Sophos Endpoint Antivirus Software


 

Sophos Endpoint Antivirus is a hybrid antivirus solution that provides businesses protection against malware, viruses and offers a remote management tool. The anti-malware protection is designed to identify, block or remove threats, thus protecting computers and servers from viruses, adware, spyware and other infections. It can be deployed on-premise or hosted in the cloud.

Web protection adds a layer of defense, which prevents attacks originating from infected websites, scanning for and blocking threats before they can affect devices.

Sophos Endpoint Antivirus also features device and application control which enables an administrator to set rules governing the use of removable media like USBs and mobile and wireless devices. Unauthorized applications and devices can be prevented from accessing the network that helps prevent the spread of malware and reducing the risk of data loss.

Sophos Endpoint Antivirus includes a centralized management console which enables an administrator to monitor computers on the network. Support is offered via livechat and through an online helpdesk and a knowledge base.

 

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Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Mac OS, Linux, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Jesse from Kuna School District
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Sophos

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Great protection over your computers. Specially if you have a large corporate setting or School District.

Cons

Can be expensive per license. We've experienced a lot of alert notifications that are a part of known issues that haven't been resolved.

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Nick from Warrington College
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2018

May 2018

The best endpoint anti-virus money can buy

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Functionality

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Value for Money

I have been a Sophos customer since 1997, but I check and compare them every couple of years. The price for what you get is great and the features you get are first class and award winning. InterceptX is probably the best endpoint security tool I have!

Pros

Conistantly comes top in all anti-virus tests - detects more than competitor products
Sophos Intercept X anti-ransomware is a God-send and will role back any zero-day encryption attacks
Sophos Sandstorm allows checking of attachments in a cloud-based virtual environment in Sophos labs to test each unseen attachment.
Sophos Central makes admin so much easier
Being able to block non-encrypted USB sticks and other peripherals is a nice feature.

Cons

Sophos Enterprise admin is a little dated. Sophos Central admin is much easier and nicer
Sophos Central doesn't tie up with Sophos SG Next Gen Firewall, but it does play nicely with the newer Sophos XG.

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Gregory from Accelify
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Sophos Works

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Functionality

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Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

This antivirus software saved my Mac from being a piece of junk. I have never been the victim of a hacker or a virus while utilizing this software.

Cons

Like all antivirus software, it can be annoying when it runs or prompts you to run it. However, better safe than sorry.

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Juzer from Catholic Family & Community Services
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Latest Virus Definition, reliable Business Anti-Virus

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User Interface needs an upgrade. It needs to be user friendly.

Pros

virus definitions are up to date compare to other software. Latest protection on ransomware before other softwares implemented this protection.

Cons

Software is not user friendly. for example, updating the virus definition is not one click. You have to go inside the software, right click and then update. Also, there are not much settings/customization you can do to the software compare to Norton.

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Matthew from ONS
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Sophos

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Pros

As a user, it's easy to use on my Mac. I see when it is running in tool bar, hasn't hindered my work.

Cons

Nothing that I can think of, I'm not the administrator. Changing some of the settings can be a hassle due to security level.

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Kerry from Texas A&M Agrilife Research
Specialty: Agriculture
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Cloud Migration

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I have 180 units of which 160 have been migrated to Sophos Cloud. Get at least 2 alerts per day about updating which supposedly can be triggered from the console but when triggered the status does not change. About 1 in 5 of the computers migrated have issues so uninstall/reinstall is required. Cannot effectively disable Tamper Protection using console which is necessary in order to uninstall. Reinstalls/installs fail for various reasons 25% of the time. Having to spend inordinate amount of time with this. NOT A VALID SOLUTION IN MY CASE!

Cons

Console not helpful
Lists computers migrated but offers little to help fix issues
Alerts are false positive at least half the time.

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Chase from Hofmeister Personal Jewelers
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

February 2018

February 2018

THE BEST!

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Pros

This endpoint anti-virus protection is by far the best on the market in terms of value and protection.

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Michael from University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Powerful management console for enterprise

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Sophos is a giant in the market of enterprise antivirus. Recent years, Microsoft Windows offers free antivirus software with great enterprise management tool. Personally I prefer Microsoft.

Pros

It provides powerful management console for enterprise administrators to deploy agent to workstations, and monitor client status. With simple and clear interface for end user.

Cons

The client agent requires large memory usage, usually at least 1GB. As it has cloud-enabled analysis for unknown websites, client agents will send these website addresses to Sophos server, hence losts of bandwidth is consumed.

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Jeremy from Technology
Specialty: High Tech
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Lets get it straight

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Pros

This product does an overall okay job, easy to deploy with on prem well the cloud solutions. I have them both, what I like about the on prem is the white and black list capabilities the cloud solution lacks.

Cons

- whenever I use this endpoint I have to accompany it with something else due to the lack of it catching malware and spyware, I have had trojan not get picked up from this product but have had other malware products detect and remove them.

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Mark from Forum Communications
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Sophos has been a very good overall product for antivirus as well as anti malware for the entire company.

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Pros

Very competitive pricing, phishing identification once ransomware was inside the network, fairly easy to administer

Cons

Would prefer that Sophos had sandboxing capability similar to say a Palo Alto firewall product. They are working on it but are missing that piece.

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Daniel from Police
Specialty: Public Sector
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Hate it

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I absolutely hate this software. Ever since IT installed this garbage on our laptops, everything runs like a sloth. Eats up over 50% of physical memory. If it wasnt for their tamper protection, id delete it. Its like a bacteria that keeps coming back.

Cons

Memory hog, made my work computer a paper weight. Nothing is good about this product. Go with something else

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Andreane from IAI
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great enterprise antivirus

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

I am located in Canada and got great support from a canadian office
The software works well to manage protection for a business with many users
Added centralized control features

Cons

Some intervention on the network like changing the admin password can cause the software to malfunction

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Rosa from Uptime Sciences
Specialty: Software/Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Sophos Antivirus provides excellent security with settings stored in the cloud

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Pros

It provides professional level security to your business with antivirus settings stored securely in the cloud. It identifies any threats immediately and stops them before any damage is done. Very easy to set up and leave alone.

Cons

The cloud-stored settings are very secure, but can be a slight hassle having to login every time you want tweak a few settings. It's worth it for the level of security you're getting though.

 
 

Annick from Screen Division
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

March 2017

March 2017

Great antivirus for my Mac(s)

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N/A

All in all very happy and I highly recommend Sophos.

Pros

I have been using Sophos for more than 7 years now and have it installed on all my Macs. Easy to use, easy to install, great protection.

Cons

Since last year I have started experiencing trouble when backing up my Macs. Somehow there seems to be an cpompatility problem between Sophos and Timemachine and when backing up, I need to turn off scanning and live protection to make sure it goes quick. If it's not turned off, Time Machine announces a backup time of sometimes 120 hours.

 
 

Sylvain from Coveo
Specialty: Software/Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2016

October 2016

The EndPoint Protection for all Systems

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As we have many Mac and Linux users, we tried to find the best solution for these systems and for Windows as well. Not an easy thing.
Finally, despite Sophos was not our choice for Windows, we liked it so much that we decided to choose it for Mac and Linux systems.
Sophos EndPoint Protection doesn't eat much resources as many other Antivirus do on those systems which was one of our priority.

Pros

Easy to use
Very Low system resources consumption on OS X and most Linux systems.
Easy to install and manage.
Management Console has everything and looks new and very nice (2016).

Cons

No quick scans.
Can not install the agent for OS X and Linux from the management console but it is possible to push it on Windows.

Advice to Others

Not sure this is the best EndPoint Protection for Windows, but this is actually the best for Mac and Linux users available on the market.

 
 

Brad from Landscapes Unlimited
Specialty: Construction & Engineering

September 2016

September 2016

Sophos endpoint rock solid!

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Likes Best

Rock solid product with excellent support that offers superior protection for endpoints.

Likes Least

Need easier guidance within the management console for creating a support tickets.

Recommendations

Make sure you do POC on multiple endpoint products before choosing a solution for your company.

 
 

Tommy from COVEO Solutions
Specialty: Software/Technology

January 2016

January 2016

Works fine on Mac, and PC

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Likes Best

We evaluated many antivirus and went to the conclusion that none is perfect. Sophos run nice on Mac and Linux, which is hard to find. We had no other options than choice Sophos! All in.

Likes Least

It installed many services and apps on Windows. When you open add/remove or check the taskmgr, a lot of process!

Recommendations

If you have to support Windows, Mac, and Linux, this is the best option

 
 
 
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June 2018

June 2018

Reliable protection on your PC and servers

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Pros

Sophos is really easy to use. It is one of the leaders in the online security for SMOs. Does offer a free version for Home users as well. Low resource consumption on the system compared with other vendors

Cons

UI is very limited really and everything is pointing to their own sites. Might be initially confusing for some old school users.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Steven from taxback.com
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Necessary security measure .

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Pros

I like that it works seamlessly in the background and the virus protection is centralized ,which helps keep track of anything happening anywhere .

Cons

Not user friendly and a bit hard to navigate .Fortunately we have an IT department that mainly handles the program .

Review Source: Capterra
 

Roy from Topaz Lighting

June 2018

June 2018

Sophos EndPoint Protection Software

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Pros

Sophos EndPoint Protection Software is a good anti virus solution to use. it has a management console that allows you to push out the install and updates.

Cons

Sophos EndPoint Protection Software seems to be very memory intensive. after installing on a computer I noticed that the memory went up by 25 percent

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Sophos Endpoint Protection review

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Pros

Management interface is simple and easy to use. antivirus, we use application and device control, client firewall and everything works correctly.

Cons

Sophos management interface is simple and easy to use because it is designed for commercial and small business customers with very basic needs.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Randall from TMC Technologies of WV

May 2018

May 2018

Great and reliable antivirus

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Network security is very important to my company, and one of the widely used and recommended antivirus programs that users need to have installed in order to remote VPN is Sophos, so that says a lot to me about the reliability of the software. So far I have had no issues and have not been infected by any viruses since using the tool. It seems to be a very robust tool and works to protect my files, downloads, browsers, and network activity. The settings are also easy to change.

Cons

The cloud based configuration is interesting.. Maybe I'm just not used to it, but if one where to have no internet connection then you can't modify settings. But then at the same time, the cloud based settings allow one to globally modify all the clients that are on the account, so I could see that being a powerful feature.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Petar from taxback.com
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Smooth sailing with it .

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Pros

Sophos is great at it's job ,protecting your computer . The scans are always comprehensive ,the interface is very user-friendly and there are regular updates ensuring you are safe from the newest threats .

Cons

Being so detailed in it's searches means that it some times marks programs as viruses when they aren't that ,but better safe than sorry.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kaloyan from taxback.com
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Reliable option for your online security

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Pros

My experience with Sophos is very pleasant .It is barely noticeable when running and found a Trojan our previous provider was not able to locate.

Cons

I think it is primarily designed to tend to tech savvy people .It is not that user friendly and you need to know what you are doing to properly navigate it .

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ivan from Smart Organic
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

We are using Sophos Endpoint Protection for a couple of years and yes it keep us out of trouble

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Sophos Endpoint Protection is very easy to use product with management console in the cloud. Easy to use - applying policy's to all users has never been easier. The endpoint protection is not signature based but behavior based solution. It can catch zero-day threats.

Cons

We had few machines with outdated software - with Windows XP and we cannot use the Sophos protection on those.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Andy from Waldner's Business Environments
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Overall, offers good protection for your entire network.

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The software is pretty easy to manage and update. Overall, the software is able to protect against most threats.

Cons

Not really good with zero day unless you buy the exploit license. Change of management servers can also be a pain and requires reinstallation of the AV client.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

Great antivirus

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Very thorough antivirus and this is the one we use for our business to do our virus cleaning. The company had several clients and we had use this for many of our users.

Cons

Not much issues with this software. It is not as advertised as heavily as the others though so it is quite a bit unknown.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from Taxback.com
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Up to date protection

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It is keeping my PC safe ,whilst not taking that much of its processing power .

Pros

Several months ago we switched to Sophos at work and I barely notice it - the biggest praise I can give to a antivirus program . It does its work seamlessly in the background ,whilst not taking much computing power .

Cons

I have some issues with the program recognizing programs or files as malicious when they are not ,but it is better to err on the side of caution .

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jarrod from Sid Dillon

April 2018

April 2018

It blocks the bad stuff!

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Pros

Easy to deploy. Easy to maintain. Customizing user profiles is easy. Already has caught a bunch of things on our network.

Cons

Blocked some safe apps but I realize that happens with all antivirus software(at least the good ones). Sometimes it will have a hiccup and you have to reinstall the software.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Adam from Firefly Legal, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Solid Virus / Malware Protection. We love the cloud interface.

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Saved money and improved our system security.

Pros

We have been using Sophos Endpoint Protection for about 2 years now and we love it. The best part is the ability to control our Virus protection settings from a central webpage. We use it for more than virus protection we also use it to limit our corporate users internet access. The feature we love it the ability to select categories (Violence, Drinking, Entertainment) This added an additional layer of security.

The dashboard is great it gives us a quick look at the status of our devices. We know that all of our end users and servers are protected. We have enabled email noticications so we will get an alert that there is an Issue that IT needs to look into .

Tha best part is the license is per user not machine. So some of our IT guys have 2-3 computers that all are protected with out the cost of additinoal licenses.

Cons

Very few Cons sometimes you have to dig a little to get to a setting in the cloud console. Also, the support is generally a long wait and the first tier isn't very knowledgeable. Luckily we don't call
support a lot.

I really wish i could buy the product direct and not have to go through a third-party reseller.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Seth from AdvisorServe

April 2018

April 2018

Use Sophos for firewall protection.

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Well, for as long as I've used it, I haven't had any network problems. We have been very happy with it.

Cons

Our IT firm recommended it and so they manage all the administration. As of now we have nothing negative to say about it

Review Source: Capterra
 

Randy from Houghton Chemical Corporation

April 2018

April 2018

Good endpoint protection software for a Mac.

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Sophos Endpoint Protection is easy to use. I had used another endpoint protection in the past, but it did not handle Macs very well. Sophos works well with Macs.

Cons

While Sophos Endpoint Protection works well with Macs, I don't find it as good as the other endpoint protection software we use. For Windows based machines, I will continue to use our other endpoint protection software.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Sophos, best protection

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Sophos supplies top security with maximum functionality

Pros

Sophos allows us to protect all the devices on our domain and keep them free from virus'. Sophos comes with a simple installer that can be used on either Windows or Mac OSX, this allows for quick, easy installations so we can quickly configure our devices to ensure less downtime. Sophos allows us to create multiple different profiles depending on the user or department. Once the profiles are configured, the permissions will be applied against the device instantly. We can also approve individual websites or applications, this allows us to keep a close eye on devices across the group whilst ensuring security is tight.

Cons

We have noticed with some hardware, although the are the same model, Sophos seems to block one but not the other. Obviously the hardware differs slightly but Sophos should recognise the model. Due to the number of users we have, this is a constant maintenance task.

Review Source: Capterra
 

James from Lloyd's of London
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Good endpoint protection tool. Dashboard a bit confusing / complicated.

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Good endpoint protection tool (we've had no issues) with some minor irritations around setup and management.

Pros

Centralized management allows you to see all policy violations / threats in a single place. The actual client tool seems not to take up too much resource.

Cons

The client installer has to be run every time a new machine is added to the domain. The installer also gets out of date and has to be re-downloaded, which is irritating. The dashboard has far too many menus and is difficult to navigate.

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

Sophos is a complete (but complex) anti-malware piece of software that is easy to manage and rollout

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Centralized control of my diversely distributed user-base. I can make sure that everyone has the software installed and that it is working correctly.

Pros

The console view is extremely helpful. I like the notifications and health reports of my protected machines and users.

Cons

Some of the organization is illogical. The encryption is managed separately from other policies. It also over reports problems that correct themselves in a matter of days (like when the users reboots). This tends to make me ignore some problems to see if they persist.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lauren from Intercon
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2018

March 2018

Semi protected

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Semi protection for all company computers for a low price

Pros

Notified and alerted you on Pcs with any problems. Ran diagnostics. Was able to assign assets for computers.

Cons

Semi protection. Did not stop chrome viruses and messages. Clients were able to disable control no password to uninstall

Review Source: Capterra
 


February 2018

February 2018

A great solution for security in the modern enterprise

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Minimal impact to network performance. Automatic updates stay out of the way. Easy auditability with integrated reporting solution, and admin dashboard.

Cons

Technical docs are a little hard to navigate, but customer support is top notch so it's not a big deal.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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