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Sophos Intercept X


What is Sophos Intercept X?

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.

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  • Centralized Management (18)
  • Infection Remediation (18)
  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) (18)
  • Anti-Exploit Technology (18)
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  • $28 per year per user
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Endpoint Security

Endpoint security software protects enterprise connected devices from malware and cyber attacks.

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What is Sophos Intercept X?

Built to stop the widest range of attacks, Sophos Intercept X has been proven to prevent even the most advanced ransomware and malware by leveraging a unique combination of next-generation techniques. This includes the ability to detect never-before-seen malware with deep learning, stop ransomware with Sophos anti-ransomware technology, and deny attacker tools with signatureless exploit prevention. Intercept X also includes root cause analysis to provide insight into threats, and instant malware removal to ensure no attack remnants remain.

Sophos Intercept X Features

Endpoint Security Features

  • Supported: Anti-Exploit Technology
  • Supported: Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
  • Supported: Centralized Management
  • Supported: Infection Remediation
  • Supported: Malware Detection

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Sophos Intercept X Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Sophos Intercept X starts at $28.

Symantec Endpoint Security and Kaspersky Endpoint Security are common alternatives for Sophos Intercept X.

Reviewers rate Centralized Management highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Sophos Intercept X are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Sophos Endpoint Protection has become a widely-used and highly regarded solution for safeguarding machines in various environments. Users rely on this product to ensure that their systems are protected and receive regular updates from the Sophos Database. With its ability to send alerts when a system hasn't been updated in a while, it helps users identify computers that are not frequently used. This feature proves to be invaluable in maintaining the security of an organization's network.

One long-time user praises Sophos Intercept X as the most secure endpoint product on the market. Its ease of deployment and management, combined with its ability to catch everything, make it the preferred choice for both home and business use. By dramatically reducing instances of malware and ransomware, Sophos Intercept X has proven itself as a reliable defense against cyber threats. It also offers powerful administrative capabilities through the Sophos Central web console, allowing users to identify and address security issues effectively.

Sophos Endpoint Protection is widely used across industries for robust protection against virus infections, web and mail downloads, and real-time threats. The product adapts to the rapidly changing digital era by offering advanced features like Anti Exploit Prevention, which safeguards users against ransomware attacks. Whether deployed in the healthcare industry or small businesses, Sophos Intercept X provides peace of mind by effectively preventing malicious software issues. Furthermore, its non-invasive nature and quick response to potential threats make it an ideal choice for organizations seeking a reliable and user-friendly endpoint security solution.

Intercept X's comprehensive protection extends beyond traditional malware detection, with features such as content filtering, application management, and cloud management with MFA authentication. It ensures security compliance, preventing ransomware attacks on devices ranging from workstations to servers. Real-time protection against various forms of malware, including web and mail protection, contributes to Sophos Endpoint Protection's reputation as an industry leader in providing information security services for enterprises.

In addition to protecting against potential attacks, Sophos Endpoint Protection requires minimal user interaction, making it a hassle-free solution for organizations. Its cloud-based architecture simplifies deployment, management, and remediation across distributed locations. Users have reported successfully defending against CryptoLocker and significantly reducing monthly infections, resulting in a more secure environment. With its advanced features like malware identification and automatic quarantine, Intercept X enhances security measures and provides excellent protection against cyber threats.

Overall, Sophos has gained praise from users as a reliable, easy-to-use, and effective endpoint solution. Whether deployed globally across entire companies or implemented organization-wide, the product delivers top-notch system behavior and manageability. It seamlessly integrates with desktops, laptops, and servers, running silently in the background without causing disruptions.

One standout feature of Sophos is its ability to send email reports that alert users of various events, allowing them to proactively address any issues before they become major problems. Users have successfully deployed Sophos across their entire infrastructure, including Windows, Linux, and Apple products. While deployment on Windows machines is easy through the enterprise console, Linux and Mac installation may require manual setup. Once installed, Sophos automatically updates all machines and runs smoothly without consuming excessive computer resources.

Intercept X, a module of Sophos Central, is widely used as an anti-malware and anti-virus agent on endpoint machines and servers. Its policy-setting capabilities for web and application access provide an additional layer of security. Small businesses rely on Sophos Intercept X not only for protection but also for timely notifications of potential threats. The product's effectiveness in preventing malicious software issues and providing a safety net against ransomware has made it the go-to solution for organizations seeking peace of mind.

Sophos Endpoint Protection has established itself as an industry leader in providing information security services for enterprises worldwide. Its real-time protection against various forms of malware, including web and mail protection, ensures a secure environment for users. Those who use Sophos Endpoint Protection have experienced successful protection against CryptoLocker, saving significant time and effort in recovery.

Overall, Sophos delivers excellent endpoint security with minimal user interaction required. Its cloud-based management simplifies deployment and remediation across distributed locations. With its reputation for robust protection and ease of use, Sophos Endpoint Protection continues to be highly regarded by organizations seeking top-notch security solutions.

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We utilize Sophos Intercept X as our primary anti-virus product on all of our endpoint devices. This is an "upgrade" from the previous iterations of Sophos Anti-Virus, as Intercept X offers far more features than we had in the past. Sophos is fantastic at identifying malware and other undesirables attempting to execute malicious scripts that are out of the ordinary - and will automatically quarantine these threats so that they can be reviewed via the Admin portal. We also utilize Intercept X for it's web filtering/category-based options as a way of preventing work-from-home employees from circumventing our filtering policies while not in one of our buildings.
  • Zero-Day Malware Detection
  • Web Filtering
  • End-User Device/hardware controls
  • Email notifications of infected machines
  • Health Status Compliance At The Device Level
  • Machine and/or User-based policy control
  • Logs and reports easily read
  • Integration with Active Directory
  • I'd love if a list of devices not running Sophos could be generated with the AD integration - so that the software could be pushed to the device. (Unsure if this exists, as I haven't found it personally).
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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sophos Intercept X is the end point proctection software we use at our company. We have been using this for over a year now and I have not had any problems. The portal is friendly and easy to use, it is easy to deploy to end users, and it barely takes any resources from the computers we are using. It also helps that the Sophos portal contains many other useful security features.
  • Protects against ransomware
  • Keeps PCs clean
  • Easy to manage
  • The site can be slow
  • Higher pricing
If you are looking to get an easy to manage end point protection software, this is for you. You can deploy the software directly or send emails to the specified users to get them set up with the software. It also helps that the software notifies you if something goes wrong on someone machine, say if the software stops running or is out of date.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Being used as anti-virus for both customers and internally, to ensure security compliance and prevent ransomware on devices (including workstations and servers).
  • Ransomware prevention.
  • Antivirus protection.
  • Automated removal of majority of viruses.
  • Tamper protection.
  • Improved partner access to Central Portal (times out every hour or two).
  • Streamline new "features" into existing subscriptions, rather than more bolt ons (e.g. MTR and EDR).
  • Improved support in Australia.
  • Antivirus
  • Ransomware protection
  • Centralised management portal
  • Notifications of endpoints
  • MSP Billing (monthly billing option for resellers)
Beau Sorensen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sophos Intercept X is an all-in-one endpoint solution that has dramatically decreased malware and ransomware instances across our organization. Since we put it into place it has found thousands of potential infections that would have infected us via RATs, worms, emails, and malicious webpages. When you combine the power of Intercept X with the Sophos Central web console, it gives incredible administrative power to discover who the biggest problems are and then allows you to better target training and mitigation efforts where the problems originate.
  • 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.
  • It can be a bit resource-intensive, especially on machines that are a little older. I've seen it take up too many CPU cycles and bog down the rest of the machine.
  • Initial setup to get it working can be challenging if you do anything other than the default settings.
  • Sometimes won't update on client machines, so they have to be brought in for a manual reinstall.
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.
Steven Hiersche, Jr. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use many modules of Sophos Central but Intercept X is used on all endpoint machines and servers in our environment. It is our anti-malware and anti-virus agent. It also allows us to set policies for web access and application access.
  • Application control.
  • Web control.
  • Threat remediation.
  • Better integration with active directory both on premise and Azure.
I cannot see a scenario where it is not well-suited. It stacks up against the competitors for all industries, small/medium/large. The price is also not outrageous when compared to competitors.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Intercept-X is used across the whole organization and on-top of Sophos' excellent EndPoint protection, it primarily addresses the increased threat that ransomware is presenting to our Charity. After running a number of ransomware tests against Sophos Intercept-X, it outperforms a number of market leaders and helps me get to sleep at night knowing our AV product is protecting us.
  • Identifies ransomware
  • Gives in-depth analysis on current and detected threats
  • Very easy to configure on top of existing products
  • GUI not very simple
  • Information regarding threats often unclear and hard to decipher at basic level
  • False positives on occassion
Small/Medium businesses that are email heavy can rest easy knowing they're getting great value product with extremely good protection. It catches a wide range of ransomware variants.

Large businesses with a large number of devices may struggle, as there's a lot of detail captured with individual threats and troubleshooting is often time consuming.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Sophos Intercept-X company-wide for our endpoint security solution and it has been doing an excellent job in thwarting off potential attacks.
  • Easy migration from Symantec to Sophos Intercept-X. A simple .msi file allowed for the automatic uninstall of Symantec.
  • Sophos Central makes it very simple to mitigate potential issues immediately. I can log in and remediate from anywhere.
  • Most vulnerabilities are blocked and removed without IT Helpdesk needing to touch a machine. The reporting capabilities after the fact are informative.
  • There are a bunch of running Sophos processes on machines with the software installed. Some take up quite a bit of memory at times.
  • Although the process to correct is easy and relatively quick, I've noticed quite a few false positives when it comes to web filtering.
  • Setting up policies is a little clunky at first.
If a company has compliancy requirements for reporting security breaches, Sophos Intercept-X has some nice reporting capabilities. It's usually easy to find the root cause and it shows the process for cleaning up the threat.
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sophos Intercept X is our chosen endpoint security solution for all of our Windows endpoints (Windows and Windows Server) across the entire enterprise. We were already using Sophos before, and we replaced an older Sophos appliance with the cloud-based "Sophos Control" version instead, and we abandoned our on-prem Sophos web appliance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
It works just as well as any other modern antivirus and it has a really nice web console that I find easy to use. I like the fact that the built-in OOTB stuff that you start with is really secure and pretty much complete right OOTB, so it's easy to get going fast. But I do not like that the sales and implementation staff did not make it clear that end users would no longer be able to write to USB or floppy (even when the operation that they want to do does not violate the DLP policy or the peripheral device policy in Sophos Intercept X) unless we turn off secure boot in the UEFI of each PC. That's something that has to be done manually on each PC and it's a pain. It makes sense that users can't drag data from a network share to a USB to write, that is not a secure operation, and I like that, but users should be able to copy and paste documents (that they own) from a folder on their own local PC to a USB stick without having to have someone from IT change their boot settings in their UEFI/BIOS. It's only doable for us because we have very few people that need to be able to transport files on physical media.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Sophos to protect all the machines in our environment. We also have the cloud set up so when our mobile users connect in the world we can make sure they get updates from the Sophos Database. We also get alerts if a system has not updated in a while which helps us find computers that are not used that often.

  • Licensing is per user not, machine. So a user could have multiple machines and not have to purchase so many licenses
  • Notifications for issues on devices where it has not contacted system in awhile
  • Notification when there is a threat that was cleaned and if any additional action is needed.
  • Blocking unwanted applications from running in the background when browsing the internet
  • I honestly cannot thing of anything negative about the Endpoint protection.
I like it in our environment. 2e paired it with Sophos Intercept X for added protection where it detects unusual changes and rollback from changes that threats have made. All the information is on the same interface as well easy to use and deploy. Not sure what scenario it would not be able to be used in.
Eric V. Zarghami | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's being used across the whole organization.
  • Centralized management of endpoint security
  • Easy to understand dashboards
  • Protection against ransomware
  • Nice graphical analysis for malware behavior and the vectors involved in the attack
  • SAML login support for cloud console
  • Manual malware cleanups can be frustrating
  • Feature to enable reinstall from the portal if need be.
It`s ideal for small to big IT shops where a trained individual can pretty much oversee the endpoint health and get real-time data on their security posture.
Due to its centralized management nature and immense visibility into endpoints well-being, it requires constant monitoring and timely reaction (like any other security tool) which can be a daunting task if not done regularly as it easily piles up into thousands of action items that could take days/weeks to complete. With more visibility comes more responsibility of-course.
Alex Farling | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
We use Sophos Endpoint Protection on our internal equipment, as well as client computers/servers. The product enables us to manage AntiVirus, Encryption, and Next Gen AntiMalware in a single portal with a single agent. The protection we get from this combo is second to none, and that's where the real value of this product comes through - tight integration to the entire platform...
  • Simple Installation.
  • Clean reporting.
  • Single pane of glass management with other Sophos products.
  • Client can occasionally be more resource intensive than we would like...
We use it everywhere, including mixed environments / Mac and Linux deployments. Where it may not be well suited is for extremely budget-conscious customers who are not willing to adopt the whole solution stack - that said, you get what you pay for and Sophos is cost competitive against other solutions.
Mauro Ruscelli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Sophos endpoint for the protection of all the pc servers and Macs in the company in a worldwide environment. Not only in [our] corporate [office], but also in branches and all our stores spread around the world. We have worked with Sophos for many years without any problem, and this is what I search for in a software like this.
  • Web control on the client, also if it’s not connected to the company it works well
  • We use also the Intercept X module to prevent attacks on non-signature based [issues] . And it’s really powerful.
  • It’s multiplatform also for Mac
  • Doesn’t use a lot of hardware resources
  • The deploy in a large environment is not easy, with the on-premise central server sometimes the deployment doesn’t work.
  • With the cloud console, the deployment feature doesn’t exist, you must use third-party tools, but with a problem. The executable that must be downloaded expires after one month from the download and if you forget this the deploy in any new machine fails.
  • The web console need improvement is slow and with poor function.
I suggest Sophos in any environment because I think that it’s doing good work and [provides] good protection. This is most important for an endpoint protection [tool].
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In October of last year, our then IT consultants advised our Los Angeles office to switch from AVG to Sophos Endpoint protection. We were told that Sophos Endpoint Protection is a superior virus protection program. AVG had given us a number of problems by frequently detecting false positives and quarantining programs we use quite often in our organization. So AVG along with Malwarebytes were both uninstalled from all our workstations & our servers replaced by the single protection program Sophos Endpoint Protection.
  • Sophos Endpoint Protection provides a web portal for the administrator to login. Here the administrator can examine and track which computer devices are being protected from virus attacks.
  • The Sophos Endpoint Protection web portal provides a dashboard entry page that shows a summary of what viruses may have been detected and quarantined. In addition this dashboard landing page shows a summary of alert messages sent from the protected computers like when a reboot is needed from a server after software updates.
  • From the Sophos Endpoint Protection web portal various agents like for workstations as well as for servers can be downloaded for deployment. Here you can quickly find and install the agent for the Windows OS, Mac OS and even how to proceed with mobile device protections.
  • Though the Sophos Endpoint Protection agent for workstations is fairly competitive in cost, especially when with one agent we're protected from both viruses & malware intrusions, the agent to protect our servers are doubled in price. In order for Sophos Endpoint protection to compete with other comparable products, the price for server protection should be lowered.
  • Though Sophos Endpoint Protection is supposed to be a superior antivirus protection program, we did encounter slowness specifically when attempting to open PDFs using the Adobe Acrobat program. Further research did show that Adobe Acrobat with "Protected Mode" enabled may cause this problem. The solution was to switch to other PDF applications and the problem was resolved.
  • Unfortunately, Sophos is just not as well known as some of its competitors like AVG & Symantec. Perhaps more marketing from the company would help make this very powerful virus protection program become more of a household name.
Sophos Endpoint Protection is more well suited for larger organizations where they require protection from serious attacks, especially on the server side. With their robust high powered agent specifically designed for the server, large corporations would have no problems in paying a more heftier price to protect their servers compared to their workstations.

May 30, 2018

Best in its class

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sophos Endpoint Protection is one of the industry leaders in providing information security services for enterprises. They offer a whole range of security features for an enterprise. We use their client end protection as well as more advanced firewall security. It offers real time protection for our IT resources including web, mail and all sorts of malware protection.
  • The company offers one stop service for all security related needs.
  • Excellent Malware protection and recovery.
  • Deployment and configuration is a breeze using the consolidated web management console.
  • Software can get bloated at times and consume lots of resources on machines, especially while performing incremental updates.
  • Some emails and attachments are incorrectly flagged as dangerous.
  • We had some issues while integrating Digital Guardian with Sophos, since it kept on blocking OS updates on the machines.
I think it's an excellent all in one antivirus protection software. It filters out malware and flags potentially dangerous websites as well.

We went with the cloud version of the software suite instead of hosting it on premises. It has an extremely simple all in one web management console. Sophos End Point Protection suite comes with a very well designed and comprehensive web management console. It is the single point of access for numerous services.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sophos is a leader in the endpoint protection market. Manageability, system behavior, signature base are all top notch and can compete against any end-point protection software on the market. Sophos was a replacement for Kaspersky for enterprise-wide endpoint protection on workstations and servers. It is easy to deploy and is a reliable signature-based endpoint protection suite.
  • Malicious file identification
  • Signature-based detection
  • Web-based protection
  • Signature visibility
  • Direct endpoint management - it seems this feature has gone away in recent versions
I cant think of any endpoint protection scenarios where Sophos Endpoint Protection is not appropriate for deployment, perhaps restricted deployments that only allow one-way traffic (data diodes). Sophos is great for Mac, Windows, Linux, and server environments. It is easy to deploy and manage through its admin utility. Some direct endpoint management functionality has disappeared in recent versions.
Juan Carlos Sanchez Pignalosa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Sophos EndPoint Protection is widely used by organizations that want robust protection, along with other functionality. It resolves the problems of virus infection, web & mail downloads and mostly real-time protection. When customers ask me, "why Sophos EndPoint"? I answer; "Support is awesome, definitions are awesome, why not?". We are in a digital era where everything moves very quickly, Sophos has adopted to this situation, and convert it into a strengths by always keeping ahead of needs. For example, the latest module "Add On" that Sophos provides is Anti Exploit Prevention, to protect users against ransomware.
  • Malware Detection
  • Awesome Performance (does not impact OS and/or Hardware performance).
  • Top of the line worldwide Support.
  • Multi OS Compatability with just one installer (for Windows) and Multi OS's compatability for management (one single console, centrally manages WinOS, MacOS, LinuxOS, etc).
  • The console is still based in local application, when many other vendors offers Web management
  • Lots of room for default generated Reports
  • Migration tools for end user to be able to migrate from one server to another (changing many parameters such as Server Name, IP Address, etc).
Sophos EndPoint exceeds today's IT Needs and protection, since it outperforms competitors on many levels, such as detection and performance. It is difficult to find tools that perform so well, and also to detection. ISophos EndPoint is suitable for every organization since enterprise grade protection and communication exist (via SUMs "Sophos Update Managers") for remote offices and branch offices. Sophos EndPoint is less suitable for small companies, which only needs anti-malware. Sophos EndPoint Protection, at its most basic level, offers Web and multiple modules of protection.
Kyle Farago | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Sophos in our entire company on all of the desktops, laptops, and servers throughout our various offices and mobile sites. With its simple integration through MSSC we are able to automatically deploy it to all of the machines on our network, as well as any new computers we bring online and pretty much forget it is even there. It runs near silently in the background taking up very little computer power at idle and during your usual active scans. It does use a bit of CPU power when performing a full system scan, but that is to be expected. The email reports you can have set to alert you for various events assist greatly in helping fix issues before they become big problems which is especially invaluable with our field techs that we cannot just go visit. At times it will send out false positives, especially if the computer has been off, or offline for a long time (as can happen in the field) and will show being out of date, out of compliance, etc., as it comes back up - but false positives aside it always syncs up and runs like a champ.
  • Simple installation (MSSC compatible.)
  • Removes all conflicting software automatically.
  • Small system footprint.
  • Powerful Scanner/Active Shields.
  • Email reports can be false positives - software should check itself and attempt to update/apply policies and then send out a notification if that fails, not before.
  • It should not require admin privileges to run a manual scan.
  • Email reports could use a little more detail on what exact policy/item is out of compliance to make issue easier to verify/fix.
Sophos offers protection for nearly every setting, from a single home computer to a small 10 computer business to a thousand computer company. It is a stable system, it has high customization, and is simple to use for your average home user or an IT professional. The only situation in which Sophos may not be a good fit is for a computer that is never connected to the internet and never has anything connected to it from the outside world. Not many standalone systems like that are present.
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