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Traditional antivirus is no longer enough to stop the latest threats. Modern threats including memory-based attacks and zero-day malware can easily bypass traditional defenses that heavily rely on techniques such as signature-based detection.

To stop these modern threats, you need endpoint protection that makes use of the very latest defenses such as machine learning and anti-ransomware protection.

This short guide will show you some of the key benefits to moving from legacy antivirus products to cloud-based protection with the very latest technologies – all of which are available in Sophos Intercept X, which gives you world-class endpoint security with the benefits of cloud management.

1. Get advanced protection to stop the latest threats

Intercept X delivers the most effective, cloud-based endpoint protection available. It uses advanced defenses such as deep learning, anti-ransomware protections, and active adversary techniques to stop the widest range of threats. Intercept X customers benefit from the latest security innovations that block modern threats.

Stop unknown threats

An advanced form of machine learning, deep learning technology enables the detection and removal of advanced malware, even if it has never been seen before. Sophos’ deep learning malware detection engine examines the “DNA” of a file and compares it to the known universe of malware to detect threats that otherwise may go undetected.

Block ransomware

Intercept X stops file and full disk ransomware in its tracks before it can cause any damage. It works by detecting malicious encryption processes, blocking them, and then returning any encrypted files to a safe state.

Deny attackers

Exploit techniques and file-less attacks are some of the most common tools used by attackers to compromise an organization. Intercept X provides dedicated mitigations to stop these attacks before they can even begin.

Protection proven in the real world

Intercept X is consistently top-rated by customers, industry analysts, and professional testers.

2. Make management straightforward

Intercept X is managed by Sophos Central, the cloud platform that lets you manage all your Sophos security solutions in one place, at any time, from anywhere. With cloud management you can:

Consolidate your management consoles

With Sophos Central you can manage all your Sophos solutions from one console. You get the same intuitive look and feel across products making it easy to quickly switch between them and enable powerful cross-product features.

Manage your security on the go

Cloud management makes it easy to monitor your cybersecurity on the go. You don’t need to physically be in the office to have access, making remote site management and travel straightforward at any time.

3. Spend less and save time

The benefits of cloud-based security don’t end with management. Moving your security to the cloud with Sophos Central will help you save time and money.

Save time spent on administration

Thanks to cloud-based management, there’s no maintenance for on-premises servers and you have a single, consolidated console for all your products, so Sophos Central saves you time. You are freed up from admin tasks to focus your attention on the things that really matter.

Spend less on infrastructure

Sophos Central is cloud-based, eliminating the need to deploy and maintain physical servers at your organization. Data centers are located around the world, so you can choose one that conforms with local data regulation and compliance laws.

4. Implement security that grows with you

Sophos Central makes it easy to expand your protection as your business grows. With just a few clicks you can start trials including device encryption, mobile security, email security, and endpoint detection and response (EDR) directly from the Sophos Central console. It’s easy to setup and purchase a full license when you’re ready.

Extend your endpoint defenses

Intercept X offers intelligent EDR, which gives detailed insight into threats and indicators of compromise across your estate, without needing to install any additional agents or management consoles. It taps into artificial intelligence and curated threat intelligence from SophosLabs, so you have the information you need to quickly investigate and respond to potential security incidents. You can also choose the Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR) service for 24/7 monitoring and response.

5. Benefit from smarter, faster protection

Sophos Synchronized Security shares threat intelligence across Sophos products to automatically respond to security incidents. For example, Intercept X and XG Firewall share information and will automatically isolate and clean up compromised endpoints across your network.

As your Sophos portfolio grows, so does the impact of Synchronized Security. XG Firewall and Intercept X for Server also work together, as do Sophos Wireless and XG Firewall to name just a few combinations. This ensures you are investigating in a unified cybersecurity system, not siloed products.

Intercept X: Industry-leading protection for your endpoints and servers

Intercept X and Intercept X for Server give your organization unmatched protection for your endpoints and servers, filling the holes left by traditional antivirus and much more.

In addition to protection against the latest malware, ransomware, and exploits, you get detailed visibility with EDR that allows you investigate potential threats and indicators of compromise across your estate.