ESET PROTECT vs. Sophos Central Device Encryption

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ESET PROTECT
Score 8.9 out of 10
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ESET provides Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) capabilities via the ESET PROTECT Platform, covering Windows, Mac, Linux, and both Android and iOS operating systems, providing Mobile Device Management functionality. It comes with multi-tenant management, ensuring real-time visibility for both on-premises and off-premises endpoints as well as full reporting for ESET enterprise-grade solutions. ESET PROTECT management platform can be deployed on-premise or in-cloud. For organizations looking to…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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Offerings
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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 FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsESET offers are tailored to each customer’s needs. ESET takes pride in working with customers and partners to find the perfect solution for their security challenges at the right price. Contacting an ESET partner or sales representative ensures each solution is made-to-measure and precisely fits the size, complexity of IT environment and level of protection to match the customer’s business requirements.
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
ESET PROTECT
9.1
16 Ratings
8% above category average
Sophos Central Device Encryption
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Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)9.215 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Management9.115 Ratings00 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support8.412 Ratings00 Ratings
Infection Remediation9.216 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Management9.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware Detection9.716 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ESET PROTECTSophos Central Device Encryption
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(48 ratings)
8.1
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(4 ratings)
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Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
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Support Rating
9.5
(5 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
ESET PROTECTSophos Central Device Encryption
Likelihood to Recommend
ESET
Comprehensive threat prevention against a variety of threats, such as viruses, ransomware, and spyware is effectively provided by ESET PROTECT. The cross platform compatibility of this software is advantageous for business with diverse IT environments such as those combination of Windows, macOS, and Linux systems. Some industries, such highly regulated sectors with specific compliance needs, may find it more cost-effective, however it is less suitable for small enterprises with limited IT resources and for organizations with severe budgetary limits.
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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
ESET
  • ESET provides comprehensive, transparent protection for my MacOS devices without interfering with the efficiency of my operating system.
  • It's easy to install, configure (default settings are great for just about everyone), and update.
  • ESET's customer communications, including a very detailed knowledge base online, make it clear I've chosen the right antivirus solution!
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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
ESET
  • If the system administrator has functions such as pop-up notification and alert mail transmission, I believe that countermeasures can be taken faster
  • It often gets in the way of the network system.
  • Communication between PCs under the same network may be hindered, which may be an obstacle to verification.
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Sophos
  • simply the interface
  • usability for non technical teams
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Likelihood to Renew
ESET
I'm giving it a 10, because I would totally have no reservations about staying on with eSet for another 3 years once our contract comes up for renewal. We are looking to transfer to a different product in January, however. This is due to a special pricing contract with the state of Ohio that made a normally much more expensive product very affordable and was cheaper than our coming eSet renewal cost. This is a very special case only available to government and educational organizations, but had that not been offered, we would have gladly stayed with eSet.
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Sophos
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Usability
ESET
We had issues initially getting all of the policies implemented and working since it can be hard to figure out what setting is coming from what policy. Once you get your stack of policies setup and working, the product works great. The installers just work and knowing that they can remove other AV software when you install it can save you a lot of time and headaches.
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Sophos
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Support Rating
ESET
Excellent support from ESET and when we had questions regarding the initial deployment they were there. The questions we put forth were answered immediately with great detail. Any of the items we put forth, scenarios, were given a good solution from ESET to fit our needs. This company stands by their product and are happy to step up when needed.
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Sophos
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Implementation Rating
ESET
Do the full scan at the beginning and be prepared to wait until it is done. It will find things you did not know were there. You can leave on the Apple firewall as well as the ESET firewall. There have been no conflicts. Remember to remove emails from being backed up, so you do not have spam on your backup! This was the mistake I made.
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Sophos
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Alternatives Considered
ESET
We really like the lightness of ESET, this really is a differential in your favor, the way it operates quietly in the background even running a scan was something that interested us, nothing worse than an antivirus locking everything like a scan and still end up issuing scandalous false detections, in the end the choice was made by ESET much because of this differential.
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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
ESET
  • Stopped several malware outbreaks that would have had considerable downtime on endpoints.
  • Stopped several ransomware attacks that would have potentially costs large sums of money and downtime.
  • Allowed us to utilize Eset itself in lieu of a patchwork of platforms to accomplish the same tasks. Saving us several thousand per year.
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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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ScreenShots

ESET PROTECT Screenshots

Screenshot of ESET PROTECT Dashboard.
Unified cybersecurity platform interface providing network visibility and control. Available as cloud or on-prem deployment.

Ensures real-time visibility for all endpoints as well as full reporting and security management for all OSes.Screenshot of ESET Endpoint Security.

Advanced multilayered protection for computers and smartphones powered by ESET LiveSense technology.Screenshot of ESET Server Security.
Provides real-time protection for the company’s data passing through all general servers, network file storage including OneDrive, and multi-purpose servers to ensure business continuity.Screenshot of ESET PROTECT - Reports. 
Meets reporting requirements and saves time with scheduled reporting and dozens of customizable templates.Screenshot of ESET Full Disk Encryption. 
An encryption managed natively by ESET remote management console. It increases the  organization's data security that meets compliance regulations.Screenshot of ESET LiveGuard Advanced. 
A cloud-based technology that uses scanning, machine learning, cloud sandboxing, and in-depth behavioral analysis to prevent targeted attacks as well as new or unknown threats, especially ransomware.