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Sophos Intercept X for Server

Sophos Intercept X for Server


What is Sophos Intercept X for Server?

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.

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What is Sophos Intercept X for Server?

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.

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What is Sophos Intercept X for Server?

Sophos now offers Intercept X for Server, as a server-specific version of its popular endpoint security solution Intercept X, featuring advanced malware detection and prevention, ransomware protection, and hacker deterrents.

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have been able to secure our server with Sophos Intercept X for Server. We also have to add the MDR for more protection. Easy to install and can be central manage in their portal with policies. This makes it easy to have a baseline configuration deployment. We have also open a ticket with MDR team to make sure our system was not breached when we found known vulnerabilities in the software.
  • Baseline policies
  • Central management
  • Secure
  • Sever lockdown does not have a way to see what is blocked in real time.
  • Firewall rule management.
  • Adobe products kick of encryption protection on a file server.
When you want security and a managed detection and response team, look at your system. Easy to set up and deploy with baseline configuration in the portal. If setting up on an application server be careful of the lockdown feature. It can cause the application to now be able to write to files.
  • MDR
  • Easy deployment
  • Centrally managed
  • Little overhead
  • Easy to deploy
  • Security of a MDR team
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have been using Sophos Intercept X for Server to protect and secure our organization's data from any threats, detect any malicious traffic, and manage end-to-end protection across all our servers. Sophos Intercept X for Server works across all the devices and provides faster and smarter protection. It has helped fully manage threat responses with powerful extended threat detection options.
  • File protection and Recovery
  • Blocks exploits to deny attackers
  • Malware Detection
  • Difficult to deploy for a beginner.
  • It is a bit costly.
  • Customer Support can be improved.
We recently had a malware incident in our organization where we lost some of our files from the system and we were not able to detect the threat. That's when we deployed Sophos. Sophos Intercept X ticks all the boxes. It has helped prevent unauthorized programs from running and provides a managed threat response. The best part is its ability to recover files automatically.
  • Automatic File Recovery
  • Prevent Unauthorized Programs
  • Identify Attacks
  • Faster turnaround time to detect and respond.
  • All tools in one place.
  • Cisco Secure Endpoint (formerly Cisco AMP)
Sophos Intercept X has proven to be a valuable (XDR) tool. It stacks up against its competitors due to its ability to work across all devices and understand network issues. Sophos Intercept X provides a single console from which you can manage all your security applications anytime. It provides next-gen protection to your organization.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
After the initial deployment of our VMs - we push Sophos Intercept X for Server out to them. Sophos Intercept X for Server is fantastic in that you can set different policies to different OUs or Security Groups - so certain deployments can have access to more web resources or downloaded applications than others, should you need that flexibility. Sophos Intercept X for Server is fantastic as a whole, as it is cloud-based, so you can have users manage these end devices remotely without the need for an internal VPN client. Updates or changes in policies are pushed down to installed devices immediately - which is great. This provides us with the first line of defense for our devices that need an external connection to the internet.
  • Applies policies based on OU or Security group - for plenty of flexibility based on the needs of the user/device.
  • Receives automatic anti-virus and malware updates from Sophos without Admin intervention - to protect against the latest threats.
  • Easily able to be disabled on individual machines should you need to troubleshoot an issue without completely removing the product.
  • Sends out email alerts without an on-premise exchange server whenever a potential vulnerability is detected - with plenty of details of what device and where the issue is located.
  • The AD Sync application can sometimes be finicky - so that application could be improved upon.
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.
  • Cloud-based
  • AD sync
  • Email alerts (without on-site exchange server)
  • Automatic AV/Malware security updates
  • Easy to manage licensing
  • More confidence in most end-users/other techs not compromising internal systems with Sophos' proactive response to downloaded threats.
  • Cost is a bit higher than other options - but with E-Rate, we can afford it for our smaller district.
  • Customer support is top-notch, and responds to email inquiries incredibly quickly.
We have been utilizing Sophos Intercept X for Server for many years now, but previously we used Symantec. This was before a push for everything into the cloud - so I feel a fair comparison of the products is not possible. Symantec worked for us at the time, but I'm not fluent in current offerings from them.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
We are using Sophos Intercept X for Server on all of our servers. When we were looking into AV providers, we wanted something proven and reliable, but also something that is geared to help protect us from the unknown future. We also wanted something that was centrally managed so that we could easily manage all of the instances from one location.
  • It is very good at recognizing ransomware using AI and deep learning.
  • It integrates well with other Sophos products.
  • Easy to set up policies.
  • It's lightweight.
  • Reporting isn't as detailed as it could be.
  • The wait times for support are very long.
  • There is no way to push the installer out.
Sophos Intercept X is great for anyone who has other Sophos products or is looking into getting Sophos products. It is great for anyone wanting to provide security against malware and ransomware. If you are using Windows servers, I recommend the product. If you are heavily invested in other technologies that integrate better with other solutions, this might not be the product for you.
  • It has protected us from a ransomware attack.
  • Centralized management has saved us time.
  • It takes more time to install than others.
  • ESET Endpoint Security
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 artificial intelligence to detect 0 Day Ransomware. ESET does not do this. The one advantage that I found ESET had over Sophos was that you had the ability to push our the installer to the servers.
Microsoft Office 365, LastPass, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 2016, Microsoft SQL Server, Sophos Intercept X, Sophos Mobile, Sophos UTM, Sophos Web Content Filtering, Sophos Secure Web Gateway, KnowBe4, VMware ESXi, VMware vCenter Server, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Microsoft Dynamics CRM), Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business (formerly Lync), Adobe Acrobat DC, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Exchange, MS SharePoint, Barracuda Email Security Service, OneDrive, Veeam Backup & Replication, Google Analytics, Google Ads (formerly AdWords)
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use it in our IT Department together with Development. We also offer it to other departments, but we are the departments taking care of servers etc. We use it to protect our servers against hackers, ransomware and what other virus attacks you can think of. We alsp connect Sophos Intercept X for Server with Azure in order to be able to administrate through our Sophos Central account.
  • We can administrate Sophos Intercept X for Server via Sophos Central
  • White - and blacklisting
  • Automatic cleanup of viruses very powerful
  • Easy monitoring
  • Takes time to deploy and keep updated
  • Resource heavy application when running
The advantages of the application are great when it's first installed. We have a place to monitor our servers together with our computers - all in the same overview. If Sophos Intercept X for Server detects anything and it needs to be removed manually the exact file path will be provided. Most of the times everything will happen automatically. We get instant notifications when or if something happens. It's in general doing the job and disrupting attacks. We haven't been hit by any major attacks since we started with Intercept X and Sophos in general.
  • Prevented virus/hacker attacks on our servers
  • Have blocked applications that we do not allow
  • Saved time on tracking virus, ransomware etc.
We aleady had few of the applications from Sophos, so it was a natural decision to try out Sophos Intercept X for Server. So for this specific case we went for the trial to check the performance and found that it did an amazing job. That's also why we didn't evaluate any other software.
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