With several internet users, and being the central hub of the world, India is facing a significant challenge in terms of cyber security. Cybercrime is a global business and uses a global network. The threats facing the country are majorly driven by the maturity of its organizations using the internet for business. India faces the same threats as every other country in the world. However, India’s high economic growth also makes it a big target for attack. Ransomware, as a service or on demand exploit kit, is easily available making it easy for anyone to send out malware.

According to statistics, two things that composite the issue are that more people are constantly connecting online, and massive government projects like Digital India. The fact that the threat land is filled with a variety of actors, including individual hackers, hacktivists, basic cyber criminals, organized crime gangs, and state-sponsored attackers.

Sophos Intercept X – a recently-released tool designed to forbid hackers attack your system before they actually do, providing added security to charge off zero-day attacks as well as root cause analysis to highlight weaknesses before they cause an issue. Sophos Intercept X installs alongside existing endpoint security software from any vendor, instantly increasing endpoint protection by preventing malicious code before it executes.

Developed as an essential component of Sophos’ synchronized security strategy, Sophos Intercept X is enabled with the Security Heartbeat to share threat intelligence with Sophos’ next generation XG Firewall and SafeGuard Encryption solutions for a coordinated and automatic retort to threat. Intercept X works wonderfully in beta in the background, and it needs nominal supervision; watchfully working toward identifying and thwarting malware attacks.  

Sophos Intercept X can be installed and managed remotely through the Sophos Central cloud-based management console that allows administrators to control and configure settings, distribute licenses, add new endpoints and track all activity. In addition, the single pane of glass dashboard designed for Sophos partners shows all Sophos Central services available to provide higher levels of customer protection while offering partners additional recurring revenue opportunities.  

Sophos Intercept X tries to protect you from any threats and attacks on your device and try to stop the criminals attacking the device. The software also helps you identify how/when/where the attacker invaded, and provides clear steps on how to recover and secure.

Software Analysis

Sophos has been able to develop possibly the best software in the world because it does accurately what it is supposed to do which is what makes the device as protected and threat free as possible. It is able to do it at clockwork for a home computer or a larger scale MNC with the similar efficacy.

Benefits of the Software

Root cause analysis

Detailed, forensic-level analysis lights the root causes of attacks and their affected paths, and offers strict guidance to help prevent threats and bolster the security posture moving forward. Root Cause Analytics is a 360-degree visual analysis of attack events that shows where the attack came in, what it affected, where it may have stopped and recommended actions to prevent a similar attack in the future.

Exploit prevention and detection

It hardly matters if the malware is a known strain or not. Intercept X simply identifies the exploit techniques and thwarts them from being leveraged. Unlike traditional anti-malware technology, Sophos Intercept X thwarts the threats before they enter your system, reducing the effect on your infrastructure. Signatureless Threat and Exploit Detection is one of the security components that has anti-malware and anti-hacker defense which blocks zero-day, unknown and memory resident attacks and threat variants without the need for file scanning.

Virus cleaning process

CryptoGuard is an anti-ransomware innovation that identifies and intercepts malicious encryption activity, blocks ransomware before it can lock and cripple systems and can roll back maliciously encrypted files to their pre-attack state. Along with Intercept X the company provides a dominant virus cleaner. While most traditional virus cleaners simply remove felonious malware files. Sophos Clean goes the extra mile by exterminating the malicious code and registry keys created by malware. Sophos Clean is of powerful utility that hunts for and removes any trace of spyware and deeply embedded, lingering malware.