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Sophos Central Intercept X 2.0 - Update adds deep learning

Patrizio - January 30, 2018

Today it's time to celebrate the official start of Intercept X 2.0. All those who have already purchased Intercept X 1.0 will automatically benefit from the new technologies, such as Deep Learning, because Intercept X 2.0 comes as a powerful update. Let's start with the teaser video for Intercept X 2.0:

What's new?

It's been a little over a year since we introduced Intercept X in our blog. The product was and still is a huge success and gives you the security you need against the latest methods of attack. While the Endpoint Standard or Advanced has not received any real updates in the past, the new malware security mechanisms have been integrated into Intercept X. The new main feature of Intercept X 2.0, "Machine Learning", has already been announced in our last Machine Learning Post. Now it is available for all Windows users.

Users with a Mac had to wait a long time for Intercept X. Today Intercept X has been released for macOS for the first time, but only with the features of version 1.

If you want to learn more about Deep Learning in Intercept X, check out the following Sophos video:

From now on Synchronized App Control, a feature which we have announced shortly with the release of SFOS v17 is working. Until now, this was only available when you were part of the Early Access Program (Beta).

Activate Deep Learning in Central

If you use Sophos Central's recommended settings, this new technology will be activated automatically. To make sure that Deep Learning is really activated, you can proceed as follows:

  1. Sign in to Central > Sophos Central Login
  2. Dashboard > Endpoint Protection > Policies
  3. Now check if Deep Learning is enabled under Threat Protection

Never heard of Intercept X?

If you've never heard of Intercept X before, you can either read our previous news article , or watch the following video from Sophos, which will briefly introduce the product in 2 minutes:

Intercept X runs smoothly alongside your Antivirus and comes with the following main features:

  • Stop Ransomware
  • Exploit Prevention
  • Cause analysis
  • Residue-free removal of malware
  • Synchronized Security

Try Sophos Intercept X 2.0 now!

As I said, Intercept X 2.0 is an update and not an additional product. Those who already use Intercept X can use the new features as of today.

If you haven't yet been convinced of Intercept X and would like to get a definite picture of the new features after this update, you can test it for 30 days free of charge. All you need is a Sophos Central account.

If you don't have a Sophos Central account, you can create one on the Sophos website and try all Central features, including "Sophos Intercept X", free for 30 days.

If you already have a Sophos Central account and the 30-day trial period has expired, you can order a license for "Sophos Intercept X" in our shop:


More information about Sophos Intercept X 2.0:

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