Threat Analysis

Welcome to SophosLabs. We’re the people behind the scenes, collecting, correlating and analyzing data to provide the best protection for every Sophos customer. We’ve developed a state of the art big data analytics system so we can efficiently process the millions of emails, URLs, files, and other data points that come into the labs each day.

We draw upon this data and extensive experience to develop new definitions that detect entire classes of threats, even new variants. We investigate edge cases, monitor trends and tune our products for ever better protection. And, with Live Protection and Live Anti-spam, you benefit from all our data and analysis in real time.

With all this work, you may wonder if we ever sleep. The answer is: we don’t! Our facilities in Australia, India, Hungary, England, and Canada allow us to follow the sun, ensuring analysts are on duty to respond to new threats and analyze customer submissions 24/7/365.

Sophos Home

Protect all the computers in your home with Sophos Home. The same antivirus, malware protection, and web filtering technology trusted by hundreds of thousands of businesses is now yours to take home.

  • Monitor and change security settings for the whole family from any browser
  • Control access to certain types of websites with a single click
  • Protect PCs and Macs
  • Free Trial



HitmanPro - Malware Removal Tool

Our malware removal tool for Windows scans your entire computer for any issues, and if anything is found, you’ll have a free 30-day license to remove the threat. Don't wait until you get infected, you can run it anytime to see how well your current antivirus or endpoint protection software is performing.

  • Removes viruses, Trojans, rootkits, spyware, and other malware
  • No setup or install needed
  • Free second opinion scanner tells you what was missed



Protect and secure your Android devices

Sophos Mobile Security protects your Android devices without compromising performance or battery life. Powered by leading Sophos anti-malware technology, and backed by up-to-the-minute intelligence from SophosLabs, Sophos Mobile Security offers an award-winning level of anti-malware and antivirus protection together with Potentially Unwanted App detection, privacy and security advisors, loss and theft protection, web protection, and much more.

  • 100% free and completely without advertising
  • Scans new and existing apps for malware
  • Works on all Android devices with version 4.4 or higher



Free Virus Removal Tool

We know all about viruses and they’re a pain. They can slow down your computer or try to steal your data and you might not even know you have one. What you need is a quick and easy way to find and get rid of them.

That’s why we’re giving you a handy little tool that does exactly that. Even if you already have antivirus installed on your computer you can install our Windows-based tool to identify and clean up infections your antivirus might have missed.


Free UTM Home Edition

Our free Home Use Firewall is a fully equipped software version of the Sophos UTM firewall, available at no cost for home users – no strings attached. It features full Network, Web, Mail and Web Application Security with VPN functionality and protects up to 50 IP addresses. The Sophos UTM Free Home Use firewall contains its own operating system and will overwrite all data on the computer during the installation process. Therefore, a separate, dedicated computer is needed, which will change into a fully functional security appliance. Just right for the spare PC you have sitting in the corner!


Sophos UTM Essential Firewall

The UTM Essential Firewall is a free version of the Sophos UTM software. Start today and implement a free firewall into your company’s IT environment without charge and no strings attached.

  • Provides fundamental network security functions for any business
  • Available as software or virtual appliance without user/IP limitations
  • Easily upgraded to a full-featured Sophos UTM appliance



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