Sophos Home Premium Mac Beta provides the following new features:
- Real-Time Protection - Sophos Home has real-time protection to keep users protected every second of every day. It analyzes the behavior of programs and files, looks for any kind of malicious action that is damaging to the computer and documents, regardless of how innocent the program or file looks on the outside.
- Malicious Traffic Detection - Sophos Home Premium watches the traffic from your computer to other servers. If a program communicates to a malicious remote server, Sophos Home recognizes that traffic as malicious. It will then stop the program from communicating to that server and send a notification to the user afterwards.
- Ransomware Protection - Sophos Home Premium watches for ransomware-style behavior to catch new variants. If a file gets encrypted, Sophos Home saves a backup of it. The detection of the potential ransomware activity happens when files continue to be encrypted. Sophos Home then terminates the process to block the suspected ransomware and restores the encrypted files with the saved backups. All of these are performed without any needed user interaction.
- Webcam and Microphone Protection - Also known as Privacy Guard, Sophos Home keeps private life private. Sophos Home blocks access to the camera and microphone without express permission from the user. If any program tries to turn on the camera or microphone, the action is blocked and the user is immediately notified. The user can then choose to allow or block that action.