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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

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

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.”

SE Labs – Sophos Testing

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.

Intercept X Overview

Sophos XG Firewall – Unified Security

In addition to endpoint protection, Sophos offers the XG firewall to protect your Internet connection at the gateway level.  The Sophos XG firewall works seamlessly with Sophos endpoint protection to provide a unified security platform that is unmatched.

Sophos Endpoint Protection Packages & Features

  • Endpoint Standard
    • Web Security
    • Download Reputation
    • Anti-Malware File Scanning
    • Live Protection
    • Pre-execution Behavior Analysis
    • Potentially Unwanted Application Blocking
    • Runtime Behavior Analysis
    • Automated Malware Removal
  • Endpoint Advanced (all features of Standard)
    • Web Control / Category-based URL Blocking
    • Peripheral Control (USB)
    • Application Control (Allow / Deny Software)
    • Data Loss Prevention
    • Malicious Traffic Detection
    • Synchronized Heartbeat with XG Firewall
  • Intercept X
    • Deep Learning Malware Detection
    • Exploit Prevention
    • Active Adversary Mitigations (Credential Theft, etc)
    • Ransomware File Protection (CryptoGuard)
    • Disk and Boot Record Protection (WipeGuard)
    • Man-in-the-Browser Protection (Safe Browsing)
    • Root Cause Analysis (Identify Source of Threat)
    • Sophos Clean

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