Sophos has announced that it has once again been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner’s 8 October 2015 “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection Solutions”.
The report is based on an assessment of a company’s ability to execute and completeness of vision. Sophos has been placed in the Leaders quadrant since 2009, which the company believes demonstrates a proven consistency in product delivery and a mature vision for the technology.
“We feel this continued recognition is a testament to the value Sophos places on protecting data across all devices and environments,” says Brett Myroff, MD of Sophos distributor NetXactics.
“Sophos’ encryption everywhere philosophy, combined with its vision that security can be simple, drives the company to develop security solutions that are both powerful and easy to use. Sophos is enabling organisations of any size to implement next generation endpoint security technologies that work as a system to better protect their users and their business.”
Sophos is the only IT security company to be positioned as a Leader by Gartner in three security Magic Quadrant reports: 22 December 2014 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP);l the 27 August 2015 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (UTM); and, once again, the 8 October 2015 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection (MDP). In June 2015, Sophos was placed in the Visionaries quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Suites.
According to Gartner, the majority of buyers will select a vendor who can deliver both EPP and MDP.  As noted in the 8 October 2015 report: “A more natural combination is for buyers to select Endpoint Protect (EPP) and MDP from the same vendor, resulting in better pricing and fewer points of management and support. Some vendors are good at making this connection with their buyers and others are not, resulting in missed revenue. Gartner experience indicates that at least two-thirds of buyers will select EPP and MDP together if they are aware that a vendor sells both product sets.”