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October 1, 2015updated 21 Oct 2016 5:30pm

Rivals don’t innovate to tackle new cybersecurity adversaries, says Sophos CEO

News: New adversaries require innovative practitioners not silo by silo approaches

By Sam

Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman named security end point rivals Symantec and McAfee and network security rival Cisco as examples of firms who are failing to innovate to deal with the new type of cybersecurity adversaries.

In an exclusive interview with CBR Hagerman declared Sophos as able to cope with advanced threats because of its ability to allow different layers to communicate.

"It is the more innovative thinkers and practitioners as opposed to Symantec and Mcafee on end point or Cisco on the network who can best deal with the new adversaries. It is the next generation of security players, those taking a more creative and more disruptive approach to effective delivery who will succeed given the current threat landscape," says Hagerman.

Why that’s important, says Hagerman, is that in order to stay on top of advanced threats an approach is needed that is unlike that of most security players who take a silo by silo approach to security. Sophos, he says, allows different layers to communicate and share deep information.

Sophos is working on Galileo, a platform to enable communication between endpoint and network security solutions.

The company floated on the London Stock Exchange in July 2015.

Read the full interview

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