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Sophos touts predictive protection in Intercept X

Deep learning gives security vendor the highest detection rates and lowest false-positive rates

Sophos touts predictive protection in Intercept X
Schiappa says predictive protection is the future of IT security.

Sophos, a maker of network and endpoint security solutions, has unveiled Intercept X with malware detection powered by advanced deep learning neural networks.

Combined with new active-hacker mitigation, advanced application lockdown, and enhanced ransomware protection, the vendor's latest release of the next-generation endpoint protection delivers previously unseen levels of detection and prevention.

"Predictive protection is the future of IT security. Sophos has taken a huge step forward by bringing deep learning neural networks into the industry leading exploit and ransomware protection of Intercept X," said Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager of products at Sophos. "Being able to protect against the next unknown attack instead of waiting for it to arrive will change the way IT operations in every organisation can protect their users and assets." Schiappa added that Intercept X can bring the most advanced next-generation protection to any organisation, regardless of their current strategy.

Deep learning is the latest evolution of machine learning that delivers a massively scalable detection model that is able to learn the entire observable threat landscape. With the ability to process hundreds of millions of samples, deep learning can make more accurate predictions at a faster rate with far fewer false-positives when compared to traditional machine learning.

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