Sophos in beta release of latest endpoint security technology

Sophos Intercept seeks to boost protection against zero-day exploits

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Sophos in beta release of latest endpoint security technology      Sophos can deliver real-time interception of malware with zero file scanning, Schiappa says.
By  David Ndichu Published  August 4, 2016

Sophos has announced the availability of beta program for Sophos Intercept, its next generation of advanced endpoint protection.

With the steady rise of ransomware, zero-day exploits and memory resident attacks, sophisticated end-user security technologies are essential for preventing, detecting and responding to today’s cyber threats. Sophos Intercept can be installed and run alongside any competitive endpoint security software, designed to boost the levels of protection against unknown exploit variants and stealth attacks, with minimal impact to endpoint performance, the company says.

Sophos Intercept integrates several endpoint defence technologies into a single product, including the progressive anti-exploit technology acquired with SurfRight in December 2015.

New developments in Sophos Intercept include, enhanced ransomware prevention capability to block ransomware before it can lock and cripple systems; exploit detection technology that blocks zero-day threat variants without the need for file scanning; Sophos Clean technology designed to  hunt and remove spyware and embedded, lingering malware, and; real-time forensic reporting on every attack through an automated incident response dashboard

“Sophos is changing the way organisations of all sizes view advanced endpoint protection. We’re removing management and configuration complexity to deliver next-generation protection that just works. Find the threat, stop it, and clean it up completely– even zero-day exploits and persistent malware,” said Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager, Enduser Security Group at Sophos. “By combining the proven and independently verified advanced technology from Sophos with the pioneering exploit protection and remediation innovations from SurfRight, Sophos can deliver the most inclusive, intelligent and intuitive endpoint protection available– real-time interception of malware with zero file scanning.”

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