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Sophos Intercept X

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Sophos Intercept X

Sophos Intercept X is what I would consider the premier antivirus, anti-malware, anti-ransomware software on the market today. It is easy to stand up and deploy thanks to the management side being in the cloud - there's just a small download that can be deployed via script to any computer on your domain. It scales easily from small businesses all the way up to large enterprises and comes in at a cost-effective price point for anyone along that spectrum.
Beau Sorensen | TrustRadius Reviewer

VIPRE

Robust protection with a small footprint. Catches all malware and viruses, while respecting the exclusions put in place by our organization. Pricing was very aggressive compared to other products. Great management application, where you can manage the installations and even update third-party apps on those machines from that portal. Great product for a great price.
Mike Braddock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

Sophos Intercept X
8.8
VIPRE
Anti-Exploit Technology
Sophos Intercept X
9.1
VIPRE
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Sophos Intercept X
9.1
VIPRE
Centralized Management
Sophos Intercept X
8.6
VIPRE
Hybrid Deployment Support
Sophos Intercept X
8.0
VIPRE
Infection Remediation
Sophos Intercept X
9.0
VIPRE
Vulnerability Management
Sophos Intercept X
8.3
VIPRE
Malware Detection
Sophos Intercept X
9.3
VIPRE

Pros

Sophos Intercept X

  • Sophos is a little too good at DLP. But it is indeed very good at not allowing our data to leave our endpoints without strict adherence to policy.
  • Sophos is very good at protecting endpoints against viruses and other malware.
  • Sopho is really good at informing us of what is happening on our endpoints. OOTB reporting is way better than expected.
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

VIPRE

  • Vipre Antivirus constantly scans your computer in the background without a need for user intervention.
  • In one program Vipre can successfully protect all your computing devices from both malicious virus attacks as where vicious spyware intrusions.
  • You won't feel any slowness or sluggishness with Vipre installed & running in the background while you continue to use your computing devices.
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sophos Intercept X

  • The migration from on-prem sophos to cloud sophos, could have been a little more seamless
  • Would love to get more insight on what was blocked or flagged and what it was trying to do
  • Better and more granular feature management from group policies
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VIPRE

  • When using older versions of Outlook I have seen the plugin cause sluggish behavior and hangs, in 2007 and 2010 versions specifically.
  • For some business applications, there are .dll's and libraries and application .exe's that can be misidentified as virus or trojans. While it is fairly easy to whitelist these once discovered, new implementors should be aware that they will need to carefully look through their initial virus scan reports to find and whitelist these items.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sophos Intercept X

Sophos Intercept X 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

VIPRE

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Sophos Intercept X

Sophos Intercept X 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Very easy to use
Steven Hiersche, Jr. | TrustRadius Reviewer

VIPRE

VIPRE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
VIPRE is very easy to use and administer. You have a lot of functionality from the server on what you can do with the clients. It has proved useful when I can't access a client any other way. I can reboot the computer from the server and then usually get back into that machine.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Sophos Intercept X

Sophos Intercept X 7.9
Based on 12 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VIPRE

VIPRE 9.5
Based on 2 answers
VIPRE support is usually pretty quick. Sometimes you have to get a lot of information to send back so they can see the issue. This has not been too bad and I understand why it's needed. VIPRE also has a free rescue tool that is very useful and easy to use. There have been others but VIPRE seems to keep theirs updated. It's my go-to even outside of work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Sophos Intercept X

Sophos Intercept X 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Best thing was the help pushing out via group policy and was able to get instructions for that on sophos site
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

VIPRE

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Sophos Intercept X

Best in class... PERIOD... Bit Defender is a good AV product by itself, but it lacks in Next Gen Heuristic detection. It has allowed malware to get past it in our client environments, even with Admin permissions restricted. Sophos is hands down a superior product when paired with Intercept X. Again, if you don't buy the whole stack, you're selling yourself (and your security) short. We live in a world where security is no longer a single product
Alex Farling | TrustRadius Reviewer

VIPRE

We have encountered many different anti-virus programs over the years. VIPRE combines an anti-virus program with anti-spyware to provide comprehensive protection against viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, and spyware. And it still tops other competitors by being affordable, with very low overhead.
Jonathan Hozeska | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Sophos Intercept X

  • It keeps us safe from malware attacks, thus giving us peace of mind to focus on our work, thereby increasing productivity
  • It provides protection against ransomware attacks that are usually very expensive to resolve once they occur and usually leads to loss of important files and resources.
Frank William | TrustRadius Reviewer

VIPRE

  • Vipre pushed and update for device control last year. It caused our workstations to reboot every 20 min. They resolved it within a day - which to me was too long. But in the end, we got everything sorted out. This certainly caused pause for the next renewal cycle. We did end up sticking with them.
  • Vipre helps keep us from having to touch every single computer we add to the domain. Remote deployment is one of my favorite features. Deploy on-demand is also good to have available - which it does.
  • Patch management again - it is a key reason we stuck with Vipre. Endpoint protection is the way to go.
Michael Metalios | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Sophos Intercept X

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

VIPRE

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sophos Intercept X
8.9
VIPRE
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

Sophos Intercept X
10.0
VIPRE

Usability

Sophos Intercept X
9.0
VIPRE
10.0

Support Rating

Sophos Intercept X
7.9
VIPRE
9.5

Implementation Rating

Sophos Intercept X
9.0
VIPRE

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