A global leader in network and endpoint security, Sophos, announced its latest version of its own Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and mobile security solution.
Called as the Sophos 8, the newly released version enables system administrators manage and secure company-owned and personal computing and mobile devices through the Sophos Central platform alongside with Sophos Endpoint Protection and Intercept X to deliver simpler and more effective endpoint security for all businesses, regardless of its size.
Among its remarkable features include secured access of employees to the system with any devices of their choice, as well as management options for Mac OS, Windows 10, iOS, and Android gadgets. Including all the newest updates in mobile security and anti-ransomware technology, the Sophos 8 responds to the rampant growth of mobile malware and ransomware.
“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. 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,” Julius Suarez, Manager for Engineering ASEAN at Sophos said.
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 per cent 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.
Sophos Mobile 8 is available now both in the cloud-based Sophos Central platform and for installation on the customer’s own premises.