Cisco Secure Endpoint vs. Sophos Intercept X for Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Secure Endpoint
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Cisco Secure Endpoint (formerly Cisco Advanced Malware Protection [AMP] for Endpoints) offers cloud-delivered next-generation antivirus, endpoint protection platform (EPP), and advanced endpoint detection and response (EDR).N/A
Sophos Intercept X for Server
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Sophos now offers Intercept X for Server, as a server-specific version of its popular endpoint security solution, featuring advanced malware detection and prevention, ransomware protection, and hacker deterrents.N/A
Pricing
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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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Considered Both Products
Cisco Secure Endpoint

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Sophos Intercept X for Server
Chose Sophos Intercept X for Server
Sophos Intercept X has proven to be a valuable (XDR) tool. It stacks up against its competitors due to its ability to work across all devices and understand network issues. Sophos Intercept X provides a single console from which you can manage all your security applications …
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Features
Cisco Secure EndpointSophos Intercept X for Server
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Secure Endpoint
7.7
23 Ratings
9% below category average
Sophos Intercept X for Server
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Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology7.723 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)7.923 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Management5.823 Ratings00 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support8.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Infection Remediation7.223 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Management7.722 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware Detection8.923 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco Secure EndpointSophos Intercept X for Server
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(26 ratings)
9.2
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
4.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.9
(21 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.9
(25 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
4.5
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Secure EndpointSophos Intercept X for Server
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Cisco Secure Endpoint is well suited for keeping track of the many different and points that we have in our organization. All of these devices can easily be monitored with Cisco Secure Endpoint. It can monitor our servers and our desktops and laptops in our environment. It isn’t as appropriate for our student devices. However, those aren’t as critical since they are just Chromebooks.
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Sophos
Licensing is incredibly easy to renew - and to adjust based on usage. The interface of cloud-based management is fantastic and easy to navigate as well. Syncs up with Active Directory to get users/security groups and such for easily differentiating policies to various users. Being able to pinpoint exactly where a threat infiltrated a system (what it talked to once it did so) is a massive feature in responding to online threats. Depending on deployment size - the cost could be an issue for some smaller organizations.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Once we, I guess one turned out that path because we have a small IT team, one of the big factors that came into play is how easy it was to deploy and the kind of security it provides for your endpoint devices. For us, it's got all those AI capabilities that really help. So traditionally when there was an incident on Alert on an antivirus program, you'd have a couple of guys run across the office to try to pull a plug. One of the awesome features with Secure Endpoint is its isolation mode that clamps down endpoint devices and then just isolate it. It's connected to, I think Cisco's tell us the threat intel environment. So they've got up-to-date metrics and fixes on threats out in the wild. And once they detect that, they apply it across your whole brand. So yeah, really effective for us.
  • One of the things that really stands out is the retrospective detections. So say something's detected two weeks later of a product that you had on your system. Initially it scanned it past, but then they discover vulnerability. The product has the ability to come back and retrospectively apply restrictions on specific applications you have on your environment. So I think that's one key winner.
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Sophos
  • File protection and Recovery
  • Blocks exploits to deny attackers
  • Malware Detection
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Cons
Cisco
  • The interface has many views that all look the same, except that functionalities are different. This makes it incredibly difficult to find the action you want to take.
  • Built-in exclusion sets are missing a number of notable Anti-Malware products and must be manually implemented.
  • High learning curve due to complexity of the solution and the range of features it contains. Provided documentation is hidden in a small icon at the top of the page which is often off-screen when needed.
  • Color choices lead to panic situations during deployment. 1 questionable file could lead to the main display showing a large, bright red alert which makes customers think their whole environment is compromised.
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Sophos
  • Takes time to deploy and keep updated
  • Resource heavy application when running
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
the renewal must be studied with different factors
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Sophos
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Usability
Cisco
AMP is very difficult to use compared to other products we've seen. It's hard to understand why there are so many different logins for the various products that supposedly integrate with AMP. We had weekly phone calls for months to implement the product yet none of the IT department really enjoys using this product or feels comfortable with the accuracy of detections. The number of false positives is high.
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Sophos
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Reliability and Availability
Cisco
no complain and no issue with availability
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Sophos
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Support Rating
Cisco
In terms of technical support for Cisco Secure Endpoint, the support has been pretty good. All the cases I submitted were solved in a reasonable time frame, and it was a good experience. However, I find that not as many vendors have the expertise I would expect.
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Sophos
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
no participation in implementation
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Sophos
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
Cisco Secure Endpoint is an advanced EDR solution that is highly effective and scalable. Our experience previously with MalwareBytes and Microsoft Defender was not horrible, but these products were not as effective and did not integrate well with our other security products to allow us to monitor and react quickly to address threats that were within our network. Key to any security effort is mitigation and the ability to quickly identify and respond so any damage can be avoided or limited.
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Sophos
Does a great job protecting our systems. Email security has more features and easy to manage. You don't have to have your own server to run the endpoint security. Auto updates the endpoint and servers. With a Managed detect response team that does human threat hunting. Overall an awesome product.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • AMP has been able to catch some serious infections and stop them from doing huge damage in our environment.
  • The overall cost of AMP vs the cost of not having this protection and getting hit with malware, or other nefarious damage to your environment is well worth the money.
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Sophos
  • It has protected us from a ransomware attack.
  • Centralized management has saved us time.
  • It takes more time to install than others.
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