UK firm hoping Mojave security platform will build on cloud success
Palo Alto ventures away from its sweet spot in enterprise security with the launch of Traps, a complementary technology that safeguards endpoints from malware. The new product shows how endpoint security is shifting from traditional antivirus technologies.
Security vendor Sophos continues the roll out of its cloud service, expanding support to Windows, Mac and mobile devices through a single console. The new cloud capabilities are part of Sophos’s pincer movement to encircle competition with cloud and hardware security solutions.
A federal court judge issued a stay in the employee-poaching suit between Sophos and Fortinet over key channel, sales and engineering staff. However, the court is allowing patent infringement claims between the two security companies to move forward.
An increasingly aggressive and ambitious Sophos is taking the wraps of its revamped channel program, which aims to make it easier for partners to sell and support its products. It’s also the beginning of a cultural changes that empowers Sophos partners to operate and sell independently.
Already pushing hard to expand its hardware business, security vendor Sophos announces its acquisition of India-based Cyberoam, a maker of unified threat management appliances. The deal makes Sophos a formidable contender in the crowded security software and hardware segment.
Security specialist Sophos, which is getting aggressive in its expansions in technology and market reach, officially opened its first Silicon Valley office. The facility will be familiar to many solution providers and customers.
The Fortinet lawsuit against Sophos for hiring away executives and staff isn’t an uncommon tactic for protecting investments in human and intellectual resources. Here are a few of the more memorable noncompete lawsuits that touched the channel, and many involve one company.
In an exclusive interview with Channelnomics, Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman says allegations that it’s systemically recruiting Fortinet employees are baseless and that a federal lawsuit is a “nasty scare tactic” designed to obscure the momentum its building in the market.
According to new research from Ponemon Institute, 58 percent of small and midsize firms do not see cyber attacks as a significant risk to their business.
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