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Sophos introduces Intercept X with advanced deep learning

A global leader in network and endpoint security, Sophos, recently announced the availability of Intercept X with malware detection powered by advanced deep learning neural networks.

According to Dan Schiappa, Senior Vice President and General Manager, the product, “combines new active-hacker mitigation, advanced application lockdown, and enhanced ransomware protection. This latest release of the next-generation endpoint protection delivers previously unseen levels of detection and prevention.”

The Sophos boss said the new product is more effective than traditional machine learning, stating that the deep learning gives Sophos Intercept X the highest detection rates and lowest false-positive rates in the next-generation endpoint security market.

According to the firm’s chief executive, “predictive protection is the future of IT security. Sophos has taken a huge step forward by bringing deep learning neural networks into the industry leading exploit and ransomware protection of Intercept X. Being able to protect against the next unknown attack instead of waiting for it to arrive will change the way IT operations in every organisation can protect their users and assets. Intercept X can bring the most advanced next-generation protection to any organisation, regardless of their current strategy.”

Dan Schiappa who stated that the new features in Intercept X include “deep learning malware detection, active adversary mitigations, and enhanced application lockdown, among others, confirmed that, “this new version of Sophos Intercept X also include innovations in anti-ransomware and exploit prevention, and active-hacker mitigations such as credential theft protection. As anti-malware has improved, attacks have increasingly focused on stealing credentials in order to move around systems and networks as a legitimate user, and Intercept X detects and prevents this behaviour. Deployed through the cloud-based management platform, Sophos Central, Intercept X can be installed alongside existing endpoint security software from any vendor, immediately boosting endpoint protection. When used with the Sophos XG Firewall, Intercept X can introduce synchronised security capabilities to further enhance protection.”

First launched in September 2016, Intercept X has been proven in numerous organisations worldwide. Pricing and licensing details are available from registered Sophos channel partners worldwide. Sophos is a leader in next-generation endpoint and network security, and as the pioneer of synchronised security develops its innovative portfolio of endpoint, network, encryption, web, email and mobile security solutions to work better together. More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos solutions as the best protection against sophisticated threats and data loss. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 30,000 registered partners. Headquartered in Oxford, UK, Sophos is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH”, Dan Schiappa. 


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