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Cynet vs. Sophos EPP Suite
July 2020
Find out what your peers are saying about Cynet vs. Sophos EPP Suite and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
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Pros
"I like the web GUI/the management interface. I also like the security of Microsoft. As compared to other manufacturers, it's less complex and easy to understand and work with.""Better logging allows us to find problems and take appropriate steps to lock them out.""We have become more aware of what services our users are using, how often they are using them, and what data is being sent out of the organization and to which services. So, it is really a lot about visibility and helping us make decisions based on that. It drives some of our policy decisions for adding extra security controls.""The solution does not affect a user's workflow.""If your business requirements are relatively simple, it can get the job done.""Everything from Microsoft is integrated. You receive regular reports on them all. You can push your reports, logs, and security alerts, which are all integrated. It is crucial that these solutions work natively together to deliver coordinated detection and response across our environment.""The general usability of the solution is very straightforward.""The ability to prevent users from using certain applications is one of the most valuable features. It doesn't require any configuration for implementation from the client perspective. It just works right away and gives you the information you need."

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"The most valuable feature is the monitored support behind it.""I like that you can implement it in the managed service portfolio.""If some unusual activity happens on the network, such as I open administrator sessions in a short duration of an hour on many computers in the lab, it sends me an alert about my network saying that one user opened three, four, or five sessions in one hour. Similarly, if I try to play with the disk size on a computer, it will send me an alert, and it will also stop the operation.""Advanced detection and protection against ransomware paired with SOC monitoring are the most valuable features. They have 24/7 SOC monitoring and file activity. It is a very robust tool.""The product is very easy to use. Customers really appreciate that.""The visibility it gives is excellent.""The initial setup is very fast and very easy.""It provides good protection from ransomware and malware attacks. It is very good as compared to other products. If any threat is there, their support is very good. They immediately respond to the users and do a follow-up. They call us and also provide email support."

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"It's easy to deploy.""It was successful in preventing malware distribution.""The most valuable features of Sophos EPP Suite are the detection capability, machine learning, ransomware protection, and live response.""This product is quite stable and there are no problems with it.""The most valuable feature Sophos EPP Suite is that it protects the computer beyond the premise. Whether the user is at home, in the office, or traveling, you are able to apply the policies as the user moves.""It is doing its job. We use it for standard antivirus purposes and for making sure that people aren't downloading infected attachments. Because we use the cloud version, it is easy to maintain. We don't have to do anything to really maintain it. It gets updated automatically.""Sophos EPP Suite's most valuable feature is ease of use.""Synchronized security is a great feature. My firewall knows exactly what is happening in my endpoint."

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Cons
"This service would be better if it had a separate license, only for this service, that could be used to track usage.""Currently, reporting is not very straightforward and it needs to be enhanced. Specific reports are not included and you need to run a query, drill down, and then export it and share it. I would love to have reports with more fine-tuning or granularity, and more predefined reports.""The integration with macOS operating systems needs to be better.""I want them to enhance in-session policy.""In the future, I would like to see more plug-and-play capabilities that use AI to tell you what needs to be done. It would be helpful if it scanned our devices and made security suggestions, on a configuration basis.""It takes some time to scan and apply the policies when there is some sensitive information. After it applies the policies, it works, but there is a delay. This is something for which we are working with Microsoft.""I believe it's only set to be integrated with Microsoft Defender for identity and identity protection. I would like to see it available for use with something like Office 365 Defender. I don't think it's integrated with that yet.""We would like to get more information from the endpoint. I don't get enough detailed information right now on why something failed. There is not enough visibility."

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"Could have better integration with other security applications.""It is an endpoint agent, but they don't have a probe for checking the network traffic. They could improve from this point of view.""We'd like something that makes it easier to manage specific points.""Linux servers are not supported.""Most of their times are in Greenwich Mean Time. I would like to see more local time zones.""Sometimes, it is necessary for me to make important changes to a hard drive of a computer, and because Cynet does not allow me to do that, I have to go to the console and remove the computer from the security group just for Cynet. After that, I have to wait for 10 or 15 minutes for that to take effect. I would like to be able to disable Cynet locally. I shouldn’t have to go to the console to find the PC and then take it out of the group and then add it again to the group. I should locally be able to disable Cynet on a computer with a password or something like that, but it is currently not possible.""The solution just needs to keep maturing and they need to keep up with the threat landscape to ensure they're protecting clients well as time passes.""They have some things in the pipeline, we understand, and they're going to be able to support Android and all these other devices soon. The key is the devices - which is an aspect that is lacking right now. Every company has that problem, not just Cynet."

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"In the future, I would like to see better third-party integration so that it can work in conjunction with our ticket system.""It would be ideal if the price could be lowered a little bit.""The solution could improve on the resource management, it is a bit heavy on the resources.""The solution lacks technical support.""Sophos EPP Suite could improve by decreasing the number of resources it uses. There are other solutions that use one-fifth of the resources.""In my country, having an on-premises deployment model is preferred. In this part of the world, on-premises is still the way many companies want to go. Therefore, they should supply some sort of option that allows for that reality.""We use cloud services quite a bit. Therefore, I would like to see integration with other security tools besides endpoint so that I'm not managing different tools separately. I would prefer to have a single security solution for my laptop and for managing other security things like passwords.""Technical support needs to be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Our clients normally use the Microsoft E1 licensing, which is renewed yearly."
  • "The pricing is a little bit high but right now, we are okay with it because of the compatibility with Office 365, Teams, and Azure AD."
  • "I'm not totally involved in the pricing part, but I think its pricing is quite aggressive, and its price is quite similar to Netskope. Netskope has separate licensing fees or additional charges if you want to monitor certain SaaS services, whereas, with MCAS, you get 5,000 applications with their Office 365. It is all bundled, and there's no cost for using that. You only have the operational costs. In the country I am in, it is a bit difficult to get people with the required skill sets."
  • "Its pricing is on the higher side. Its price is definitely very high for a small-scale company. As an enterprise client, we do get benefits from Microsoft. We get a discounted price because of the number of users we have in our company. We have a premier package, and with that, we do get a lot of discounts. There are no additional costs. It only comes in the top-tier packages. Generally, the top-tier license is the best license that you can get for your organization. If you want, you can buy it separately, but that's not a good idea."
  • "The price could be better and should be reconsidered."
  • "It is a little bit expensive. When you want to have the complete package with Office 365, Defender, and everything else, it is expensive."
  • "We are an MST and we do not pay for the solution. However, the price of the solution could be better."
  • "The cost could be improved when you need to pay for anything. For example, refreshing files takes time to load, though it may be my Internet. To improve the refresh time, Microsoft says that we need to pay for a Premium license, and I don't like paying for things that help make a solution better."
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  • "Our billing is on a quarterly basis, but they have monthly or annual billing availability."
  • "The price should not be less than $100 which is quite reasonable for this solution because you are getting multiple components."
  • "Its licensing is on a monthly basis."
  • "Pricing wise, Cynet seems to be very competitive. The cost is probably lower than that offered by many of its competitors for all the functions and features it offers."
  • "The pricing was good."
  • "It costs us 20,000 to 28,000 per year."
  • "There is an extra cost if you want the support of Cynet."
  • "It is extremely affordable. I'll give it a five out of five in terms of price. It was half the cost of the next closest competitor, and the competitor didn't provide SOC services."
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  • "Pricing could always be lower. It costs around $120 per seat per year."
  • "Sophos is cheaper than some competing products."
  • "We are on an annual license to use the solution."
  • "There are licenses to use this solution and we are on a three-year license."
  • "I rate the price of Sophos EPP Suite a four out of five."
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    Top Answer:This product is quite stable and there are no problems with it.
    Top Answer:Sophos is lacking in the granularity of optimization, so having more control would be better.
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    MS Cloud App Security, Microsoft Cloud App Security
    EPP Suite
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    Overview

    Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is a cloud access security broker (CASB) that provides multifunction visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics. With Microsoft Cloud App Security, you can: 

    - Manage, control, and audit apps to streamline cloud access security

    - Mange your access to resources to discover shadow IT and understand your digital information estate

    - Use real-time controls to enable threat protection on all the access points that touch your environment

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    Cynet has pioneered the security industry’s first all-in-one security platform purposely built for organizations that need the ability to effortlessly identify, block and respond to all types of attacks inside the perimeter - defending endpoints, network, files and users - without the heavy burden of deep cyber expertise and the overhead of integrating and managing multiple products. Our approach converges and brings synergy with technology: endpoint protection, EDR, vulnerability management, deception, threat intelligence and network and end-user analytics, and expertise: a 24/7 cyber SWAT team for incident response, malware analysis, threat hunting and forensics. Cynet deploys in hours and simplifies management with automated monitoring to complement any sized staff.

    Cynet Consists Of:

    • Next-generation AV (NGAV)
    • Endpoint Detection Response (EDR)
    • UBA Rules
    • Network Detection Rules
    • Intelligent Deception

    With Cynet You Can:

    • Consolidate network and endpoint protection in one central place
    • Protect against a very wide range of attacks, including common attacks as well as complex multi-layered attacks
    • Have access to a team of world-class cybersecurity experts available around the clock that complements whatever expertise you have in place

    Cynet Supports:

    Four different deployment methods:

    1. On-premise
    2. IAAS
    3. SAAS
    4. Hybrid mode

    Cynet Benefits and Features:

    • Advanced threat detection
    • Incident response capabilities
    • Extended detection and response(XDR)
    • Managed detection and response (MDR)
    • Response automation
    • Network-specific playbook
    • Multi-layer protection
    • Alerts delivered to a single point for visibility
    • In-house SOC for clientele

    Features Users Find Most Valuable:

    • IT hygiene: By scanning assets, including endpoints, users, files, and network traffic to render a dashboard of security issues, Cynet is able to quickly map an entire IT infrastructure.
    • Prevention: Various prevention capabilities include UBA, deception, and traditional endpoint protection.
    • Detection: This includes traditional endpoint security, EDR, UBA, deception and network analytics, which helps detect malicious behavior, ransomware, exploitation, user login anomalies, DNS tunneling, and much more.
    • Vulnerability management: Cynet can find Windows vulnerabilities, unauthorized and outdated applications, and security policy violations.
    • Response: Cynet includes various analyses, response and remediation capabilities, across endpoints, files, users and networks.
    • Automated response: Users can create an automatic remediation rule for each alert Cynet creates, which helps improve the incident response process and can prevent a real-time threat.
    • 24/7 Support: For no additional cost, Cynet includes CyOp, a 24/7 operations team available to you at all times.

    Reviews from Real Users

    “I have found the continued support and pretty much all the features to be valuable. They all stand out as being positive. It continues to detect unusual activity when it's supposed to, and so far we haven't had any issues.” - Ken S., Director InfoSec and Audit at a manufacturing company

    "The feature that I have found most valuable is that the configuration and the usage of the product are not so complicated. For people responsible for using this infrastructure for the first line of workstation monitoring, it's quite easy to use." - Senior Cyber Security Manager at a financial services firm

    "The dashboard is beautiful, overall ease of use, and the UBA and NBA features are valued." - Harsh P., Cyber Security Operations Center Analyst at Vincacyber

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    Top Industries
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    Educational Organization29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Construction Company14%
    Computer Software Company14%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government6%
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    Manufacturing Company20%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Cloud Provider13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Healthcare Company18%
    Non Tech Company18%
    University9%
    Construction Company9%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise37%
    Large Enterprise42%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise27%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Small Business59%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise30%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cynet vs. Sophos EPP Suite
    July 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cynet vs. Sophos EPP Suite and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
    622,949 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cynet is ranked 4th in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 17 reviews while Sophos EPP Suite is ranked 28th in EPP (Endpoint Protection for Business) with 11 reviews. Cynet is rated 8.6, while Sophos EPP Suite is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cynet writes "A complete, transparent, and centralized solution ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos EPP Suite writes "Easy to deploy with good visibility and excellent AI capabilities". Cynet is most compared with SentinelOne, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, CrowdStrike Falcon, Darktrace and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, whereas Sophos EPP Suite is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Trend Micro Deep Security, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, CrowdStrike Falcon and Norton Security Premium. See our Cynet vs. Sophos EPP Suite report.

    We monitor all Extended Detection and Response (XDR) reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.