Sophos Endpoint Protection

COMPANY: Sophos

Sophos endpoint protection integrates proven technology like malicious traffic detection with real-time threat intelligence from SophosLabs to help you prevent, detect and remediate threats.

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Sophos Endpoint Protection Review

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.

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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.

Website https://www.sophos.com
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) USA, UK
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Sophos Endpoint Protection Features

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Sophose Endpoint Protection Features

Feature Description
Threat Protection Anti-malware, HIPS and malicious traffic detection, web filtering included as standard.
Threat Detection and Reponse Intercept X machine learning spots threat behaviours and blocks them from networks.
Management Console Management controls integrates with all other Sophos products, including web and email protection. Single, cloud-based management console.
Scalability Cloud based platform with automated updates, with flexible licensing and deployment.
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Score Breakdown

Threat Protection
Threat Detection and Response
Management Console
Scalability

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