Cybersecurity

IDC MarketScape names Sophos a leader in mobile threat management

Sophos, a company that offers next-generation cybersecurity, was named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Mobile Threat Management Software 2020 Vendor Assessment, which evaluates the product offerings and business strategies of 10 mobile threat management (MTM) vendors.


As a Leader in the IDC MarketScape, Sophos Intercept X for Mobile has robust capabilities in protecting Android, iOS, and Chrome OS users from known and never before seen mobile threats. The solution is supported by threat analysis from SophosLabs, which analyzes more than 400,000 daily malware samples to stay ahead of emerging threats, such as Fleeceware.

Fleeceware is a new type of mobile threat discovered by Sophos as applications that overcharge users for basic functionality available elsewhere on low cost or free applications. Sophos Intercept X for Mobile also features strong integrations including the Sophos mobile unified endpoint management (UEM); easy management in the cloud-based Sophos Central platform, which includes Sophos’ entire portfolio of next-generation cybersecurity solutions; and ongoing innovative research and development efforts.

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According to the IDC report, “Sophos’ combination of MTM and UEM products is rare among MTM vendors and unique among vendors in this study. This combination gives Sophos a strong advantage in situations where enterprises want a single vendor for both mobile device management and security enforcement.

“Mobile devices are ripe targets for a range of attacks, and the risks have never been higher than in today’s remote working environments where employees are using personal and company-owned devices to access sensitive data,” said Dan Schiappa, chief product officer at Sophos. “Sophos is relentless in its commitment to securing users no matter where they are or what device they’re using. We’re constantly innovating to stay ahead of emerging threats, and our leadership position is validation that we’re succeeding in doing exactly that.”