Written by Haydon Kirby, IT Account Director – 17th August 2017
Ransomware is the number one form of malware attack that affects businesses across the world everyday. It encrypts files and holds them hostage until the ransom is paid which causes massive disruption to business productivity. Petya, WannaCry and Locky, the more recent strains of ransomware, can easily bypass antivirus software and encrypt business data – costing businesses thousands of pounds to resolve.
No amount of protection is 100% guaranteed to protect your business from cyber security threats and malware as new strains are released every day. However, in my opinion, with the ability to automatically stop ransomware attacks as soon as they’re detected and roll back damaged files to a safe state the new Sophos Intercept X technology stands a good chance of changing that.
What is Intercept X?
Intercept X is a new era of end point malware protection available for devices running Windows 7 and above. It offers next-generation anti-exploit, anti-ransomware, root cause analysis, and advanced system clean technology and can be installed alongside any existing endpoint security and antivirus software. A key feature of Intercept X is CryptoGuard, which prevents the malicious spontaneous encryption of data by all forms of ransomware and quickly detects trusted files or processes that have been hijacked. We sell Sophos Intercept X via a licensing model.
Remove advanced threats with Intercept X
Removing malware is no longer just a case of quarantine and delete. If malware is detected on an endpoint, how do you know what the malware did to your machine before it was stopped? The Intercept X technology is used within Endpoint Exploit Prevention to detect the remains of malware and perform a deep system clean, and records forensic-level audit logging, tracking every change and cleaning the hidden malware.
How much is Intercept X?
Buy Intercept X malware protection for as little as £3 per user/per month!
Is Intercept X easy for users to manage?
Intercept X and Endpoint Protection Advanced are both easily managed by via a unified admin console Sophos Central. There are no servers to build or setup, Admin users download the agent and configure all their policies centrally via the easy to use Sophos cloud-based platform.
The other core features of Intercept X
Infinity Group are accredited Sophos partners and are one of the first to supply Sophos Intercept X since it’s official launch last month. Please get in touch for more information or undertake our ransomware test to see how you fare.