ESET vs. Sophos

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Why customers choose ESET vs. Sophos

 

Superior protection

Better protection rates in tests
 

99.6%

ESET

98%

Sophos

Stay ahead of threats

ESET is prevention first and uses proactive defense. We stop threats before they can cause any damage and harm your business.

Better Protection Rate according to AV-Comparative test. Source

Better support

Higher support rating according to users

9.5

ESET

8.1

Sophos

Peace of mind with best customer service

ESET delivers high-touch, localized customer support across time zones, channels, and languages exceeding expectations.

Comparison of User Support Ratings on TrustRadius. Source

Higher efficiency

Minimal false alarms verified in tests

1

ESET

5

Sophos

Boosting your productivity

ESET has far fewer false positives and minimal impact on system performance to keep your business up to speed.

Minimal False Alarms in AV-Comparatives tests. Source

Compare ESET vs. Sophos

 

Prevention

Proactive defense, minimizing security risks with multiple layers of prevention technologies.
 

  • Next-generation antivirus
  • Firewall (in-house developed)
  • Live reputation check
  • Anti-phishing
  • Web access protection
  • Secure browser
  • On-demand device isolation

Detection

Additional protection thanks to many rapid and accurate detection capabilities. Lower false positives.

  • Ransomware shield
  • Exploit blocker
  • Brute-force attack protection
  • UEFI/ Registry/ WMI Inspection
  • Network attack protection
  • Botnet protection
  • DNA detections

Comprehensive security ecosystem

Cloud, on-prem, and air-gapped deployment options available from the entry-level tier.

  • Simplified offering based on customer maturity with better protection and default features
  • Localized interface and support for 39 languages
  • Mobile Device Management with Anti-Theft (Android, iOS and iPadOS)
  • Robust setting options and rules

Prevention

Proactive defense, minimizing security risks with multiple layers of prevention technologies.
 

  • Next-generation antivirus
  • Firewall (in-house developed)
  • Live reputation check
  • Anti-phishing
  • Web access protection
  • Secure browser
  • On-demand device isolation

Detection

Additional protection thanks to many rapid and accurate detection capabilities. Lower false positives.

  • Ransomware shield
  • Exploit blocker
  • Brute-force attack protection
  • UEFI/ Registry/ WMI Inspection
  • Network attack protection
  • Botnet protection
  • DNA detections

Comprehensive security ecosystem

Cloud, on-prem, and air-gapped deployment options available from the entry-level tier.

  • Simplified offering based on customer maturity with better protection and default features
  • Localized interface and support for 39 languages
  • Mobile Device Management with Anti-Theft (Android, iOS and iPadOS)
  • Robust setting options and rules

Sophos

Prevention

Less efficient defense with lower protection rates, as proven by results in public tests leaving open gaps for cybercriminals.

  • Next-generation antivirus
  • Native OS firewall control
  • Live reputation check
  • Anti-phishing
  • Web access protection
  • Secure browser
  • On-demand device isolation

Detection

Limited protection. Higher false positives.
 

  • Anti-Ransomware (via CryptoGuard)
  • Anti-exploitation
  • Brute-force attack protection
  • UEFI/ Regstry/ WMI Inspection
  • Network attack protection
  • Botnet protection
  • DNA detections

Comprehensive security ecosystem

Cloud-only deployment makes it unsuitable for companies with strict security needs.

  • Features available only in combination with other Sophos products (unconsolidated offering)
  • Localized interface to less languages
  • Mobile Device Management available only as an add-on feature
  • Limited setting options
 

Prevention

Less efficient defense with lower protection rates, as proven by results in public tests leaving open gaps for cybercriminals.

  • Next-generation antivirus
  • Native OS firewall control
  • Live reputation check
  • Anti-phishing
  • Web access protection
  • Secure browser
  • On-demand device isolation

Detection

Limited protection. Higher false positives.

 

  • Anti-Ransomware (via CryptoGuard)
  • Anti-exploitation
  • Brute-force attack protection
  • UEFI/ Regstry/ WMI Inspection
  • Network attack protection
  • Botnet protection
  • DNA detections

Comprehensive security ecosystem

Cloud-only deployment makes it unsuitable for companies with strict security needs.

  • Features available only in combination with other Sophos products (unconsolidated offering)
  • Localized interface to less languages
  • Mobile Device Management available only as an add-on feature
  • Limited setting options

Simply activate
and protect

Address your cybersecurity talent shortage and reduce the cost of implementation and management. Ensure superior protection and take advantage of our broad range of security services including managed detection and response, and US-based support.

Simply activate and protect

Address your cybersecurity talent shortage and reduce the cost of implementation and management. Ensure superior protection and take advantage of our broad range of security services including managed detection and response, and US-based support.

"ESET PROTECT is very good and easy to use."

IT Director, Industry: Finance (non-banking), Company Size: <50M USD
Gartner Peer Insights Review

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