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We performed a comparison between Avast Business Endpoint Protection and Sophos Intercept X based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two EPP (Endpoint Protection for Business) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Avast Business Endpoint Protection vs. Sophos Intercept X report (Updated: September 2022).
634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"I'm only using the AMP (advanced malware protection) which is protecting my file system from all the malicious things that might happen. It should protect all kinds of things that might happen on the servers, things that I cannot see.""The entirety of our network infrastructure is Cisco and the most valuable feature is the integration.""The most valuable feature is its threat protection and data privacy, including its cyber attack and data protection, as we need to cover and protect data on user devices.""appreciate the File Trajectory feature, as it's excellent for an analyst or mobile analyst. I can track everything that happens on our server from my PC or device. Integration with SecureX is a welcome feature because it connects Cisco's integrated security portfolio with our complete infrastructure. Sandboxing is helpful, and integration with the Cisco environment is excellent as we use many of their products, and that's very valuable for us.""Among the most valuable features are the exclusions. And on the scalability side, we can integrate well with the SIEM orchestration engine and a number of applications that are proprietary or open source.""Another of my favorite features is called the Device Trajectory, where it shows everything that's going on, on a computer. It shows the point in time when a virus is downloaded, so you can see if the user was surfing the internet or had a program open. It shows every running process and file access on the computer and saves it like a snapshot when it detects something malicious. It also has a File Trajectory, so you can even see if that file has been found on any of your other computers that have AMP.""The most valuable feature is signature-based malware detection.""The integration with other Cisco products seemed to be really effective. We had Umbrella in place and we were using AnyConnect as well as Firepower. Once a threat was detected, being able to do the threat lookups and the live tracking was really useful."

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"It's not heavy on the system.""The solution is easy to use.""It warns you if there is a threat and it's perfect because it runs in the background and doesn't interfere with anything.""Our favorite feature is the PC Patch Management.""The solution can scale well.""The performance is good compared to other products that slow down the laptop, post-installation.""Avast as a product is as easy as it gets - everything is outlined and transparent in terms of licensing.""The ease of deployment and the command center that they have are the most valuable. It is basically self-monitoring. It doesn't require that much tinkering after you deploy or install."

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"The security on offer is pretty good. We are happy with it.""This is really good because it's applicable to zero-day threats.""The solution is overall quite good, the services are performing well. It is very good for those who are using standard PC configurations. It does not block their system up by taking up a lot of resources.""The base product and the anti-malware feature are most valuable.""I like the way it goes beyond the office space. Being a cloud-based solution makes it very easy to manage your endpoints within the office. In this time of COVID, you can also very effectively manage people who are working from home.""Solution for endpoint detection and response, with good stability and scalability. Users also benefit from email protection and data loss prevention.""One of the best use cases involves synchronized security staff, which allows us to manage both the firewall and the anti-virus features from the cloud.""We have found the pricing to be reasonable."

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Cons
"An easier way to do deduplication of machines, or be alerted to the fact that there's more than one instance of a machine, would be useful... That way you could get a more accurate device count, so you're not having an inflated number.""This product has issues with the number of false positives that it reports.""The GUI needs improvement, it's not good.""They could improve the main dashboard to more clearly show me the things that I want to see. When I open the dashboard right now, I see a million things and they are not always the things that I need.""In Orbital, there are tons of prebuilt queries, but there is not a lot of information in lay terms. There isn't enough information to help us with what we're looking for and why we are looking for it with this query. There are probably a dozen queries in there that really focus on what I need to focus on, but they are not always easy to find the first time through.""It could be improved in connection with artificial intelligence and IoT.""We don't have issues. We think that Cisco covers all of the security aspects on the market. They continue to innovate in the right way.""The Linux agent is a simple offline classic agent, and it doesn't support Secure Boot, which is important to have on a Linux machine. The Linux agent has conflicts with other solutions, including the Exploit Prevention system found in Windows servers. We didn't find a fix during troubleshooting, and Cisco couldn't offer one either. Eventually, we had to shut down the Exploit Prevention system. We didn't like that as we always want a solution that can fit smoothly into the setup without causing problems, especially where security is concerned. The tool also caused CPU spikes on our production machine, and we were seriously considering moving to another product."

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"The solution could improve by providing more security.""It should have proper and timely updates to deal with new viruses as they come onto the market.""It reduces network and bandwidth speed.""I would like to see better protection and more spyware included with the free version.""Making the price a bit cheaper would be an improvement.""It could have a 10,000-feet overview of the whole infrastructure because the software is easily installable on the whole infrastructure and not just the infrastructure, but also the workstation themselves. I would love to have a 360 view of the whole network and basically see from where a test is coming, and if there is an instance in the cloud that is actually misbehaving or if there is a workstation that is infected and stuff like that. It can also have some kind of AI to detect all those things and then cut off the connection from that machine. In Cortex, you can link the logs, reports, and all that stuff. You can also see the full picture of when it happened, and you can trace it back all the way to a file or something else. I would like to see similar functionality in Avast Business Endpoint Protection.""It could download faster during deployment.""The solution needs to be more secure and work to protect us better from people trying to mess with our systems."

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"Sophos Intercept X could improve on its setup process. They could make it easier to have a baseline set up for the system, or at least provide more understanding of what the baseline is when you first install it. This could be a matter of lack of training on my part, but it's difficult to receive training on solutions that are not Cisco. Cisco is the only vendor with classes or courses.""The number one thing I would like is if their support could be a little faster and it would be a little easier to get a hold of support when you need them.""There are not any solutions that are a 10 out of 10. A 10 would be perfect protection with no impact on the performance of the device. This is not the case, there is some impact on the performance of the device.""They don't have the full stack of offerings as compared to the other competitive products that we see.""Intercept X needs more reporting and device management features, so I can get messages from PCs that let me know if I need to do something with them.""The detection and the AI capabilities should be improved upon.""The main real-time scanning takes most of the processing power of my notebook.""The deployment part needs to be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing."
  • "We have a license for 3,000 users and if we get up to 3,100 users, it doesn't stop working, but on the next renewal date you're supposed to go in there and add that extra 100 licenses. It's really good that they let you grow and expand and then pay for it. Sometimes, with other products, you overuse a license and they just don't work."
  • "Cisco Secure Endpoint is not too expensive and it's not cheap. It's quite fair."
  • "The price is very fair to the customer."
  • "...the licensing needs to be improved. All the product features we need are there. It's just a matter of the complexity and the different offerings and trying to figure things out."
  • "The pricing and licensing fees are okay."
  • "Because we do see the value of what it's bringing, I think they have priced it well."
  • "The solution is highly affordable; I believe we pay $2 or $3 per endpoint. It's significantly cheaper than the competitors on the market."
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  • "It is $75 per license for a year. There are no additional costs."
  • "I am using the free version."
  • "We are on a monthly subscription for Avast Business Endpoint Protection."
  • "If you become a partner, you will receive the wholesale price."
  • "I am using the free version of Avast."
  • "There are no costs other than licensing."
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  • "The price of this product should be reduced because it is a little high."
  • "The pricing is average for software like this, but you can purchase additional services if you wish."
  • "Compared to other solutions, such as CrowdStrike, we are most certainly happy with its pricing. We did a three year-business deal."
  • "I am not sure about the cost. I would guess it to be between $50 to $60 per license. This would be the cost of the overall subscription. There is no additional fee."
  • "Licensing costs are not expensive."
  • "Its price depends on the scenario. It is very expensive, but it is not more expensive than other vendors. The price of Check Point and other vendors is much higher than Sophos."
  • "You can purchase a license for one to three years."
  • "Price-wise, it is good. Currently, we have a three-year plan."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is signature-based malware detection.
    Top Answer:Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing.
    Top Answer:The GUI needs improvement, it's not good. There are false positives in emails. At times, the emails are blocked and… more »
    Top Answer:The ease of deployment and the command center that they have are the most valuable. It is basically self-monitoring. It… more »
    Top Answer:It is $75 per license for a year. There are no additional costs.
    Top Answer:It could have a 10,000-feet overview of the whole infrastructure because the software is easily installable on the whole… more »
    Top Answer:I like that Crowdstrike Falcon allows me to easily correlate data between my firewalls. Its detection and machine… more »
    Top Answer:Bonjour Monsieur, Pour le cas de Sophos InterceptX le déploiement est selon un demarché très aisée et d’une façon… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Intercept X its ability to stay ahead of the infection. By the time the ransomware spreads… more »
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    Also Known As
    Cisco AMP for Endpoints
    Avast Endpoint Protection
    Intercept X
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    Overview

    Cisco Secure Endpoint is a cloud-managed endpoint security solution that provides advanced protection against viruses, malware, and other cyber threats by detecting, preventing, and responding to threats. Cisco Secure Endpoint is managed online via a web-based management console and can be deployed on a variety of platforms. It protects endpoints, networks, emails, and web traffic.

    In a world of evolving threats, it’s necessary to put security above everything. Cisco Secure Endpoint provides you with the scope, scale, and capabilities to attain effective security with its integrated portfolio and industry-leading threat intelligence. Cisco Secure Endpoint continuously tracks and analyzes files and file activities across your systems - both remote and on premises - and compares these events to other events that occurred before or during past attacks. If a file exhibits malicious behavior, the tool sends an alert which enables you to stop a potential threat from succeeding.

    Key Capabilities of Cisco Secure Endpoint

    • Multi-layered protection: Cisco Secure Endpoint combines behavioral analytics, machine learning, and signature-based techniques to prevent threats from compromising your endpoints.

    • Powerful EDR capabilities: Reduce attack surface using advanced endpoint and extended detection and response, threat hunting, and endpoint isolation.

    • Dynamic malware analysis: Identify and block attacks in real time.

    • Simplified investigations: Advanced search capabilities help you get the information you need about your endpoints fast.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Cisco Secure Endpoint stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to enable developers to easily secure their endpoints with one single operation using its management console and its advanced alerting techniques.

    Tim C., an IT manager at Van Der Meer Consulting, writes, "The solution makes it possible to see a threat once and block it everywhere across all endpoints and the entire security platform. It has the ability to block right down to the file and application level across all devices based on policies, such as, blacklisting and whitelisting of software and applications. This is good. Its strength is the ability to identify threats very quickly, then lock them and the network down and block the threats across the organization and all devices, which is what you want. You don't want to be spending time working out how to block something. You want to block something very quickly, letting that flow through to all the devices and avoiding the same scenario on different operating systems."

    Wouter H., a technical team lead network & security at Missing Piece BV, notes, "Any alert that we get is an actionable alert. Immediately, there is information that we can just click through, see the point in time, what happened, what caused it, and what automatic actions were taken. We can then choose to take any manual actions, if we want, or start our investigation. We're no longer looking at digging into information or wading through hundreds of incidents. There's a list which says where the status is assigned, e.g., under investigation or investigation finished. That is all in the console. It has taken away a lot of the administration, which we would normally be doing, and integrated it into the console for us."

    Built on the largest, most globally dispersed threat detection network in the world, Avast Business Endpoint Protection Solutions deliver superior, enterprise-grade protection that keeps small and medium businesses safe from today’s threats - and tomorrow’s.

    Sophos Intercept X stops the widest range of attacks with a unique combination of deep learning malware detection, exploit prevention, anti-ransomware, and more.

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    Heritage Bank, Mobile County Schools, NHL University, Thunder Bay Regional, Yokogawa Electric, Sam Houston State University, First Financial Bank
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    Comms Service Provider16%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Government11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
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    Government8%
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Avast Business Endpoint Protection vs. Sophos Intercept X
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Avast Business Endpoint Protection vs. Sophos Intercept X and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Avast Business Endpoint Protection is ranked 30th in EPP (Endpoint Protection for Business) with 8 reviews while Sophos Intercept X is ranked 7th in EPP (Endpoint Protection for Business) with 55 reviews. Avast Business Endpoint Protection is rated 8.4, while Sophos Intercept X is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Avast Business Endpoint Protection writes "Self-monitoring, easy to deploy, and stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos Intercept X writes "Great reporting and good training with a pretty straightforward setup". Avast Business Endpoint Protection is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Fortinet FortiClient, Bitdefender GravityZone Ultra, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks and Symantec Endpoint Security, whereas Sophos Intercept X is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, SentinelOne, CrowdStrike Falcon, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business and ESET Endpoint Security. See our Avast Business Endpoint Protection vs. Sophos Intercept X report.

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