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Sophos Intercept will protect against the unknown

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Sophos has announced the availability of a beta program for Sophos Intercept, the next generation of advanced endpoint protection in the company’s broad portfolio of security solutions.
With the steady rise of crippling ransomware, pervasive zero-day exploits and memory resident attacks, sophisticated end-user security technologies are essential for preventing, detecting and responding to today’s cyber threats.
Sophos Intercept can be installed and run alongside any competitive endpoint security software, boosting the levels of protection against unknown exploit variants and stealth attacks, with minimal impact to endpoint performance.
Sophos Intercept integrates next-generation endpoint defense technologies into a single product, including the progressive anti-exploit technology acquired with SurfRight in December 2015.
New developments in Sophos Intercept include:
* The industry’s most advanced ransomware prevention capability to block ransomware before it can lock and cripple systems.
* Progressive exploit detection which blocks zero-day threat variants without the need for file scanning.
* Proven Sophos Clean technology that hunts and removes spyware and deeply embedded, lingering malware.
* Realtime forensic reporting on every attack through an automated incident response dashboard.
“Sophos is changing the way organizations of all sizes view advanced endpoint protection. We’re removing management and configuration complexity to deliver next-generation protection that just works. Find the threat, stop it, and clean it up completely – even zero-day exploits and persistent malware,” says Dan Schiappa, senior vice-president and GM: Enduser Security Group at Sophos.
“By combining the proven and independently verified advanced technology from Sophos with the pioneering exploit protection and remediation innovations from SurfRight, Sophos can deliver the most inclusive, intelligent and intuitive endpoint protection available – realtime interception of malware with zero file scanning.”
Sophos customers who are interested in advanced endpoint protection technology and who would like to participate in this beta program should contact their Sophos partner to request an invitation code. A public beta program is due to open later. Sophos Intercept is scheduled for general release later in 2016.