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Diminish Cyber Threats with Sophos Intercept X

8 September 2022Cyber Awareness, Cyber Essentials, IASME Cyber Assurance
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As a Sophos Authorised Partner, the team at Fourtify wanted to provide an overview of Sophos’ key solution for our customers – Sophos Intercept X.

Sophos Intercept X delivers world leading EndPoint Protection (EPP), Extended Detection and Response (XDR) and 24/7 Managed Threat Response (MTR) depending on option purchased.

Recently ranking first (1st) in SE Labs for Enterprise and Small Business Test category with 100% accuracy, Sophos is perfectly positioned to elevate Fourtifys’ support offering to Fourtify our customers environments.

The importance of an effective Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware solution cannot be underestimated. An effective Anti-Malware / Anti-Virus solution is so important for your business that the National Cyber Security Council in partnerhship with IASME have a section dedicated Anti-Malware within the Cyber Essentials Assessment, specifically Section 8.

Fourtify, in partnership with Sophos can help your organisation to:

Stop Unknown Threats

With deep learning Artificial Intelligence (AI) Sophos Intercept X excels at detecting and blocking malware even when it has never been seen before. It does this by scrutinizing file attributes from hundreds of millions of samples to identify threats without the need for a signature.

Block Ransomware

Sophos Intercept X includes advanced anti-ransomware capabilities that detect and block the malicious encryption processes used in ransomware attacks. Files that have been encrypted will be rolled back to a safe state, minimizing any impact to business productivity and ensuring your business continues to operate effectively.

Prevent Exploits

Anti-exploit technology stops the exploit techniques that attackers rely on to compromise devices, steal credentials, and distribute malware. By stopping the techniques used throughout the attack chain Sophos Intercept X keeps your organization secure against file-less attacks and zero-day exploits.

Reduce your attack surface

Control which apps and devices can run in your environment, block malicious websites and potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) before they reach your users or devices.

What are the requirements and how will Sophos help with Cyber Essentials?

By deploying Sophos Intercept X, you can be confident that your organisation meets the requirements for Malware Protection within the Cyber Essentials Requirement for Infrastructure which applies to: Servers, Desktops, Laptops, Mobiles, Tablets, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

  • By deploying Sophos through Fourtify, you can be confident that you are protecting your devices from malware throughout your organisation. Ensuring you meet the requirements for 8.1 by deploying an effective solution whilst also taking advantage of its Application Control Functionality to limit installations to an approved list across the organisation.
  • The Sophos Intercept X agent is updated as soon as threat updates become available, it checks for updates at a minimum daily, but frequency can be as often as every 10 minutes dependant on configuration.
  • Sophos Intercept X extends its protection to Web Security. Features such as: Live URL Filtering, Content Scanning and Download Reputation ensure access to malicious sites are blocked, downloaded content is scanned and finally the Reputation of downloaded content is checked prior to execution.
  • Application Control can be managed via Sophos Central, allowing you to determine what type of applications can be used across your organisation blocking unwanted applications from being installed on corporate devices.
  • Peripheral Control –  allows you to control what peripherals (if any) should be allowed to connect to your corporate machines. You can make exemptions for trusted peripherals (such as portable hard drives) but block all unknown peripherals from connecting to your devices.

As a Sophos Authorised Partner, if you would like to know more about Intercept-X or the wider solutions offered, speak to the team at Fourtify today:

Alternatively, if you’d like a free trial of the products please follow this link to set up and evaluate: