Sophos enhances Intercept X for Server to deliver proactive server security

Sophos Intercept X

Sophos, a provider of network and endpoint security solutions, has announced Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) capabilities to its Intercept X for Server, allowing IT managers to quickly investigate cyberattacks on their servers.

“Servers are often overlooked in the IT strategy of companies, hence it is time we realize that servers are critical infrastructure,” said Sunil Sharma, managing director Sales for Sophos India & SAARC.

A new research from 451 Research also confirms that concerns about security and skills shortages are top of mind with IT and security leadership at many organizations.

Fernando Montenegro, senior industry analyst at 451 Research, said “With cyber threats coming from multiple vectors and at a constant rate, businesses can’t afford to have a gap in their visibility.”

“Once breached, organizations need to know the full context of what devices and servers were hit in order to improve security as well as answer questions based on stricter regulatory laws. Having critical information about the attack can help businesses resolve issues much faster and prevent them from a repeat data breach,” said Sharma.

“If regulators rely on digital forensics as evidence of lost data, then businesses can rely on the same forensics to demonstrate that their data has not been stolen. Sophos Intercept X for Server with EDR provides this required insight and security intelligence,” Sharma added.

With EDR capability, Intercept X for Server now allows IT managers proactively detect stealthy attacks, better understand the impact of a security incident and quickly visualize the full attack history.

Sophos EDR is powered by deep learning technology for more extensive malware discovery.  The neural network leverages hundreds of millions of samples to look for suspicious attributes of malicious code to detect never-before-seen threats.

Further, the solution provides broad, expert analysis of potential attacks by comparing the DNA of suspicious files against the malware samples already categorized in SophosLabs.