Sophos launches next generation anti-exploit, anti-ransomware technology 'Intercept X'

| Updated: Nov 03, 2016 23:33 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 3 (ANI): Global leader in network and endpoint security Sophos has announced the availability of Sophos Intercept X in India. Intercept X is an ext-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. Sophos Intercept X installs alongside existing endpoint security software from any vendor, immediately boosting endpoint protection by stopping malicious code before it executes. Sophos Intercept X combines four critical security components that IT administrators should expect from next-generation endpoint protection. "India ranks fifth 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," said Vice President Sales Sophos India and SAARC, Sunil Sharma. "Sophos is a next-generation security company that has stayed at the forefront of the industry by understanding the threat landscape, changing business needs and customer challenges. Using big data analytics along with our deep understanding of threat patterns, attack vectors and criminal motivations, 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," said Senior VP 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. "Intercept X is the next-generation, all-in-one protection for endpoints. What we have experienced while deploying and monitoring the product is that it is no work at all. We love the fact that Intercept X can decrypt files that being maliciously decrypted by ransomware attackers and also protect against software exploits," said Sales Head at MM9 solutions, Manish Gupta. (ANI)