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Pros
"The most valuable feature is that everything is done on the server.""This solution can be centrally managed.""The initial setup is easy.""The usability is the most valuable feature."

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"The intrusion detection system.""The most valuable feature is the synchronized security. It's a unique feature on the market at this time only offered by Sophos. As a reseller, we often win bids and get clients because of this unique trademark feature.""With Sophos, I only need to generate the password and give that to a user to be able to allow them to login to the admin page of the Endpoint and do whatever they need to do. The user cannot go ahead and uninstall it. It's kept us much more secure because of this. Should any event happen on a particular system, I'm given the username and the system IP address. I get notifications and can deal with issues right away.""I like its ease of use the most. The management console is really nice. I like having one pane of glass that does everything. It does the Sophos anti-virus and encryption. Everything that you need is in one place. It is easy to use, and it is also pretty fast. It provides some pretty good details, and it lets you know who has access to a file. You can also add additional people to the encrypted documents, which is pretty good. Its stability and performance are also very good.""The malware protection and the scanning features are most valuable in this solution.""It's the best solution on the market.""The features that I have found most valuable are encryption tools that encrypt the hard disk and the USB sticks.""It's a straightforward solution."

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Cons
"I would like to see better compatibility with mobile devices.""The solution should have better synchronization with active directory users and passwords for use in the encryption.""Sometimes the server console is very slow, so the performance could be improved.""Integration with central management needs improvement."

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"In the next release, I would like to see more automation with the endpoint logging, but it's a special feature that is quite complicated to explain.""It would be ideal if the solution had different features within one agent.""If it's possible, they should make all the features available because it's got a lot of features on offer, but you have to buy the license in order to add those features to the normal Endpoint. If they could make all those features available and/or offer a bundling option it would be better.""The security does not have 100% authentication.""The Office 360 integration could be improved.""It just needs a little bit more on the reporting side. Its reporting can be improved a little bit in terms of being able to know that things are in the right status. I should be able to pull a report to make sure that everything is all right. It could also have cloud integration. At the time I was using it, it wasn't a cloud product.""There are times that this solution takes up too much memory that needs to be resolved. If it is not fixed it will definitely create issues in the future.""The integration could be a little better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is mid-ranged and could be more cost-effective.""Licensing costs are on a yearly basis."

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"It would be great if the price of the solution was lower than the current price. If we are to sell this particular solution to smaller businesses and not just enterprise businesses it needs to be lower.""The licenses are dependant on the number of users and computers you have to protect.""Licensing is on a yearly basis and the pricing could be better.""We have a yearly license with Sophos which is around $1000-$1200 or so per annum. There are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fee."

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Top Answer: The pricing is mid-ranged and could be more cost-effective.
Top Answer: The pricing is middling and could be a bit lower. The solution should have better synchronization with active directory users and passwords for use in the encryption. A single sign-on would be useful.
Top Answer: It's a straightforward solution.
Top Answer: We need to pay for this solution currently, however, if we switch to Bitlocker, it would be free as it's a part of Microsoft's OS.
Top Answer: BitLocker comes from the OS license with Windows. It's a free solution. However, Sophos is a product we need to pay for. Therefore, using it is more expensive for our organization. It's also, in… more »
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Also Known As
SafeGuard, SafeGuard Encryption
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Overview

ESET Endpoint Encryption is a simple-to-use encryption application for companies large and small. Take advantage of the optimized setup that speeds up the time to adoption for admins. The client side requires no user interaction, increasing user compliance and the security of your company data.

Protect your confidential information and comply with regulatory mandates safely and securely with SafeGuard Enterprise, Utimaco's comprehensive modular information protection platform. SafeGuard Enterprise is a modular information protection control platform that enforces policy-based security for PCs and mobile devices across mixed environments. SafeGuard Enterprise offers full transparency to end-users and is easy to administer from a single central console.
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Sample Customers
CCS Media Limited, Mercury Engineering, , Unigarant, Pinewood Healthcare
Rushmoor Borough Council
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider37%
Computer Software Company20%
Government5%
Wholesaler/Distributor5%
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Insurance Company22%
Marketing Services Firm22%
Financial Services Firm22%
Non Tech Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government8%
Wholesaler/Distributor6%
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Small Business61%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise22%
Find out what your peers are saying about ESET Endpoint Encryption vs. Sophos SafeGuard and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,873 professionals have used our research since 2012.

ESET Endpoint Encryption is ranked 6th in Endpoint Encryption with 4 reviews while Sophos SafeGuard is ranked 4th in Endpoint Encryption with 10 reviews. ESET Endpoint Encryption is rated 8.6, while Sophos SafeGuard is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of ESET Endpoint Encryption writes "A stable solution with good support that assists us with GDPR compliance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos SafeGuard writes "An excellent endpoint solution that's easy to setup, very stable, and highly secure". ESET Endpoint Encryption is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, Symantec Endpoint Encryption, Cisco Secure Endpoint, Check Point Full Disk Encryption Software Blade and Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption, whereas Sophos SafeGuard is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, Vormetric Data Security Platform, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption, Symantec Endpoint Encryption and McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention. See our ESET Endpoint Encryption vs. Sophos SafeGuard report.

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