Sophos Endpoint Antivirus Software


 

Sophos Endpoint Antivirus software combines defense against malware with a flexible 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.

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 both device and application control, which enables an administrator to set rules governing the use of removable media (such as USB sticks), as well as mobile and wireless devices. Unauthorized applications and devices can be prevented from accessing the network, thus preventing the spread of malware and reducing the risk of data loss.

Finally, Sophos Endpoint Antivirus includes a centralized management console, which enables an administrator to monitor computers on the network, to create and deploy policies and to clean infected computers.

 

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

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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

 
 

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

 
 

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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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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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.

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.

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.

Cons

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.

Source: Capterra
 

Miguel from Arroyo Vista Family Health Center

June 2017

June 2017

Sophos Cloud Endpoint

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Pros

Cloud Management is great. Your able to create policies that are implemented to all clients on the fly. Blocking USB devices has never been easier.

Cons

Since it's cloud managed you required always active Internet connection. It's heavy on network utilization even when not applying new policies.

Source: Capterra
 

Dan from TBI
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Easy to implement, if a little difficult to figure out at times

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Easy to implement, easy to use after figuring out quirks. Cost effective.

Pros

It is cloud based, so you don't need to have software installed on a server and can access from any location. It's also easy to install and supports both Mac and Windows. The dashboard gives an overview of what is going on with your machines. Most times you can clean up things right from the cloud interface, but if manual clean up is required there is generally advice on what to do through links.

Cons

Some of the features take a bit of digging, for example adding exceptions could be an easier process. Also the few interactions I've had with support have been lackluster, even to the point of not getting responses at all.

Source: Capterra
 

Grant from Rockley Photonics
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Overall the Sophos Endpoint Protection has been very good.

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Fully, cloud-based administration of endpoint protection software.

Pros

I like the cloud-centric management portal of the product. I, as the administrator, can keep an eye on the entire company. The portal (as well as the endpoint products) are all globally acccessible, too.

Cons

I would like a little more control of the endpoints monitored; sometimes I need a "reach out and touch you" facility. PUA's keep coming up and I'm never sure if I've removed them or not. That goes for several warnings. Some of them are only temporary (missed 2 updates, for example), but they still show up as alerts, even though they have gotten the last 10 updates. And finally, the website restrictions are pretty ridiculously restrictive.

Source: Capterra
 

Manuel from Fbmud25

May 2017

May 2017

Good

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Easy to deploy, easy to manage software. Support is pretty good. Endpoint management is simple. For the most part it is pretty accurate in detection.

Cons

Installation requires reboots. Sometimes the software will give you false positives on well know tools. Sometimes I get false positives on things such as psexec. The false positives are the biggest negative.

Source: Capterra
 

Jeremy from Verity Group
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Simple to install and maintain. We use it on all of our desktops, laptops, and tablets.

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Safe computing

Pros

One website to control all the clients.
Fast install.
Easy of use.
Not a resource hog like Norton or other Enterprise software.

Source: Capterra
 

Jon from Tower Ford

April 2017

April 2017

Best antivirus and spyware monitoring you can buy

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We installed on all personal and work devices to protect from intrusion. Works great on both MAC and PC based devices. Install is a snap, you can monitor and control programs from the website. Works hard in the background without making a fuss to the user or taking up a ton of memory.

Source: Capterra
 

Nigel from Living Faith
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Sophos end point in a small business

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The primary reason for choosing this is the recommendation from our IT support vendor who also manages security. Im thankful for that as I find the interface is not as intuitive as other security products Ive used.

Source: Capterra
 

Kevin from Sentree Systems, Corp.
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Sophos Endpoint is one of the best endpoint solutions out there!!!

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I have used Sophos for many years and I think they have one of the best endpoint solutions out there for small and large businesses.

Pros

It is easy to use and setup and it has great functional use.

Cons

None

Advice to Others

Not at this time

Source: Capterra