ESET PROTECT vs. Sophos Intercept X for Server

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 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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Editions & Modules
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
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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Considered Both Products
ESET PROTECT

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Sophos Intercept X for Server
Chose Sophos Intercept X for Server
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 …
Chose Sophos Intercept X for Server
Sophos Intercept X for Server's centralized management is installed in the cloud vs ESET which is installed locally. Having the system in the cloud allows admins the ability to troubleshoot and work with the system from anywhere without having to connect in. Sophos uses …
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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
15 Ratings
7% above category average
Sophos Intercept X for Server
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Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology9.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)9.214 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Management9.114 Ratings00 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support8.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Infection Remediation9.115 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Management9.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware Detection9.715 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ESET PROTECTSophos Intercept X for Server
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(47 ratings)
9.3
(6 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)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ESET PROTECTSophos Intercept X for Server
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
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
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
  • File protection and Recovery
  • Blocks exploits to deny attackers
  • Malware Detection
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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
  • Takes time to deploy and keep updated
  • Resource heavy application when running
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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
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
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
  • 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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ScreenShots

ESET PROTECT Screenshots

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