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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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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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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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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Seth from AdvisorServe

April 2018

April 2018

Use Sophos for firewall protection.

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Pros

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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Pros

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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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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Pros

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
 
 
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