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Sophos Intercept X is the world’s best endpoint protection

By combining multiple cutting-edge technologies, including deep learning artificial intelligence, Intercept X delivers protection against never-seen-before malware, exploits, and ransomware attacks that can’t be matched by McAfee.

Proven by the experts

Sophos consistently outperforms McAfee in almost every independent test including those by SE Labs, MRG Effitas and more. Sophos has recently been named a Leader by Forrester and has ranked as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for twelve straight years.

Stronger endpoint protection

Sophos Intercept X employs a comprehensive defense-in-depth approach to endpoint protection rather than simply relying on one primary security technique. This combination of leading foundational and modern techniques stops more threats than any other endpoint protection solution.

Easier management

Intercept X is built on Sophos Central, a unified, cloud-native console, to manage and protect all your devices in a single interface. The Synchronized Security system shares intelligence with other Sophos products and automatically responds to incidents.

Sophos Intercept X delivers unmatched endpoint protection

No other solution can rival the AI-driven, cloud native protection from Sophos. To stop the widest range of threats, Sophos Intercept X employs a combination of leading threat prevention and response techniques. A fully-managed 24/7 threat hunting, detection, and response service is also available.




Intuitive, Cloud-Hosted Management

Intercept X is integrated into Sophos Central, the intuitive cloud-based console for managing all your Sophos products. There are no servers to build – just log in, download the agent, and configure all your policies from one place.

McAfee’s admin console is complex, requiring significant expertise to administer the product. By requiring multiple policies for every client, even simple tasks can be time intensive.


Behavior-based CryptoGuard technology stops never-before-seen ransomware and boot-record attacks, and automatically rolls back affected files to their safe state in seconds.

McAfee does not offer ransomware specific prevention technology. It requires additional products and complicated configuration to detect ransomware behavior.

Exploit and File-less Attack Prevention

Blocking more exploit techniques than any other vendor, Sophos prevents hackers from distributing malware, stealing credentials, and escaping detection.

McAfee relies heavily on updates to protect against known vulnerabilities, rather than focusing on the exploit technique used, resulting in limited exploit and file-less attack protection.

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) for IT admins and cybersecurity experts

Sophos integrates intelligent EDR with the industry’s top-rated endpoint protection in a single solution, so organizations can answer critical IT operations and threat hunting questions without drowning in a sea of alerts and quickly take necessary actions. Features such as EDR, device control, and application control require customers to deploy and manage additional products.

Fully managed detection and response included with Sophos MTR

Sophos MTR takes targeted actions on your behalf to neutralize even the most sophisticated threats. McAfee does not offer its own MTR service to customers.


Ever since we switched to Sophos, we have not experienced any endpoint problems.

PJ Balsley Director, IT Technology, Security, and Operations Del Monte Foods, Inc.

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