Jamf Protect vs. Sophos Intercept X

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jamf Protect
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Developed exclusively for macOS, Jamf Protect provides a solution to maintain endpoint compliance, monitor for, respond to, and remediate security incidents on macOS with minimal impact to the device and end-user experience. Jamf Protect detects Mac-specific threats, and prevents known malware from running on devices and quarantines them for later analysis. Jamf Protect forwards data to a system of record to ensure a security posture, fleetwide, stays compliant by monitoring security settings on…N/A
Sophos Intercept X
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Sophos Endpoint Protection (Sophos EPP) with Intercept X is an endpoint security product providing an antivirus / antimalware solution that when upgraded with Intercept X or Intercept X Advanced provides advanced threat detection and EDR capabilities.
$28
per year per user
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Intercept X Advanced
$28
per year per user
Intercept X Advanced with XDR
$48
per year per user
Sophos Managed Threat Response
$79
per year per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Jamf ProtectSophos Intercept X
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is for a 3-year commitment. Government and Education pricing available.
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Jamf Protect
Chose Jamf Protect
Sophos was our main endpoint for all our windows and macOS devices. However with the newer releases of macOS Sophos started to become more problematic to deploy. Moving over to Jamf protect was the obvious choice and cost wise a lot more beneficial for us. It's monitoring and …
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Features
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Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Jamf Protect
8.7
4 Ratings
2% above category average
Sophos Intercept X
9.2
19 Ratings
8% above category average
Anti-Exploit Technology9.04 Ratings8.619 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)9.04 Ratings9.619 Ratings
Centralized Management8.54 Ratings10.019 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support7.92 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Infection Remediation9.04 Ratings9.819 Ratings
Vulnerability Management8.54 Ratings8.44 Ratings
Malware Detection9.04 Ratings9.819 Ratings
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User Ratings
Jamf ProtectSophos Intercept X
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(7 ratings)
9.3
(36 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(12 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Jamf ProtectSophos Intercept X
Likelihood to Recommend
Jamf Software, LLC
The main reason we went with Jamf Protect was because we wanted a dedicated macOS security endpoint. Is was easy to implement and migrate over from our previous endpoint provider. As a university we have lab macOS devices that multiple users use. So we have Jamf Protect profiles that block the use of external drives and other other profiles that allow it. We different user accounts requiring different access this can get a bit messy when deploying the config profiles at login for each user that signs in.
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Sophos
To be frank, this product is fairly expensive. So I would recommend this to companies that are mid-sized or larger to condone the cost of the purchase. It does save me a significant amount of time in my day - being able to glance at the dashboard and see if there are any outstanding issues that require my attention, as not much digging must be done to accomplish this. So for our company, with a short-staffed IT department, it's incredibly helpful to us. We also qualify for Educational pricing which brings the cost down - which helps tremendously
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Pros
Jamf Software, LLC
  • Low resource use Protected Agent - stops tampering with agent and is not a resource hog
  • Managed and custom Analytics - along with the out of the box Analytics provided by JAMF, admins can also set up their own to focus on areas of concern eg NISTcompliance items
  • Vendor support - support is very responsive and knowledgeable
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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
Jamf Software, LLC
  • The integration with Jamf Pro has come a long way but could still be a bit more "one stop" vs two tools and two dashboards.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Jamf Software, LLC
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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
Jamf Software, LLC
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Sophos
Very easy to use
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Support Rating
Jamf Software, LLC
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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
Jamf Software, LLC
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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
Jamf Software, LLC
In some aspects, Jamf Protect was far superior to the others mentioned above. The only downside I can see is that it is only macOS which could be a problem for hybrid environments.
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Sophos
Webroot Endpoint Protection is not even in the same league as Sophos Intercept-X. I have tested and compared both sides by side, run simulations and it's not even close. Plus the Sophos central management is so much better. Easier to view user activities and apply policies and remediate threats. Sophos is the clear winner between these two products.
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Return on Investment
Jamf Software, LLC
  • Better detection of malware reducing downtime and risk to network
  • Easy to implement
  • Can be a bit of a steep learning curve in general
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Sophos
  • Once our technical and commercial areas got certified, the ROI over the time spent, is great. Actual customers, and/or new ones with other tools, feel safe and advised, once they get in touch with us.
  • When Sophos EndPoint is being compared against Web Management Tools (competitors), we have failed to deliver, nevertheless, there is a version of Sophos Central (Cloud) which achieves this requirement at 100% and more, since is Cloud Based (on AWS).
  • We are grateful to be on Sophos "Radar" as a Platinum Partner, and "The Americas" valued partner, we have seen our business grow, thanks to this kind of technology, throughout the years.
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