Sophos has been on the cyber security market for over 30 years with a focus on anti-virus and encryption products. It’s all-inclusive security solution covering both anti-virus and firewall is primarily focused on providing to medium sized organizations. Intercept X is the number 1 rated malware detection engine, driven by deep learning, as validated by third party testing authorities. This allows Intercept X to detect malware that slips by other endpoint security tools.
What is Deep Learning?
The artificial intelligence built into Intercept X is a deep learning neural network, an advanced form of machine learning that detects both known and unknown malware without relying on signatures.
Sophos Endpoint Protection (Intercept X)
Vulnerabilities show up at an alarming rate in software and need to be constantly patched by vendors. New exploit techniques on the other hand are much rarer, and are used over and over again by attackers with each vulnerability discovered. Exploit prevention denies attackers by blocking the exploit tools and techniques used to distribute malware, steal credentials, and escape detection. This allows Sophos to ward off evasive hackers and zero-day attacks in your network as it looks at behaviour instead of just blocking based on known signatures.
Advanced Intelligence Threat Detection – The cutting edge AI uses deep analysis to evaluate files to identify attacks that have never been seen before, replacing traditional signature methods that wouldn’t pick up on new malicious techniques. The government, banks and businesses around the world use this level of protection.
Real-Time Threat Prevention – Sophos goes above and beyond traditional antivirus by actively seeking out suspicious behaviour and activity. This alongside 24/7 real-time threat intelligence ensures that you are protected from all of the latest cybercrime.
Advanced Ransomware Security – Personal ransomware attacks can slip by traditional web filters/antivirus softwares and encrypt your files and photos. This will be followed by a demand for you to to pay a ransom in return for the decryption key. Sophos is vigilant in protecting your personal data, if anything is detected it will be blocked and the data will be rollbacked to a pre-tampered state.
To get started with Sophos endpoint protection, an administrator installs the software on a server for management purposes and then installs it on every included endpoint.
Some examples of the features that Sophos includes (but are not limited to) are: anti-phishing, advanced real-time threat prevention, banking protection and malware removal.
Sophos XG Firewalls
Gartner Magic Quadrant Visionary, Sophos, provides the ultimate firewall solution for your business. Sophos’ next generation firewall offering provides more than just traditional rule based protection, flagging suspicious traffic, stopping unknown threats using deep visibility and isolating infected systems on your business network.
The easy-to-use VPN Client, Sophos Connect, provides an intuitive VPN connection client that’s easy to deploy and configure, giving your remote workers secure access to resources on the corporate network from Windows and macOS devices.
The XG Firewall is part of the Sophos highly esteemed cybersecurity system, integrating in real time with Intercept X (endpoint protection). Synchronised Security was awarded ‘Best Threat Intelligence Technology’ at the SC Awards 2019 Europe.
What Devices Does Sophos Support?
Macs, PCS, Android and iOS devices can all be protected and remotely too, meaning you can manage computer security for any of your employees – wherever they are in the world.