Jay BodiwalaCustomer Support Engineer at a tech services company
Anonymous UserSystem Administraor at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The Intercept X feature is the most valuable feature. You can't find this feature in other firewalls because Intercept X works as if it has an interaction between the endpoint and the firewall."
"The most valuable features of the solution are the fact that they are able to encrypt the hard disk and to encrypt USB sticks."
"The user interface is simple, It makes it very easy to use."
"The monitoring features are easy to use."
"The user experience and the quality of the features are good."
"Policy deployment is easy and quick to do."
"The solution has done a fabulous job of protecting us from threats."
"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."
"The encryption feature is very good."
"Their cloud features such as Cloud Endpoint security, ransomware modules, malware, and other modules are very effective."
"We can extend it to all of the critical endpoints and the servers, and we can ensure the confidentiality of the data."
"The most valuable features are the messaging features and shared folders."
"This product is a solid, all-in-one solution for enterprise data management."
"The most valuable feature is that it works in the background so that the end-users are not aware of what is happening on the laptop."
"You get updates and other encrypted files easily."
"The solution is great for large-scale deployments."
"Sophos SafeGuard is a German product. Sophos isn't really active in Europe. The Middle East, Africa, South Africa works with Sophos but their primary users aren't in Europe. They should market and push this solution to the European market."
"The solution is not using other features like booting encryption, because it causes very heavy processing of the workstation. If they could find some way to handle the encryption and decryption to be lighter on the workstation it would be better."
"The cost is rather expensive. It's a pain point for many clients. They should work to see if they can reduce pricing."
"I would like to see a support-cloud, where Sophos creates a single package that contains all of its products."
"The tutorials need to be simplified. The existing ones need to be easier to follow and we could use some tutorials for basic setups. They should aim to be more like Cisco, which offers very good tutorials and materials."
"Having a DLP integrated with the encryption engine would be very good."
"Technical support could be a bit better."
"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."
"The agent can be improved on the solution. Right now, we have an Endpoint Protection agent as well as an encryption agent and another for the DLVs and other services. We would prefer a single agent for the entire product."
"I think that they should improve the on-premises version to include the manageability and simplicity that is available on the cloud."
"If for example, a user forgets the endpoint key, they cannot access their data. We need a support team that is a single point of contact for the IT entity to be trained and to have documentation for troubleshooting and managing the solution."
"The program's disk encryption is not very friendly with Microsoft OS updates. We have a problem with updates failing unless we use a time-consuming work-around."
"The instability of the company and lack of presence in the Middle East is affecting product use."
"I do not find the environment to be very user-friendly."
"More features need to be included in the encryption software."
"The solution does slow down the device a little bit, once it's installed."
"The licensing costs depend on the series. For example, XG 85 can be around $200. If you go to ACC or to a four or five-year enterprise solution, you will find these devices can cost $10,000. It depends on the series."
"Licensing for this solution is on a yearly basis."
"The licenses are dependant on the number of users and computers you have to protect."
"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."
"Licensing is on a yearly basis and the pricing could be better."
"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."
"They have two solutions for encryption including Symantec Endpoint Encryption and PGP Endpoint Encryption. With one PGP license, you can deploy the two solutions. The PGP license gives you two options."
"Depending on how many modules you will use (up to five) the licensing will be more expensive."
"The pricing is fair but there is variability in our area that needs to be addressed."
"The cost of this solution is a little on the higher side."
"The license is not very expensive."
Sophos SafeGuard is ranked 2nd in Endpoint Encryption with 16 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is ranked 4th in Endpoint Encryption with 14 reviews. Sophos SafeGuard is rated 8.2, while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Sophos SafeGuard writes "An excellent endpoint solution that's easy to setup, very stable, and highly secure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Endpoint Encryption writes "Has good messaging features but the hard drive encryption needs to be improved". Sophos SafeGuard is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption, Cisco AMP for Endpoints, ESET Endpoint Encryption and Digital Guardian, whereas Symantec Endpoint Encryption is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, McAfee Complete Data Protection, ESET Endpoint Encryption, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption and Digital Guardian. See our Sophos SafeGuard vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption report.
See our list of best Endpoint Encryption vendors.
We monitor all Endpoint Encryption reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.