AVG AntiVirus Business Edition vs. Sophos Intercept X

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AVG AntiVirus Business Edition
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
AVG AntiVirus is available in a Business Edition, featuring malware protection and virus scanning for endpoints and networks.
$140.97
per month 3 devices (minimum)
Sophos Intercept X
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Sophos Endpoint Protection (Sophos EPP) with Intercept X is an endpoint security product providing an antivirus / antimalware solution that when upgraded with Intercept X or Intercept X Advanced provides advanced threat detection and EDR capabilities.
$28
per year per user
Pricing
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionSophos Intercept X
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Intercept X Advanced
$28
per year per user
Intercept X Advanced with XDR
$48
per year per user
Sophos Managed Threat Response
$79
per year per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionSophos Intercept X
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is for a 3-year commitment. Government and Education pricing available.
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Community Pulse
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionSophos Intercept X
Considered Both Products
AVG AntiVirus Business Edition
Chose AVG AntiVirus Business Edition
Against the competition, AVG AntiVirus Business Edition is both more affordable and easier to use. Your computer is not slowed down due to the background virus scanning and protection.You pay the same low price to protect your computer and your network servers. Software …
Sophos Intercept X
Chose Sophos Intercept X
I don't feel it's fair to compare Sophos Intercept X with the versions of Symantec and AVG that I have used in the past - as that was such a long time ago. I'm sure those other companies have released far more features than I used all those years ago.
Chose Sophos Intercept X
Best in class... PERIOD... Bit Defender is a good AV product by itself, but it lacks in Next Gen Heuristic detection. It has allowed malware to get past it in our client environments, even with Admin permissions restricted. Sophos is hands down a superior product when paired …
Chose Sophos Intercept X
We were looking at both 4 years ago before we chose Sophos. We picked Sophos because of the full breadth of the products they offer and how involved they are with the security community. The product is a stable and reliable software that protects us well from advanced threats
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Features
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionSophos Intercept X
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
AVG AntiVirus Business Edition
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Ratings
Sophos Intercept X
8.9
18 Ratings
6% above category average
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings7.418 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings9.218 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings10.018 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings9.818 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings8.44 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings9.818 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionSophos Intercept X
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(12 ratings)
8.8
(35 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(12 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionSophos Intercept X
Likelihood to Recommend
Avast Software
AVG [AntiVirus Business Edition] is quite a compelling tool and helps in fighting against all kinds of cyber attacks that used to harm us by affecting our files which are quite important to us. AVG has multiple features and its scanning speed is amazing and is the hyperactive tool and its notification feature is also helpful. Email protecting is not so good.
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Sophos
To be frank, this product is fairly expensive. So I would recommend this to companies that are mid-sized or larger to condone the cost of the purchase. It does save me a significant amount of time in my day - being able to glance at the dashboard and see if there are any outstanding issues that require my attention, as not much digging must be done to accomplish this. So for our company, with a short-staffed IT department, it's incredibly helpful to us. We also qualify for Educational pricing which brings the cost down - which helps tremendously
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Pros
Avast Software
  • Provides protection against hacker attacks and data theft.
  • The software has a feature that checks web pages before opening them and analyzes whether they are safe or not.
  • Complete email protection against malware and spam attacks.
  • Recurring updates with the latest vaccines.
  • The software does not use much RAM and works on any type of workstation.
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Sophos
  • Sophos Intercept X is great at preventing malware infections and rolling back their effects. I have seen this happen hundreds of times since we installed it
  • When combined with Sophos Central, you have an easy to use dashboard where you can manage all installations from a single pane of glass.
  • It's easy to deploy on machines and stays updated.
  • Good reporting features including alerts sent to the admin if there's ever something wrong with it.
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Cons
Avast Software
  • Like other versions, installing this antivirus or others of the same family in systems of low capacity and speed can be a bad idea because if your PC does not have enough power it can tend to freeze and become very slow.
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Sophos
  • Sophos OOTB policies are very strict and they don't offer anything less strict without you creating new custom policies. I'm sure this is deliberate because the product starts you out in the safest way possible but it means that you will have lots of calls to your tech support desk when you first deploy it unless you do somewhat extensive testing beforehand.
  • Sophos Intercept X is currently broken (at least the DLP component) by having secure boot turned on in the UEFI/BIOS. If any user wants to be able to write data to a USB drive or floppy from their PC (yes we still have a couple users who need to use floppies) we have to turn off secure boot on their PC, even if the DLP policy for that user/PC combination specifies that the user and PC are allowed to write to USB/floppy. This would be a very serious problem if it weren't for the fact that we have very few users who need to write files to USB. For us it's OK but I bet it would be a deal-breaker for others.
  • I don't see a whole lot of evidence that Intercept X is any different than any other anti-virus, so maybe their admin alerts just don't clearly identify when they have identified a zero-day threat or maybe we just haven't had any zero-day threats.
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Likelihood to Renew
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
Sophos
We have gotten a great product for the price. Easy to maintain and set up on new devices. Support is great and easy to work with and understand.
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Usability
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
Sophos
Very easy to use
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Support Rating
Avast Software
the support and help is generally quite fast, efficient and pertinent to what you need, besides the community helps a lot by providing extra solutions quickly and clearly, something that anyone can do without having to know a lot about pc or antivirus or operating systems. Also compared to other supports, all questions are answered, or at least those that I have had, something that in other places (Microsoft) does not always happen.
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Sophos
Most of the support reps are fantastic. There have been a few though that have had to be escalated via Account Manager when they haven't followed up but this is a rare instance, and often followed up by the Support Manager for APAC.
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Implementation Rating
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
Sophos
Best thing was the help pushing out via group policy and was able to get instructions for that on sophos site
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Alternatives Considered
Avast Software
With the products mentioned such as AVAST and NORTON business antivirus protections software, AVG antivirus business Edition outscores both of them in terms of PC energy usage and the need of looking after them. With AVG antivirus business Edition. Apart from the free trial, which is great an all, it's the features and tools. A quick install and I am in the application to start using, there is no set-ups, pop-ups and or any other bloatware to install with AVG antivirus business Edition. Moreover, the other competitors tend to slow down machines with their high CPU and RAM usage. As a result, when clicking on other applications they are much slower to respond, but with AVG antivirus business Edition it uses less than 100MB of ram when running in the background, and for CPU I at least have not seen go beyond 10%. I know this because I have the task manager open when I want to see which applications are using the most RAM and CPU, and AVG antivirus business Edition is always at the bottom on the list
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Sophos
Webroot Endpoint Protection is not even in the same league as Sophos Intercept-X. I have tested and compared both sides by side, run simulations and it's not even close. Plus the Sophos central management is so much better. Easier to view user activities and apply policies and remediate threats. Sophos is the clear winner between these two products.
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Return on Investment
Avast Software
  • Definitely worth the cost and good ROI.
  • Because it takes the pressure off IT staff for constant management etc. We're freed up to deal with other important issues.
  • AVG runs in the background 24/7 doing its job and we have very few virus issues.
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Sophos
  • Once our technical and commercial areas got certified, the ROI over the time spent, is great. Actual customers, and/or new ones with other tools, feel safe and advised, once they get in touch with us.
  • When Sophos EndPoint is being compared against Web Management Tools (competitors), we have failed to deliver, nevertheless, there is a version of Sophos Central (Cloud) which achieves this requirement at 100% and more, since is Cloud Based (on AWS).
  • We are grateful to be on Sophos "Radar" as a Platinum Partner, and "The Americas" valued partner, we have seen our business grow, thanks to this kind of technology, throughout the years.
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