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:
- Potentially Unwanted Applications
-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.