Owning multiple home computers requires you to find efficient and satisfactory solutions that can prevent online threats from jeopardizing your security.
Fortunately, nowadays there are numerous specialized software solutions you can turn to, such as Sophos Home, if you find yourself in the situation above.
Please be aware that this application requires you to have an Internet connection and a Sophos account for accessing the dashboard.
Installing this application can be achieved with minimum efforts, as it does not require you to perform any additional configuration while setting it up.
Its user interface is minimalistic and features a couple of interactive controls: a Scan Now button and a Home Dashboard one. Therefore, this application proves itself to be highly accessible for a wide variety of users, regardless of their computer skills.
It is possible that you can monitor the well-being of multiple computers simultaneously by installing Sophos Home on multiple machines. Keeping track of certain aspects, such as the security status and number of alerts can be done from the online dashboard.
This function might come in handy if the PCs you are monitoring are being accessed by several users, especially if they are rather inexperienced.
You can access the online dashboard easily by clicking the Home Dashboard button on the main window. This makes it possible for you to customize various security-related parameters, such as toggling protection modules, choosing to allow or clean threats, blocking websites based on their profile and adding exceptions.
Additionally, you can view a history of threats detected on your computer, as well as a list of events that occurred since you have installed the application.
To wrap it up, Sophos Home is a handy application that allows you to protect several computers from security threats in a quick, convenient manner. It comes with a simple user interface, straightforward features and a comprehensive dashboard.
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hello and welcome to the PC security channel today we'll be taking a look at sofas Home Premium which has finally been released after a long period of beta as some of you might know already this is their business class security product which includes protection against ransomware which is basically their intercept ex module and also comes with exploit mitigation so this is really a product that is well equipped to deal with dirty malware or ransomware as with most other Sophos products it is also entirely managed file a web-based interface so once you sign in to your account which I will do right now you can control every aspect of your security we have antivirus protection web protection ransomware privacy and malicious traffic protection so we have all our modules here and all the Advanced Settings over here the interface on the desktop client is very simplistic all the management is done online so in order to test this out effectively we have some malware links which I will be trying out now and shortly after we will check out intercept X with some new ransomware I'll just be going over a few threats that I've picked up recently and we'll see how their zero day components deal with it without the help of their signatures time to get started here's our first link and it is immediately blocked by the Web Filter the next one is also detected as a malicious HTML page now we have 2018 dot exe which is also blocked DMX malware link is chrome and it is detected as malware generic the actual chrome would probably be detected as spyware so far so good for Sophos I haven't noticed a single threat make it past the Rebbe shield we haven't even had to download any of the files and see if they're real time protection catches it it seems when it comes to signatures they're actually doing very well and that's that so that is a clean sheet in the web prevention test all the links were blocked directly which is really neat but that's not necessarily saying too much because I know if a lot of other products that would manage some low results now let's get to the meat of the test which is basically getting some brand new threats and running them on the system but before that just to ensure that the signatures don't pick any of those I'm going to disable real-time protection but I will ensure that ransomware protection remains turned on as does exploit mitigation although I doubt if that's really going to come into play it's most likely going to be ransomware protection which is essentially backed by intercept x vs the ransomware so what do we have here for this test I have three new threats this one is actually a variant of hidden tier rapid ransomware is something you've probably seen in the last video so new ransomware that encrypts files in real time and scarib is a deadly event somewhere from Egypt so we'll be running all of these one by one and we'll see what happens to our files ah before that let me just show you what we have so we have a couple of tax documents here some pictures here as usual and we'll see what happens to them as our ransomware takes hold so first the plague from Egypt the scallop deletes itself first before bringing in the reign of doom but that does not seem to be able to make it to our files because the suspicious behavior causes it to be blocked by Sophos now that is how I like to see zero day protection components kicking in no fuss just straightforward blocked after noticing malicious behavior now here's the hidden tier variant and again it crashes because the attack was intercepted by Sophos as the alert states the foul has been terminated to prevent execution of malicious code please check your computer for malicious software and updates so that's fine we are going to go ahead and close this we can clean up later now let's go ahead and run rapid this is the real-time encrypting ransomware now it's interesting to see that we did manage to get a payment message written here but none of our files were affected so that's good and it seems rapid was also blocked that is really good from Sophos again a couple of files here so the recovery message did manage to get written partially it seems but all our data is still intact uh-oh when we look at our documents it seems one file managed to get encrypted this one seems to be alright but the other one did actually get encrypted so we had one file out of all these files that was actually affected by the ransomware to me this is an amazing result for Sophos because this shows that their technology is actually noticing malicious behavior and then preventing it or coming in and intercepting the ransomware and this is absolutely nothing to do with some sort of database matching or signatures yeah one file did get encrypted but think about this realistically like nobody's going to have an issue with one small document being encrypted and gigabytes of data being saved of course if you're unfortunate and that's the document that had all your important data it's really unfortunate but then again this was only a one kilobyte file maybe if it was a larger file it wouldn't have been affected first so overall considering how ransomware attacks work I think this technology is really effective and it's one of the better results I've seen lately when it comes to ransomware prevention trust me a lot of products would not do anything and would let all of these files get encrypted and some of them would block the ransomware but then again that's just because they would prevent modification of these files in any case by most programs but this is a really effective approach and as you've seen it seems to be working quite well and that is why I'm actually quite interested in this product so foes Home Premium I would definitely recommend checking it out if you're in the market looking for a home security product seems to be one of the more effective options out there and I personally like the web interface quite a bit it seems to work seamlessly it's a very polished and well designed product which definitely gets my recommendation maybe I'll make some more tests with this in the future but for now I hope you enjoyed this video please like and share if you did this is Leo from the PC security channel don't forget to subscribe and as always stay informed stay secure you
|File Size: 273 MB||Downloads: 5523|
|Added: Oct 15th 2018||
User rating: 3.9
Company: Sophos Plc - -
|Supported Operating System: Win 7, Win 7 64 bit, Win 8, Win 8 64 bit, Win 10, Win 10 64 bit|