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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 9.5 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

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)

Cb Defense has been working very well in our organization. It is giving us much better insight into the applications that people are running on their systems (without authorization). This software is also great because it provides visibility into systems that are remote (off the network but still have Internet access). The out of band feature is great to help ensure that the systems are protected even when a user is traveling.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

Sophos Intercept X
8.8
VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)
9.4
Anti-Exploit Technology
Sophos Intercept X
9.0
VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)
9.4
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Sophos Intercept X
9.1
VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)
9.7
Centralized Management
Sophos Intercept X
8.7
VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)
9.4
Hybrid Deployment Support
Sophos Intercept X
8.0
VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)
9.0
Infection Remediation
Sophos Intercept X
9.0
VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)
9.7
Vulnerability Management
Sophos Intercept X
8.3
VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)
9.5
Malware Detection
Sophos Intercept X
9.3
VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)
9.4

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

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)

  • History of Process Execution, really anything that happens in the system is easily seen within the Dashboard. I can determine if a bad actor has infected the system, be it malware, backdoor, rootkit, Trojan, then from that point, I can put the system into Quarantine.
  • Being able to quarantine the system from the Dashboard. With these type of tools, pulling the power and running a hard drive image is not needed. Put the system in quarantine, start the analysis. A year ago, the network engineer might move the system into a VLAN that has no access to anything, except the system performing the remote analysis... Now I do not have to rely on anyone to move a system, power it down, pull the drive, or image the drive. I can just start the analysis right from my workstation.
  • The Live Response, again goes hand in hand with the quarantine feature.
  • By now, I am sure you see a process. Its simple, and easy and all done from a cloud-based console, called the dashboard. .. deploy the agent, create the policy, and active live response, set up email alerts, and monitor your endpoints... you are now ready to perform a triage in the event of an infection. We have step 1, step 2, step 3... but, just remember, things do happen, nothing is perfect, but this product has its advantages.
Brody Wright | 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

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)

  • Policy management can be cumbersome. It is simple to set up a single policy but you have no way to apply the rules to multiple groups. If you need to set up the same rule to multiple policies, you need to type it over again.
  • Agent updates can be very slow to deploy. We use a mix of rolling out updates via the web console and our management appliance. It can take several weeks to update all agents.
  • We can be confused on why a rule will apply to a file. Sometimes something is blocked but we don't understand why.
Eric Samuelson | 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

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)

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

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The console of the product is very easy to use. It provides great detailed information about all aspects of things occurring on the endpoint. It was easy to deploy and set up. The centralized cloud-based interface has made it easy to add two domains and manage them under a single pane with multiple admins. The only reason I wouldn't give it a higher score is a little bit of lag between updated info from the clients and also the lack of accountability in the deployment process. You set the deployment up for multiple machines and can't easily see if it was successful and/or it takes a while to see if it succeeded or failed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Sophos Intercept X

Sophos Intercept X 8.0
Based on 15 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

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense) 8.7
Based on 6 answers
First, I need to disclose that our support is provided by SecureWorks. We purchased CB Defense from them, and they provide 24x7 monitoring and notification services for the solution and its deployment on our endpoints. To date, we are very pleased with this arrangement
Kevin Staley | 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

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)

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

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)

Cb is cloud-based and has a more advanced policy management. It also has better forensics information. Cost was similar, but Cb added cost savings in terms of IT management resources. We also have the ability to talk directly with engineers and have input on feature updates.
William Bocash | 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

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)

  • Cb Defense has had a positive impact on the business objectives since we've been able to check off "advanced threat prevention".
Christopher St.Amand | 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

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sophos Intercept X
9.0
VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Sophos Intercept X
10.0
VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)

Usability

Sophos Intercept X
9.0
VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)
8.0

Support Rating

Sophos Intercept X
8.0
VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)
8.7

Implementation Rating

Sophos Intercept X
9.0
VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)

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