Cumberland County College Sophos Intrusion Detection System Paper

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There are numerous Intrusion Detection Systems here we will use a simple yet powerful IDS to manage and monitor all your Internet-connected devices.

You may actually use it or install it on a Virtual Machine for this exercise. If you use it you must remove any other IDS and Anti-Virus program.

Go to Sophos > https://home.sophos.com

  • Install the free edition of Sophos, Scan your computer, then provide screenshots of the results.
  • Review the features, test them and answer the following questions in APA.

Questions

  • Are you able to monitor and manage networked devices including mobile devices from the cloud?
  • Can you initiate a scan of all devices from one computer to another?
  • Are you notified if there is an attack on one of your devices?
  • Does it detect Infrastructure Attacks?
  • Can you manage vulnerability information?
  • Can you generate a cybersecurity intelligence report?
  • What is the risk management process?

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Running head: INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEM

Intrusion Detection System: Sophos
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According to Von Solms and Roussel (2015), Sophos is a big name in enterprise and business
security suite and antivirus products. Von Solms and Roussel (2015) assert that the security suite
and antivirus products are the main products of Sophos, but people can obtain a lot from the
same enterprise-level protection of their devices through Sophos Home Free. Currently, a
download of the Sophos software gives a person a trial period of thirty days to access the
Premium services, after which only basic functionality will function(Shevchenko, Skladannyi,
&Martseniuk,2019). After the download, installation, and scanning of my computer, the
following results illustrated in the screenshots got obtained. It should be noted that the Sophos
premium features got awarded after the download for thirty days.

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Monitoring and managing networked devices from the cloud
According to Reubenking (2019), Sophos scores well in a hands-on malware protection test, with
it having one button which, after clicking, performs a full scan, unlike other antivirus software
that provides options for custom or comprehensive searches. Sophos, however, does not offer
excellent phishing protection ...


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