Sophos Provides Bundled Endpoint Solutions
Now that Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has ordered federal civilian agencies remove Kaspersky Lab endpoint software from their networks and the Government Services Administration (GSA) removed the Russian-based company from the approved vendors list, federal agencies and those companies that do business with them need to consider a replacement.
Sword & Shield Federal partner Sophos offers endpoint security, including data loss prevention, application control, malicious traffic detection and synchronized security, as well as ransomware protection that can protect all your devices in one simplified management console on-premises or in the Cloud.
Last month the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released this statement:
“The Department is concerned about the ties between certain Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence and other government agencies, and requirements under Russian law that allow Russian intelligence agencies to request or compel assistance from Kaspersky and to intercept communications transiting Russian networks. The risk that the Russian government, whether acting on its own or in collaboration with Kaspersky, could capitalize on access provided by Kaspersky products to compromise federal information and information systems directly implicates U.S. national security.”
Just yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that hackers under the supervision of the Russian government compromised National Security Agency data after identifying the files on a contractor’s personal computer through the computer’s Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus software.
Read more about how Sophos compares with other endpoint security products here.
An endpoint security solution protects your computers from malware and helps enforce your security policy on those computers. But it is just one part of an overall security strategy. Today’s organizations are wise to look beyond the endpoint to the protection of the entire enduser environment. Ideally, a single vendor provides a bundle of solutions that work together to give you consistent protection and policy enforcement throughout your organization. Working with a single vendor can provide better security, reduce administration and lower costs.
Find out how Sword & Shield Federal can be your single-point for all your agencies cybersecurity product and service needs by calling us at (800) 860-0075 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.