The endpoint portfolio of Sophos Central is once again being expanded with a new product. It's called Sophos Central Intercept X Advanced with EDR and you can find out if it's worth it for you in this blog post.
The Sophos Central Endpoint products
Before we get into EDR, I'd like to show you where the new product ranks at Sophos Central. Sophos has recently cleaned up some endpoint products, moved features and renamed products . Including the latest EDR product, Sophos is currently offering us the following selection:
- Sophos Central Endpoint Protection - The absolute basic protection for signature-based recognition.
- Sophos Central Endpoint Intercept X - Includes Ransomware and Exploit protection and runs alongside a competitor product such as McAffee, Kaspersky, Symantec, etc.
- Sophos Central Intercept X Advanced - Includes all Endpoint Protection features including Intercept X. Definitely our recommendation! 👍
- Sophos Central Intercept X Advanced with EDR
EDR - Advanced Root Cause Analysis
As one can already deduce from the product name, EDR is an extended feature for Intercept X, which in the eyes of Sophos apparently provides too much added value to be delivered as a free update.
The term "EDR" stands for "Endpoint Detection and Response" and in a nutshell this feature is interesting for those who want to glean a deeper understanding of the cause of an attack. The feature "Root Cause Analysis" already included in Intercept X is certainly not a bad start here, but EDR goes a bit further to get an even deeper understanding of the scope and impact of an attack.
Where EDR can help
I think I'm not completely wrong with the thesis when I say that a lot of the users out there don't care at all why the Endpoint Protection or Intercept X points out that a malicious file has been discovered. The software should simply take care in the background that the attacks are prevented and that there is no damage to the system. You may see a message from time to time that a file has been blocked and moved to quarantine. But that's all you want to hear.
Usually larger companies want to know more and have an internal or external security team to analyze the blocked files or programs. It could be that an exploit prevented by Intercept X is only a sign of a much bigger attack.
Intercept X Advanced with EDR helps you detect, investigate and respond to suspicious activity that might otherwise go undetected. Find out for yourself whether it's a real threat or just a false positive.
If you are interested in this topic and would like to take a closer look at Intercept X Advanced with EDR, we have put together the right material for you here.
- Datasheet: Intercept X Advanced with EDR
- Webinar: Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Explained (50 Minuten)
- Webinar: Intercept X Advanced mit EDR EAP (German)
- Demo: Sophos Intercept X Advanced with EDR (22 Minuten)
Would you like to see how a marketing video of Intercept X with EDR comes out when neither the people in the video nor the video producers have understood exactly what EDR is? The video is so meaningless and, in our opinion, definitely deserves first place among the worst Sophos videos. So if you don't have anything better to do right now and want to give away 2:11 minutes of your lifetime, you'll find the link to the video below:
Try Sophos Intercept X Advanced with EDR now!
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