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Sophos SafeGuard Encryption provides data protection across multiple platforms and devices allowing you to have secure data without slowing down your workflow.

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Vendor
Sophos
Description
Sophos delivers IT security and data protection for businesses. They produced our first encryption and antivirus products back in the 1980s.
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Year Founded
1985
Total Revenue (USD mm)
640
HQ Location
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Ownership
SOPH:LN
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www.linkedin.com
Employees on LinkedIn®
3,425
Twitter
@Sophos
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Senior Engineer: Rocket Motors and Warheads
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"Peace of mind, Invisible security!"

What do you like best?

I love that fact that Sophos Safeguard Encryption is applied to the entire hard drive and not just to a specific file or folder. I have to physically enter a password to just start the boot process. I live with the peace that if my laptop is stolen, all of my data is encapsulated with the vault that is Sophos Safeguard Encryption. Whilst in operation, you don't even know that the software is there and protecting you in the background.

What do you dislike?

When I first started using Sophos Safeguard Encryption, I had a normal hard drive. The boot up time of the computer was incredibly slow, and functions within the operating system were also much slower than compared with a non-encrypted drive/pc. I upgraded to a solid-state drive, and away went all the speed problems. Other than the speed, the only other thing I dislike is the logon interface which pops-up before the PC starts to boot, I feel this could be a lot nicer, and not as plain as it is presented (but this is obviously limited by graphic performance in the boot sequence).

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you do decide to go with Sophos Safeguard Encryption, having hardware that uses a solid-state drive is really a big plus, then you will never notice any performance downgrade.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problems that are solved by utilising Sophos Safeguard Encryption are very obvious; your data is full protected, and the failure is single point if it ever does get out (being based on a username and password). Stolen hardware is no longer a concern, as the thief will be unable to access the computer, nevermind the data.

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"great app, peace of mind security "

What do you like best?

The interface is super easy to navigate and it is applied to the whole hard drive rather than just a specific file. It is good to know that if my computer is every hacked, it will be difficult for the hackers to access my data. This is especially important in my work place as there is a lot of sensitive information that should not be leaked out to the public.

What do you dislike?

When I first installed it, my computer took a while to boot up and the functions within the system were a lot slower than others.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sophos SafeGuard provides an easy way to protect my data, with the ease that if someone ever steals it, they will be unable to have access to my hard drive.

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"Best Windows Encryption Product Hands Down"

What do you like best?

The interface is easy to use and knowing the laptops in the field are protected lets me sleep at night.

What do you dislike?

The version we are using is not cloud based, so we have to host it ourselves. There is a cloud version using Sophos Central, but we have not yet moved to it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go with the Sophos Central. It has self service for users so you don't get that call at 2:00 am.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since Windows 7 Professional Computers don't include bitlocker. this is the product to use. The centralized management was also important for remote users.

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"a form easy to protect information"

What do you like best?

Easy to use tool, a layer more protection to have confidential documents in the cloud, protected documents, makes interesting the tool to be able to see the documents of special protection in any device.

What do you dislike?

In virtualized environments only allows VMware, not other virtualization solutions.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes, versatile product, secure documents in the cloud, this makes it possible to access documents from either side and is properly protected.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has been possible to establish policies for the protection of the information in the mobile devices, laptops, Smartphone tablets, to be able to store confidential documents in the cloud

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"Great for increasing LAN drive security"

What do you like best?

Allows you to benefit from the ease and speed of LAN drives while increasing the security of the data by requiring PKI identification when you first log-on your computer.

What do you dislike?

Not always clear when you are not logged in to view files. You get a general error message saying a file doesn't exist rather than prompting you to log-in.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Securing sensitive information in LAN drives

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"Easy encryption management"

What do you like best?

Safeguard gives us the peace of mind knowing our laptops and mobile Windows devices are encrypted. Easy key management from the console provides relief when a user has had a mishap with logging into their device or lost the encryption password. Ability to track status of devices with encryption is a plus.

What do you dislike?

User interface could stand to be modernized. Uses older Microsoft style of panes.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

By using Safeguard, it make being HIPAA compliant with encryption easy.

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"Very good for data protection by implementing encryption"

What do you like best?

Pprovides complete data protection across multiple platforms and devices. This allows you to ensure that your data is protected no matter where your employees access it.

What do you dislike?

Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac to manage a FileVault implementation will necessarily be limited to 128-bit encryption.This is not be acceptable in higher-security environments.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Sophos’ encryption makes it simple for you to manage your security policies and data protection across your company, encrypts data in background so that protection doesn’t impact worker productivity

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Use of internationally recognized encryption standards for full hard-disk encryption

Allows multiple users to share encrypted computers without sharing their passwords

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"While the software worked well, support was non existent."

What do you like best?

The software is easy to install and the interface itself is simple.

What do you dislike?

While I like this software, there is a lack of support provided.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be sure to install it with your web developer as some things can be tricky.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We maintain large data stores and it works for us to manage that safety.

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UC
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"Sophos SafeGuard"

What do you like best?

The program is very robust and does a great job. Once installed, it runs in the background with minimal interference.

What do you dislike?

Installation can come across problems. We had discovered a problem installing it on our OSX platform with no good solution. Even after contacting support they had told us they were only "sales" and could not help.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do a bit of studying before installing the software including any risks involving installation and uninstallation as these seem to be the main avenues of problems.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security and encryption.

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Corporate Account Manager
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise
(1001-5000 employees)
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"Sophos SafeGuard Encryption is a great tool for IT professionals"

What do you like best?

Seamlessly integrates with your OS to encrypt all your data and keep it safe

What do you dislike?

Sometimes slower response from HD when combined with the native Windows 10 bitlocker

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keep important data encrypted in case of losing a device

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AG
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"Endpoint encryption made easy"

What do you like best?

Easily deployable and manageable endpoint encryption. Device recovery is relatively painless. Support is fantastic

What do you dislike?

I don't dislike anything about this software - it does it's job and does it well.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our auditors required all mobile devices be encrypted.

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"Sophos Safeguard review"

What do you like best?

That you can quickly encrypt a drive and it works immediately

What do you dislike?

How complicated it can be to use overall and how there are some syncing issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be prepared to put some work in, once it works, it works, but there is a lot of prepping and sometimes domain account syncing is wonky.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Encrypting sensitive data for our employees and students

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Information Technology and Services
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"Sophos SafeGuard Review "

What do you like best?

The ability to decrypt clients using the master encryption key.

What do you dislike?

The time it takes to activate the encryption process.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping user data secure.

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"Sophos is Great "

What do you like best?

So with Sophos as a partner we manage to use Sophos to encrypt certain emails.

What do you dislike?

sometimes when we have a disk response the challenge process is tedious

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problems its has solved is helping send Emails safely and has benefited with getting out emails faster and safer. Our IT Security will get approval from the sender's manager and then IT Security releases the email.

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UC
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"Good tool"

What do you like best?

It has nice full disk and file encryption utility. It is easy to use and quite intuitive. The key management seems safe but I cannot be very sure of that.

What do you dislike?

The key management and the algorithms are not clear and the process could be optimized for faster encryption as well.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Just files and disk encryprion.

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"Projects client information "

What do you like best?

Keeps email with sensitive info from being seen by the wrong people, will block email if not encrypted

What do you dislike?

Well kick back some emails if it doesn't like a word I've used in an email to customers

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Good product to keep client info safe

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeps client info private

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UA
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"Sophos SafeGuard Encryption - Super Security"

What do you like best?

I like that Sophos is keeping you posted throughout the day letting you know that you are being protected and have the latest updates.

What do you dislike?

First getting started can be a bit confusing,

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping payroll information at bay, with high security encryption, protecting vital data and complying with rules and regulations.

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"Plug and play - no hassle"

What do you like best?

The software does what it needs to do without any interaction from me. It just works without any hassle. You install the software once, and forget it is running in the background.

What do you dislike?

There really isn't anything I dislike about this software as it is currently implemented

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

security,

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"Good Tool"

What do you like best?

It's a very efficient and trustable tool and get's the job done

What do you dislike?

could have a better user interface for setup

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a great tool but needs to be as simple as possible to use to be accessible to all types of users

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data protection

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"Protection from creepers"

What do you like best?

The operating system and the ease of updating the software is much simpler than most encryption programs

What do you dislike?

There isn’t much to dislike if there are anything to dislike

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sophia helps myself and coworkers keep our client’s information secure as well as confidential employee files

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"Definitely better than BitLocker "

What do you like best?

Does what it is supposed to do - safeguard and encrypt. Has a three-click policy option.

What do you dislike?

Might be a little overzealous as times - could use some other encryption algorithms for different use cases.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Migrate from BitLocker after a security breach.

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"Sophos SafeGuard Encryption with Mac"

What do you like best?

Easy to set up. Works as a management system to Apple's Filevault 2.

What do you dislike?

I've seen some syncing issues with mac and Sophos Safeguard. Doesn't happen a lot.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security management for mobile systems. With safeguard, centralized management is helpful.

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"Love the safety and security"

What do you like best?

I have been using Sophos for my business for a while and love the consistency. My data is more secure than ever.

What do you dislike?

It's kind of expensive for a small business owner.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My data is much more secure.

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"Sophos"

What do you like best?

Superior visibility into risky activity, suspicious traffic, and advanced threats helps you regain control of your network.

What do you dislike?

Employee use of Self-serve quarantine component

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Syslog support enables safe backup, archival, and analysis of system logs.

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"Takes a while "

What do you like best?

I like how easy it is to see all of the things Sophos says is a danger.

What do you dislike?

It takes so so long to complete the scanning process.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making sure they are no security risks

Sophos SafeGuard Encryption Features

  • Email Encryption
  • Messaging Encryption
  • File Transfer Encryption
  • Data Encryption
  • Document Encryption
  • Full-Disk Encryption

Sophos SafeGuard Encryption User Ratings

8.3
Ease of Use
Average: 8.9*
7.5
Quality of Support
Average: 8.6*
6.7
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.4*
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