7 Ways Sophos Outranks Other Cybersecurity Solutions on the Market

7 Ways Sophos Outranks Other Cybersecurity Solutions on the Market Today’s cybersecurity solutions are complex and multi-layered. They have to handle virus and malware control, end point security, email and phishing protection, web security, and much more. With so many moving parts, it’s not uncommon for a data security platform to do one thing well, but to fall short in other areas. It’s hard to find a solution that can handle each area of a company’s data security infrastructure with the same excellence and reliability to give you rock solid protection throughout your entire technology infrastructure. When it comes to a head-to-head comparison, one product has managed to outrank multiple others in its field. It’s a platform that Unity IT works with and uses as a foundation for our managed IT security services. The product we’re talking about is Sophos Intercept X. Sophos Intercept X is a leader in fully integrated end-to-end endpoint protection, covering all the bases when it comes to IT security. And no matter what size your business is, data security is most likely one of your most important IT concerns. 61% of organizations have experienced an Internet of Things (IoT) security attack. Every year, it seems we’re doing more of our work online, and IoT devices, like smart lighting and smart security systems, have only increased the need for an all-in-one solution that can handle multiple types of attacks and protect multiple devices and systems. So, why is Sophos such a popular option for solid IT security? We’ll go over the details and data next.

What is Sophos Endpoint Security Platform?

First, let’s briefly go over what Sophos does. The term “endpoint security” is one of those all-encompassing terms that doesn’t really get into the details, so we’ll break it down and tell you which areas of cybersecurity this software can help you handle.

Foundational Capabilities

  • Anti-malware/antivirus
  • Application lockdown
  • Behavioral monitoring/Host intrusion prevention
  • Web protection & control
  • Data loss prevention (DLP)

Modern Capabilities

  • Machine learning
  • Anti-exploit
  • Ransomware-specific
  • Credential theft protection
  • Process protection
  • Endpoint detection & response
  • Incident response
So, from your network to your devices to going online, Sophos is monitoring for any threats and protecting your entire technology infrastructure.

The Facts & Figures: Why Sophos Intercept X Comes Out Ahead

Testing multiple layers against multiple threats to see which security platform outperforms the others takes a coordinated effort by experts. And several experts have put Sophos at the top. Here are seven reasons this is the “go to” IT security solution for businesses in Fresno and around the world.

Security Effectiveness & TCO

Sophos showed a combination of cost and security effectiveness in an NSS Labs test. Their 2019 AEP Group Test evaluated the effectiveness of 19 different endpoint security products, and Sophos Intercept X was recognized as having the highest security effectiveness and the most efficient TCO (total cost of ownership) of any of the competing products.

Malware Detection

Malware continues to be on the rise, increasing 40% in just the last two years. In a test conducted on six different vendors by MRG Effitas, Sophos came out #1 at detecting malware and #1 at detecting potentially unwanted applications.

Blocking Exploits

An exploit is a cyberattack that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in applications, hardware or networks. In the MRG Effitas Exploit and Post-Exploit Protection Test Sophos Intercept X was able to block more than twice the number of exploit techniques as the competing products. 7 Ways Sophos Outranks Other Cybersecurity Solutions on the Market

Small Business & Enterprise Endpoint Protection

The security of your network is equally as important whether you’re an enterprise corporation or small business. Sophos scored equally as well in the SE Lab Endpoint protection report. Out of 11 products tested, Sophos Intercept X was ranked #1 for both enterprise and small business endpoint protection.

Leader in the Industry

The Garner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms takes a bird’s eye view of security products by rating vendors on their completeness of vison and ability to execute. Sophos was among only three vendors named as a leader in this industry.

Product & Strategy

In an extensive product evaluation by Forrester Research, Inc., which includes interviewing customers, Sophos was named a Leader in the Forrester Wave™ for Endpoint Protection Suites based upon the strength of their product and their strategy.

Catching What Others Miss

One way you know an IT security platform is the one you want is if it can catch exploits that other programs miss. ESG Labs tested Sophos Intercept X and found that it stopped “100% of the exploit techniques that were missed by the traditional antivirus application.”

Learn More About Sophos Intercept X Today

If you’re looking for expert IT security in Fresno, Unity IT can help! Get a free demo of Sophos Intercept X and see why it’s been out performing the competition again and again. Book your free consultation today by calling at 559-297-1007 or using our contact form.