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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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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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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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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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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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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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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February 2018

February 2018

A great solution for security in the modern enterprise

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Pros

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
 


February 2018

February 2018

Control the anti-virus protection on multiple machines all from one palce

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The ability to control and manage the anti-virus for multiple machines in one place. My users can forget all about it and leave it to the admin.

Cons

It's a little over simplistic. Sometimes it's hard to know what's going on because there isn't much detail!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Elan from The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

February 2018

February 2018

A great "second opinion" security option.

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Ease of use and security

Pros

1) Ease of use; 2) Offers a variety of options and customizations; 3) Does not usually interfere with other security programs or platforms.

Cons

1) It rarely picks up false positives and intercepts other, legitimate security programs or platforms such as Symantec/Norton Internet Security.

Review Source: Capterra
 


January 2018

January 2018

Decent Endpoint Protection

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Endpoint security mostly Anti virus

Pros

Sophos Endpoint Protection is easy to install and manage and does a decent job of keeeping the viruses out.

Cons

Like most Antivirus products you also need separate Malware protection. I wish someone would do an all in one product.

Review Source: Capterra
 


January 2018

January 2018

Easy and reliable

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Excellent protection, backup generation, and silent running all make this a satisfactory solution for small to medium size business.

Cons

I do occasionally see a spike in my processing power for reasons I cannot explain, but can link back to sophos

Review Source: Capterra
 


January 2018

January 2018

Decent product most of the time, terrible support experience

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decent scanning

Pros

Configuring options and scan profiles from the cloud hosted web portal is convenient and easy to keep every machine compliant. Cloud hosted means we don't have to run any infrastructure, just install it on all our endpoints.

Cons

Some complaints that it slows computers way down, opened a support ticket, they were useless, asks the same questions over and over, didn't answer back to my replies for days, convinced me not to renew our licenses.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dobromir from Taxback.Com
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Well working protection with reasonable price

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Sophos performs well and has competitive price.

Pros

I found Sophos easy to use. It has simple design and good integration with Windows 7.
It does NOT put high load on my PC .It's stable and well working.
Sophos is perfect working solution with reasonable cost.

Cons

It can cause some permission/access issues with Windows. I found that there is lack of some features.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Matthew from HBM nCode Federal LLC

January 2018

January 2018

Feel safe with Sophos. Great value for the price.

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It just works. There are not too many things I can say that about. Sophos is by far the best Anti-Virus software I have used and I have tried them all. Having it deployed in a corporate environment the past 7 years I can tell you it does work fantastic.

Cons

The Enterprise Console can be a bit laggy and clunky at times and give false information about which machines are updated. But the software works very well overall.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Andrew from Glenns Ferry School District
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

A very powerful antivirus software

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It is very effective at finding and blocking threats. The software has a good reputation and works well. The server software had a lot of controls and gives you the ability to easily group computers and antivirus/firewall settings. I am not familiar with the could version only the self hosted version.

Cons

There are a few issues I have had with it. Deployment using their deployment server has not been reliable for us. It is also tricky to update and migrate to a new server.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Eric from SecurityMetrics
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Sophos Endpoint Protection takes away many worries about security

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Though I was not involved in software deployment or management, Sophos seems to run very lightly on my system and helps keep my computer safe, without much maintenance from my part.

Cons

Sophos Endpoint Protection is great for checking malware in real time, but the product doesn't allow you to check if you've already accidentally stumbled upon malware (which I guess is why they have other products for this issue).

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from United Pacific
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

The fact that I don't notice the software speaks to how well it works.

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Continual background protection with none of the bloat or slow down of other virus scanners/protectors.

Pros

Sophos runs flawlessly in the background in our work environment. We utilize it company wide and it is managed by our IT team. They have Web Control over setting scan times without having to "get in the way." We run some powerful software, but have not seen Sophos create a slowdown when running yet.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rebecca from Self-Employed

December 2017

December 2017

It has been effective at keeping us out of harms way

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It works well when is is up and running but we have had difficulty determining if it's on all the computers without actually looking at each PC. One company I work with requires it's use on computers connected to it's network.

Cons

The company I work with have switched providers based largely on cost and desire for an easier to manage anti virus solution. It has been difficult to uninstall as there are so many components.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeff from Glenns Ferry School District
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Good feature set but a little on the pricy side.

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A strong antivirus with a solid reputation

Pros

We use Sophos in our district for a number of year and the feature set and ability to micromanage deployment has been great. It has proven to be resilient to virus threats since I started managing it. Customer support has historically been very helpful. I have not tried their cloud based solution.

Cons

It's is trick to setup and difficult to migrate a new server. It also has to deploy a lot of packages on first installation which has proven to be unreliable. We switched antivirus companies due to price.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeremy from GB
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Been completely satisfied thus far

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Great protections from malware and more specifically Ransomware. Also nice using the hosted version so there's one less server to manage on premise.

Pros

The Intercept-X addon for Ransomware is a must in todays threat landscape. We've had instances where this addon stopped ransomware before it could start to encrypt files.

Cons

There is limited reporting with the cloud version. No cool graphs you can show management or anything like that. Also, email notifications of events seem to be delays often times.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tim from Call One

November 2017

November 2017

Protects our end-users without interfering with their daily work. Catches more than previous product

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Catches more malware and PUPs than our previous antivirus product by far!

Pros

Sophos Central's cloud management makes for a much better experience than hosting our own management server internally. Our users get their definition updates from anywhere as long as they have Internet, and the endpoints report back in if they run into any trouble or malware. We know if someone picks up a virus or if their computer stops getting updates or if they call out of configuration compliance through automatic emails from the system, so are able to take corrective action right away.

Cons

Since the management server is in the cloud, it cannot do automatic deployments of the software to our endpoints. You either have to install it manually or have software deployment solution from another source. That being said, its command-line installation options are super easy.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Gabriel from Tybera
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Excellent protection

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Protection and security with a peace of mind that my products are ok

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This product truly makes you feel like you are protected in way with your computer. There is no reason to worry about viruses after using Sophos.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dillon from Mini Systems, Inc.

October 2017

October 2017

I use for both business and personal

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I really enjoy the protection I receive from Sophos Endpoint. I use it on both my personal and business computers and I has kept me free from malware and virus'

Cons

The only con I can think of is how draining it can be on my system. When my computers startup, Sophos can bog down the system and force it to run slower than normal. But, for the protection it provides, its worth it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Patrick from The McGowan Companies
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Full suite of protection tools. Not just anti-virus, it's more.

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Full protection suite, when it works correctly, is amazing at it duties. But if it breaks, it is almost impossible to remove.

Pros

Sophos Cloud based management tool makes it easily accessible. Sophos reverse-engineers a program before it runs to see if it malicious.

Cons

Customer support for the product is the worst I have ever seen. Weeks would go by between responses on tickets. I told to white-list Office EXEs to allow Hitman.Pro to not block them. Had to reformat 2 machines because the software did not install/uninstall correctly.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kevin from Raymar Information Technology, Inc.

August 2017

August 2017

I feel a bit safer in this world of new ransomware threats

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Protection from digital threats. Peace of mind.

Pros

This product has special anti-ransomware features. It is also fairly granular in configuration. Once the dust settled after deployment, it seems to be providing better protection that some of the competitive products offered to MSPs.

Cons

I found it requiring a lot of administrative overhead to get it intially configured and deployed. There is a lack of proper documentation in one place to get the MSP/cloud management and deployment properly configured. This product also seemed overly aggressive when still default configuration in place.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from Tybera Dev Group

August 2017

August 2017

Great Product!

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I like the easy to use interface. They wat that everything is laid out makes a lot of sense to me.

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It is very slow. On my IMac at home it takes upwards of 12 hours to scan a computer that does not have very many files on it.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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