacOS management and configuration, Windows 10 application management, and extended Android and iOS management functionality.

Sophos Mobile 8 includes the latest in mobile security and anti-ransomware technology to protect devices against the evolving threat landscape. Released

"As mobile internet usage in the Philippines continues to grow, mobile devices are becoming the fastest growing target for malware. With businesses and their employees becoming more reliant on these devices, there is a need to increase corporate security to handle these threats,” said Julius Suarez, manager for Engineering ASEAN at Sophos.

“Sophos Mobile 8 enables IT admins in any size of business to manage and secure MacOS, Windows, and mobile endpoints from a single management platform. This streamlined approach to security management helps both administrators and users save time and effort, improving productivity across the business,” Suarez added.

Protection from evolving threat landscape

Responding to the rise in mobile malware and ransomware, Sophos Mobile 8 includes the latest in mobile security and anti-ransomware technology to protect devices against the evolving threat landscape.

In 2017, SophosLabs processed more than 10 million Android samples (up from 8.5 million in 2016) submitted by customers for analysis. Within that sample, nearly 3.5 million were deemed potentially suspicious or malicious apps, 77 percent of which were malware. 

More recently, SophosLabs discovered attackers are increasingly using Google Play to hide malicious apps like cryptocurrency mining or unwanted advertising that can cause a variety of problems for Android users.

“To protect user productivity whilst providing a secure environment, our Unified Management solution that provides market-leading levels of detection and protection, delivers endpoint protection based on the ability of deep learning technology,” said Sumit Bansal, managing director of ASEAN and Korea at Sophos.

“Ultimately, our vision is to embed predictive security layers to all endpoints including mobile devices, providing comprehensive security tools to maintain a safe and productive working environment,” Bansal said.

Sophos Mobile 8 is available now both in the cloud-based Sophos Central platform and for installation on the customer’s own premises.

Read more on Mobile malware and other threat issues in Sophos’ 2018 Malware Forecast.

 

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