For the 11th time in the last 11 reports, Sophos has been named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) Magic Quadrant.
What makes Sophos a leader?
We believe our placement is driven by our strong endpoint protection, real-world endpoint detection and response (EDR) usability, as well as our unifying platform, Sophos Central. We believe Gartner recognized Sophos for our proven record at stopping ransomware, the deep learning technology that blocks never-seen-before malware, and our anti-exploit technology.
The changing endpoint protection marketplace
This year’s report represents a shift in Gartner’s view of the EPP marketplace. Over the past couple of years, more vendors have shifted down and to the left of the Magic Quadrant.
Last year there were 5 “Niche” vendors (bottom left quadrant); this year there are 10. Last year there were 12 “Visionaries” (bottom right quadrant); this year there are only 4.
Being a “Leader” in the Magic Quadrant for EPP every year of its existence is a fantastic achievement for Sophos. As the endpoint protection marketplace changes, we continue to evolve as well, driven by our increased brand awareness in enterprise organizations and 3rd party test results. Additionally, as EDR has become more tightly integrated with endpoint protection, Sophos is leading the way with an EDR offering that adds expertise, without adding headcount.
We believe we will remain well positioned going forward thanks to our continued excellence in endpoint protection, industry leadership in artificial intelligence, massive growth and ongoing enhancements for our EDR offering, and our upcoming managed detection and response (MDR) launch.
Intercept X Third Party Test Results
- AAA Rated for Enterprise – 100% total accuracy rating (Jan-Mar 2019)
- AAA Rated for SMB – 100% total accuracy rating (Jan-Mar 2019)
- Ranked #1 for Security Effectiveness
- Ranked #1 for Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
- Ranked #1 for Malware Protection (99.9% detection, 0 false alarms)
- Editor’s Choice
- AV-Test endpoint “Top Product”: 6/6 Protection, 6/6 Usability, 5.5/6 Performance
- AV-Test (Mac): Perfect Score 6/6 Protection, 6/6 Usability, 6/6 Performance
- AV-Test (Android): Perfect Score
Gartner Y19Q1 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Analyst(s): Firstbrook, Peter | Bhajanka, Prateek | Pingree, Lawrence | Webber, Paul | Zumerle, Dionisio | August 20, 2019
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