Bitdefender GravityZone vs. Sophos Central Device Encryption

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bitdefender GravityZone
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Bitdefender GravityZone combines multiple security services into a single platform to reduce the cost of building a trusted environment for endpoints.N/A
Sophos Central Device Encryption
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Sophos Central Device Encryption (formerly SafeGuard) is a full disk encryption solution, based on the technology acquired with Utimaco by Sophos in 2008. It provides full disk encryption for Windows and macOS, and enables users to confidentially share sensitive files. A password protected HTML wrapper ensures only recipients with the correct password can access a document.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Bitdefender GravityZone
8.6
58 Ratings
2% above category average
Sophos Central Device Encryption
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Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology9.054 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)10.054 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Management8.158 Ratings00 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support6.037 Ratings00 Ratings
Infection Remediation9.953 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Management7.152 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware Detection10.058 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Bitdefender GravityZoneSophos Central Device Encryption
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(67 ratings)
8.1
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.6
(54 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bitdefender GravityZoneSophos Central Device Encryption
Likelihood to Recommend
Bitdefender
It just works. I have seen multiple viruses and malware get past other antivirus software like TrendMicro, Webroot, and Kaspersky. Bitdefender GravityZone always catches what others miss. It has a very light footprint when it comes to system resources. The centralized management console is nice, but I prefer the console before they redesigned the UI.
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Sophos
We found the incorporated system of both AV and Encryption to be an absolute breath of fresh air for us. It is great for small and mid-sized companies. We rolled this out across our 4 global regions. We created region-specific groups for our endpoints and placed the appropriate endpoints into those groups. [Then] we defined policies for AV and Encryption that would be used inter-region and assigned roles to the different regions' support staff. Great stuff.
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Pros
Bitdefender
  • Once installed, Bitdefender [GravityZone] runs silently in the background with little to no need for user interaction.
  • The cloud-based console provides for easy computer management and deployment.
  • Bitdefender [GravityZone] is extremely flexible, with a policy-based system wherein different profiles can be created (i.e. a policy to deactivate the firewall, a policy to allow for admin control on a machine, etc.) and pushed out to individual computers.
  • Computers can be grouped into different categories, with different policies automatically deployed to each category.
  • Bitdefender [GravityZone] is relatively resource-light and runs well even on lower-end computers.
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Sophos
  • Email encryption, it can encrypt based on the criteria defined. We use regex for this to discover the content.
  • We can have a view of what is the content of the email being quarantined.
  • We use Sophos together with our Email Exchange
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Cons
Bitdefender
  • Who do I ask? This is my chief complaint is once the initial licenses were purchased through Bit Defender, there was no one to contact that could help navigate some of the initial questions I had with regard to specific policies to implement for our file server. The parent web site is, well, hard to navigate when one is trying to "learn" the system.
  • The second issue is in increasing the licenses. It took several days for the parent company (by contact and phone) to inform me that they could not increase the licenses and I would have to go through a private vendor. There was no intent to connect me to a vendor or provide a vendor list until I asked specifically. YET I continue to get email from the parent company reminding me to pay an annual fee for the licenses purchase through the private vendor. The parent company can see the number of licenses yet did not sell them to me.
  • Gravity Zone Dashboard, while excellent for those who have experience, is not particularly intuitive for those who have never used it. There does not seem to be a lot of documentation for those responsible for implementation.
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Sophos
  • simply the interface
  • usability for non technical teams
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Likelihood to Renew
Bitdefender
It works. I rely heavily on my vendors to provide a product that works, is easy to implement, and that they support. As well as be a decent value for the money
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Sophos
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Usability
Bitdefender
The console is easy to use, but has grown to have a lot of functionality. The only challenge is that all functions (even disabled and not installed ones) are shown. It would be great if only the functions that are active would be visible.
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Sophos
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Support Rating
Bitdefender
Support is an area Bitdefender has always struggled with. While their products work great, the GravityZone dashboard is very technical in nature. If you aren't IT inclined, it could be difficult to setup. While most times support is helpful, we tend to work with them over email because of their very thick accent, they are hard to understand over the phone.
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Sophos
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Alternatives Considered
Bitdefender
We were a Kaspersky shop for years. Kaspersky was a resource hog and it didn't even block half of what was thrown at it. We had more outbreaks and more end-user complaints in a year of Kaspersky then we have had in almost three years of Bitdefender.
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Sophos
The only other one we looked at was Symantec endpoint encryption this seemed less feature reach and less user friendly.
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Return on Investment
Bitdefender
  • The ROI for Bitdefender is hard to quantify except that it requires very little maintenance time from our staff.
  • We've spent no time troubleshooting user complaints or issues from users, so it has been a big time-saver over our previously used anti-malware software.
  • Bitdefender's customer service is usually pretty good and also very responsive, so I don't have to wait by the phone or to keep checking email to resolve a problem--although our issues have been mostly informational and not a problem with functionality.
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Sophos
  • Intangible benefits to the organization data, data is highly secure
  • No worries to users and IT for data stolen outside the organization
  • Protected from malware and ransomware
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