Sophos Adds Predictive Artificial Intelligence Capabilities to Sophos Home Premium for PC

Sophos Press Release

Sophos Home Free and Sophos Home Premium for both PC and Mac users can now schedule scans and quarantine suspicious files

OXFORD, U.K. – January 30, 2019Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced the latest version of Sophos Home Premium for PC with predictive artificial intelligence malware detection. Leveraging the same AI technology built into Sophos’ enterprise security products used around the globe, Sophos Home Premium for PC can detect and block both known and unknown malware before it executes. In addition to predictive AI, Sophos Home Premium for PC includes new real-time protection against application and OS exploits and stops cybercriminals from controlling trusted apps, abusing unpatched vulnerabilities to gain access to a system, or stealing credentials. With these new features, plus the advanced anti-ransomware capabilities and other protections already included, Sophos Home Premium for PC protects against the widest range of constant and always evolving cyber threats.

“Over the past year, more than a third of Sophos Home Premium users have had at least one malware attack blocked and nearly a quarter have been protected from an exploit-based attack,” said John Shier, senior security expert at Sophos. “As cybercriminals’ attack methods have become more sophisticated, consumers just as much as businesses, need cybersecurity solutions that stay a step ahead with advanced and proactive defenses. By providing the same artificial intelligence technology offered in Sophos business products, we are bringing an unparalleled level of cybersecurity to consumers at home.”

Additional updates for all Sophos Home products

Sophos Home Premium and Sophos Home Free products for both PC and Mac now incorporate new features including:

  • Scheduled Scan – Users can now setup and administer scheduled file system scans for customized protection
  • Quarantine – More advanced users can now reconcile true and false positive file detections
  • UI Enhancements – Updates to the user interface make it easier to manage multiple devices’ security from a single, simple web browser whether they’re in the same house or in another country

“Since the launch of Sophos Home Premium in February 2018, Sophos has seen an overwhelmingly positive response from consumers looking for business-grade PC and Mac security to protect themselves and their families at home,” said Dean Mekkawy, product manager at Sophos. “Consumers today need a personalized mix of protection for their diverse home devices, tailored to the different and unique security needs for PCs and Macs. The latest versions of Sophos Home Premium deliver the highest levels of protection against the most prevalent threats affecting their devices.”

New Sophos Home Security Center

To keep consumers up to date on all of the latest cybersecurity threats, all Sophos Home customers will also now have access to the Sophos Home Security Center. The cybersecurity knowledge base will serve as a resource for all users to better understand how to protect themselves. The Security Center will include a glossary of common cybersecurity terms as well as educational articles on prevalent threats such as ransomware and phishing. Check out some of those articles here:

Sophos Home customers are also encouraged to subscribe to the news channel Naked Security by Sophos, where the latest security news is presented in a simple to understand format, with tips and advice for staying secure online.

Pricing and Availability

Sophos Home Premium has an MSRP of $60 for use on up to 10 computers - Mac and PC - for 12 months. Support is included via online community, email, and chat for the duration of the subscription.

Sophos Home Premium is available to download today, and a free 30-day trial of Sophos Home Premium can be accessed through the new Sophos Home website. Please visit https://home.sophos.com for more details and check out the new Sophos Home Security Center.

About Sophos

Sophos is a worldwide leader and innovator of advanced cybersecurity solutions, including Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and incident response services and a broad portfolio of endpoint, network, email, and cloud security technologies that help organizations defeat cyberattacks. As one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity providers, Sophos defends more than 500,000 organizations and more than 100 million users globally from active adversaries, ransomware, phishing, malware, and more. Sophos’ services and products connect through its cloud-based Sophos Central management console and are powered by Sophos X-Ops, the company’s cross-domain threat intelligence unit. Sophos X-Ops intelligence optimizes the entire Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which includes a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity and information technology vendors. Sophos provides cybersecurity-as-a-service to organizations needing fully-managed, turnkey security solutions. Customers can also manage their cybersecurity directly with Sophos’ security operations platform or use a hybrid approach by supplementing their in-house teams with Sophos’ services, including threat hunting and remediation. Sophos sells through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at www.sophos.com.