Sophos Debuts New Endpoint Protection Solution In India
New Delhi, Sept. 19: IT security firm Sophos recently announced the availability of Intercept X in India. Intercept X is a next-generation endpoint security product that stops zero-day malware, unknown exploit variants and stealth attacks, and includes an advanced anti-ransomware feature that can detect previously unknown ransomware within seconds, the company claims.
Sunil Sharma, vice president sales, Sophos India & SAARC said, “India ranks 5th amongst the top vulnerable countries worldwide with a threat exposure rate of 16.9 percent (Geomalware report). Sophos Intercept X will play an important role to combat next generation threats with its powerful and effective anti-ransomware, anti-exploit and root-cause analysis features. Our customers need not worry about being held ransom anymore or attacked via multiple software exploits.”
“We designed Intercept X from the ground up to recognize malicious behaviors and stop potential attacks much sooner in the kill-chain, without the need for updates or signatures,” added Dan Schiappa, senior vice president of the Enduser Security Group at Sophos.
Developed as a core component of Sophos’ synchronized security strategy, Sophos Intercept X is enabled with the Security Heartbeat to share threat intelligence with Sophos’ next generation XG Firewall and SafeGuard Encryption solutions for a coordinated and automated response to attack.
The product can be installed and managed remotely through the Sophos Central cloud-based management console that allows administrators to control and configure settings, distribute licenses, add new endpoints and track all activity. In addition, the single pane of glass dashboard designed for Sophos partners shows all Sophos Central services available to provide higher levels of customer protection while offering partners additional recurring revenue opportunities.
According to the company, customers and partners who participated in the public beta program experienced the next-generation protection capabilities of Sophos Intercept X, including the ability to help to eliminate the impact of ransomware by almost immediately recognizing and stopping malicious encryption activity and preventing the attack from spreading across the network. Once the threat is neutralized, affected files can be rolled back to the pre-attack state, saving considerable time, resources and money.
For example, Thirupati Sunderesan, Director of Tatva Networks, Sophos’ platinum partner in India said, “Ransomware is one of the most important worries challenges for our customers. With Intercept X our customers can effectively combat ransomware attacks, software exploit attacks and respond to threat incidents effectively with the root-cause analysis solution.”
He said the new offering requires minimal supervision and works effortlessly in the background; vigilantly working toward detecting and preventing malware attacks.
Manish Gupta, Sales Head at MM9 solutions, Sophos’ gold partner in India too informed, “We love the fact that Intercept X can decrypt files that being maliciously decrypted by ransomware attackers and also protect against software exploits. We definitely want to extend this next-generation endpoint threat protection solution to all our customers.”
Sophos Intercept X is available to order today and a free trial is available through the Sophos Intercept X webpage. The price ranges from Rs 2500 to Rs 4000, per user, for one year term and scales based on volume and term length, the company said.