Insider Threat Protection

Because the people inside your organization are most privy to your sensitive data

Your own users can put organizational security at risk with little effort. Beyond unintentional damage users can cause, insider attacks – such as rogue employees, former employees who still have access to your system, malicious contractors, and other bad actors – are capable of doing even more damage. They’re often more difficult to prevent and detect than attacks originating outside your organization. Research states that a third of all organizations still have no capability to prevent or deter an insider attack.

Sophos helps you quickly identify the weak spots in your organization by giving you complete insight in your users’ activities. This way, you can educate innocent users to prevent putting your organization at risk, or modify network policies to stop malicious attacks from within the organization, dramatically reducing risk and improving security confidence across your organization.

Stay protected from Insider Threats with Sophos

Sophos offers organizations next-level user awareness across all areas of the firewall, enabling user-based policy controls over applications, websites, traffic shaping (QoS), and other network resources regardless of IP-address, location, network or device. You can manage and control which applications and websites/web categories your users or user groups (departments/functions) can have access to.

Sophos User Threat Quotient (UTQ) on Sophos XG firewall is a unique feature that provides actionable intelligence on user behavior. Get insights into who your riskiest users and applications are to ensure that proper policies are enforced before a security mishap occurs. Get automated reports for users’ surfing habits and activity with advanced threat triggers and history to identify risk-prone users. Use the insights to formulate suitable training and cyber awareness initiatives to educate risky users.

User Threat Quotient calculated based on:

  • Users’ Web surfing behaviour (Denied and Allowed but potentially risky Web traffic for each user).
  • Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) logs (Infected clients/hosts or clients that are part of a botnet).

Protect your sensitive data from accidental or malicious disclosure by users with complete policy control over web categories, applications, removable media and mobile devices, and data, from Sophos Endpoint Protection.

The DLP functionality available in Sophos Endpoint Advanced and Sophos Email Appliance integrates content scanning into the threat detection engine and includes a comprehensive set of sensitive data type definitions continually updated by SophosLabs to enable immediate protection of your sensitive data. SophosLabs provides a comprehensive library of sensitive data definitions, providing detection for all common types of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), financial and healthcare data. You can log, warn, block or encrypt sensitive information that triggers a DLP policy rule.

Synchronized Security

Synchronized Security by Sophos enables network and endpoint products to talk to each other and share intelligence in real time to provide unparalleled protection. When an infected system is identified, Sophos XG Firewall has all the information you need to respond quickly: the name of the computer that’s misbehaving, the user who’s logged in, and the file path of the process that’s sending malicious traffic. This helps you to deploy modified security policies and user education for your risky users to prevent security mishaps in your network.

A new approach to IT Security:

Unparalleled protection

Sophos’ best-of-breed products offer next-gen technology.

Automated Incident Response

Isolates infected endpoints and cleans up within seconds, without any human intervention.

Real-time insight and control

Allows admins to see and adjust to threats more quickly.

Sophos Phish Threat

Sophos Phish Threat enables you to create authentic phishing simulation and training sessions, and initiates course corrections for your employees. This helps end users better recognize what a phishing attack looks like and learn from their mistakes should they get lured into taking the bait.

Sophos Phish Threat helps you with:

Phishing campaigns  |  Credential harvesting  |  Attachment attacks
Training campaigns  |  Employee ranking  |  Compliance-based training


Measure who within your organization is susceptible to phishing attacks.

200 real-world attack simulations to test and train your employees.


Educate employees who fail a given attack.

More than 20 security awareness training modules.


Measure and rank employee success and failure rates over time.

Know the Employee Phish Threat Index to get employee-based view of the overall score.

What are you waiting for?

Let our experts at Sophos help to build the right solution for your needs.