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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Endpoint Security

    Avira Prime

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Sophos Intercept X

    88%
    Sophos Intercept X ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Anti-Exploit Technology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    17 Ratings

    Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    17 Ratings

    Centralized Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    17 Ratings

    Hybrid Deployment Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Infection Remediation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    17 Ratings

    Vulnerability Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    4 Ratings

    Malware Detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    17 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Sophos Intercept X is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.2

    Avira Prime

    72%
    9 Ratings
    9.0

    Sophos Intercept X

    90%
    35 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Avira Prime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Sophos Intercept X

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Avira Prime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Sophos Intercept X

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Avira Prime

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.2

    Sophos Intercept X

    82%
    23 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Avira Prime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Sophos Intercept X

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)

    It is good for organizations that need an AV solution that does really well in AV detection/performance tests, and also has a good track record for using little system resources on the client machine. It is less suited for organizations that want an AV product that is historically used by the industry or is known as an industry standard (e.g. Microsoft products, etc).
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    Sophos

    Sophos Intercept-X is well suited for any environment big or small. There is even a home version that is free that I highly recommend for anyone at home. If you are looking for endpoint protection that is centrally managed, catches everything, and has many features this is the product for you.
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    Pros

    NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)

    • It detects adware (sometimes you just need some ease of advertisement) and phishing.
    • It has Webguard, that allows us to block access to malicious websites.
    • It scans email (POP3 and SMTP), an everyday tool I personally use.
    • It has Bootable RescueCD, wich helps to remove malware and system recoveries.
    • It has a very high detection rate and a very fast scanning engine.
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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

    NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)

    • For the use that I currently give to my laptop it works very well, but it can fail if your way of surfing the web is careful and you dedicate yourself to visit infected forums, download files from any part, or use bad programs.
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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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    Pricing Details

    Avira Prime

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Avira Prime editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Sophos Intercept X

      Starting Price

      $28 per year per user

      Editions & Modules

      Sophos Intercept X editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Intercept X Advanced$281
      Intercept X Advanced with XDR$482
      Sophos Managed Threat Response$793

      Footnotes

      1. per year per user
      2. per year per user
      3. per year per user

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing is for a 3-year commitment. Government and Education pricing available.

      Likelihood to Renew

      NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)

      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

      NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)

      No answers on this topic

      Sophos

      Very easy to use
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      Support Rating

      NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)

      Since the product runs really well overall, and I haven't really run into any major issues, I have not had a need to contact the vendor directly for support. I have perused the vendor's site for other support channels, and they do have a number of good support options, such as submitting a request, KB articles, and Community forums. One support option that does not seem to be available (or might be really hard to find) is a direct line to call for phone support. As an individual or business member you can submit a request via a web form, which then will be sent to the tech support team, at which point they will call you.
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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

      NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)

      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

      NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)

      F-Secure despite being a good antivirus when it comes to protecting home equipment does not act the same for business protection because its performance is much lower as well as its ease of use while Avira meets these requirements and its protection is much more complete and efficient, since not only acts against common threats but it is also optimal to protect against advanced threats and the one that works in real time makes the virus detection rate much more efficient before any other antivirus, that is why It is ideal for the protection of business teams
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      Sophos

      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 with Intercept X. Again, if you don't buy the whole stack, you're selling yourself (and your security) short. We live in a world where security is no longer a single product
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      Return on Investment

      NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)

      • I have not had serious infections due to viruses or Trojans. In addition, every time a malicious code is downloaded, Avira detects it and blocks it fast enough. So, I have not had to re-format my PC, I have not lost documents that I had stored on disk C, and of course, I have not lost time trying to recover the data from my PC.
      • I've also been able to install it on not-so-powerful PCs, so its users have been able to continue using their computers without any problem and also avoid serious infections.
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      Sophos

      • It keeps us safe from malware attacks, thus giving us peace of mind to focus on our work, thereby increasing productivity
      • It provides protection against ransomware attacks that are usually very expensive to resolve once they occur and usually leads to loss of important files and resources.
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