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Sophos Intercept X or Symantec End-User Endpoint Security - which is the better solution?

Information Technology Administrator at Enterstellar Softwares(OPC) Pvt Ltd


I work as an Information Technology Administrator. So far, we have been using Windows Defender and right now, we're planning to update our endpoint security. 

We've chosen Sophos Intercept X and Symantec Endpoint Protection. 

Can anyone advise which is the better solution?

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511 Answers

Eric Rise - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Having used both I'd go with something other than either of these two solutions. 

Both deep dive onto your local computers making them impossible to remove, Should the need arise you'll end up having to reimage equipment to fully remove the products. Bloated and they dig their hands into everything on the local machines. 

If these are your only two choices, then go with Sophos as it's a MUCH better product.

MikeAng - PeerSpot reviewer

If you refer to the MITRE Attack analysis, BitDefender is the best, in terms of 100% accuracy and the most number of detections, for the second consecutive year.  

Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewerEvgeny Belenky
Community Manager

@MikeAng thanks for your answer here. 
Can you please clarify what you meant by stating "100% accuracy"?  

Mostafa  - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

@Udhayakumar Murugan,

First, I don't know the budget of yours (which is important) and if you have a budget then you must choose two different vendors to protect you. 

And you must have a hardware firewall - it's your first protection layer and you can choose Sophos firewall + Kaspersky endpoint or FortiGate firewall + Sophos endpoint. 

My advice to you: FortiGate firewall and Kaspersky endpoint.

Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewerEvgeny Belenky
Community Manager

@Mostafa why do you state that having a HW firewall is a must? For which use cases would you recommend using a SW firewall instead? Thanks

Mostafa  - PeerSpot reviewerMostafa
Top 5Real User

@Evgeny Belenky more stable and powerful, more control on the network and has better support...
and more ports to connect.

Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewerEvgeny Belenky
Community Manager

@Mostafa thank you for your reply!
When do you suggest using a software firewall instead of a hardware one?

Mostafa  - PeerSpot reviewerMostafa
Top 5Real User

@Evgeny Belenky  No I dont suggest using a software firewall...
I recommend using a hardware firewall...

reviewer1644681 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I would recommend going with Sophos Intercept X Advance. Additionally if you invest in Sophos XG/XGS Firewall, you can avail the benfit of Sophos Synchronized Security wherein the Firewall and Intercept X Advanced share the threat intelligence and provide a comprehensive cover with single window management using Sophos Central.

Udhayakumar Murugan - PeerSpot reviewerUdhayakumar Murugan

@Mayuresh Bhagwat Thank you for the information. 

Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager

Hi @Mohamed Y Ahmed , @Cliff Matonda@Jeevan Kumar and @Mostafa ​ ,

What would be your advice?​​

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