UK Volume 22 Superbrands UK Vol. 22 Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organisations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats, including ransomware Market Global businesses experienced a necessary shift to remote working at the start of the pandemic, and IT professionals played a pivotal role in enabling remote and hybrid working environments. Among other things, they enabled educational institutions to move to online learning, retailers to switch to online transactions, and healthcare organisations to deliver digital services and care under incredibly tough circumstances. IT teams also ensured public entities could continue to provide essential services. The accelerated need for digital transformation and remote working, in the wake of the ongoing pandemic, has expanded the attack surface for cybercriminals. This year, devastating ransomware attacks have unfortunately been a gold rush for cybercriminals, and it’s unlike anything the industry has ever experienced. This means the need for effective, comprehensive cybersecurity has never been more critical or urgent. Sophos provides advanced IT security solutions and services to help organisations of all sizes defend against ransomware and other cyberattacks. It is passionate about fighting cybercrime and unwavering in its commitment to constantly innovate and advance cybersecurity. Product Sophos delivers the industry’s most sophisticated, comprehensive and integrated portfolio of next- generation cybersecurity solutions and services to protect against the widest range of threats – including ransomware. Powered by threat intelligence, artificial intelligence and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, its award-winning solutions and services secure every endpoint – from laptops, mobile devices and servers to virtual desktops, web and email traffic. Sophos’ flagship endpoint solution – Sophos Intercept X – now includes Sophos XDR, launched in May 2021 as the only extended detection and response (XDR) solution that synchronises native endpoint, server, firewall, and email security. Organisations further benefit with Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR), a fully-managed threat hunting, detection and response service that provides a dedicated 24/7 security team to rapidly identify and neutralise sophisticated and complex threats. Sophos Intercept X with XDR, Sophos MTR and other pillar products – including Sophos Firewall and Sophos Cloud Security – share threat intelligence in real time for a coordinated and automated response to threats as part of the Sophos adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem, a new open security architecture for protection. Built on a cloud-based data lake with the industry’s richest data set, the ecosystem continuously learns and improves based on the collective input of Sophos solutions and services, partners, customers, developers, and other security industry vendors. The power of this comprehensive ecosystem is extensive, and organisations can use as much or as little as they’d like – and still see huge results: significantly improved security defences, fewer security incidents, and the ability to identify and respond to issues faster than ever before. Additionally, everything is easily managed through the Sophos Central management platform, delivering tremendous efficiencies and cost savings. Achievements Sophos protects more than 500,000 organisations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced and potentially crippling cyberthreats. It has led the industry for more than 30 years and is widely recognised for setting the gold standard in cybersecurity. Sophos has an award-winning suite of solutions and services with a proven track record of stopping ransomware attacks and advanced threats. Among its various analyst accolades, Sophos was named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms. It was also named a Customers’ Choice in the October 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Voice of the Customer: Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP) Sophos protected its customers against the Darkside ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline DID YOU KNOW?