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Sophos Intercept X offers the latest in endpoint security technology

Johannesburg, 09 Jul 2019
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Businesses are constantly faced with new, more advanced cyber attacks that many security products are not able to keep up with. This offers Sophos’s partners an opportunity to protect their customers with innovative security solutions that defend against a diverse range of threats.

A good deal of today’s cyber security is reactive and far too slow. Older approaches are struggling to keep up with the higher volume and complexity of today’s endpoint attacks. 

SophosLabs analyses over 400 000 new malware samples every day to ensure their protection is always evolving to stop the latest malware attacks. SophosLabs has found that 75% of malware is unique to a single organisation; this makes constant analysis all the more important in developing the best possible endpoint protection.

Sophos Intercept X offers endpoint protection for your PC. It is the number one performing malware detection and protection software in the cyber security industry. It detects malware within 30 milliseconds and stops it before the malware executes to protect your device, files and network. Intercept X is an out of the box solution that doesn’t require additional training, ensuring your protection starts immediately.

Unlike other endpoint solutions, Sophos Intercept X with deep learning stops never-before-seen malware, unknown exploit variants, stealth attacks and ransomware attacks. Intercept X learns from the visible threat landscape and processes hundreds of millions of samples. 

“This allows Intercept X to make faster and more accurate predictions than traditional machine learning solutions,” says Ross Anderson, Sophos Product Development Manager at Duxbury Networking.

Harness the power of a deep learning neural network

“Intercept X uses a deep learning neural network that works like the human brain… This results in a high accuracy rate for both existing and zero-day malware and a lower false positive rate.” ESG Lab Report, December 2017

The artificial intelligence built into Intercept X is a deep learning neural network, an advanced form of machine learning that detects both known and unknown malware without relying on signatures, allowing Intercept X to drive threat prevention to unmatched levels.

Deep learning makes Intercept X smarter, more scalable and higher-performing than endpoint security solutions that use traditional signature-based detection.

To enable a unique Synchronised Security approach with automated responses to threats, without requiring manual intervention, use Intercept X together with Sophos XG Firewall. This allows the software to harness the power of automated security response by isolating infected endpoints on the network, blocking lateral movement and stopping attacks in their tracks. On average, 45% of network traffic can’t be identified. Sophos’s XG Firewall and Sophos Endpoint work together to identify all network traffic, revealing hidden risks and unknown threats.

Intercept X combines deep learning with best-in-class anti-exploit technology, CryptoGuard anti-ransomware, root cause analysis and more to form the industry’s most comprehensive endpoint protection. This unique and powerful combination of features allows Intercept X to stop the widest range of endpoint threats.

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