Sophos Product and Services News – June 2024

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Check out the latest news from our product team.

Over the last weeks, across our Partner Summits in the Americas and Asia Pacific and our roadshow in EMEA, I and specialists from the product team were able to talk to many of you and obtain your feedback.

One thing is certain from the sessions I attended: your commitment to delivering superior cybersecurity outcomes for our joint customers is unwavering. This dedication not only provides our mutual clients with the best protection but also drives the growth of both your business and ours.

Check out this month’s update for the latest product and services portfolio news, sales resources, and awards.

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Sophos DNS Protection: Now available

Sophos DNS Protection elevates internet security by instantly blocking access to unsafe and unwanted domains at the earliest opportunity. It’s included at no extra charge with all Sophos Firewall Xstream Protection licenses, making it a powerful tool for retention, upgrade, and new business acquisition. Learn more.

Sophos Central: Custom Dashboards are live

Customers can quickly build a bespoke view of their environment with our new Sophos Central Custom Dashboards, ensuring the information that matters to them is always at their fingertips. Watch and share the five-minute demo video to see the Dashboards in action. Learn more.

Sophos MDR: Demonstrating Proof of Value

To highlight the human effort the MDR team undertakes for customers, we’ve added three Proof of Value widgets to the Custom Dashboard (see above) and the MDR Dashboard:

  • Threat Hunt & Intel Effort
  • MDR Analyst Coverage
  • MDR Cases Summary

These first-of-their-kind displays demonstrate the “peace time” work that goes on behind the scenes, helping you showcase the full value of the MDR service to customers. These widgets are particularly helpful in renewal conversations.

Sophos Wireless and Sophos Switch: Active Threat Response now available

Active Threat Response empowers security operators and network administrators to isolate potentially compromised hosts across all Sophos Switches and AP6 access points on the network, elevating protection from advanced attacks. This is a unique differentiator for Sophos, and a great extension to all network, MDR, XDR, and NDR conversations. Watch the 90-second overview video below and get more details on the partner blog.

Sophos MDR and Sophos XDR: New F5 and Forcepoint integrations

Sophos MDR and Sophos XDR customers can now integrate telemetry from their F5 and Forcepoint firewalls, accelerating detection of network-based threats and opening up new sales opportunities. Both the F5 BIG-IP Application Security Manager and Forcepoint NGFW integrations are available via the Firewall Integration Pack. Get more details on the Sophos Community.

Sophos XDR: Detections enhancements

We continue to refine and enhance Sophos XDR, increasing users’ ability to defend against active adversaries – and giving you additional tools to grow your business. Enhancements this year include:

  • A new, intuitive suppression wizard that gives security operators greater control over detections
  • Sophos Endpoint detection summaries are automatically enriched with threat classification and high-fidelity threat intelligence, thanks to the streamlined integration with SophosLabs Intelix
  • New APIs enable operators to integrate Sophos XDR data seamlessly into their existing tools and workflows

Discover more.

Sophos NDR: Certified hardware now available

Customers can now choose from a range of certified hardware options to host their Sophos NDR sensors, including high-performance systems for high-throughput environments as well as compact, low-cost devices for branch offices. These options give customers additional flexibility to meet their unique network security requirements. Learn more.

Sophos X-Ops featured article: Operation Crimson Palace

This ground-breaking post reveals details of a Chinese state-sponsored operation targeting a high-profile government organization in Southeast Asia. Starting from an MDR threat hunt, the X-Ops investigation resulted in novel and valuable insights into complex, long-running cyberespionage campaign. A must-read exposé! Get the article.



Automated Sophos Firewall Audit Tool (from Sophos IT)

Sophos IT has developed an automated Firewall Audit Tool that enables users to audit Sophos Firewall estates in minutes. The tool makes it easier to meet compliance requirements and spot any misconfigurations that may impact availability. Sophos IT has made the tool freely available on Github. Speak to your local Sophos representative if you’re interested.

New/updated competitive assets

  • New Palo Alto Cortex XDR battlecard
  • New GenAI market overview videos for Sales
  • Updated FortiGate and Palo Alto firewall battlecards (new format)
  • Updated Endpoint battlecards for Microsoft, SentinelOne, CrowdStrike (new format)
  • Updated Huntress and Perch battlecards aimed at MSPs
  • Updated Firewall, Email, Switch, and Wireless battlecards

You can access all competitive intelligence on the Sophos Partner Portal.



Sophos Email awarded Spam+ Verified in the VBSpam test

Following significant engineering investments in Sophos Email in the last few years, we re-entered the VBSpam public test this quarter and were awarded Spam+ Verified award – the highest recognition available. In the words of Virus Bulletin:

“Sophos marks its return after some years to the VBSpam test with an impressive performance, being the only solution in this test to block all the malware and phishing samples.”

Learn more.

Sophos recognized (again!) as a Gartner Customers’ Choice for Firewall

We’re proud to be named a Customers’ Choice vendor in the 2024 Gartner® Peer Insights™ Voice of the Customer for Network Firewalls. We see this as a reflection of our superior customer experience.

“Sophos Firewall has amazing comprehensive security features … this product is very reliable and an effective solution for us and many organizations like us,” one customer shares.

Customers have recognized Sophos with an average overall rating of 4.8/5 based on 377 reviews as of March 2024, making Sophos the second highest-rated and most-reviewed vendor in the report. Access the report.

MITRE Engenuity™ ATT&CK® Evaluations for Managed Services: menuPass + BlackCat

MITRE Engenuity has released the results from their latest ATT&CK Evaluations for Managed Services. Sophos’ participation in the latest evaluation further validates our position as an industry-leading MDR provider and trusted cybersecurity partner to over 22,000 customers. Learn more.

SE Labs Enterprise Security – AAA Award for Sophos Endpoint (Intercept X)

Sophos Endpoint continues its long-standing stellar performance in the SE Labs tests with another AAA award in the January-March 2024 tests. Get the factsheet.

AV-Test Business Windows Client – perfect score for Sophos Endpoint (Intercept X)

Sophos Endpoint (Intercept X) earned another perfect protection score in AV-Test’s Business Windows Client test.

SC Awards Europe – Sophos MDR wins ‘Best Managed Security Service’

Sophos Managed Detection and Response has been named ‘Best Managed Security Service’ in the 2024 SC Awards Europe.