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Sophos Intercept X for Server Blocks Cyber Attackers

Sunil Sharma, VP – Sales India and SAARC, Sophos
Sunil Sharma, VP – Sales India and SAARC, Sophos

Predictive deep learning technology looks for suspicious attributes of malicious code and learns as it goes to provide constantly evolving protection for servers

Sophos has unveiled Sophos Intercept X for Server, a next-generation server protection with predictive deep learning technology that provides constantly evolving security against cyber threats. SophosLabs research indicates that 75 percent of malware found in an organization is unique to that organization, indicating the majority of malware is previously unknown.

A recent Sophos survey reveals that two-thirds of IT managers worldwide don’t understand what anti-exploit technology is, leaving their organizations vulnerable to data breaches. Once inside a network, cybercriminals can use persistent and lateral moves to target and takeover servers to access the high-value data stored there, such as personally-identifiable information (PII), banking, tax, payroll and other financial records, proprietary intellectual properties, shared applications – all of which can be sold on the Dark Web or used for other types of attacks and monetary gain.

“Servers are the bullseye for cybercriminals because they store valuable information and have a broader, system-wide organizational purpose than individual endpoints. An entire company could get potentially wiped out if cybercriminals infiltrate its servers with ransomware or malicious code, or exploit vulnerabilities to gain access. Once breached, attackers can get deep in the network and have the ability to do some serious damage, as well as exfiltrate data,” said Sunil Sharma, Managing Director Sales for Sophos India & SAARC. “Cybercriminals use stolen information for their own spear-phishing campaigns and crime sprees, or they could resell it at a premium price on the Dark Web or to a private network of buyers. Sophos threat experts have seen access to compromised servers for sale on the Dark Web, in addition to the poached data itself – a bonus for cybercriminals, but a double whammy for businesses.”

Key Features in Sophos Intercept X:

  • Deep Learning Neural Network
  • Active Adversary Mitigation
  • Exploit Protection
  • Master Boot-Record Protection
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Cloud Workload Discovery for Server

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