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2019-06-24T12:13:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Sophos Intercept X?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Sophos Intercept X, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Peter Forster - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Reseller

Sophos Intercept X is a good protection service package for small businesses and large corporations. You can have two computers, five computers, or 5,000 computers, and it'll be just as easy to manage. I haven't had any issues with ransomware since I began using anti-exploit. I trust Sophos Intercept X and rate it at ten on a scale from one to ten.

2022-03-18T18:52:00Z
V.S. Shetty - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

They have to take care of the resource part. I would rate it a nine out of 10.

2022-02-22T08:23:05Z
AdemolaOlamide - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I'm not yet satisfied with Sophos Intercept X, but I know how to use it. It's good for now, so I can't think of what I'd like to change in the solution. We have up to 25 users of Sophos Intercept X, and one person in charge of the deployment and maintenance of the solution. For the installation, that person works with an external consultant. I'm recommending this solution to others who may want to start using it. I'm rating Sophos Intercept X an eight out of ten.

2022-02-21T13:43:38Z
reviewer1785597 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

We're just a customer and an end-user. We don't have a business relationship with Sophos. The solution is deployed on hardware as well as virtual machines. I would rate the solution at a seven out of ten overall.

2022-02-17T18:37:00Z
Victor Bayedo - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I would rate this solution 9 out of 10. I would recommend Intercept X to other users.

2022-01-23T16:59:59Z
reviewer1697340 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution to others who are considering it. I would suggest that they manage and test the exceptions for different cases. I would rate Sophos Intercept X an eight out of ten.

2021-12-07T12:18:00Z
reviewer1729950 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardMSP

If you are using other Sophos technology, it is worth it to take a look at Sophos Intercept X because of the integration and XDR technology capabilities.

2021-12-02T07:03:00Z
ZaherEL Bsat - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We deploy all Sophos products. I would definitely recommend Sophos Intercept and Sophos Intercept X, as well as Sophos Intercept X Advanced and other variants to our customers, this is what we do. We do this for current customers who do not have Sophos and show them the difference and benefits. Sophos Intercept X is managed from the cloud. Today, 10 years back, seven years back, or eight years back, you had to have a server to control the Intercept X. We haven't had any issues. We have other antivirus solutions, but this is the best-selling product so far. Many customers who had been hacked had abandoned their previous antivirus, and we deployed Sophos Intercept Advanced with XDR for them, including ministries and the public sector in Kuwait. Because everything is in the cloud, you can manage your deployed Intercept X from a single console. As a result, my score is 10 out of 10.

2021-10-15T11:47:32Z
AbedEl-HamidAl-Wahidy - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I would rate Intercept X eight out of 10

2021-09-23T09:23:00Z
reviewer1408359 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

We're just customers and end-users. The company does not have a business relationship with Sophos. I cannot speak to the exact version of the solution we're using. My understanding is that we are on whatever the latest version is. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten. I wouldn't recommend the solution at this time as we are considering going to another solution.

2021-09-02T10:07:59Z
reviewer1581882 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I rate Sophos Intercept X a seven out of ten.

2021-08-31T14:34:08Z
reviewer1551411 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I would advise others to thoroughly vet out because Sophos has a lot of different features. It can be a little bit confusing in terms of licensing. I would rate Sophos Intercept X a solid eight out of 10.

2021-08-11T21:05:06Z
reviewer1640424 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2021-08-06T14:41:09Z
Amir Kasem - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I would recommend this solution and rate it an eight out of 10.

2021-08-06T07:29:42Z
reviewer1589451 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I rate Sophos Intercept X a nine out of ten.

2021-08-03T11:18:36Z
reviewer1629057 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

We have 300 users making use of the solution. I would definitely recommend its use to others.

2021-07-19T09:13:42Z
EmanTaky - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

If I were to rate Sophos Intercept X on a scale from one to ten, I would rate it at eight. I would recommend this solution.

2021-06-25T13:28:12Z
reviewer1591350 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Our organization has 1,500 end-users making use of the solution. We require four to five administrators. The solution sufficiently satisfies one's standard needs, including those of antivirus and app control. I rate Sophos Intercept X as an eight out of ten.

2021-05-31T13:11:00Z
Rajesh-Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would definitely recommend this solution. I find it very good. If you have an experienced engineer with more than five years of experience, you can easily maintain a Sophos solution. An experienced engineer would not require any support and will be capable of handling it. However, if you have someone with two or three years of experience, it will be difficult to handle all the features. I would rate Sophos Intercept X an eight out of ten.

2021-05-12T18:30:42Z
Mandar Raut - PeerSpot reviewer
Reseller

I would rate Sophos Intercept X an eight out of ten.

2021-04-14T17:41:21Z
Jeevan Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution. I have no issues with this solution, I would rate it a nine out of ten.

2021-04-03T12:18:34Z
reviewer1539009 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Reseller

Although this is quite an expensive solution when you compare it to products like Automate or Cisco, Sophos does better on pricing. I rate this solution a seven out of 10.

2021-03-30T10:43:56Z
reviewer1483797 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReseller

They have the hardware for different products, different appliances for different specifications. Sophos bought Cyberoam. People who were Cyberoam customers needed to migrate to the Sophos platform. They could migrate to the Sophos platform while they were still on the Cyberoam product or the Cyberoam appliances. You can see the kind of work that went back into backward compatibility of the Sophos platform to the Cyberoam platform. People could actually migrate from that Cyberoam to Sophos, and their licenses as well. Overall, I am perfectly satisfied with the product. I have no complaints. I would definitely recommend Sophos Intercept X to others who are interested in using it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-02-23T19:32:32Z
Ashis Das - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

We are a reseller. We deployed the latest version of the solution. I don't have the version number on hand, however. It's a good product to consider if a company is looking to also do spam filtering. What Sophos has as well as a firewall, and it'll give a company a little bit of tighter integration, and that's good. Having those additional security tools as add-ons is an excellent option. We personally haven't gotten their firewall yet, however, it is nice that that is an option. I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten. Overall, in the short amount of time we've used it, we've had a positive experience.

2021-02-23T08:01:01Z
reviewer1500162 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

At this point, we are kind of positive about Sophos Intercept X. Our overall experience, after the deployment challenges, has been rather good. I would rate Sophos Intercept X an eight out of ten.

2021-02-19T09:25:18Z
Mike Ignacio - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We're just a customer and end-user. We don't have a special business relationship with Sophos. Overall, I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've had a very positive experience so far. Aside from issues with overwriting old Sophos versions, it's been a pretty solid product.

2021-01-27T15:56:03Z
reviewer325866 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Reseller

We are a small company and we don't use enterprise-class solutions. Our customers are mainly mid-size companies. I am a reseller. However, I do use this solution within our organization. We're using the latest version of the solution. I'm not sure of the exact version number at this time. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. We've been happy with it so far. Overall, I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten.

2021-01-27T07:12:27Z
reviewer1265688 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I most certainly would recommend this solution. One of the recommendations would be to make sure that you have a plan and a dedicated team to be able to manage all of the functions that are in the Sophos solution. I would rate Sophos Intercept X an eight out of ten.

2021-01-24T08:31:02Z
reviewer1480314 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We're using the latest version of the solution. We've got Sophos Intercept X on the notebook computers along with Kaspersky and then on the servers it's only Sophos EDR, which has both antivirus and Intercept X. All are bundled together. The console's on the cloud and that's just installed on the clients, however, they all communicate with a self-hosted JIRA cloud console. I'd advise those considering the solution to probably just go with the antivirus portion as well. That way, you've got it all under one console. We're juggling two consoles, Kaspersky and Sophos. It would be easier if everything was under one. ON a scale from one to ten, I'd rate this product at a nine. We've been very happy with it.

2021-01-15T20:02:42Z
Diego Ferruz - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

We're partners with Sophos. I'm not sure which version of the solution I'm using. When implementing Sophos Intercept, other organizations need to know that the deployment can be a bit difficult. It's a good solution with a challenging implementation. YOu really need to centralize your deployment. If you have a solution that can help ease the deployment process, it's worth it. Overall, we are very happy with it. I'd rate it at a ten out of ten.

2021-01-13T07:48:14Z
reviewer1364232 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

This is a good product but it comes at a high price. As a result, I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-12-19T22:05:49Z
reviewer1452492 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Reseller

We're Sophos partners and resellers. We always deploy the latest version of the solution. We deploy the Intercept X Advanced with EDR. All the management is done through the cloud. Then there's a client piece you put on, on-premises. We do the management through the cloud and we put the client piece on the premises. I like a lot of the things that Sophos is doing. They didn't have one this year, however, they have an annual conference, and one of the things they had done, this was right before they got bought by this other company, is they had hired a lot of really top talent. These guys, when I was at the conference for a few days, just listening to them talk, you're mesmerized with how sharp and bright these guys are and what they're adding into the program. Not to say that others aren't getting some of this stuff too, however, it was really impressive. You felt like they had it together. You trust that by sticking with these guys, you're absolutely going to have minimal, to no issues at all. I'd recommend the solution. It's a really good product. I realized that there are other good products out there and it's not that other companies shouldn't take a look at other products. However, it works, it does what it's supposed to do, and, once you learn it, it's easy to manage and the link to the firewall is really good and a great idea. It's smart to implement a single plan across people's networks. It just makes a lot of sense. Overall, I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

2020-12-16T08:19:58Z
reviewer1461399 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I would recommend this to other users, and I would give the product 7 out of 10.

2020-12-04T13:22:00Z
Abbasi Poonawala - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is a good solution but that said, there are breaches that are happening, and they are happening using AI. So, the attackers are also that sophisticated and it means that somebody has to sit and do the human check as well. Ultimately, what happens is that the threats are found, and then the response action is taken based on the outcome of all these steps. This is a product that I can recommend to others. The DR has better capabilities, as it's powered by machine learning. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-12-02T15:14:00Z
Gabriel Lomeli - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

My advice for anybody who is looking into implementing this product is that it is easy to implement, quick to deploy, and has a lot of tools to detect malicious behavior. I can recommend it to others. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2020-11-16T22:18:40Z
reviewer1439172 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

My advice for anybody who is considering this product is that if you want ease of use for a good price, and something that addresses most of the endpoint protection needs, then this is the best solution to implement. Generally, I like this product compared to other endpoint solutions and I don't have many complaints. The vendor just has to keep it up or continue to improve. That said, it cannot stop every virus so it is not perfect. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-10-30T11:43:48Z
reviewer1291920 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The suitability of this product depends on the company and its environment, but for a company like us, I recommend Sophos. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-10-01T09:57:52Z
reviewer1265718 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I would advise anybody who is using a Sophos firewall and is looking to migrate to another solution to give Intercept X the serious consideration it deserves because the Sophos firewall integrates well with the Intercept X solution and that is an advantage. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate this solution as a nine-out-of-ten.

2020-09-22T07:16:15Z
reviewer1265688 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

My biggest bit of advice for people taking on Intercept X is to train your staff on all of the functions of that solution. There are a number of solutions within the one product and it is best to know how to use them all and if they apply to your circumstances. The biggest lesson we have learned from using Sophos is that the product can be a bit overwhelming with information and data. That is the situation where your training and your resources come into play. Make sure you have a complete plan to utilize the tool or you will have pieces that are just sitting there and nothing is happening to utilize them. There are a lot of capabilities that the solution has and you need to make the effort to discover them. On a scale of one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate Sophos Intercept X as probably about a nine-out-of-ten. It is not until you see other applications like CrowdStrike and do a comparison to see what they can do that you really have an idea of what applications in the category are capable of.

2020-09-22T07:16:09Z
reviewer1263204 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend using this solution. It is an antivirus and anti-ransomware solution. It has many functions and features. Antivirus is its major feature. The anti-ransomware module is its advanced function. It has been a good solution so far. It has a very good score in NSS Labs, which is a laboratory that tries and tests all security solutions and gives them a scoring. Many other companies have also started to deploy this solution. We plan to continue using Sophos solutions. I am in touch with new users, and they appreciate this solution. We have a meeting tomorrow with Sophos to share with our technology roadmap and choose the new technologies to deploy in our company. We will do a proper proof of concept of the solution to evaluate technical aspects, technical features, offerings, limitations, and strong points. I would rate Sophos Intercept X a nine out of ten. It is a good product.

2020-09-17T08:05:58Z
reviewer1416969 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

My advice to people looking at Sophos Intercept X is that it is easy to install and has a lower price than similar solutions. I recommend it. On the scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate Sophos Intercept X as an eight-out-of-ten.

2020-09-16T08:18:39Z
reviewer1418319 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Consultant

Overall, this is a good product that seems to address our concerns and I can recommend it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-09-16T08:18:33Z
Mike Parsons - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

We're partners with Sophos. We're a consulting company and we provide some managed services. Sophos products are some that I deploy and manage for my customers. I don't have the EDR or any of the really sophisticated stuff. The client doesn't think that they have a need to go to another level. I don't have EDR or MTR deployed for the customer. I work primarily with small businesses. So sometimes it's kind of hard to get them to invest more than what they feel comfortable doing. Other organizations should give it serious consideration if they are looking for a solution. The price point is not unreasonable and the management and the continued evolution that I see within the product means that they're not sitting on their haunches waiting for the next big thing. They're constantly moving forward, trying to keep abreast of what's going on. We're in an arms race when it comes to cybersecurity. When you look at SophosLabs out of the UK and the work that they're doing in their blogs like Naked Security and whatnot, they're constantly in the forefront, constantly trying to find different threats. It's impressive, to say the least. All of that percolates down into their product because that's what drives their product. I'd rate the solution at eight out of ten. The solution is consistently showing me that it has a very effective rubric that it follows through on in terms of identifying and remediating, particularly in the area of ransomware. They can handle everything without having to have somebody get down in the weeds and recover things. I like the automation that it brings into the work that's done. That was the wow factor that drew me to them, to begin with.

2020-09-16T08:18:29Z
reviewer1413273 - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant

I would definitely recommend Sophos Intercept X. It's the number one product in my go-to-market strategy. I haven't used it so much, but from what I've seen and played around with, it's a brilliant product. It has already got everything. It does what it's supposed to do and does it better than anyone else out there. If you look at Gartner Quadrants, they are at number three in terms of leaders. The Microsoft Defender ATP is number one. I would rate Sophos Intercept X a nine out of ten. It is a beautiful product, and I love it.

2020-09-06T08:04:00Z
reviewer1238874 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Reseller

Advice that I would have for people considering using virus scanning is that I, personally, would not use Sophos Endpoints. That is the simplest edition of the Sophos virus protection product line. I would use Intercept X Advanced as the entry-level product as the other, simpler product, is not robust enough to provide acceptable protection for businesses in my estimation. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Sophos Intercept X as a seven. First, I never give a ten because every product can be improved. Second, I subtract two points because of my experience with the data loss feature and how it behaves with USB drives.

2020-08-23T08:17:00Z
reviewer1362132 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I am a customer, however, I also have a partnership relationship with Sophos due to the fact that we are a security system integrator and post-security system integrator. That means we not only use Sophos, but we also propose it to our clients. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. I would recommend Sophos as one of the platforms to take into account when looking for a solution that would work for a mid-sized company. Whether it's the ideal solution or not depends on what objectives and goals the organization has. Those need to be taken into account when evaluating a potential solution. That said, generally speaking, I would recommend Sophos. If you compare the environment, the scope, objectives, and goals of the organization, you'll be able to decide if Sophos would be right for you.

2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
seniorse527517 - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant

We're a reseller for Sophos. The newest release has got the EDR, so I think they're moving in the right direction in terms of the development. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten.

2019-10-06T16:38:00Z
LuukRos - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant

I would recommend this solution if they want endpoint protection. Always check the Sophos Central to make sure that the device is activated with the current updates and scanning. Customers should log onto the portal to see if the scan has been updated. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-10-02T11:08:00Z
it_user1156602 - PeerSpot reviewer
Reseller

We are distributors of Sophos. I’d rate the solution ten out of ten. I think Sophos is at the top of their game and offering a good protection solution.

2019-09-29T12:08:00Z
reviewer1138731 - PeerSpot reviewer
MSP

This product works as expected. From the point of view of a Sophos Trainee and Sophos Support Specialist, I admire what this product is doing. It is flexible and the management console is easy to work with. Overall, this product is doing fine and I have nothing to complain about. My advice to anybody who is researching similar solutions is that if they are looking for something that is simple and reliable, then this is a good choice. There will be less effort from the local IT support, and they will have well covered and protected endpoints. If they are not willing to spend a lot of time designing policies, precisely tuning everything for maximum performance and protection, then Sophos is the best choice. With very little effort you have a fully functional and very secure system. Sophos is the best in its class, although there are no perfect systems. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-09-26T04:12:00Z
Mohamed Y Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate Intercept X as a nine out of ten. I don't think I can rate any software security product a ten because nothing in software security is100%. We are deploying Intercept X on Cloud, not on-premises. The reason for this is because the previous versions of Sophos made the agents different between the anti-virus, endpoint and the Intercept X. Now with the Cloud, Sophos is making one agent for the three technologies — the endpoint, Intercept X, and EDR (Intelligent Endpoint Detection and Response). The three components are in one agent and managed by one dashboard, Sophos Central.

2019-09-23T06:34:00Z
Alex Clerici - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

My advice to others would be to get certification over time because without certification, it's not so easy to setup and use. Users should familiarize themselves with all the features of the program. On a scale of one to ten, my rating is nine, because of the few missing features that I think should be added in a close future.

2019-09-16T10:14:00Z
Ahmed Mohamed Abdelmaged - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate Sophos Intercept X at a nine because we had some problems with technical support.

2019-06-27T06:06:00Z
Majid Nassir - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Sophos Intercept X is easy to deploy. It has all the features for a small, medium, or large scale business. On a scale from 1 to 10, I would rate this product an eight. The security of other devices on Cisco is more reliable and stable, but the user control in Sophos is a feature that Cisco doesn't have.

2019-06-26T05:26:00Z
Israel Caravantes - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20LeaderboardReseller

In terms of advice, I would make sure that, in terms of capacity, to get the right version, to find the right level of device. MX64 is a fairly small business-scale device. We were a bit hesitant about going for that, given the scalability of it at that point. But, obviously, make sure that you go in with enough extra capacity to deal with any increases you have in traffic demand. If you're setting up a VPN on the MX64, if both ends end up being a Meraki device, then it's simple to set it up. But when it isn't, it's a bit more complex. Eventually, it causes a lot of statistical information that they could provide if the devices are Meraki at both ends. If they could provide that same facility for setups where the network doesn't involve an MX64 or a Meraki device at both ends, that would be great. I would rate this solution an 8 out of 10.

2019-06-24T12:13:00Z
Andrey Rogov - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Sophos needs to create a YouTube channel with educational material for technicians or engineers. I would rate Sophos Intercept X at seven out of ten because of the technical problems that we have experienced.

2019-06-24T12:13:00Z
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