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Sophos Intercept X with XDR

Detection and response for security experts and IT administrators
our rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Sophos Intercept X with XDRProduct Overview

  1. About Sophos XDR
  2. Pros of Sophos XDR
  3. Cons of Sophos XDR
  4. Breakdown of core features

Sophos XDR product overview

Sophos Intercept X with XDR synchronizes native endpoint, server, firewall, email, cloud, and O365 security. It provides a holistic view of the organization’s environment. Furthermore, it has a rich data set and deep analysis for threat detection, investigation, and response for dedicated SOC teams and IT admins.

Sophos XDR enables organizations to answer business-critical questions and respond remotely. It allows teams to go beyond the endpoint by incorporating cross-product data sources for even more visibility. The solution offers multi-platform and multi-OS support. IT administrators can inspect various environments, whether in the cloud, on-premises, or virtual. It monitors Windows, macOS, Linux, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure deployments.

Pros of Sophos XDR

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  • The platform reduces risks and filters noise. It brings extended detection and response that stops threats before they become incidents.
  • It lets SOC teams view the entire organization, from individual endpoints to your cloud ecosystem. Administrators can view the organization’s IT environment and drill into granular detail when needed.

Cons of Sophos XDR

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  • According to users, the software’s initial setup can be challenging since the product is complex.

Breakdown of core features

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Live and historic data

Sophos XDR uses both live and historic data so users can collect critical information even if they are currently offline. For example, in an active investigation, administrators can access live data from their endpoints and see what is happening in real-time.

Machine learning

The software’s machine learning and threat intelligence deliver an AI-prioritized risk score for each detection. As a result, it identifies items that need immediate attention for quicker resolution. Detections are ranked on a 0-10 scale and include crucial information, such as time and description of detection, process name, and hash. With a few clicks, users can add detections to an investigation and isolate a device.

Remote access

IT teams can remotely access devices from a single cloud management console to perform further investigation, install and uninstall software, or remediate any additional issues. Moreover, using a command line tool, users can terminate active processes, run scripts or programs, and edit configuration files.

Guided incident response

Sophos XDR allows administrators to answer questions about security incidents by providing clarity into the scope of an attack, how it started, what was impacted, and how to respond. Its guided investigations enable security teams of all skill levels to understand their security posture. This feature also offers suggested next steps, clear visual attack representations, and built-in expertise.

(Last updated on 05/11/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

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  • Web Security
  • Download Reputation
  • Web Control / Category-based URL Blocking
  • Deep Learning Malware Detection
  • Anti-Malware File Scanning
  • Live Protection
  • Behavior Analysis (HIPS)
  • Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) Blocking
  • Intrusion Prevention System
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Malicious Traffic Detection (MTD)
  • Exploit Prevention
  • Active Adversary Mitigations
  • Ransomware File Protection (CryptoGuard)
  • Disk and Boot Record Protection (WipeGuard)
  • Man-in-the-Browser Protection (Safe Browsing)
  • Enhanced Application Lockdown
  • Threat Detection
  • Threat Investigation
  • Threat Remediation


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  • Auvik
  • Aruba
  • BrightGauge
  • Datto RMM
  • Sumo Logic
  • Liongard
  • API integrations

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