Partners

Advanced, Cloud-Native Security - Why Sophos?

By AppSmart / Nov 16, 2021

Sophos blog header

Key Facts
App name: Sophos
Industry: IT security
Solutions: Sophos Central Device Encryption, Sophos Cloud Optix, Sophos Email, Sophos Intercept X with XDR, Sophos Intercept X Endpoint, Sophos Intercept X with XDR and MTR
Global Headquarters: Abingdon, United Kingdom

Despite good intentions, the reality is that a high percentage of cybersecurity threats are still getting through defenses. The total number of data breaches in 2021 soared past 2020, putting 2021 on track for a record year. Reasons vary from weaknesses in companies’ cybersecurity framework to gaps in protection. Even running up-to-date endpoint protection technologies doesn’t mean all devices are secure, leaving many business leaders frustrated and apprehensive about how to move forward.

Cyberattacks are being launched in the largest volume, and with more sophistication than at any other time. Most organizations still lack the expertise and resources to fight back, and even best-of-breed point tools leave critical security gaps. Only a holistic view of a company's cybersecurity posture across cloud instances, endpoints, devices, email⁠—plus, the ability to drill down into any anomalies⁠—can thwart the most advanced attacks.

Solving the cybersecurity puzzle - Sophos

Technology Advisors who help companies boost cybersecurity readiness are well-positioned to accelerate their monthly recurring revenue (MRR) with new and existing customers. Sophos offers a suite of fully-synchronized, cloud-native data security solutions, currently protecting more than 400,000 organizations from the most advanced cybersecurity threats. Powered by the company's global threat intelligence and data science team, SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos solutions secure endpoints and networks against never-before-seen cybercriminal tactics. According to the 2021 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) Awards, the organization was also named as a best-in-class security provider. Sophos' products were voted best in endpoint, network, cloud, data security, and managed detection and response – all 20 subcategories.

Outpace the cybercriminal ecosystem

Part of eliminating security blindspots includes better network visibility and anticipating criminals ‘anti-anti-virus’ systems. Proactive protection against malware or ransomware, which can often go undetected for weeks or months, can also block attackers from initiating attacks where they create new accounts for re-entry, steal trophy data, or wipe out data backups. In a recent Cybersecurity Awareness podcast, Fraser Howard, Director of Threat Research at Sophos, explains why organizations are leaning heavily on Technology Advisors to outsmart cybercriminals. Howard explains: “...in many senses, if you’re a cybercriminal looking to maybe steal data, you probably like the fact that ransomware has taken all the headlines.” Cybercrime history is full of cases where one or a few kind(s) of notorious criminal groups, or a few notorious threats, have been the sole focus of law enforcement and press. And the reality is behind that, under the radar if you like, there has always been a whole bunch of other threats that, in many cases, might be more important and more of a risk to lots of people out there.”

“Cybercrime history is full of cases where one or a few kind(s) of notorious criminal groups, or a few notorious threats, have the sole focus of law enforcement and press. And the reality is, behind that, under the radar if you like, there has always been a whole bunch of other threats that, in many cases, might be more important and more of a risk to lots of people out there.” - Fraser Howard, Director of Threat Research at Sophos

Sophos gives your customers the best protection against modern threats with a next-gen cybersecurity suite for protecting endpoints, the network, security operations, email, and cloud instances. Selling Sophos also maximizes your revenue potential with new customers and opens up massive cross-sell opportunities - while ensuring customer success. On the AppSmart Marketplace, you can sell the Sophos cloud-native cybersecurity portfolio:

  • Sophos Central Device Encryption - Protect customer data, even devices that are lost or stolen, with easy to set up and manage device encryption
  • Sophos Cloud Optix - Secure cloud resources with complete visibility across multi-cloud environments
  • Sophos Email Encryption - Encrypt email automatically and transparently to safeguard data and meet regulatory requirements
  • Sophos Intercept X with XDR - Hunt threats to detect adversaries with extended detection and response (XDR) with unmatched endpoint protection
  • Sophos Intercept X Endpoint - Block threats to endpoints using deep learning AI, anti-ransomware capabilities, exploit prevention, and more
  • Sophos Intercept X with XDR and MTR - A fully managed service with 24/7 threat hunting, detection, and response

Stop unknown threats, block ransomware, and prevent costly exploits with synchronized security from Sophos available on the AppSmart Marketplace: Sophos Central Device Encryption, Sophos Cloud Optix, Sophos Email, Sophos Intercept X with XDR, Sophos Intercept X Endpoint, and Sophos Intercept X with XDR and MTR.