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Sophos Central Intercept X – Now available for macOS

Until now, only Windows users had the privilege of using Sophos Intercept X to protect themselves against unknown threats. As of today, Intercept X is now also available for macOS.

What features does the Mac version offer?

Yes, Mac users also need an antivirus. I say this because there is still a misconception that there are no viruses for Mac. This is definitely not true! It just wasn’t worth programming anything to reach a few Mac users for a long time. Compared to the Windows market share, it was simply not attractive.

Even though the market share is still clearly in favor of Windows, there are also more and more viruses for the Mac. Even we are often happy to be protected by Sophos Central Endpoint on our MacBooks too! Just last week, my colleague’s Sophos endpoint struck when he was on a website that wanted to mine crypto via the browser. Without the attentive Sophos Endpoint, this would have happened silently in the background without anyone noticing!

Intercept X for macOS does not come with the huge feature set that it does for Windows. However, the features are definitely sufficient for a first version.


  • 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:

Purchase Intercept X for the Mac

If you already have 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 yet, you can create one on the Sophos website and try all Central features, including “Sophos Intercept X”, for free for 30 days.

If you are convinced by the product, you can order one or more licenses for “Sophos Intercept X” in our store:


Patrizio is an experienced network specialist with a focus on Sophos firewalls, switches and access points. He supports customers or their IT department in the configuration and migration of Sophos firewalls and ensures optimal network security through clean segmentation and firewall rule management.

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