Sophos Intercept X – The Ransomware Guardian


Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security and a close HBP Systems Partner, has announced Sophos Intercept X, a next-generation endpoint security product that stops malware and attacks, and includes an advanced anti-ransomware feature that can detect previously unknown ransomware within seconds. Sophos Intercept X installs alongside existing endpoint security software from any vendor, immediately boosting endpoint protection by stopping malicious code before it executes.

Sophos Intercept X combines four critical security components that IT administrators should expect from next-generation endpoint protection.

Signatureless Threat and Exploit Detection: Anti-malware and anti-hacker defence that blocks zero-day, unknown and memory attacks and threat variants without the need for file scanning

CryptoGuard: Anti-ransomware innovation that identifies and intercepts malicious encryption activity, blocks ransomware before it can lock and cripple systems and can roll back maliciously encrypted files to their pre-attack state

Root Cause Analytics: A 360-degree visual analysis of attack events that shows where the attack came in, what it affected, where it may have stopped and recommended actions to prevent a similar attack in the future

Sophos Clean: Powerful utility that hunts for and removes any trace of spyware and deeply embedded, lingering malware

“Sophos is a next-generation security company that has stayed at the forefront of the industry by understanding the threat landscape, changing business needs and customer challenges. Using big data analytics along with our deep understanding of threat patterns, attack vectors and criminal motivations, we designed Intercept X from the ground up to recognize malicious behaviors and stop potential attacks much sooner in the kill-chain, without the need for updates or signatures”

– Dan Schiappa, senior vice president of the Enduser Security Group, Sophos.

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