So far, only Windows users have had the privilege of protecting themselves against unknown threats with Sophos Intercept X. Today Intercept X is available for macOS.
What features does the Mac version offer?
Yes, Mac users also need Antivirus. I say this because there is still the misconception that there are no viruses for Mac. That is definitely not true! It simply wasn't worth it for a long time to program something to reach a few Mac users. It was simply not attractive compared to the Windows market share.
Even though the market share still clearly speaks for Windows today, there are more and more viruses for the Mac. Even we are often happy to be protected on our MacBooks by the Sophos Central Endpoint! Just last week, the Sophos Endpoint warned my colleague that the current website he was visiting wanted to mine Crypto through the browser. Without Sophos's attentive endpoint, this would have happened quietly in the background without anyone noticing!
Intercept X for macOS does not come with the huge range of features, as for Windows. For an initial version, however, the features are definitely sufficient.
- CryptoGuard (Protection against Ransomware)
- Root Cause Analysis
- Malicious Traffic Detection
- Synchronized Security Heartbeat
We have explained each of these functions in more detail on our website:
Buy Intercept X for Mac
If you already own Intercept X licenses and want to protect your Mac as well as your Windows PC, all you need to do is download the Mac installer from your Sophos Central console and install the software. This is possible because the license is per user and not per device.
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 are convinced of the product, you can order one or more licenses for "Sophos Intercept X" in our shop: