Sophos Email Security


Sophos Email is cloud email security simply delivered through Sophos Central’s easy-to-use single management console. Protecting your people from unwanted and malicious email threats today, and tomorrow, with the latest artificial intelligence.

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Sophos Email Security Review

Review date: February 15th 2019

Snapshot: Sophos offers predictive email security to stop ransomware, spam and phishing attacks.

Who are Sophos?

Sophos are a cybersecurity vendor from the UK serving more than 100 million users around the world. They offer multiple security solutions across endpoint, web, mobile and email. Their email security solution is a cloud based secure gateway, which blocks threats before they enter an email network. Their platform aims to protect businesses from ransomware, spam and phishing attacks with predictive email security. They have a focus on ease of use, with the service delivered through a single management console, while still offering advanced features for mid-sized to enterprise-level organizations.

For: Mid-sized to large organisations looking for strong email protection at a competitive price.

Not For: Small organisations looking for the easiest to use email protection, who require less advanced features.

Sophos Email Security Features:

  • Comprehensive email security solution with strong protection against ransomware spam and phishing
  • Cost effective pricing, with easy to use admin console
  • ‘Follow the sun’ support team operating 24/7 in the UK, US, and Australia.
  • Comprehensive threat protection features including inbound and outbound message scanning, anti-virus filters and time-of-click URL protection
  • Good admin controls and user quarantine options
  • Deployment is flexible and service works with G-suite, Office 365 and Exchange
  • Good end user self-service portal which can be managed by admin controls
  • Comprehensive audits and logs
  • Suitable for MSPS with flexible deployment and low cost pricing

Expert Insight:

The Sophos email protection platform offers businesses strong threat protection against emerging email threats with predictive security systems. They are a good solution for stopping ransomware, spam and phishing attacks. They offer a good range of threat protection features such as time of click URL protection and both admin and user quarantines. The advanced and granular features mean that this is not the easiest to use, but it does offer strong threat protection at a competitive price point. It also has flexible end user controls which can help to keep email security running smoothly while taking the pressure off IT departments.

Sophos offers a high quality email protection solution. There are strong threat protection features and reporting. It’s a competitively priced service, but advanced features mean that is better suited to mid-sized to large organisation who need advanced protection.

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Sophos Vendor Overview

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’ encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs—a global network of threat intelligence centers.

Employees on LinkedIn 3218
Glassdoor Rating (392 reviews)
Founded 1985
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Headquarters Abingdon, UK
Support Team Location(s) US & UK
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Sophos Email Security Features

Explore the key features offered by Sophos Email Security. These features are what makes them unique and showcase what they can offer your business.

Sophos Email Security Features

Feature Description
Threat Protection Inbound and outbound message scanning, anti-spam filters, time of click URL protection,
Spam Filtering Effectiveness No SLA on spam filtering effectiveness, focus on virus and malware protection
Reporting and Logging Logs and reports, showing events reports, audits, data loss prevention events, message history and gateway activity
Admin Features Domain/group/user policies, admin and user quarantine, admin allow/block lists, AD integration
End User Features End user self service for common day to day tasks
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Threat Protection
Spam Filtering Effectiveness
Reporting and Logging
Admin Features
End User Features

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