Sophos- The Advantages And Benefits

Sophos is designed to provide real-time protection for business data and collaborative online projects, designed for use with Microsoft SharePoint and on a range of Windows operating systems. In this article we are going to look at the advantages and benefits of Sophos, and why you should consider getting this for your business.

What is it?

Sophos has been created to stop viruses, spyware, adware, any forms of potentially suspicious files as well as any potentially unwanted applications. It also comes with a content filtering system that is designed to root out any inappropriate content being distributed through your servers, cloud or otherwise. For example, it can be used to scan for specific inappropriate words so that they cannot come through.


The main benefit with using Sophos is that means your systems can work as efficiently as possible. Cutting out unnecessary programmes will mean it doesn’t slow down. Equally, removing spyware and malware can prevent issues with your computer, as well as stopping your business’ programs being infected with viruses.

The system does scheduled scans, making sure that your data is always protected from the latest threats. There is also a built-in HIPS (host intrusion prevention system) that has been specifically created to check for malware, any files that look suspicious and any usual behaviour.

It also looks for any file names that may seem odd or do not fit other forms of files that are on the system, as well as any keywords or phrases contained within the file itself.

For people who want to take control, the quarantine manager within Sophos is user-friendly that makes it easy to check files and authorise, delete or disinfect as appropriate. It is also designed to prevent data loss, protect you against legal liability and control a number of different files (including media and archives) as well as more sensitive data including source code, databases and contact lists.


A real-time dashboard allows a simple point-and-click customisation, as well as relevant reporting. It also provides search logs that are easy to search through if you need to make detailed reports of your own.

There is also the advantage that small updates come in every five minutes. As well as maintaining the system, it also minimises the time waiting for the update to come through, keeping downtime to a bare minimum.

Support engineers can also offer one-to-one support via email or telephone or via web-based contact.

Is Sophos right for you?

Sophos can offer a range of advantages and benefits for your business. However, it is important to consider the options available to you. At Digi Toolbox, we have the experience to go over everything that would be best suited to your particular needs.

If you would like to know more about Sophos, or want to know more about other forms of anti-virus and other security systems for your business, please contact us today and we will be happy to explain what is available and most appropriate for you.