Endpoint Buyers Guide

Sophos Beats McAfee Where it Counts

Independent test results show that Sophos consistently outperforms McAfee and other enterprise security vendors.

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Endpoint Buyers Guide

McAfee may be big, but that doesn't mean better. When you look at independent tests and evaluations, Sophos comes out on top. Get our Endpoint Buyers Guide to see all the research that will help you evaluate the top endpoint protection products. This buyers guide shows you how we match up against McAfee and other vendors in performance, protection, ease of management and customer support.

Endpoint Buyers Guide

Better performance

Your endpoint protection can't come at the expense of user productivity.

In a recent AV-Comparatives performance test, Sophos Endpoint Protection had the best (lowest) system impact score, meaning our software had the least amount of impact on a computer’s speed in performing tasks like launching programs and files.

As you can see in the chart below, we have the industry's lowest impact on performance, while McAfee scored at the bottom of the scale. In this comparison, a lower score means better performance.

Sophos gives you protection that won't slow you down.


Better protectionInfoTech

When you choose Sophos, you're choosing better protection from malware.

As you can see in Info-Tech's latest Vendor Landscape: Endpoint Anti-Malware report, Info-Tech placed us far higher and to the right of McAfee, meaning we continue to beat McAfee with better protection against malware. This also proves how our strategy of complete security, our strong market presence, and our reputation as trendsetters in the industry leaves McAfee far behind.

Info-Tech Research Group has ranked us Champions for the last three years, recognizing our superior products based on features, affordability, usability, and architecture. In addition, Info-Tech evaluates vendors for viability, strategy, reach and channel.

Fast on Macs

Here's what a user from LowEndMac.com has to say about Sophos Endpoint Antivirus:

"With some antivirus suites for Windows you can really feel a difference in computer performance, sucking system resources and some even bring them down to a crawl. How does Sophos compare? I have been running Sophos on my 2009 MacBook running Mavericks for just over a week, and I haven’t noticed any performance drop since it has been installed."

Read more about this review on our Sophos Blog.

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Give Sophos a try

The best way to see how we perform is to give us a try. It's easy to take a free trial of our Endpoint Antivirus. You can choose either on-premise or cloud deployment, and start your trial today.

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