Introducing Sophos Intercept X – a completely new approach to endpoint security

sophos-intercept-x-icon-150At Sophos, we’re no strangers to next-generation security. You can see it across our entire product line, from our powerful Security Heartbeat technology that leverages Sophos Central to facilitate communication between endpoints and the network, to our advanced behavioral analytics and malicious traffic detection features (and a whole lot more).

Today, with the introduction of Sophos Intercept X, we’re taking a massive leap forward in next-generation protection – not just for Sophos, but across the entire security industry as a whole.

Sophos Intercept X ushers in a new era of endpoint protection for modern threats, featuring signatureless anti-exploit, anti-ransomware, and anti-hacker technology that includes beautiful visual root-cause analysis and advanced malware cleanup – all managed via the Sophos Central Admin console.

No other solution on the market offers so many features in a single package. Use it alongside our Sophos Central Endpoint Advanced protection or as additional protection to augment and double-check the antivirus coverage from your current vendor, all with minimal impact to system performance: no signatures, no scanning, and no meaningful CPU usage until we’ve intercepted and eliminated something malicious.

You’ve undoubtedly seen countless headlines about crippling ransomware attacks that cost people billions of dollars each year. With Sophos Intercept X, we’ve integrated powerful ransomware protection that’s capable of not only automatically stopping ransomware attacks as soon as they’re detected, but rolling back damaged files to known and safe states as well.

While ransomware seems to grab all the headlines these days, our ransomware-killing technology is made possible by the advanced anti-exploit technology that serves as the foundation of Intercept X. It blocks zero-day and patient-zero threats without the need for traditional file scanning or signature updates. In other words: even if we don’t know about it yet, we can still stop it.

In addition, we’ve added automated forensic reporting that traces attacks back to their origins, pinpoints additional infection points, and offers prescriptive guidance for strengthening your organization’s security posture in the future. Sophos Intercept X also includes comprehensive deep-cleaning technology, which hunts spyware down that other traditional AV misses and rips out deeply embedded, lingering malware to make remediation a snap. Again, no other vendor offers this much protection in a single package.

We invite you to take Intercept X for a free 30-day spin alongside our advanced endpoint protection or your current vendor’s. If you’re already a Sophos Central customer, simply contact your partner to get set up; if you’re new to Sophos, sign up for a free 30-day trial account of Sophos Central, which includes Intercept X. Please visit the Sophos Intercept X product page for more details.

We hope you enjoy using Intercept X as much as we’ve enjoyed building it. This is the first in a new line of incredibly powerful next-generation solutions from Sophos. We’re extremely excited with how far we’ve come and with what’s still on the horizon.

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