Sophos - #1 Endpoint Security
April 12, 2016

Sophos - #1 Endpoint Security

Kyle Farago | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Sophos Endpoint Protection

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especially if the computer has been off, or offline for a long time (as can happen in the field) and will show being out of date, out of compliance, etc., as it comes back up - but false positives aside it always syncs up and runs like a champ.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.
  • Allowed us to remove our previous higher resource using Symantec software.
  • Easy central management through an easily navigated portal.
  • Peace of mind for our mobile workers who cannot always get online on a regular basis for updates that it will take care of itself.
Sophos's shields are more powerful than both McAfee's and Symantec's while using less system resources doing its active scans. It does use more power while performing a manual scan than either, but nothing that cripples the system or leaves it unusable while it is running. The user interface on the portal is easier for me to navigate with better options for customization and reporting.
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.