Sophos Endpoint Protection

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Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>V C.</span>
V C.
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"Must have this Antivirus"

What do you like best?

I like that we have our Central Sophos platform on the web so we can manage all our PC in the network.

The customer service can be improved, but still is ok. It is protecting if you want to go to a website full with fishing or restricted access. Easy to setup in a way.

What do you dislike?

I dislike also the customer serivice, sometimes they can be excellent, sometimes we need to chase them for over one month. We are a translation company and all our microsites were blocked because they thought we are in the proxy category. Need to repeat myself over and over to more than 5 operators to be understood. So luck of communication from their end. But not a big problem if you are busy in your job, bust still is still a must to have a customer care.

Recommendations to others considering the product

yes recommend, as this piece of kit can be installed quickly and you can manager form a central sophos platform all your pc in your network.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We protect our network from spam and fishing or site that are not allowed to be restricted, We must have a good antivirus as we have a lot of clients with they personal info.

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Sophos Endpoint Protection review by Internal Consultant in Chemicals
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"Best in End Point Security and Better cloud management than most others"

What do you like best?

Ease of endpoint management using the cloud management.

Better performance on desktops even when scans are running.

Very effective and easy to manage false positives and add rules etc.

Ability to securely bypass anti-virus and enable when administrative/technical work is completed.

The software also provides with tamper protection with unique passwords to disable them.

Sophos protects and monitors the following main security objects:

- Malware

- Potentially Unwanted Applications

-Web Threats

-Any malicious behaviors

-Controlled Items such as Applications, Peripherals and Firewall Rules

If you get their Intercept X solution (addon). This endpoint tracks and monitors malicious traffic and any exploits.

What do you dislike?

A bit pricey compared to several other similar endpoints.

Their solution is modular, while it is great for small business to pick and choose. But for mid-size companies, you want a product that is all-inclusive, one price.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider price, all the different add-ons which are very useful and beneficial. Definitely, do a 30-day trial before you implement.

Use a vendor such as PCmall or CDW as you will receive better support during purchase and implementation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Protection of users desktops. A traditional way of protection + with latest OS and application restrictions, bundled with peripheral controls, this endpoint stands out.

Sophos provides various logs for user's web history and using their cloud management tool, it takes less effort to reach to conclusions on an investigation and identify the threats or close investigations.

With their intercept x solution, (addon), the endpoint provides optimal protection against ransomware and cryptowares.

What Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) solution do you use?

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Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Nik H.</span>
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"Simple and effective Endpoint protection"

What do you like best?

We have recently migrated away from the traditional Enterprise Console on-site and are now using Sophos Central to manage endpoints.

The process to migrate was simple and I find Sophos Central much easier to navigate and get to the important necessary information.

We implemented new XG firewalls alongside moving to Sophos Central and found that we needed to use a small utility additional to the firewall for syncing AD users. It wasn't hard to set up though.

What do you dislike?

Not much. I do find on the odd occasion that I get an email about an endpoint heartbeat problem that is actually related to the machine just having been turned off, but its a rarity.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Trial the Sophos Central version rather than on-premise. We used the EAC version for a number of years and it served us well but the new SaaS implementation I think is easier to use.

Obviously not everyone will want / can have a hosted solution so I can confirm that the on-premise solution is still very good.

We also purchased Sophos Firewalls that have a heartbeat connection with Sophos Central. This functionality seems to work pretty seamlessly although I have yet to see any real benefit from it as such.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were already a Sophos Endpoint customer but the move to Sophos Central has made life easier in terms of administration.

Also, syncing mobile users with the cloud solution feels a better option in terms of setup.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Fernand J.</span>
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"Decent antivirus, but not that easy to manage"

What do you like best?

The software is quite stable and does a fairly good job at picking up viruses.

There is a good cross-platform feature set between Mac and Windows endpoints and servers.

Sophos is developing a cloud-managed version.

What do you dislike?

The deployment, uninstallation and management are not as easy to use as some competing products. We are still running the on-premise Windows management console and find it to be somewhat awkward.

We frequently get false positives from Sophos on Windows Update database files and it doesn't consistently honour scan exclusions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Review the consoles carefully.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been using Sophos as our main EndPoint and Server virus protection. It has worked, but we are switching to an alternate vendor since we don't feel we have good oversight of the virus protection.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Simon C.</span>
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"Not a bad antivirus, but it have some flaws and Sophos service is poor"

What do you like best?

This is an effective antivirus so far, in our medium size business we never get infected by any viruses so far and we haven't face any false-positive report from our Sophos Endpoint Security. The Sophos client interface is very clean and very intuitive, but in the other hand, it's extremely basic.

What do you dislike?

Well, several things... first of all, the Sophos Endroit Security (we use Standard Edition with Cloud Central) turns to be pretty heavy on the system, we saw some overall speed loss on the computer while going from built-in Windows Defender AV to Sophos. Other thing we dislike is that if something go wrong between Sophos Endpoint Security client and the Cloud management console, you are kind done because Sophos is like a virus itself and can't be manually removed from the computer or at least in a realistic time frame (in a business environment we don't have 5 hours to loose for uninstalling an AV). Other thing is that the Sophos Cloud console send A LOT of low-security email alerts for nothing and you CAN'T turn them off. For example... 10-12 times PER DAY, I receive "this computer is out of date" just because the heartbeat failed for half of a second on the computer and trigger alert at Sophos, which is apparently normal according to Sophos customer support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

All considered, Sophos is not a bad security software, but maybe you can check carefully with competitors to compare before taking a decision.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Well, we looked for a Cloud manageable client security software with a centralized alerts and management, to upgrade from built-in AV software in Windows 10 Pro PCs (Windows Defender) which is a great AV for sure, but lack of management tool for a business.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Gire Prasad R.</span>
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"One of the best (if not the best) enterprise antivirus solutions, with a few flaws!"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, and ease of deployment. We're a business with about 10,000 machines and workstations and deployments were a piece of cake with the provided tutorials. Updates were also consistent and regular. When compared to rival security suites, the rate of threat detection wasn't spectacular but very much acceptable for the price we paid for. For better security, I'd personally advise to pair Sophos with an intrusion detection software for maximum security. For usability, there isn't much complicated stuff. If you're a familiar antivirus user, you'll be at home.

What do you dislike?

Signature updates. Although Sophos is perfectly adequate for everyday uses, its enterprise security leaves a lot to be desired. Signature updates for known threats could come sooner than the standard window. We use multiple security suites for different needs, and I personally see Sophos pushing the signature updates at the last.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If price is you concern, Sophos would be your best bet. But still, there are lots of other quality security suites if you can pay a premium. Look for the ones that utilize machine learning.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Threat remediation. The common clicking of unwanted emails and downloading suspicious attachments - Sophos takes good care of that. It is easy to use and non-IT staff have a good understanding of navigating around the software and performing routine scans.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Steven H.</span>
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"Sophos makes life easy!"

What do you like best?

I like that they have two options: on-prem or in the cloud and they operate the same way. We are currently on-prem, but this will make it easier on our support staff when we decide to migrate to the cloud. The end point control management portal is easy to navigate and setup.

What do you dislike?

The inability to push the client to a Mac is frustrating. Also the on demand scanning is resource intensive especially on a mac and we find the end users killing the scan sometimes. We also don't do on demand scanning on servers because of that reason.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We also use their physical appliances (which are available in the cloud as virtual appliances) for SPAM control. That portal is also very easy to use and will get integrated with the online portal soon.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We new we would get superior antivirus support, but the ability to control what applications could be used in our environment was a bonus.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Ryan N.</span>
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"Simple yet Secure "

What do you like best?

Our company switched to Sophos recently from McAfee (thankfully, as McAffee always felt bloated to me). Sophos runs discreetly in the background, has a streamlined UI and is great for a business setting as it has web control that allows easy set up/maintenance. A straightforward, good product.

What do you dislike?

So far I have not run into anything that I dislike, product works very well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A very straightforward, but strong software. It works very well for us.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our company needed a software that could be easily distributed, was cost effective, yet gave great security without bloating and hogging memory. This has delivered.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Justin B.</span>
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"Love sophos lol"

What do you like best?

I love it all. The complete ease of use. I mean you would not believe the amount of features you get with these products. Even the free home antivirus comes with an amazing dashboard and ransomware protection.

What do you dislike?

I really can not list anything I love this tool. I mean I have been using it for roughly two years now. And so far I have not found one thing I dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You will wonder why you did not use it sooner. I mean that seriously. The products are just amazing. The antivirus is great and easy to manage. Plus the easy to view dashboard is awesome. You can quickly see the stats of all the systems. Firewalls are easy to configure. and even the stand alone scanner is simple to use and a great tool.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Jean G.</span>
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"Great Antivirus"

What do you like best?

The best part of Sophos is the amount options to choose from to lock down certain users, for instance, locking down the computer from connecting to external devices (cd's, USB's).

What do you dislike?

What I dislike about Sophos are the false positives. I can't really complain much about this since it doesn't do as much as some other endpoint software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sophos maybe a little difficult to setup, but having all the different options to notify you about is pretty great to have when you need end users to adhere to the rules.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problem we were having is due to us needing to comply with hippa along with our own business rules, we needed a security endpoint that can block the usual malware, virus, spam etc, but also external devices like USB drives or cd.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Michael Fabricius R.</span>
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"Easy to manage "

What do you like best?

With a small IT team and a midsize organization. We were looking for a tool that'd be easy to manage, but still meaningful in protecting our users. We selected the Sophos cloud product from the Sophos Endpoint Security. So far we've had good success in preventing virus and malware infections on our users. The alerts are meaningful and we've been able to apply policy based rules on all our users, having a complete adoption.

The learning curve is relatively easy.

What do you dislike?

Our users relatively often switch workstation. When Sophos is installed it creates a new user with the machine. Merging users can become relatively tedious. Maybe this will be fixed when we hook it up to our IDM.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to implement procedures for following up on alerts and read the documentation so you can react meaningfully. The best antivirus won't do you much good if you don't maintain it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted a client that'd be easy to manage and where we could create differentiated policies for different user types. As we have relatively few resources, we were worried about getting a tool we wouldn't be able to manage proper and where following up on alerts would be tedious. Sophos solved our need in that regard.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Evan M.</span>
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"Easy Integration, Updates can cause problems"

What do you like best?

The software is easy to deploy out to computers in our environment and the monitoring is nice.

What do you dislike?

Had an instance of a bad update that got deployed some years ago which could not be auto removed or rolled back. It cost our department alot of hours of overhead to go and touch each computer to remedy the issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As with any mass software deployment across an enterprise always research and determine what your philosophy of use is going to be. This fit our use structure so that is why we went with it. If you need something smaller scale , under 1k computers you may need to look for something different.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently cutting down on instance of malware infection and seeing the benefit of time saved handling these issues. Remote management is a great utility to have with this

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Andreas R.</span>
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"Good comprehensive solution"

What do you like best?

It is very easy to install the client on the users workstations.

It is easy to track and manage installations.

The client has a very small footprint.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice if some if the alerts came with more information or error codes. Besides that Sophos works better on all levels than the other big name competitors we tried prior.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Despite Sophos being easy to install and manage, you should spend some time going through the documentation and train your team in best practices. The apparent simplicity makes it easy to make assumptions. So it is important that you take the proper time to ensure you truly understand the features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted lightweight and easy to manage antivirus and malware protection. It was really important for us that a small team with limited resources could manage and keep it up to date.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Brett J.</span>
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"Watch your back!"

What do you like best?

Definitions are updated regularly, while Sophos as a whole maintain a terrific reputation in the industry - for good reason. Able to effectively squash threats in the initial phases, ensuring web threats don't penetrate our corporate infrastructure, compromising work being done.

What do you dislike?

The odd malware item does still make its way through the protection, but all in all this is a common issue in the industry as malicious material is become more and more prevalent, with more difficulty identifying and protecting against the threats. This is to be expected though, as Sophos is doing an excellent job keeping their definitions up to par.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Absolutely worth evaluating. So many providers out there, but Sophos is one of the few keeping up with the demand, providing a nice, polished UI, as well as constantly updated definitions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Anti-malware and avoiding web threats is a necessity when running a business. Ensuring threats are eliminated and general usage by internal employees is protected from an ever-growing online threat is part of the backbone of our online infrastructure.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Carvell W.</span>
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"Effective Tool"

What do you like best?

It is a great anti-virus tool that protects you from the threats of the Internet. It works great for administering restrictions to computers. We can group computers based on what area they are located and it makes management of computers very easy.

What do you dislike?

There is not much that can be complained about. The control center could be a lot better in terms of details and options that is there to be selected and changed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it, it has a lot of great feature

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Absolutely worth evaluating, the product has great features and fits well for any enterprise.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Jacob L.</span>
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"Great and effective anti-virus"

What do you like best?

We migrated from Trend Micro to Sophos about 5 years ago and protection has been great. Definitions are updated fairly regularly and Sophos as a company has a great reputation for security. The Enterprise console makes quick work of remediation of threats and shows crucial information on hand in a clear and concise manner. We are also using the Web Control portion of the product for a first line of defence against web threats. This has been invaluable and works well in tandem with the anti-virus portion. The security in layers approach really shines in this product.

What do you dislike?

The product itself isn't completely bulletproof and sometimes lets some malware and ransomware through. Generally this happens with most anti-virus solutions as the malware is always one step ahead of the game and vendors haven't updated their definitions yet. We use another solution for remediation if something slips through Sophos, as well as extra user education.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Support is excellent and has an Australian presence which is great in this day and age, and also a very positive selling point.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sophos Endpoint Security is cost effective and easy to manage for any business from SMB all the way up to Enterprise. We are using Sophos Cloud for one of our subsidiaries (which works great), and Enterprise Console for our main business. Updates are a breeze and the client has a small footprint on client machines which works well for us. This solution was also cheaper than the previous product we were using which has helped us realize some cost savings as well.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Mauro R.</span>
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"I'm secure with sophos"

What do you like best?

I work with Sophos from many years, more than 6 years in a worldwide company, before sophos we try many security vendors. We forget any problem from when we are working with sohos

What do you dislike?

The integration with the virtual environment in not perfect

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use sophos as a proxy server, for the websecurity and with the endpoint protection, and we doesn't have any problem of infection in from when we start to work with sophos

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Mark H.</span>
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"Sophos Review"

What do you like best?

Sophos is an outstanding corporate virus protection program. It is easy to maintain and deploy. You can even set up to push out from your Active Directory to ensure your employees have the latest version.

What do you dislike?

I have no complainst about this software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a change in the endpoint security.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our agency acquired a nasty virus back in July 2013. We were using another product then that did not stop the attack. We researched many options and finally concluded with Sophos. The results of the swtich have been nothing but great. Sophos has continue to get our agency same. I highly recommend this product for your organization.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Todd T.</span>
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"Some good, some bad - still in the growing pains after 2 years"

What do you like best?

The fact that their product is SaaS based, and a multi platform solution for OS X and Windows was the primary draw for us in 2013. At the time Sophos was the only option on the market that hit those two criteria. Their virus definitions on a good day will block/find most threats.

What do you dislike?

Horrible QA for releasing new features. Their update servers are regularly crashing, or simply not accessible. Their endpoints will only update 75% of the time.

Their Support Organization is horrible at responding in a timely fashion, they're poorly trained, and often respond with generic canned FAQ pages that are irrelivant to the issue.

Their dashboard has regular outages.

Their user management is simply not scalable. No means of bulk removing old devices/users from the dashboard. The results are disastrous over a long period of time - requiring a concerted effort on the part of the IT staff to simply maintain accurate reporting on current users.

We gave up a long time ago trying to reconcile actual users and installations through the Sophos Dashboard due to duplicates or erroneous username/hostname reporting.

Their automated email alerts to admins are inconsistent, often times not reporting threats, or missing days at a time.

No option for catering what type of messages you want reported via email. It's all or nothing.

They lack SAML admin controls for logging into the dashboard. There's no password rules (expiration, age, lockout, etc).

Recommendations to others considering the product

They're a good product, and better than any of the other alternatives on the market for SaaS based multiplatform AV. I'd suggest giving them a look despite all the issues I've detailed in my review.

At the end of the day if you can get Sophos on all your endpoints, you'll more than meet the AV requirements in your security stack. Their redeeming features are their AV definitions and extremely low percentage of false positive reporting.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're solving AV on multi platform devices using a SaaS based AV vendor.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Higher Education
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"It works"

What do you like best?

This software is available to everyone at the university I work for, for Free. Faculty, Students, and staff can install it on personal or work computers. I like how easy it is to install. How easy it is to direct people to the software to download. I don't have a virus, malware, etc. So it seems to be working.

What do you dislike?

The Mac version you now have to register for an account. Which makes it more difficult for me to get users to install it since they don't want to register for an account.

Some computers have struggled to update. I have had to go in and change the settings for how often it looks for updates. Or I have to manually trigger the updates.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you know how you are going to deploy and know how to manage updates.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Everyone needs virus software. It is a reality. But having one that is easy deployed on a large scale and easy to make available to its users to install on their own is very valuable.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by Executive Sponsor in Information Technology and Services
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"Great Product - Great Support"

What do you like best?

Sophos has continued to innovate and improve their product line over the years. We have never felt we made a wrong decision with our purchases. They have been able to grow with us and provide cost-effective upgrades to meet our needs.

What do you dislike?

Honestly - there hasn't been much to dislike. They have a very comprehensive product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is a lot of incompatible overlap between the Endpoint Security suite and their UTM Firewall offerings. Be careful not to over-buy, especially on the UTM side if you decide to buy both offerings.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sophos provides and excellent end-point security system for our bevy of Windows and Mac workstations. The Cloud based offering allows us easy monitoring and security when roaming outside the corporate offices.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Dana K.</span>
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"No fuss anti-virus: issue and virus free."

What do you like best?

I have never had virus issues while running Sophos on my PC or Mac. Sophos uses a simple and streamlined UI design. Additionally, it does not host extra parasitic software that some other anti-virus software is known to do.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I dislike about Sophos now. On earlier iterations of the Mac OS X, Sophos would have trouble keeping itself up to date, but that issue seem to be corrected with El Capitan.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This software does what it claims to do, in a streamlined fashion, without extra parasite software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

By keeping my work computer virus and malware free, I can perform my job to the best of my ability with no worries about losing data or compromising security due to viruses and malware.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Kevin M.</span>
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"Sophos Endpoint security administrator"

What do you like best?

Management, the console is great and very powerful. Tech support is also incredible and helpful. The product works and we have had so much fewer infections. It does so much all in one and everything is controlled from the same window. Deployment is easy and we run it on some older computers without a huge CPU hit

What do you dislike?

If you need to uninstall it, it can be hard for some desktop support guys since by default not even local admins can uninstall. The webfilter for the product does not work as well as a traditional web filter appliance would. Firewall can be cumbersome to setup and manage that policy but very feature rich

Recommendations to others considering the product

The USB blocking and application control work great. They have some built in categories that make setup quicker.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security and desktop protection from virus. We have seen less malware on systems and insight into what is happening on the systems with viruses

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Flavio S.</span>
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"the new version of Sophos Anti-Virus"

What do you like best?

Endpoint Protection product has several features.I really like it, It includes features that I use every day.

functions as antivirus, Web Security and Malicious Traffic Detection are very important.

this version has improved the prevention of infection, very useful to detect malicious content.

Endpoint protection uses a remote database and can detect even zero days vulnerability (SophosLabs threat), this is a very important function

What do you dislike?

It is a product that is not yet widespread. There are other brands that are more time in this market. in my opinion sophos must win the trust of consumer users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sophos Cloud function is really incredible. it is useful to always have an updated protection.It is easy to use and works on all popular operating systems, especially it is well integrated in Microsoft operating systems.

This product is ideal for those users who want a comprehensive security solution. sophos is a brand that has always offered the best protection in various fields of information security such as firewall, IPS, balancers etc...

also the security of individual workstations is crucial. sophos endpoint security is the right choice.

I recommend it for people who have no experience with computers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

with this program it is possible to block the expansion of cryptolocker virus, for many of my clients it is very important to be able to block this virus.

some of my customers are using with great satisfaction the sophos antivirus protection. the license price is competitive, very often in small business it is fundamental.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Does its jobs most of the time"

What do you like best?

The enterprise console allows easy management and grouping of workstations. It can pull useful information off individual workstations and allow administrators to perform remote clean-ups or policy updates. Sophos' firewall application is an decent alternative solution to host-based firewalls. Installation of clients (when it works) is very simple and the software is generally capable of detecting malware.

What do you dislike?

Almost all antivirus software are resource hogs and Sophos is no exception. We find that a lot of times, Sophos is to blame for performance issues on client workstations. Furthermore, while the enterprise console provides a good summary of its clients, often times the details are outdated and relies heavily on a well-organized IT infrastructure. For example, if the Sophos client is removed from a workstation, the object must be deleted manually from within the enterprise console or it will remain there forever. As you can imagine, in a large corporate environment with thousands of computers, this can be tedious to maintain.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Test out this product t to see if it suits your needs before rolling-out to the mass.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Sophos Endpoint Security as our corporate antivirus and malware prevention solution. Client workstations are managed from a central administration console, which streamlines security policies and update deployments. Although not actively in used in our environment, the alerts system may help identify zero-day vulnerabilities so affected workstations can be isolated.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Thomas W.</span>
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"Sophos Endpoint Security Review"

What do you like best?

Ease of configuration was great. Managing the overall system was a lot more simple than other solutions I have used in the past. Maintenance seems to be just as straight forward, since we used the cloud model we didn't have to worry so much about revision updates and running a sandbox environment for testing.

What do you dislike?

The web filtering seems to be a bit clunky, by default it blocked a lot more than I'd like. But to get it to work the way we wanted we had to very granular about sites and not just keywords. The overall cost seemed a bit high as well when it came to deploying company wide.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As with all other products you plan on rolling out start with a small sample group so all your filtering can be fine tuned before it hits the masses.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This helped with compliance for working with a lot of outside vendors that require managed AV systems, but was minimal to setup

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Tim G.</span>
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"Good but some misses"

What do you like best?

I like that its a pretty open and free browsing solve and is fairly invisible unless there is a threat

What do you dislike?

Some of the blocked content in a professional services context is difficult.. We have some client sites we are unable to access which hampers workflow and resolution on requesting sites to be unblacklisted are problamatic

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this to protect our systems from malicious attacks

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Law Practice
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"Current Sophos user"

What do you like best?

I like the protection and the ability to scan my computer for virus. It is a great software and easy to use. I use the software to scan for viruses on a weekly basis.

What do you dislike?

This software does not block websites properly and I find that my computer shut downs rather than the software alerting me of a problem. I wish that it scanned my computer automatically and not have me manually to it myself. There maybe a feature to complete that task but the software is so difficult to use that I have no idea where to find it's features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving the ability to run the anti-virus on my computer.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"GOOD ANTIVIRUS "

What do you like best?

SOPHOS is the best antivirus as per seen its performance and its a centralized way to detect and respond with alert if violating any policy that might be good choice for companies.

What do you dislike?

any antivirus has limitation is that not get alert based on anomaly .if this is gonna possible then their is no need to invest more money in SIEM solutions for small scaale companies.as per my knowledge every antivirus company collecting anonymous data and based on that they research .

Recommendations to others considering the product

best option and updates are available to makes you secure against the threat

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ant thing related viruses and the removable devices connect we get the alert

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Boris P.</span>
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"Nice product"

What do you like best?

I think that Sophos end point is a nice product as stand alone but if will get the all package (FW, edn point and interpretx) you will feel the power of a great product

What do you dislike?

the policy managing. its hard to understand how to create a strong policy

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I feel protected

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by Consultant in Computer Hardware
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"Good, but not the best malware protection"

What do you like best?

Sophos Endpoint Security does not impact system performance nearly as much as competitors. This allows a business to be productive, and not worry or be concerned about system performance when doing day to day optimizations. One drawback to the low impact on performance is that full system scans may take awhile to be completed. Sophos has a very low false positive rate when finding malware.

What do you dislike?

Sophos Endpoint Security does not have very robust application control. A few competitors in the market have a lot more customizations for application control. A pro and a con, is that due to the low false positive rate, Sophos also has a somewhat higher false negative rate, and is not as strict as some other antivirus applications out there.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sophos Endpoint Protection is good baseline protection from malware. However, other products seem to be excelling in this area Bit9/CarbonBlack, Cylance, and Malwarebytes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Enterprise antivirus and malware protection, application control. Sophos Endpoint Protection solves the key fundamentals when running an organization, ensuring that assets are properly protected and that if any malware is found that it is removed from the environment.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by Internal Consultant
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"Software to use for enriching your data usuage."

What do you like best?

The ability to know right away if there is a data security issue. We can have them identified and on what workstation and isolate it before it takes over our complete system.

What do you dislike?

Nothing at this time. I would need to review this information with our IT department for details.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Every application is different, they need to try it in theirs. It works for us , it could for you as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having peace of mind , knowing we have this added security lets us be as productive as possible - without the threat of a problem.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Scott S.</span>
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"Sophos Endpont Protection"

What do you like best?

Lightweight client that does not hog a lot of resources. Easy to install. Automatically removes old AV software. Easy to deploy and manage through their cloud console. Nice features such as content control and e-mail scanning.

What do you dislike?

I could not find anywhere to hid notifications to end users. I prefer to just look at logs and reports on the back end so I don't have users bugging me about every little pop up message.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want a simple interface to manage all of your clients with good reporting and a high success rate of finding infections this is a good choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Great AV that catches a lot of phishing, malware and internet threats with it's content control.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by Administrator in Government Administration
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"Minimal overhead and hassle AV"

What do you like best?

Sophos does a great job of not being intrusive and keeping a small footprint. We also tried Symantec and Mcafee and found that they took considerably more memory and CPU cycles to keep running in the background.

What do you dislike?

While the footprint is relatively small. It's still a hindrance on developer machines where ram is a premium.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good choice with small foot print and pricing if having AV is a hard requirement.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As part of PCI compliance, we settled on using Sophos as part of our AV requirement. If it wasn't part of the requirement, we would just go with using Windows Defender as it does a good enough job.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Ian L.</span>
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"Convenient network virus control"

What do you like best?

Runs in the background, doesn't disturb anything. Doesn't block downloads or websites.

What do you dislike?

No dislike about this program, it's mandatory for our computers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We sell maintenance software, this product keeps my computer virus free

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Bree V.</span>
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"Sophos Review"

What do you like best?

It is easy to use for someone looking at it for the first time, user based policies, and application controls work great

What do you dislike?

needs better custom rule writing for specific file types and file locations

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

anti virus

detection

on demand scanning

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Sophos end point security"

What do you like best?

Bare-bones and effective, Sophos Anti-Virus. There aren't any extras. Does exactly what you would expect. Updates are fluid and often.

What do you dislike?

OSX Crashes and versions that cause kernel panics. Poor malware detection, doesn't always catch the gambit we have thrown at it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure the malware detection meets your need, and if using OSX run a gambit on the version of your OS and endpoint version that is most commonly used. We found certain matches cause kernal panics and some also do not have great malware detection.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Malware detection, anti-virus, and compliance.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by Administrator in Environmental Services
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"Seems effective with virus and Malware but not perfect"

What do you like best?

Cloud reporting is pretty decent.

It gives an idea of how many users have been affected by malware or virus.

Also tells which types of web sites are blocked most often

What do you dislike?

Did not really stop cryptowall malware it was defeated by version 4.

Installation is hit and miss. Sometimes it installs right sometimes you have to remove and re install.

It installs like one of several components

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it, its better than some

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Anti Virus and malware are mostly blocked

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Easy to manage"

What do you like best?

Coming from Nortons, Sophos is very easy to manage and deploy and seems a much better fit for a midsize company like ours.

The definition updates often and detection of malware and unauthorized programs runs smoothly.

The client uses very few memory resources which makes our users happy.

What do you dislike?

It's time intensive to reconcile users logins

It's hard to uninstall or change local settings.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Hook it up to your directory. Managing licenses and users will become much easier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted protection from Virus and Malware, which was easy to deploy and manage for a small team.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Law Practice
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"Unobtrusive anti-virus and malware scanner"

What do you like best?

Unlike other virus scanners, Sophos doesn't eat up a ton of memory and runs pretty well in the background. In fact, the only time I know it's running is when it occasionally pops up to scan something I've donwloaded off the web.

What do you dislike?

Nothing so far, it seems to work pretty well for my needs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Preventing malware and viruses from infecting my computer

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Michael S.</span>
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"Solid Endpoint Protection Tool"

What do you like best?

Solid solution that is competitive in features and functionality with other platforms. Benefits include ease of deployment and clear overview of enterprise status. Sophos support has been excellent in handling issue escalation and resolution.

What do you dislike?

Simple administration console is sometimes too basic, particularly when pulling status reports and dicing analytical data. Limited ecosystem (unlike competitors) reduces value when managing multiple operating system platforms.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Endpoint security of Wintel devices. Cost effective solution for core security and low administration overhead.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Sophos Endpoint Security User"

What do you like best?

Sophos appears to be a great firewall software where it blocks nearly everything on the network and assists with enforcing admin rules.

What do you dislike?

Sophos will block even company approved sites. This became an issue for my IT department when we would deploy new sites and programs. It also caused issues with Deposit Edge website and software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It was preventing virus intrusion onto our network and devices.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Leslie R.</span>
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"Sophos"

What do you like best?

The obvious...the system protects my sensitive data.

What do you dislike?

The system doesn't update automatically even though I have it set to do so.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data privacy for our program participants.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by Administrator in Mining & Metals
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"Sophos End Point review"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that the end point software can control other aspects of the users device and not just worry only about AV Defs or scans. Web control & USB control are two of those things.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the upgrading or patching of the main server itself. maybe its my version, but it seems tough and not simple always.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping end users protected from themselves.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>William P.</span>
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"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

Easy install for end users and straight forward

What do you dislike?

Sometimes bock's things I don't want it to

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure environments, fewer security breaches etc

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by Administrator in Computer & Network Security
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"So simple my wife doesn't even know it's there"

What do you like best?

Fewer false positives with more information on the threat report.

What do you dislike?

The need for agents running on the system, which increases the attack footprint available to the bad guys.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your security software is constantly at the top of your CPU utilization list, it's time to switch.

That's why I did and I'm happy I did.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I appreciate the quality, I dislike adding security software to my system(s) that increase the attack surface of my system or that provide a new attack vector for the bad actors out that (and I'm not referring to Keanu Reeves).

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by Administrator in Internet
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"Pleased with Endpoint Security Console"

What do you like best?

Sophos is extremely easy to deploy and manage. The console design is intuitive and clear in purpose. The endpoint client takes almost new resources on the workstation, which makes my users very happy. The automated reporting is robust and valuable.

What do you dislike?

When users experience blocked items it's not clear how to authorize the blocked items. I had a user who had two legitimate PDFs blocked and there was no clear way to authorize them. A pop-up probably would have helped.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Endpoint protection of an enterprise fleet of 200+ endpoints and 10 servers.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Sophos EndPoint"

What do you like best?

This program is easy to use and does not hose up my computer like a lot of other similar programs does

What do you dislike?

Nothing so far. I dont do a lot of the set up

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

End Point protection

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Collette K.</span>
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"Sophos Endpoint Security"

What do you like best?

Malware detection, and host based scanning

What do you dislike?

it does not catch nearly as much as other AV programs, ability to create custom rules based on file type and file location

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

malware detection and scanning

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Automotive
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"Fantastic Free Security Solution for Mac"

What do you like best?

I have an Apple computer and have never had a virus. Sophia ruins in the background, keeping my machine secure. It protects my machine against malware and virus attacks.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I dislike about this product. It is easy to install and doesn't disrupt processing speed while running in the background.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I am currently using Sophos Security on my Macbook Pro.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was searching for a powerful, cost effective security tool to protect my Apple computer systems.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by Administrator
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"Some issues with accessibility but it’s not too bad."

What do you like best?

There is a sort of set and forget to this software a lot of competitors can’t seem to match

What do you dislike?

It’s impact on a system’s overall performance is pretty significant and can slow down start up by as much as 12-37 seconds

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It’s part of our secuirty

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Computer Software
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"Has protected my work computer for over 5 years"

What do you like best?

It is unobtrusive and protects me well without my having to think about it.

What do you dislike?

I honestly dislike nothing about Sophos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great solution! Unobtrusive and effective!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes me more productive. I can spend less time worrying about security and more on my work.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by G2 Crowd User in Utilities
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"Great a/v malware product"

What do you like best?

The cloud portion of the product and it doesn't use a lot of CPU on the end user PC.

What do you dislike?

Licensing took a bit of time to get resolved.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure they answer your questions or make sure they follow up with you.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Higher Education
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"Great reliable and easy to use firewall and antivirus"

What do you like best?

It is multifunctional as a good firewall as well as live antivirus software that spans both PC and Mac platforms

What do you dislike?

Sometimes difficult to clean up malware.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend this antiviral software. It is extremely reliable and better than other free or purchasable antiviral software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

n/a

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by Administrator
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"Peace of Mind."

What do you like best?

Set and forget. If it has been set up correctly and on every machine you dont need to do much.

What do you dislike?

Support for sophos is ok but could be better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Protection for all our devices on our networks

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Smooth antivirus for Mac"

What do you like best?

Very little intrusive and not really "heavy" in resources consumption

What do you dislike?

Not really easy to understand where (mail or hard drive) the virus was found

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very good to use as your first antivirus ona Mac

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better security in Mac environment

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Primary/Secondary Education
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"Very Resource Intensive"

What do you like best?

Seems to have done a good job keeping my computer and colleagues' clean from spyware and viruses.

What do you dislike?

This program is extremely resource intensive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used to keep our computers free of viruses and spyware.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Sophos is our login security tool for our laptops at work"

What do you like best?

Definitely helps with security, but it can make the computers run much slower.

What do you dislike?

It takes a long time to start my work computer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

N/a

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping proprietary work data secure, which is very helpful.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Consumer Electronics
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"Sophos works"

What do you like best?

it runs in the background with little interference

What do you dislike?

Nothing at this time. Keep up the good work

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

working with computers, anti virus is real issue that we want to keep under control

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Information Services
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"Sophos Endpoint"

What do you like best?

I like that it runs without popping up windows and also does not have countless messages etc.

What do you dislike?

I do not dislike anything at this point, it works well

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Protection of company assets and information

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Paul L.</span>
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"A better Antivirus Scanner"

What do you like best?

Sophos is great not only for Windows but also for virus protection on the Mac.

What do you dislike?

Sophos downside is that it's not as well known as its competitors

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend Sophos to give your personal computer the protection it needs from external virus attacks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have Mac users that need virus protection and Sophos is the exact protection they're looking for.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by Administrator in Facilities Services
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"Sophos Review"

What do you like best?

Email filtering, web filtering and hardware firewall all in one single unit

What do you dislike?

Implementation in our specific business is not optimized currently.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Covers many security requirements in one unit, very useful for corporate IT

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security faults, large amounts of spam and virus based mail coming through exchange

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Internet
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"I've used this software since it was provided by my University. Easy to use, doesn't bloat memory"

What do you like best?

Doesn't use a lot of memory and slow things in the background when you use it

What do you dislike?

Their graphic user interface could be better

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Run it as an anti-virus

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Glass, Ceramics & Concrete
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"Solid Product"

What do you like best?

This enterprise security system is capable of protecting a wide variety of devices and OS'. One product serves Windows, Linux, OS X, android, etc.

What do you dislike?

Product is too diverse at times, smaller scale usage and distribution would be better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Endpoint security for all devices.

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Computer Software
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"Was Great Protection for a Medium Sized Business"

What do you like best?

It gave us the virus protection we were looking for for our organization

What do you dislike?

Many problems with backups and glitchy, had constant issues with individual computers not being updated

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Protection of our organization IT infrastructure

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by User in Insurance
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"Seamless "

What do you like best?

Very seamless system for anti virus and hips

What do you dislike?

Nothing I dislike with this system seams to work perfectly without interruptin

Recommendations to others considering the product

Does it's job seamlessly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeps my computer save from attack especially with private client info

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by <span>Christopher E.</span>
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"Great Free Option for Mac Users"

What do you like best?

Very easy to download and install, runs quietly in the background without using much processing speed, have never had a virus with this (though I am running a Mac so not sure if I've truly tested it)

What do you dislike?

Can't really think of anything!

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for some basic, cheap, and easy anti-virus software for your Mac, give this a try!

Sophos Endpoint Protection review by Administrator in Internet
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"Solid product, good support,"

What do you like best?

Good detection rates. Powerful application and data control features. Capable of Active Directory integration and remote deployment. Great central management console, which can also be used to manage other Sophos products as you expand your security implementations. Support is helpful.

What do you dislike?

Endpoint client is fairly lightweight, but not as lightweight as some other competitors. Reports can be a bit confusing to configure.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A solid endpoint protection suite.

Kate from G2 Crowd

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