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Intercept X: put to the test

"Intercept X stopped every complex, advanced attack we threw at it."

ESG Labs recently reviewed the latest version of Sophos Intercept X, testing its effectiveness at preventing ransomware, blocking never-seen-before threats, and stopping the exploit techniques that hackers use to carry out their attacks. The testing results are validation that Intercept X is the most comprehensive endpoint solution available, built to stop the widest range of attacks. Here are some highlights from the report.

Intercept X uses a deep learning neural network that works like the human brain… This results in a high accuracy rate for both existing and zero-day malware, and a lower false positive rate.

The latest version of Intercept X added the #1 malware detection engine in the industry, powered by deep learning. Deep learning gives Intercept X the ability to detect both know and unknown malware, without using signatures. Detection occurs pre-execution, and results in a higher detection rate than both traditional approaches as well as other machine learning based models.

Intercept X stopped all ransomware attacks we tested against it – in seconds.

Ransomware continues to wreak havoc on organizations worldwide. In a recent survey over half of organizations (54%) said they were hit by ransomware in the past year. Fortunately, Intercept X comes with CryptoGuard anti-ransomware technology to stop ransomware in its tracks. When malicious encryption is detected, Intercept X stops the attack and rolls back any changes to affected files. In many scenarios, the ransomware would never execute because the Sophos deep learning malware detection engine already detected it.

Intercept X stopped 100% of the exploit techniques that were missed by the traditional antivirus application.

The delivery and execution of malware is only one stage of an attack. Intercept X is designed not only to stop malware, but also to deny attackers from using their favorite tools and techniques that are part of the attack chain. By focusing on over 25 exploit techniques, Intercept X is able to stop adversaries before they have a chance to throw their first punch.

To summarize, ESG Labs validated that “Intercept X stopped every complex, advanced attack we threw at it.” See for yourself how Intercept X can help your organization, and download the report including detailed testing results from ESG Labs.

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