If you read the Sophos Blog, you will undoubtedly be aware of how our next-gen endpoint solution can protect you and your business. Sophos is really proud of Intercept X and genuinely believes it’s the best product of its kind out there.
However, we realise that you may want to hear independent opinions as well, which is why we’re pleased to share ESGs Lab’s report with you.
When carrying out the testing, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) observed Sophos Intercept X’s performance as well as its agility, usability and reliability in detecting and preventing genuine advanced threats and signatureless exploits.
In 2016 alone, hackers have taken over $1 Billion in the form of ransoms from users trying to retrieve their files after being infected with ransomware.
Ransomware is the most successful malware attack today. It works by locking up your files and crippling your systems until you’ve handed over money.
And, one of the biggest problems in the fight against ransomware is the constantly reinvented attacks. Cybercriminals are finding new methods of spreading the malware, evading detection and even developing ransomware that deletes itself as soon as files are encrypted so that even IT security teams are unable to uncover what variant is on the system.
We know ransomware is one of the biggest threats facing organizations today but the security industry has traditionally struggled to keep up with this sophisticated, ever-changing attack. Until now.
Deploying a range of innovative next-gen technologies to block all kinds of advanced attacks, Sophos Intercept X is designed to stop ransomware in its tracks. It gives you comprehensive protection from rootkits, zero-day vulnerabilities, malicious traffic, and everything in-between.
Microsoft has now mapped out the future for the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) in part one and it looks pretty bleak. The advice given to EMET users was also a little vague: Upgrade to Windows 10. It’s a more secure operating system.
Although that’s true, it doesn’t cover everything that EMET does for you. Over on the CERT/CC blog, Will Dormann provides an excellent post about why Windows 10 can’t protect insecure applications like EMET can. The table seen in Dormann’s post highlights the protection available with and without EMET on Windows 7 and Windows 10. As you’ll see, Windows without EMET looks a little risky.
Exploits are one of the key methods attackers use to spread malware. They take advantage of the vulnerabilities in genuine software products to deliver their chosen flavor of malware on to your system.
This is where the signatureless exploit prevention technology in Intercept X excels. Instead of poring over a vast bank of malware samples, it concentrates on the relatively small number of techniques used to by the attackers to exploit the vulnerabilities; fending off attacks before they even get started.
Designed to secure business critical servers without sacrificing performance, Sophos Server Protection protects Windows and Linux servers from malicious attacks using a variety of traditional and next-gen methods, including Malicious Traffic Detection, Application Whitelisting (Lockdown), and soon CryptoGuard anti-ransomware capabilities.
Sophos now enables application and management of Server Protection policies for Amazon Web Services Auto Scaling Groups, and display valuable information about EC2 Instances in the Sophos Central management console.
Sophos responds to the requirements of the new Investigatory Powers Act, which has just become law in the UK