Sophos ready to announce Sophos Cloud and Project Galileo

Anoosha Pervaz by Anoosha Pervaz - September 17th, 2014

Sophos will make public a range of network, endpoint and server security solutions at GITEX. These will include Endpoint Antivirus, SafeGuard Encryption and Sophos Server Protection; spotlight would be on Sophos Cloud and […]

Sophos acquires security provider Cyberoam Technologies

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 11th, 2014

Sophos has announced today the acquisition of network security provider Cyberoam Technologies.

SophosLabs’ trends to watch in 2014

SophosLabs by SophosLabs - December 22nd, 2013

Major technology developments over the last year—and a series of revelations about the National Security Agency that shook the international security community—made 2013 an interesting year. In highlighting the past year’s security events, we’ve considered some emerging trends we are likely to see in the coming year.

Sophos: SMB managers unaware of IT threats

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 20th, 2013

Sophos has released results of a study which shows some alarming findings on senior management’s knowledge of security procedures in SMBs.

Average user carries 2.9 devices – Sophos

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - March 17th, 2013

A new Sophos survey has found that the average technology user carries 2.9 devices. The vendor’s Naked Security site conducted a survey of more than 2,200 users worldwide, asking readers how many devices […]

Sophos unveils Mobile Control 3.0

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - February 5th, 2013

Sophos on Tuesday unveiled Mobile Control 3.0, the latest version of its MDM (mobile device management) product for Android-based tablets and smartphones. The new version includes support for Samsung SAFE (Samsung for enterprises) […]

Sophos rolls out mobile apps for anti-malware, encryption

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - September 30th, 2012

Sophos today announced a free anti-virus defence app for Google Android devices which works via the Sophos cloud-based service. Separately Sophos also made available Android and Apple iOS apps for securing files held in the […]

Sophos partners with Facebook for user protection

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - April 26th, 2012

IT security and data protection company Sophos today announced a partnership with Facebook to help protect users from links that lead to malware or malicious sites. Facebook will use the website reputation service […]

Sophos launches MDM tool to simplify IT consumerisation

Pallavi Sharma by Pallavi Sharma - December 20th, 2011

IT security and data protection company Sophos today announced Sophos Mobile Control 2.0, the latest version of its award-winning mobile device management solution, which ensures customers have complete protection everywhere and on any […]

HTML5 to create new challenges for security pros in 2012: Sophos

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - December 4th, 2011

The move to HTML5 will enable a whole host of new web applications, but could also create new challenges for enterprise security professionals, according to UK security firm Sophos. In its security predictions […]

Sophos strengthens technical leadership with cloud security pioneer

Pallavi Sharma by Pallavi Sharma - October 25th, 2011

Global IT security and data protection firm Sophos today announced the appointment of Gerhard Eschelbeck as CTO and senior VP. Eschelbeck, one of the world’s foremost experts on vulnerabilities and network security, will […]

Sophos: 64% of IT professionals worry about data on mobile devices

Pallavi Sharma by Pallavi Sharma - October 19th, 2011

In a survey carried out on the sidelines of GITEX Technology Week 2011, 64% of respondents said they wouldn’t be confident that data stored on a mobile device belonging to their organisation would […]

Sophos to tap demand for integrated security solutions at GITEX

Pallavi Sharma by Pallavi Sharma - October 2nd, 2011

As more companies in the Middle East move towards consolidating their IT security requirements into one integrated solution, global IT security and data protection company, Sophos, incorporating Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution provider […]

Sophos to showcase integrated security solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2011

Pallavi Sharma by Pallavi Sharma - September 13th, 2011

As more companies in the Middle East move towards consolidating their IT security requirements into one integrated solution, global IT security and data protection company, Sophos, incorporating Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution provider […]

Black Hat SEO and social media threats on the rise: Sophos

Pallavi Sharma by Pallavi Sharma - August 2nd, 2011

IT security and data protection firm Sophos has published its Mid-Year 2011 Security Threat Report. The report reveals that fake anti-virus and search engine poisoning have become more commonplace and, since the beginning […]

Fake Firefox warnings lead to scareware: Sophos

Pallavi Sharma by Pallavi Sharma - June 2nd, 2011

IT security and control firm Sophos is warning people to be vigilant, following the discovery of an advanced ‘scareware’ campaign that presents users of Firefox with fake warnings that are designed to scare […]

Sophos introduces enhanced encryption solutions

Pallavi Sharma by Pallavi Sharma - May 22nd, 2011

IT security and data protection company Sophos today announced the availability of a number of new and enhanced enterprise product lines that together offer complete protection anywhere and on any device. With continuous […]

Sophos to buy firewall maker Astaro

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - May 7th, 2011

Security vendor Sophos plans to buy Astaro, a maker of network security software. The deal, announced Friday, gives Sophos an array of new products for securing corporate networks from online attacks. Sophos is […]

Sophos reinvents antivirus with cloud lookup

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - June 15th, 2010

The company announced the cloud-based 'Live Protection' system as part of the new version of its all-in-one business security client, Endpoint Data Protection 9.5. PCs running the software still use local signature databases […]

Sophos adds DLP to desktop anti-malware

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - October 11th, 2009

Sophos has added data-loss prevention capabilities to its desktop anti-malware software, the security firm says, promising gateway-based DLP in the future as well. Endpoint Security and Data Protection 9 combines a fully-integrated desktop […]

Sophos beams up free Klingon antivirus app to Star Trek fans' PCs

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - May 21st, 2009

Hard on the heels of the success of the revamped Star Trek franchise, security company Sophos has released a Klingon-language version of a free malware scanning tool it uses to show Earth-bound customers […]

Hacker headspace

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - August 19th, 2014

With cybercrime an ever-present danger, hackers around the world attack user data for financial and political gain. But they are not all bad. CNME takes a look at the mindset of hackers good and evil, and how they constantly ask questions of governments and top companies.

A safe bet

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - July 7th, 2014

The OS wars are nothing new. Every user has a laundry list of reasons why their operating system is king. One of the key points in determining which OS reigns supreme is security. CNME investigates the security successes and pitfalls of the most commonly used operating systems.

Virtual lock down

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - May 15th, 2014

Virtualisation has made the data centre a more flexible and agile place. However, the trade-off in this software-defined shift is a measure of complexity when it comes to protecting our data. Enterprises must reconsider their protection strategy to reflect the new, virtualised world.

The death of Internet privacy

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - March 26th, 2014

In the age of constant connection, internet users are sharing more and more sensitive information online. As hackers become more organised and the amount of data stored in the cloud increases, the potential for leaks of sensitive data becomes magnified.

Syrian Electronic Army breaches 1 million Forbes accounts

John E Dunn by John E Dunn - February 18th, 2014

The Syrian Electronic Army has defaced the Forbes news website and publishing the names, email addresses and encrypted passwords of over a million of its users.

The ‘mobile first’ approach

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 17th, 2014

Will CIOs be forced to take a ‘mobility first’ approach to building networks and is the Middle East really ready to put mobile first?

The ‘mobile first’ approach

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 3rd, 2014

IDC recently predicted that CIOs will be forced to take a ‘mobility first’ approach to building networks, whereby mobility solutions and BYOD policies are integrated into infrastructures. How accurate is this prediction, and is the Middle East really ready to put mobile first?

The ‘Uncertainty Index’

Michael Goedeker, Director Pre Sales ESG, CEEMEA by Michael Goedeker, Director Pre Sales ESG, CEEMEA - December 17th, 2013

The potential business impact of cyber attacks and data loss, along with high-profile data breaches experienced by organisations like LexisNexis andEvernote, seems to have done little to convince small and mid-size businesses that they should be making cyber security a priority.

MDM: The ultimate guide

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - November 12th, 2013

With some commentators labeling the BYOD trend as unstoppable, organisations are now turning to MDM to ensure the security of their networks. But how should MDM be tackled?

Big Data: big threat?

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - November 5th, 2013

“Collecting more and more unstructured data will open up another whole degree of attractiveness and may well lead to attackers seeing value in a form not previously recognised by the organisation that owns the data.”

New York Times site outage caused by attack on domain registrar, company says

Jaikumar Vijayan by Jaikumar Vijayan - August 28th, 2013

The New York Times blamed a prolonged website outage on Tuesday on a hacking attack at the company’s Australia-based domain name registrar, Melbourne IT.

WatchGuard rates highest in UTM

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - July 21st, 2013

WatchGuard Technologies has been awarded a “Performance Verified Certification” by independent test lab, Miercom, for performing nearly 3.5 times faster than competing unified threat management (UTM) solutions with standard UTM features enabled. The […]

Enterprise anti-virus software test puts Kaspersky software out front, Microsoft at bottom

Ellen Mesmmer by Ellen Mesmmer - July 15th, 2013

Dennis Technology Labs said the most accurate product was Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows.

Gartner security survey: McAfee up, Trend Micro down

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - June 2nd, 2013

A Gartner report about the security software market out today shows that number-two-ranked McAfee enjoyed the most overall growth last year, Trend Micro slipped but stayed number three, and Symantec held onto its […]

Security experts warn against Facebook Home

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 9th, 2013

Facebook Home, the new app that replaces the home screen on an Android smartphone, should be banned from corporate networks to avoid unnecessary security risks, experts say. Facebook introduced Home on Thursday, aiming to […]

Washington, Seoul collaborate on cyber protection

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 4th, 2013

Recent massive cyber attacks that paralysed computer networks at several South Korean banks and broadcasters, strongly suspected to have been launched by North Korean hackers, have prompted Washington and Seoul to come up […]

FireEye launches new threat protection platform

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - March 3rd, 2013

Security company, FireEye, has announced a new threat protection platform designed to help enterprises deploy new security models to counter modern cyber attacks. Many traditional defences, such as firewalls and anti-virus, are not […]

Are 8 Windows more shatterproof than 7?

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - February 12th, 2013

So far, the evidence suggests Windows 8 has hardly been the gleaming success that Microsoft no doubt hoped it would be. Microsoft might argue that Windows 8 has met sales expectations by selling […]

Experts defend password-based security

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - January 20th, 2013

Despite news that Google’s security team is experimenting with ways to replace passwords for logging in to websites, security experts have warned that passwords should not yet be tossed. Many experts have, however, […]

Yahoo catches Microsoft, Google on webmail security

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - January 9th, 2013

Yahoo has started providing webmail users the option of using a secure connection, matching a similar feature Google and Microsoft have offered for several years. Yahoo’s delay in providing a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) […]

Cyber criminals increasingly abusing .eu domains

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - November 25th, 2012

Cyber criminals are increasingly using .eu domain names in their attack campaigns, according to data from multiple security companies. “Numerous malicious .eu domains have been registered during November which are being used to […]

Security vendor Crossbeam bought by private equity firm

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - November 12th, 2012

Crossbeam has been bought by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, opening up the door for the security company to expand its product line both in-house and via acquisitions. Known for its high-end X-Series hardware that […]

Gartner: Social engineering, big data top security priorities for 2013

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - November 12th, 2012

The technique of using deception and manipulation to gain sufficient knowledge to dupe an unwary individual, employee or company into revealing personal information has the potential to be one of the biggest security […]

On the move, on the money

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - October 9th, 2012

Mobility has changed the whole landscape of the enterprise. People now want to be able to work from anywhere, at any time and on any device. Studies have shown that people are subsequently […]

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