Sophos is the Top Ranked and Sole Leader in the Omdia Universe Report for Comprehensive XDR Solutions
OXFORD, United Kingdom, Jan. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, today announced that its Sophos Intercept X Advanced with XDR solution has been named the top-ranked and sole leader in the Omdia Universe report for comprehensive extended detection and response (XDR) solutions. The global research company ranked Sophos’ product the highest in nearly all capabilities categories – excelling above competitive offerings with industry-best threat response, deployment, management, pricing, and licensing – with Sophos Intercept X Advanced with XDR delivering “a dominant showing in Threat Response and Resolution, an area in which other solutions were underwhelming.”
According to Omdia’s analysis in the report, “Sophos should appear on organizations’ shortlist if they are in search of an enterprise-grade solution with intuitive usability across the board, when superior threat remediation with automated response actions for common scenarios is needed and if straightforward pricing and licensing are important, plus support from Sophos and its partners.”
“Omdia believes that the best Comprehensive XDR solutions deliver a fundamentally different approach to threat detection, investigation and response (TDIR) – one that’s faster, easier, more automated, and ultimately more effective,” says Eric Parizo, managing principal analyst, Omdia. “With this criteria in mind, it should be no surprise that Sophos Intercept X Advanced with XDR is the overall top ranked solution in the 2022-23 Comprehensive XDR Omdia Universe.”
Sophos Intercept X with XDR combines anti-ransomware technology, deep learning artificial intelligence, exploit prevention, and active adversary mitigations to stop attacks. All Sophos offerings are powered by threat intelligence from Sophos X-Ops, a cross-operational task force linking SophosLabs, Sophos SecOps and SophosAI, and are easily managed in the cloud-native Sophos Central platform or by Sophos Managed Detection and Response, a 24/7 managed detection and response (MDR) service used by more than 13,500 organizations.
Sophos recently added the ability to integrate vendor agnostic telemetry from third-party security technologies into its MDR service, providing unprecedented visibility and detection across diverse operating environments. The same vendor agnostic telemetry integrations will be available in the Sophos Intercept X Advanced with XDR in 2023.
The Omdia Universe is Omdia’s flagship comparative research vehicle. It is a vendor assessment approach designed to educate and inform the plethora of technology decision makers and end-users that engage with the broad Informa Tech portfolio.
- Learn about the threat landscape and trends likely to impact cybersecurity in the Sophos 2023 Threat Report
- Learn more about Sophos X-Opsand its groundbreaking threat research by subscribing to the Sophos X-Ops blogs and by following Sophos X-Ops on Twitter
- Learn more about attacker dwell times and insights into tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) in Sophos’ Active Adversary Playbook 2022
- Learn more about ransomware by name in the Ransomware Threat Intelligence Center
Sophos is a worldwide leader and innovator of advanced cybersecurity solutions, including Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and incident response services and a broad portfolio of endpoint, network, email, and cloud security technologies that help organizations defeat cyberattacks. As one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity providers, Sophos defends more than 500,000 organizations and more than 100 million users globally from active adversaries, ransomware, phishing, malware, and more. Sophos’ services and products connect through its cloud-based Sophos Central management console and are powered by Sophos X-Ops, the company’s cross-domain threat intelligence unit. Sophos X-Ops intelligence optimizes the entire Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which includes a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity and information technology vendors. Sophos provides cybersecurity-as-a-service to organizations needing fully-managed, turnkey security solutions. Customers can also manage their cybersecurity directly with Sophos’ security operations platform or use a hybrid approach by supplementing their in-house teams with Sophos’ services, including threat hunting and remediation. Sophos sells through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at www.sophos.com.
Contact: Sam Powers, Sophos@walkersands.com