With a single agent, unified console, and intuitive management, Sophos lets you focus on threat prevention, detection, and response instead of administration.
Sophos Central is a cloud-based management console that allows you to manage all of your Sophos products in one place and hunt for and investigate threats. The Account Health Check within Sophos Central helps you identify and address security issues. Trellix’s/ McAfee’s complex management can quickly become unwieldy and lead to unintentional security holes. It also requires investing in staffing resources that could otherwise be used elsewhere.
Don’t let attackers live off your land. Sophos adapts its defenses based on the context of the device. Trellix/McAfee does not.
When Sophos detects a hands-on-keyboard attack, we automatically activate extra defenses on the endpoint with a "shields up" approach. Sophos Adaptive Attack Protection blocks suspicious activities like downloads of remote admin tools, giving your team valuable time to respond.
With the prevalence and cost of ransomware, you don’t want subpar protection. Sophos delivers industry-leading protection against ransomware.
Along with offering proactive protection, we use behavioral detection and automatic rollback to deliver industry-leading protection against ransomware, including protection against both local and remote threats. Trellix/McAfee falls short.
Sophos vs. Trellix/McAfee
|Attack Surface, Pre- and Post-Execution|
|Attack surface reduction, with multiple technologies for web protection, application control, and device control that eliminate attack vectors and protect against data loss||Partially provided|
|Strong protection by default without configuration||Partially provided|
|Defenses that automatically adapt to human-led attacks||
|Automated Account Health Check to maintain a strong security posture||
|A Security Heartbeat to share health and threat intelligence information between multiple products||
|Automatic document rollback after encryption by ransomware||
|Management, Investigation, and Remediation|
|Single management console for managing and reporting|
|Alert triage and assistance||Partially provided|
|Extensive threat hunting and investigation capabilities|
|Suitable for customers without an in-house SOC|
|Suitable for large enterprise organizations with a full in-house SOC|
|Threat Hunting and Response|
|Endpoint detection and response (EDR) functionality|
|Integrated extended detection and response (XDR) enables analysts to hunt for and respond to threats across your environment, correlate information, and pivot between endpoint, server, network, mobile, email, public cloud, and Microsoft 365 data||Partially provided|
|MDR service provides 24/7 threat hunting, detection, and unlimited remediation to organizations of all sizes, with support available over the phone or through email||
(Managed EDR is provided by a third party)
|Incident response included in top MDR tier||
(Optional IR Retainer for lower MDR tiers)
|Integration with third-party security controls to leverage your existing security investments, gain full visibility into your environment, and provide detections and alerts to your team and the MDR team||Partially provided|
|Monitor and generate detections across your third-party security controls and data sources||Partially provided|
|Encrypted network traffic analysis (NDR)||
Adaptive Attack Protection
Adaptive Attack Protection is a dynamic step up in endpoint security. When a hands-on-keyboard attack is detected, Sophos Endpoint automatically activates extra defenses based on a "shields up" approach. It stops an attacker and provides you with time to respond. For more information, watch the Adaptive Attack Protection video.