2019-06-24T12:13:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Sophos Intercept X?

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What do you like most about Sophos Intercept X?

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Mike Parsons - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior CyberSecurity Architect and Mentor at BlueTeamAssess LLC
Reseller
Top 5
2022-08-12T22:26:43Z
Aug 12, 2022

The most valuable feature of Intercept X its ability to stay ahead of the infection. By the time the ransomware spreads to the next machine in line, the data has already been encrypted on that workstation. It didn't matter what the ransomware did because could go in and get it back.

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Meleria Mangaring - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at Trends and Technologies, Inc
Reseller
Top 5
2022-08-05T00:35:22Z
Aug 5, 2022

Easier to manage.

Peter Forster - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at Sechelt Indian Band
Reseller
Top 20
2022-03-18T18:52:00Z
Mar 18, 2022

One reason why I have stuck with Sophos is because it grabs it and deals with it, and if it's known malware, it can quarantine it or delete it.

VS
Head IT (Infrastructure) at Nilkamal Ltd
Real User
2022-02-22T08:23:05Z
Feb 22, 2022

The base product and the anti-malware feature are most valuable.

AdemolaOlamide - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Development Manager at CLC Africa
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-02-21T13:43:38Z
Feb 21, 2022

Solution for endpoint detection and response, with good stability and scalability. Users also benefit from email protection and data loss prevention.

TT
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-02-17T18:37:00Z
Feb 17, 2022

The stability on offer is fine.

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Victor Bayedo - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Solution Architect at Reliance Industries Ltd
Real User
Top 5
2022-01-23T16:59:59Z
Jan 23, 2022

The most valuable feature is the anti-ransomware capability. It's been helpful because we have been seeing a lot of information around what the ransomware hit.

RM
Team leader Modern Workplace, Senior Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-12-07T12:18:00Z
Dec 7, 2021

Ransomware protection is the most valuable feature of this solution.

ZI
Inside Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
MSP
Top 5
2021-12-02T07:03:00Z
Dec 2, 2021

What I have found the most valuable about Sophos Intercept X is the ease of use with management administration and the solution's ability to stop exploits and ransomware.

ZE
Pre-sales manager at National Information Technology Company
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-15T11:47:32Z
Oct 15, 2021

It is one of the best in terms of technicality.

AbedEl-HamidAl-Wahidy - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Support at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-09-23T09:23:00Z
Sep 23, 2021

Intercept X's smart prevention it's very good as so are its machine learning capabilities for troubleshooting channels and files.

MD
Head Of Information Security at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-09-02T10:07:59Z
Sep 2, 2021

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

SB
Sr Manager - Information Security & Researcher at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-31T14:34:08Z
Aug 31, 2021

The most valuable feature of the solution is that it is less hash-based than competitors.

MR
Technology Infrastructure Manager at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-08-11T21:05:06Z
Aug 11, 2021

It is very easy to set up and easy to use. It is also not resource-intensive.

GG
Technical Director at a security firm with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-08-06T14:41:09Z
Aug 6, 2021

Offers artificial intelligence, security metrics and a lot of information gathered to make decisions.

Amir Kasem - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical manager at Andalusia Hai Aljamea Hospital
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-06T07:29:42Z
Aug 6, 2021

This solution offers very good performance and it has great features.

SS
Cyber Security Analyst at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2021-08-03T11:18:36Z
Aug 3, 2021

The most valuable feature is the CryptoGuard in Sophos. In a case of a ransomware attack, this feature comes into action to protect us.

AD
Engineering Manager at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-19T09:13:42Z
Jul 19, 2021

Sophos Intercept X is a complete endpoint solution.

EmanTaky - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Administrator at KnowledgeNet
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-25T13:28:12Z
Jun 25, 2021

It's a good antivirus software and has a lot of features. It now integrates with their on-premises firewall, which is perfect.

KC
Administrator
Real User
2021-05-31T13:11:00Z
May 31, 2021

We find the app control and its threat protection to be the best features.

Rajesh-Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO & MD at Gurjartech
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-12T18:30:42Z
May 12, 2021

It is stable and has a good price. I find it very good.

Mandar Raut - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Reseller
Top 20
2021-04-14T17:41:21Z
Apr 14, 2021

Synchronization with the firewall is most valuable.

JK
Technical Manager at Digital World
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-03T12:18:34Z
Apr 3, 2021

This solution can be used with any device, mobiles, desktops, or any appliances.

MF
Director at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2021-03-30T10:43:56Z
Mar 30, 2021

Very stable solution.

KN
Service Delivery Engineer - Network Security Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-23T19:32:32Z
Feb 23, 2021

This is really good because it's applicable to zero-day threats.

Ashis Das - PeerSpot reviewer
Hybrid Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-23T08:01:01Z
Feb 23, 2021

The package we use also comes with spam filtering features, which are quite useful.

MM
Chief Information Officer/Senior Vice President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-19T09:25:18Z
Feb 19, 2021

There are additional security features in Sophos Intercept X as well as proxy rules and settings that help us in minimizing the sites that our agents can go to, even after their work hours.

Mike Ignacio - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Vice President - IT Corporate Support, IT Security, and Data Privacy at a outsourcing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-27T15:56:03Z
Jan 27, 2021

The patches on offer are very helpful.

WS
Founder and General Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 10
2021-01-27T07:12:27Z
Jan 27, 2021

The pricing is fair. It's not too costly for our small organization.

CG
Manager of Information Security at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-24T08:31:02Z
Jan 24, 2021

Malware protection and application blocking are absolutely great. The DLP and malware features are very helpful.

It is also very user-friendly, reliable, and scalable. It is easy to set up. We are also happy with its price and support.

SG
Information Systems Coordinator at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-15T20:02:42Z
Jan 15, 2021

The initial setup is simple.

Diego Ferruz - PeerSpot reviewer
Country Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-13T07:48:14Z
Jan 13, 2021

The solution has very good usability.

EG
IT Manager at a construction company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-19T22:05:49Z
Dec 19, 2020

Anti-virus captures malicious threats and an aggressive next generation firewall.

EA
President at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Reseller
Top 5
2020-12-16T08:19:58Z
Dec 16, 2020

The updates and a lot of the day-to-day fiddling that you would have to do with it, can all be done from the cloud so it's easy to manage, and very easy to administer.

WK
Manager at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-04T13:22:00Z
Dec 4, 2020

It's quite simple to use and user friendly.

Abbasi Poonawala - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Enterprise Architect at Bank in KSA/JPMORGAN
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-02T15:14:00Z
Dec 2, 2020

Machine learning is used to detect the threat and it does so by prioritizing the suspicious activities.

GL
Infrastructure Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-16T22:18:40Z
Nov 16, 2020

This solution is easy to configure.

MT
Project Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-10-30T11:43:48Z
Oct 30, 2020

The most valuable features are ease of use and the GUI.

CB
Head-Information Technology at a real estate/law firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-10-01T09:57:52Z
Oct 1, 2020

The most valuable features are the anti-ransomware engine, deep learning, web filtering, and the cloud manageability.

JT
Founder at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2020-09-22T07:16:15Z
Sep 22, 2020

The most valuable features are the cloud administration and the strength of the ransomware protection.

CG
Manager of Information Security at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-09-22T07:16:09Z
Sep 22, 2020

The EDR (Enhanced Data Detection and Response) and the DLP (Data Loss Prevention) components are valuable assets.

HM
Chief Information Security Officer and Founder at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-09-17T08:05:58Z
Sep 17, 2020

It provides a feature for scanning and analyzing endpoints, which is a value-add for our infrastructure. With the advancements in the Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), Sophos Intercept X analyzes an APT and the behavior of the endpoints. It then gives us a detailed dashboard with more information about the endpoints and their security and risk level.

While deploying Sophos Intercept X, we identified a lot of vulnerability and risky endpoints that our previous solution didn't cover, which proved that this solution is the best.

MA
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-09-16T08:18:39Z
Sep 16, 2020

Sophos Intercept X is easy to install and has a lower price than similar solutions.

EA
IT Infrastracture Consultant at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Consultant
2020-09-16T08:18:33Z
Sep 16, 2020

The most valuable feature is the behavioral, non-signature-based threat detection.

Mike Parsons - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior CyberSecurity Architect and Mentor at BlueTeamAssess LLC
Reseller
Top 5
2020-09-16T08:18:29Z
Sep 16, 2020

The thing that I like about it is the synchronized security. You can tie endpoint protection and firewalls and a whole range of other services and products. You can get your servers taken in under this.

MM
Senior Security Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
2020-09-06T08:04:00Z
Sep 6, 2020

I find the security heartbeat feature with synchronized security very useful. It's a very nice feature that allows you to basically switch off an endpoint. When an endpoint has got a virus or something like that, or it's infected or compromised, you can isolate it from the network, but only if you've got an XG Firewall as well.

It also provides ease of use. It is the only antivirus that can recognize 25 out of the 36 ransomware and virus techniques that have been often used in terms of the behavior base using heuristics. It's beautiful, utterly amazing. No other antivirus can do that.

FZ
Network Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
2020-08-23T08:17:00Z
Aug 23, 2020

It is not just a simple virus scanning product. It handles more advanced needs.

MM
CTO & CISO at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
Jun 28, 2020

There are products that are technically stronger. However, this product has everything in one solution, which makes it a strong endpoint option.

LS
Senior Security Consultant - Checkpoint Technologies at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
2019-10-06T16:38:00Z
Oct 6, 2019

The forensics within the solution are quite good. The ransomware mitigation is also impressive.

LuukRos - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Consultant
2019-10-02T11:08:00Z
Oct 2, 2019

The most valuable features are the range and restriction.

it_user1156602 - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology Solutions Specialist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Reseller
2019-09-29T12:08:00Z
Sep 29, 2019

After that, the client switched to Sophos to get the protection they lacked. It either works or it doesn’t and Sophos works.

LB
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
MSP
2019-09-26T04:12:00Z
Sep 26, 2019

All of the features are very important for anyone who is supporting a large number of computers.

Mohamed Y Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical & Pre-Sales Manager at GateLock
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-09-23T06:34:00Z
Sep 23, 2019

It is a practically maintenance free intelligent system that independently protects environments from malicious attacks.

Alex Clerici - PeerSpot reviewer
System Integrator at Tecnimex srl
Real User
Top 5
2019-09-16T10:14:00Z
Sep 16, 2019

A valuable feature offered by Sophos is called Naked Security, and it entails the control managed by the firewall on the site regarding the desktop client interfacing with our cloud client.

Ahmed Mohamed Abdelmaged - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Security Engineer at Gateworx
Real User
2019-06-27T06:06:00Z
Jun 27, 2019

It is easy to change the size of its capabilities, i.e. to expand processes or scale the size of users.

Majid Nassir - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2019-06-26T05:26:00Z
Jun 26, 2019

We use Sophos Intercept X for Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) in our organization.

Israel Caravantes - PeerSpot reviewer
CIO LATAM at i-Track Systems Development, S.A. de C.V.
Reseller
Top 10
2019-06-24T12:13:00Z
Jun 24, 2019

The most valuable feature is the supervisory side of it where we can watch the throughputs, and even the loading of the device, to see how much traffic is happening.

Andrey Rogov - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at a government with 1-10 employees
Real User
2019-06-24T12:13:00Z
Jun 24, 2019

We most value the price and interface quality with Sophos Intercept X. We focus on solution quality.

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I like that Crowdstrike Falcon allows me to easily correlate data between my firewalls. Its detection and machine learning are very valuable features. Crowdstrike Falcon also successfully prevents malware in real time. I find that Crowdstrike Falcon’s dashboard is very user-friendly; Information is easy to find because of how it is presented and everything is linkable. Stability is fantastic and so is the scalability. You can easily create several endpoints without any issues. In terms of pricing, Crowdstrike Falcon is reasonable for all that it has to offer. I don’t personally have experience using their technical support, so I can’t speak for that. Even though Crowdstrike has a well-recognized reputation, I think Sophos Intercept X is the most secure endpoint product out there for many reasons. Sophos Intercept X is easy to manage, simple to deploy, and catches everything, which I can personally attest to because I have run simulations against Sophos and other products, with Sophos always coming out on top. It successfully detects malware and protects against ransomware. Whatsmore is that Sophos Intercept X has a data loss feature that allows you to monitor and detect whether users are insecurely sharing information. Depending on which industry you are in, this can be especially helpful, if not very much necessary (for example, in the healthcare industry) to ensure company resources are safe and sensitive data and information aren’t compromised or exposed to malicious software. In addition, my experience with customer service has always been great. Conclusion: If you have to choose between the two, I would suggest Sophos Intercept X, since I have been using it for years and have found it to be extremely reliable, responsive, and have had no issues with the software. Especially considering its price, the product is definitely worth it.
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