A global leader in network and end point security Sophos has been named as a visionary by Gartner’s ‘Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls’. This is the first year that Sophos has been placed in the ‘visionaries’ quadrant of this report.
“We believe that the placement of Sophos as a visionary in the enterprise network firewall, Magic Quadrant recognizes the recent innovation in our XG Firewall series, the enhanced synchronized security capabilities and our strong road-map for the future, and also reflects our growing market share in this highly competitive market,” commented Sophos Enduser and Network Security Groups General Manager and Senior Vice President Dan Schiappa.
“The network security market has undergone significant development in the past three years; ‘next-generation’ is now the only generation of enterprise firewalls that can protect against today’s sophisticated attacks. Sophos continues to invest heavily in the development of its next-gen portfolio of highly effective security products that are simple to deploy, use, and manage. Organizations of all sizes need solutions that offer the highest levels of protection and value for money, and the growth of our network security business demonstrates that we are delivering products that meet those needs.”
In Sophos’ fiscal year which ended on March 31, 2017, reported billings for the network security business grew 17.8 percent to $319.1 million. For the same period, the UTM and next-generation firewall (NGFW) business represented approximately half of Sophos billings worldwide.
The Sophos XG Firewall is available on-premise as a hardware appliance or for all the major virtualisation platforms, and through the Microsoft Azure marketplace for securing infrastructure-as-a-service deployments in the cloud. Available models range from a desktop appliance with integrated Wi-Fi to rack-mount appliances that are purpose built for the data center. Pricing is available from authorized Sophos partners worldwide.
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