The endpoint security landscape has really shifted over the years. While ordinary antivirus software relied on signatures to detect malware attacks. Today’s malware has become so much advanced that detection requires a better technique than just signatures. Therefore, the need for a smarter security system that can protect endpoints from malware attacks with or without embedded signatures has become urgent. Endpoint protection with Intercept X is about gathering actionable intelligence, proactive threat detection, and automated response.
Malware attacks, better known as, malicious software attacks have aggravated the endpoint security calling for advanced malware detection and response tools. For instance, the latest research indicates that Ransomware attacks are the leading threat to organizations IT infrastructure accounting for at least 26% of all attacks. Followed by advanced malware and email malware at 20% each.
The generic malware and antivirus attacks only account for 12% of the attacks. A real indicator that indeed endpoint protection landscape has shifted a lot. The traditional antivirus software can longer cope with the new developments. Endpoint security is no longer about protecting your computers against yesteryear attacks but blocking the sophisticated, highly undetectable attacks. Thus the Sophos Intercept X Advanced with EDR developed.
Benefits of installing Endpoint Protection with Intercept X with EDR
Protection against unknown threats
Sophos Intercept X incorporates artificial intelligence in the protection architecture enabling it to not only detect known threats but also the unknown threats. This is today’s assurance of protection against tomorrow’s attacks.
Separating the malicious software from good software usually is not an easy task. That is where machine learning comes in to help identify the more complex threat features which cannot be captured by the ordinary antivirus software. Sophos intercept relies on deep learning the methodology which assures of highest accuracy detection levels and a lower rate of false positives.
Capacity to stop Ransomware attacks
Sophos Intercept X uses CyptoGuard technology to protect computer files from ransomware attacks. For a start, the system captures file cache. Then, it analyses the encryption behavior of the files under watch. The malicious files are isolated in order to stop the attack from spreading further. An automatic rollback of file changes happens immediately thereafter.
Likewise, the system has a WipeGuard technology for protecting computer disk and the entire boot files. When booting files are protected, then the computer will be able to boot as normally even as the disk is being cleaned from any unauthorized file encryptions.
Deny attackers access through exploits
While most ordinary antivirus software detects malicious software by scanning files, most attacks today happen in a file less manner. The attacker basically exploits the vulnerabilities that exist in software and applications. Hence, the exploits need to be blocked in order to stop attacks from being executed.
Even though Sophos assures protection against attacks through exploits, regular updates for the operating system and device firmware also plays another key role in boosting general network security. Even the office telephone system needs the same protection.
The Automatic Sophos Clean technology
Sophos has automated the entire endpoint protection cycle. From threat detection, file or device isolation, behavioral analysis to clean up and rollback. As it is, the Sophos cleanup uses an automated methodology to clean a system of malware. Basically through automatic eradication of any identified malicious codes. Also, it eliminates all registry keys that did not pass the behavioral analysis test.
Unto Sophos clean, add device control feature. This feature enables IT administrators to restrict the use of flash disks and external drives. In this case, the only USB drives allowed must have been the ones supplied specifically for company use. Any personal use of flash disks will be blocked from being used to access company resources.
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