Server Workload Protection

High-impact protection with low impact on performance
for on-premise, data center, and cloud workloads.

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Server Workload Protection Features


Cloud Native Security

Advanced protection for cloud hosts and containers, optimized for DevSecOps workflows.

Cloud Native Security

Secure your Windows and Linux deployments whether they are in the multi-cloud, on-premises, virtual or a mix of them all. Deployment across mixed setups is straightforward, using a singular agent. Policies can also be applied to all servers even in mixed environments, making deployment, configuration and management quick and easy.

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Extended Detection and Response (XDR)

Get complete visibility of suspicious activity across your entire IT environment.

Extended Detection and Response (XDR)

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Sophos Intercept X Advanced for Server with XDR is the industry’s only XDR solution that synchronizes native endpoint, server, firewall, email, cloud and O365 security. Get a holistic view of your organization’s environment with the richest data set and deep analysis for threat detection, investigation and response for both dedicated SOC teams and IT admins.

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Managed Detection and Response (MDR)

Elite team of MDR threat hunters and response experts who take targeted actions on your behalf to neutralize even the most sophisticated threats.

Managed Detection and Response

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Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provides 24/7 threat hunting, detection, and response capabilities delivered by an expert team as a fully-managed service. Sophos MDR fuses machine learning technology and expert analysis for improved threat hunting and detection, deeper investigation of alerts, and targeted actions to eliminate threats with speed and precision. Unlike other services, the Sophos MDR team goes beyond simply notifying you of attacks or suspicious behaviors, and takes targeted actions on your behalf to neutralize even the most sophisticated and complex threats.

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Deep Learning Technology

Artificial intelligence built into Intercept X for Server detects both known and unknown malware without relying on signatures.

Deep Learning Technology

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By integrating deep learning, an advanced form of machine learning, Intercept X for Server is changing server security from a reactive to a predictive approach to protect against both known and never-seen-before threats. While many products claim to have machine learning, not all machine learning is created equally. Deep learning has consistently outperformed other machine learning models for malware detection.

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Exploit Prevention

Deny attackers by blocking the exploits and techniques used to distribute malware, steal credentials, and escape detection.

Exploit Prevention

Exploit prevention

Exploit prevention stops the techniques used in file-less, malware-less, and exploit-based attacks. While there are millions of pieces of malware in existence, and thousands of software vulnerabilities waiting to be exploited, there are only handful of exploit techniques attackers rely on as part of the attack chain – and by taking away the key tools hackers love to use, Intercept X stops zero-day attacks before they can get started.

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Ransomware file protection, automatic file recovery, and behavioral analysis stops ransomware and boot record attacks.


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Today’s ransomware attacks often combine multiple advanced techniques with real-time hacking. To minimize your risk of falling victim you need advanced protection that monitors and secures the whole attack chain. Sophos Intercept X for Server gives you advanced protection capabilities that disrupt the whole attack chain including deep learning that predictively prevents attacks and CryptoGuard which rolls back the unauthorized encryption of files in seconds.

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Server Lockdown

Prevent unauthorized programs running on your servers and receive notification if attempts are made to tamper with critical files.

Server Lockdown & File Integrity Monitoring

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Server Lockdown (whitelisting) ensures that only the applications you want on your servers can be run. It only takes a single click and it doesn’t require server downtime. File integrity monitoring (FIM) notifies you if attempts are made to tamper with critical files.

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Linux Detection

Identify sophisticated attacks as they happen without requiring a kernel module, orchestration, baselining, or system scans.

Linux Detection

When uptime is your no.1 requirement, security tools must be lightweight and integrate into your DevSecOps workflows to prevent risk and optimize application performance. Sophos protection for Linux identify sophisticated attacks as they happen without requiring a kernel module, orchestration, baselining, or system scans. Avoiding costly downtime, overloaded hosts, or stability snafus caused by traditional security tools with a single agent with optimized resource limits (including CPU, memory, and data collection limits).

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Container Security

Behavioral and exploit runtime detections identify threats including container escapes, kernel exploits, and privilege escalation.

Container Security

Sophos XDR provides complete visibility into your server host and container workloads, identifying exploits and anomalous behaviors before they get a foothold. Sophos XDR identifies attacks as they happen within Linux operating systems, by leveraging analytics around attacker behavior, from initial access, privilege escalation, defense evasion, data collection, exfiltration and more. Deploy a lightweight Sophos sensor wherever you have Linux - in public or private cloud environments, in containers or VMs, and on your on-premises hosts.

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Minimize Time to Detect and Respond

Sophos Cloud Workload Protection provides complete visibility into your host and container workloads, identifying malware, exploits, and anomalous behavior before they get a foothold.

  • Extended detection and response (XDR) provides complete visibility of hosts, containers, endpoints, the network, and even cloud provider native services
  • Cloud-native behavioral and exploit runtime detections identify threats including container escapes, kernel exploits, and privilege escalation attempts
  • Streamlined threat investigation workflows prioritize high-risk incident detections and consolidate connected events to increase efficiency
  • Integrated Live Response establishes a secure command line terminal to hosts for remediation

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Integrate with Security, IT, and DevOps 

Flexible, lightweight server host and container protection is optimized for performance. Available as an agent or via API for Linux to integrate with your security operations, IT, and DevOps processes.


Single Host Agent

Secure the host and container with an agent managed from the Sophos Central management console. Easily investigate and respond to behavioral, exploit, and malware threats in one place while increasing IT hygiene with automated detections, intuitive querying, and remote response capabilities.


Integrated Threat Intelligence

Fine-tuned for maximum performance, seamlessly enrich your security operations workflows with an ultra-lightweight Linux sensor providing API integration of host and container behavioral and exploit runtime detections into your existing automation, orchestration, log management, and incident response tooling.

Flexible Protection From Server to Container 

As your organization expands from on-premises or data center to hybrid and multi-cloud environments, Sophos protects your infrastructure and data across deployment and computing models.


Linux Security

Detection and resilience for Linux systems in any environment, including container runtimes such as Docker, containerd, and CRI-O. Our detection is crafted with the threat models of cloud-native systems in mind.


Windows Security

Secure your Windows hosts and remote workers against ransomware, exploits and never-before-seen threats, control applications, lockdown good configurations, and monitor changes to critical system files.


Hybrid and Multi-Cloud

Secure applications and data across your hybrid cloud footprint from a single console. The flexible agent runs on-premises, in data centers, hybrid and multi-cloud environments including AWS, Azure, GCP and Oracle Cloud.



Block Unknown Threats

Sophos Workload Protection uses deep learning, an advanced form of machine learning that detects both known and unknown malware without relying on signatures.

Deep learning makes Sophos Workload Protection smarter, more scalable, and more effective against never-seen-before threats, outperforming security solutions that use traditional machine learning or signature-based detection alone.

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Stop Ransomware in Its Tracks

Sophos Workload Protection includes unique CryptoGuard technology that universally detects and stops ransomware before it can impact your server workloads, including new variants and both local and remote ransomware attacks.

Using advanced mathematical analysis of file contents, CryptoGuard detects malicious encryption wherever it takes place. Any maliciously encrypted files are automatically rolled back to their unencrypted state, irrespective of size or file type, minimizing the business impact.

Extended Detection and Response (XDR)

Sophos XDR is the industry's only security operations platform that brings together native workload protection, endpoint, firewall, email, cloud security, and third-party security controls. Get a holistic view of your organization's environment enriched with Sophos X-Ops threat intelligence for detection, investigation, and response designed for dedicated SOC teams and IT admins.

  • Cross reference indicators of comprise from multiple data sources to quickly identify, pinpoint and neutralize a threat
  • Use ATP and IPS events from the firewall to investigate suspect hosts and identify unprotected devices across your estate
  • Understand office network issues and which application is causing them
  • Identify unmanaged, guest and IoT devices across your organization’s environment

Managed Detection and Response


Threat Hunting

Proactive 24/7 hunting by our elite team of threat analysts. Determine the potential impact and context of threats to your business


Continuous Improvement

Get actionable advice for addressing the root cause of recurring incidents to stop them from occurring again



Initiates actions to remotely disrupt, contain and neutralize threats on your behalf to stop even the most sophisticated threats

Straightforward Licensing and Deployment

Whether you have cloud, on-premises, virtual servers, or a mix of them all, the license policy and agent deployed is the same.

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