Sophos Intercept X Questions

Udhayakumar Murugan
Information Technology Administrator at Enterstellar Softwares(OPC) Pvt Ltd
Aug 31 2021


I work as an Information Technology Administrator. So far, we have been using Windows Defender and right now, we're planning to update our endpoint security. 

We've chosen Sophos Intercept X and Symantec Endpoint Protection. 

Can anyone advise which is the better solution?

Eric RiseHaving used both I'd go with something other than either of these two solutions… more »
Mayuresh BhagwatI would recommend going with Sophos Intercept X Advance. Additionally if you… more »
Mostafa @Udhayakumar Murugan, First, I don't know the budget of yours (which is… more »
Constance Chinonzo
Networks and Hardware Manager at ZIMSEC
Jun 16 2021

I intend to deploy a new endpoint solution. 

I already have a CISCO ASA firewall and have to decide on the Sophos central endpoint or Kaspersky endpoint (I am moving from the Symantec endpoint). 

In your opinion, which endpoint solution is more effective in terms of protection and remote administration: Sophos Intercept X or Kaspersky Endpoint Security?

Thank you!

Theodoros Theodorou
IT Manager at a wellness & fitness company with 51-200 employees

I am an IT Manager for a company that provides access to professional indemnity and medico/dento-legal assistance.

Do you know if Sophos Intercept X and Carbon Black can be used side by side on endpoints?

Thanks! I appreciate the help.

Brian AllisonOfficially the answer is Intercept X and anti-virus from other mfgs. can… more »
Antonio LightbourneI’m not sure but if you are using Sophos Intercept X I would suggest just adding… more »
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Aug 31 2021


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 02 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Sophos Intercept X?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 02 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Sophos Intercept X.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 02 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 02 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Sophos Intercept X, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) Questions
Satish Singh
Cloud Security Architect at Kyndryl
Sep 26 2021

Hi dear professionals,

I'm working as the Cloud Security Architect at a Tech Sevices company with 10,000+ employees and I'm looking for suggestions about on-premise endpoint security solutions. 

Please recommend the best product/solution that fits the requirements below (salient features and expected features):

  • Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP)
  • Application Change Control (ACC)
  • File Integrity Monitoring (FIM)
  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

Expected Features:

1. Integration with NAC solution
2. Real-time scans (both new files and URLs) and scheduled scans (scanning all files against newly-deployed signatures)
3. Protection from malicious web downloads
4. Protection from exploits
5. Application and device control
6. Reports and alerts
7. Detecting alerts (ASAP)
8. Incident investigation and remediation
9. AI/MI-based behavior anomaly detection and remediation
10. Third-party integrations
11. Flexible deployment options
12. Endpoint Security Solution Threat Intelligence
13. Sandboxing is a must

Aug 19 2021

Hello peers,

I am working as an IT member at a research company with 200 employees (at most).

I am looking at the pros and cons of SCCM and BigFix software. 

At the moment, we are using BigFix just for updating and I think if we switch to SCCM that would be a more complicated and costly solution because of my company's infrastructure and requirements.

What is your professional recommendation for me? Is SCCM going to bring unnecessary workload for a small company, such as mine? Also, is it worth choosing SCCM over BigFix based on its features, budget, etc?

Thank you!

Kumar MahadevanSCCM is very robust but you need more time and people to manage it.  For a… more »
Muhammad WaseemHi Ihsan,  Hope you are doing well, As per my experience to deploy SCCM for… more »
John RendyBefore answering to your needs, we need to understand that there are two… more »
IT Central Station
Jun 28 2021

There are many cybersecurity tools available, but some aren't doing the job that they should be doing. 

What are some of the threats that may be associated with using 'fake' cybersecurity tools?

What can people do to ensure that they're using a tool that actually does what it says it does?

SimonClark Dan Doggendorf gave sound advice. Whilst some of the free or cheap… more »
Dan DoggendorfThe biggest threat is risks you think you have managed are not managed at all so… more »
Javier MedinaYou should build a lab, try the tools and analyze the traffic and behavior with… more »
IT Central Station

With remote work having become the norm for many, what security should businesses have in place? Do you have suggestions of specific products that businesses should look at?

Philippe PanardieThere is not a single answer. In our company, we use only company devices for… more »
Omer MohammedWearing a mask while accessing your service is not a joke hardening tunneling… more »
Letsogile BaloiSecurity is a multi-layered problem and as always the human end is the weak… more »
IT Central Station

Why should businesses invest in endpoint security?

What tips do you have for businesses to ensure that they have the right endpoint security measures in place?

Enayat GalsulkarThe endpoint is the weakest link on the network Since we put in all the best… more »
Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Aug 25 2021

Hi community, 

We all know that it's important to conduct a trial and/or proof-of-concept as part of the buying process. 

Do you have any advice for your peers about the best way to conduct a trial/POC? 

How do you conduct a trial effectively? Are there any mistakes to avoid?

James KielyEnsure you have a defined set of outcomes. Communicate these expectations to the… more »
Jairo Willian PereiraMistakes: 1. Choosing only using a Gartner magic quadrant. 2. Don't consider… more »
ITSecuri7cfdOnce you have narrowed down the top 5 picks for a capability/solution, we… more »
System Administrator at Suez Canal Insurance
Aug 30 2021

What is the best for ransomware infection? 

Alex VakulovInstall all security updates, create an incident response plan, use whitelisting… more »
Siddharth NarayananIPS & Blocking unwanted extensions at gateway level.
Nadeem Syedthere are different solutions for ransomware these days. Best i have found is… more »
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station

Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!

it_user400131evaluation of endpoint protection should look at what the product offers for… more »
it_user762459Key points for me are speed, scale & reporting, and I generally classify my… more »
J RiceBeing more advanced than a signature-based system. Its ability to detect lateral… more »