Product Comparison

Sophos Endpoint Protection vs Trend Micro Apex One

Common Comparisons

Overall Score
Threat Protection
Threat Detection and Response
Management Console
Scalability

Summary

Review date: March 1st 2019

Snapshot: Protection for all endpoint devices, on premise or in the cloud, through one management console.

What is Sophos Endpoint Protection?

Sophos Interpt X is platform for detecting and stopping threats Endpoint Threats. It has a focus on delivering a simple and secure platform. It offers one accessible management console for IT departments to manage all IT devices, and the client can either run in the cloud or as an on-premise solution. It promises to automate the process of identifying threats, isolating them to stop them spreading and removing them from devices. It uses deep learning systems to look for the common signs of attack rather than relying on signatures, which they argue makes it more proficient at spotting zero-day attacks. The Sophos EPP Platform anti-virus is based on the Intercept X platform Sophos acquired in 2017. This specializes in deep machine learning algorithms to hanti-malware, HIPS and malicious traffic detection help protect endpoints against threats.

For: Companies looking for strong threat protection with a granular management controls.

Not For: Small businesses looking for a low cost, anti-virus solution.

Features

  • Strong threat protection against ransomware and credential theft with machine learning algorithms powering automated defence
  • Cloud based administration console manages all endpoints, but also with other Sophos platforms including secure web and email gateways
  • Protection against malware, and malicious web traffic
  • A range of policies are available within the admin console, including web filtering, application controls and device controls including peripheral control
  • Performance is strong, with update downloads typically under 30KB to minimize disruption and keep storage costs low
  • Flexible product purchasing so that customers can choose cloud based management with reporting, and upgrade to the Intercept Endpoint Protection if they want

Expert Insights

Sophos has a strong focus on given admins granular controls and policies to stop threats from reaching devises. The management component is a key feature of their EPP platform, with management able to filter web content, set device controls, decide what apps can be downloaded and even decide what peripherals devices can use. This can all greatly increase the overall security of an organisation, especially if a large number of employees work remotely. Alongside these threat protection controls, the detection and response is powerful. Based on Intercept X, a machine learning powered threat detection system acquired by Sophos in 2017, this platform is adept at isolating and removing advanced Endpoint threats.

The management console is clean and accessible with customers suggesting that it’s easy to configure and manage and works well. It’s cloud based and so can be accessed from anywhere, with a full range of reports and controls. It also works as one management console with all of the other Sophos security products including Secure Email Gateways and Web Filtering. This makes it an easy option to recommend for existing Sophos customers. For other customers looking for Endpoint Protection with a range of strong management controls and threat protection, this is a good option for you to consider.

Overall Score
Threat Protection
Threat Detection and Response
Management Console
Scalability

Summary

Review date: March 1st 2019

Snapshot: On, Premise, Cloud based and Hybrid Endpoint Security.

What is Trend Micro Apex One?

Trend Micro Apex One is a automated threat detection and response platform for Endpoint Devices. It aims to protect businesses from a growing variety of threats like malware and ransomware. It offers multiple deployment options and hybrid solutions, making it a good option for large organizations looking for a mixture of cloud based and on-premise solutions. It aims to help to minimize the exposure of business devices to threats while giving actionable insights and controls to admin teams. Trend Micro is one of the largest vendors in the EPP market with a comprehensive suite.

For: Organizations looking for flexible deployment options for their Endpoint Protection Suites .

Not For: Organisations’ looking for an easy to use and configure Endpoint Protection solution, or companies using MacOS devices.

Features

  • A single management console is used to review all reporting of end point threats and control response policies and device controls
  • Protection for mobile devices, with the Endpoint Protection agent available as a mobile app to ensure mobile threat protection and app management
  • Machine learning based security with behavioural analysis to ensure that Endpoints are protected from advanced threats
  • Automated detection and response features that stops and spots threats while helping to reduce the burden on IT departments
  • Advanced ransomware security that protects against suspicious files, malicious activities and can recover lost files if necessary
  • Flexible deployment with cloud, on-premise and hybrid solutions
  • Popular ‘OfficeScan’ module that scans files for viruses and malware

Expert Insights

Trend Micro’s Endpoint Protection platform is a comprehensive security tool that’s suited to a large number of users. It has advanced threat protection capabilities, able to protect businesses from multiple malware and virus attacks. However, Gartner has reported some customers report ‘poor threat detection’ with this platform. It uses machine learning algorithms to scan and detect threats, with behaviour analysis and ransomware security to protect against spyware and advanced threats. The optional investigation tool Trend Micropoint Sensor is a good additional layer of threat detection and response for this platform, which offers a manged detection response informed by expert analysis. All of these threat detection platforms are fully automated helping to reduce the workload of IT departments.

The management console is fully featured, giving a detailed overview of connected Endpoints and security reporting. This platform allows admins to control policies and controls across all endpoints easily. The platform has great controls for mobile devices especially, allowing admin to control which apps mobile devices can download and stop mobile threats. This platform is not the easiest to use or deploy according to customers. Some have suggested it can be difficult to use. There is also no support for MacOS devices, which could leave companies with many employees on these devices with no protection method. However, there are flexible deployment options for companies looking for a mixture of an on-premise and cloud based Endpoint Protection.

Overall Score
Threat Protection
Threat Detection and Response
Management Console
Scalability

Summary

Review date: March 1st 2019

Snapshot: Protection for all endpoint devices, on premise or in the cloud, through one management console.

What is Sophos Endpoint Protection?

Sophos Interpt X is platform for detecting and stopping threats Endpoint Threats. It has a focus on delivering a simple and secure platform. It offers one accessible management console for IT departments to manage all IT devices, and the client can either run in the cloud or as an on-premise solution. It promises to automate the process of identifying threats, isolating them to stop them spreading and removing them from devices. It uses deep learning systems to look for the common signs of attack rather than relying on signatures, which they argue makes it more proficient at spotting zero-day attacks. The Sophos EPP Platform anti-virus is based on the Intercept X platform Sophos acquired in 2017. This specializes in deep machine learning algorithms to hanti-malware, HIPS and malicious traffic detection help protect endpoints against threats.

For: Companies looking for strong threat protection with a granular management controls.

Not For: Small businesses looking for a low cost, anti-virus solution.

Features

  • Strong threat protection against ransomware and credential theft with machine learning algorithms powering automated defence
  • Cloud based administration console manages all endpoints, but also with other Sophos platforms including secure web and email gateways
  • Protection against malware, and malicious web traffic
  • A range of policies are available within the admin console, including web filtering, application controls and device controls including peripheral control
  • Performance is strong, with update downloads typically under 30KB to minimize disruption and keep storage costs low
  • Flexible product purchasing so that customers can choose cloud based management with reporting, and upgrade to the Intercept Endpoint Protection if they want

Expert Insights

Sophos has a strong focus on given admins granular controls and policies to stop threats from reaching devises. The management component is a key feature of their EPP platform, with management able to filter web content, set device controls, decide what apps can be downloaded and even decide what peripherals devices can use. This can all greatly increase the overall security of an organisation, especially if a large number of employees work remotely. Alongside these threat protection controls, the detection and response is powerful. Based on Intercept X, a machine learning powered threat detection system acquired by Sophos in 2017, this platform is adept at isolating and removing advanced Endpoint threats.

The management console is clean and accessible with customers suggesting that it’s easy to configure and manage and works well. It’s cloud based and so can be accessed from anywhere, with a full range of reports and controls. It also works as one management console with all of the other Sophos security products including Secure Email Gateways and Web Filtering. This makes it an easy option to recommend for existing Sophos customers. For other customers looking for Endpoint Protection with a range of strong management controls and threat protection, this is a good option for you to consider.

Overall Score
Threat Protection
Threat Detection and Response
Management Console
Scalability

Summary

Review date: March 1st 2019

Snapshot: On, Premise, Cloud based and Hybrid Endpoint Security.

What is Trend Micro Apex One?

Trend Micro Apex One is a automated threat detection and response platform for Endpoint Devices. It aims to protect businesses from a growing variety of threats like malware and ransomware. It offers multiple deployment options and hybrid solutions, making it a good option for large organizations looking for a mixture of cloud based and on-premise solutions. It aims to help to minimize the exposure of business devices to threats while giving actionable insights and controls to admin teams. Trend Micro is one of the largest vendors in the EPP market with a comprehensive suite.

For: Organizations looking for flexible deployment options for their Endpoint Protection Suites .

Not For: Organisations’ looking for an easy to use and configure Endpoint Protection solution, or companies using MacOS devices.

Features

  • A single management console is used to review all reporting of end point threats and control response policies and device controls
  • Protection for mobile devices, with the Endpoint Protection agent available as a mobile app to ensure mobile threat protection and app management
  • Machine learning based security with behavioural analysis to ensure that Endpoints are protected from advanced threats
  • Automated detection and response features that stops and spots threats while helping to reduce the burden on IT departments
  • Advanced ransomware security that protects against suspicious files, malicious activities and can recover lost files if necessary
  • Flexible deployment with cloud, on-premise and hybrid solutions
  • Popular ‘OfficeScan’ module that scans files for viruses and malware

Expert Insights

Trend Micro’s Endpoint Protection platform is a comprehensive security tool that’s suited to a large number of users. It has advanced threat protection capabilities, able to protect businesses from multiple malware and virus attacks. However, Gartner has reported some customers report ‘poor threat detection’ with this platform. It uses machine learning algorithms to scan and detect threats, with behaviour analysis and ransomware security to protect against spyware and advanced threats. The optional investigation tool Trend Micropoint Sensor is a good additional layer of threat detection and response for this platform, which offers a manged detection response informed by expert analysis. All of these threat detection platforms are fully automated helping to reduce the workload of IT departments.

The management console is fully featured, giving a detailed overview of connected Endpoints and security reporting. This platform allows admins to control policies and controls across all endpoints easily. The platform has great controls for mobile devices especially, allowing admin to control which apps mobile devices can download and stop mobile threats. This platform is not the easiest to use or deploy according to customers. Some have suggested it can be difficult to use. There is also no support for MacOS devices, which could leave companies with many employees on these devices with no protection method. However, there are flexible deployment options for companies looking for a mixture of an on-premise and cloud based Endpoint Protection.