Sophos has announced the latest addition to its endpoint solution portfolio, Intercept X Advanced with endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities. Now, Intercept X with EDR will provide organizations with broad, expert analysis of potential attacks by comparing the DNA of suspicious files against the malware samples already categorized in SophosLabs.
With a single click, IT managers have on-demand access to curated intelligence from SophosLabs, guided investigations into suspicious events, and recommended next steps. To maintain full visibility into the threat landscape, SophosLabs tracks, deconstructs and analyzes 400,000 unique and previously unseen malware attacks each day in a constant search for attack novelty and cybercriminal innovation.
Until now, effective investigation and incident response has only been achievable in organizations with a dedicated Security Operations Center (SOC) or specialized IT security team trained to hunt and analyze cyberattacks. With Sophos Intercept X Advanced with EDR, every organization can add threat tracking and SOC-like capabilities to their security defenses.
“Cybercriminals are now chaining together sequences of different hacking techniques that tip like digital dominos once executed and are really hard to trace,” said John Shaw, vice president of product management for Sophos Endpoint security. “Sophos’ EDR can help IT admins quickly identify chained attacks that have evaded their defenses, stop the hackers in their tracks, and determine whether a breach has occurred.”