Sophos AV / Intercept X

18th December 2020

Sophos has been producing antivirus and encryption products for over 30 years. Their cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions are able to adapt and evolve to secure endpoints and networks against never-before-seen cybercriminal tactics and techniques.

Sophos Intercept X employs a comprehensive defence-in-depth approach to endpoint protection, rather than simply relying on one primary security technique. This is the “the power of the plus” – a combination of leading foundational and modern techniques.

Deep Learning Network

Intercept X uses deep learning, an advanced form of machine learning to detect both known and unknown malware without relying on signatures.

Stops Unknown threats

  • Prevents known and never seen before malware
  • Blocks Malware before it executes its commands
  • Doesn’t Rely on signatures

Scales Effectively

  • Uses millions of file attributes to analyse threats
  • Extremely effective at detecting new malware
  • Stays ahead of high malware production rates

Performs Efficiently

  • Under 20MB footprint
  • Protects even when the device is offline
  • Works out of the box, no training required


Blocking ransomware attacks before they wreak havoc on your system, it detects malicious encryption process and prevents them access before they can invade your network. It finds and contains both file-based and master boot record ransomware.

Any files that were encrypted are rolled back to previous versions so they are safe, meaning they can still be accessed and used. Detailed post-clean up information is sent to you, the threat, what it accessed and how it was blocked it recorded for you so you can take action to prevent it from happening again in the future.

Managed Threat Response

Threat hunting; Active 24/7 hunting, analysing threats and determining potential impact and context of threats to your business.

Response: Takes action to remotely disrupt, contain or neutralise threats on your behalf, stopping even the most advanced and sophisticated threats.

Improvements; get advice and actions for addressing and preventing further attacks by getting to the root of reoccurring incidents.

Exploit prevention

Deny attackers the chance to exploit you through distributing malware and credentials, prevent them from escaping detection.

  • Blocks exploits, active adversary techniques, fileless and script-based attacks
  • Stops threats at every point in the attack chain
  • Future proofs against software vulnerabilities

Multi-platform, Multi-OS Support

Sophos EDR gives you the tools you need for advanced threat hunting and IT security operations hygiene. Inspect your endpoints and servers, both on-premises and in the cloud, across Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems.

As part of Intercept X and Intercept X for Server, you also get access to advanced protection against the latest, never-seen-before threats, ransomware, and file-less, memory-based attacks.

Sophos are a leading cyber security organisation who provide an array of cutting edge appliances. Their impact within the cyber security community has been greatly recognised by all audiences as one of the most reliable sources of network protection to date. Browse our Sophos collection to find a compatible network security system to strengthen your network and keep your data safe.

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