Sophos Product and Services News – June 2023

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Discover the latest news from our product team, including enhancements for Sophos Endpoint, Sophos Email, XDR Threat Analysis Center Dashboard, new Sophos NDR Insight Reports, and more.

Every day, we’re working hard to improve cybersecurity for you and your customers. Again, we have a number of exciting new releases and awards to share this month.


Sophos Endpoint

New Long-Term Support (LTS) packages are now available for Windows endpoints and servers, supported for 18 months, for customers with critical infrastructure with strict change control requirements. Over two hundred customers with requirements for enhanced software control are now using our new Enterprise Software Management capabilities, with Fixed-Term Support packages (FTS), Maintenance Release (MR) packages and now, Long-Term Support (LTS) packages.

Plus, our Account Health Check tool in Sophos Central keeps getting better. Less than six months ago we introduced an easy “Fix Automatically” option and I’m delighted to report that, so far, customers have fixed over twenty thousand insecure configurations using this capability! We also recently added the ability to ‘snooze’ failing checks, so customers can come back and review them later.

Lastly, at the end of May, we completed the rollout of a web performance optimization to all customer Windows endpoints and servers. This optimization improves the end-user experience for general web browsing and downloading large files.


Sophos XDR Threat Analysis Center Dashboard 

The new Threat Analysis Center Dashboard makes it easier for customers to quickly access actionable data in order to accelerate threat detection, investigation, and response. All XDR customers benefit from seven new visualizations (widgets) plus multiple widget views and the ability to interact with each widget in multiple ways to get the deep insights they need. The Dashboard is available for early Access (beta) now, and will be Generally Available (GA) at the end of the month. Learn more.


Sophos NDR Insight Reports  

Sophos Network Detection and Response (NDR), available with our MDR service, analyzes activity and traffic flows deep inside the network to detect abnormal, suspicious behavior that can be indicative of attack. Our new set of 23 queries and reports enables customers to explore the NDR data and flow-based activity that it sees.

The queries cover everything from identifying managed and unmanaged devices, to protocol usage and information on detections. Read the blog post to learn more, and watch the video to see the reports in action.


Quarantine API and Outbound Disclaimer in Sophos Email 

We recently delivered one of our most requested email enhancements: the ability to automatically add disclaimers to outbound messages. Sophos Email customers can now quickly add HTML or plain text disclaimers to their users’ messages, saving them time while increasing message security. Watch the video to learn more.

Plus, all Sophos Email customers now benefit from our new Quarantine API that lets them perform operations on messages in both Email Security Quarantine and Post Delivery Quarantine. Watch the video to see it in action.


Sophos Firewall and CloudFlare magic WAN integration 

Cloudflare magic WAN provides performant connectivity and routing for corporate networks at reduced cost and operational complexity. With this new integration, Sophos Firewall integrates seamlessly with Magic WAN, enabling customers to enforce security and protection capabilities in Cloudflare’s global network. Learn more.


Making the Economic Argument for Cybersecurity as a Service in Harvard Business Review 

With adversaries continuously innovating and industrializing their ability to evade defense technologies, cybersecurity-as-a-service (CSaaS) is often the most viable economic approach to managing cybersecurity. Our recent article in the Harvard Business Review makes clear the economic benefits of working with a specialist cybersecurity service provider like Sophos.



Sophos Named a Gartner® Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice for Network Firewalls 

Customers have spoken – naming Sophos a Gartner® Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice for Network Firewalls. Across 462 independent, Gartner-verified reviews, Sophos received an average rating of 4.7/5 as of March 2023. In addition, Sophos is the ONLY vendor named a Customers’ Choice for Network Firewalls in the Public Sector, Government, and Education segments.  Read the full report.


Sophos MDR Receives MSP Today Product of the Year Award 

These awards recognize the best-of-the-best products, services and solutions sold to end users through the Channel, and are a great endorsement of the tremendous synergy between Sophos MDR and our fast-growing MSP partner network. Read more.


Sophos Endpoint earns perfect scores in SE Labs Q1 2023 endpoint protection report
Sophos Intercept X Endpoint Protection ranked as the industry best in SE Labs’ protection tests in the first quarter of 2023, achieving AAA ratings across the board. In both the Enterprise and SMB categories, we achieved:

  • 100% rating for Protection Accuracy
  • 100% rating for Legitimate Accuracy
  • 100% rating for Total Accuracy

Here are the links to the latest reports: Endpoint Security: Enterprise | Endpoint Security: Small Business