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  1. Create the ability to filter Central machine view by status - e.g. "Encrypted"/"Not Encrypted"

    When logged in to Central > Encryption > Computers, there is a field for "Device Encryption" which shows whether any given computer is encrypted or not.

    This field details the 3 outcomes : Not Available (agent not deployed), Not Encrypted (agent deployed, encryption not started) and Encrypted (agent deployed, policy accepted, encrypted).

    However there is no way of filtering these. What would be really useful is the ability to show just the machines which are not encrypted as these have the agent but have not been protected so something has gone wrong with the software or the plan. Trying to…

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      1 comment  ·  Sophos Central Full Disk Encryption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bitlocker GPO/Policy-RSOP-Tool

      Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\BitLocker Drive Encryption

      It is possible, that SafeGuard (or Central) Policies collide with Bitlocker GPO without recognizing it.
      It might be confusing to separate SGN local cache values with Bitlocker registry-entries.

      A simple Client tool should match HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\FVE with die LC-Policies and create a *.xml into %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Utimaco\SafeGuard Enterprise\

      In this folder the log is automatically gathered by the SDU without changing and can be used even on older SG-versions.

      The shortly described values should be matched as a simple "match"/"mismatch"/"not configured" to easily see possible configuration errors.

      The tool is independent from the client itself and can…

      13 votes
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      • windows 10 poa

        Implement Windows 10 POA with Smartcards like in Windows 7. Only the BitLocker PIN is not Enterprise ready in my humble opinion..

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        • Define Password Complexity from Central

          Please add some more Bitlocker configuration possibilities, like the option to configure the password complexity, as described here:
          http://windowsitpro.com/security/q-how-can-i-set-password-complexity-removable-bitlocker-protected-devices

          18 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Sophos Central Full Disk Encryption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            This is on the backlog for a future release.
            We can’t control the GPO settings for the password complexity which means that if the Admin overrides password rules via central GPO settings then we can’t enforce the Central Device Encryption password rules on the endpoint. However, if there are no password rules defined via GPO, the Central Device Encryption password rules will apply.

          • Enable User Switching?

            Didn't catch this lack of support of a basic Windows feature until launching our wide rollout to the hospital PCs. Disabling U.S. might be fine in enterprise large office environments where a cube-dweller uses their dedicated PC for an 8 hour shift. But your product strangles a feature that's ingrained in smaller medical / industrial / retail PC usage. Without U.S. ability, using SafeGuard means a nurse has to close their apps (usually an EMR, Radiology, Lab reports web-view, security system monitor, etc.) and log out completely every time she has to leave the station to bring a new mother…

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              0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • SGN - Message "old password"

              The Message to enter the old password (usually after resetting the PW by an AD-Admin) often confuses users and admins. The procedure is completly described in KBA 112239, but has to be delivered by the support.

              The message could be improved by directly mentioning or referring to KBA 112239. This could help admins and users to find the solution without calling any support

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              • Remotely trigger a PIN reset from the Central Dashboard for machines using encryption.

                Having the ability to force a user to change their PIN via a request from the Central dashboard would be useful. We've gotten a number of requests for the ability to do this from sysadmins.

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                  0 comments  ·  Sophos Central Full Disk Encryption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Trigger a PIN reset for a specific machine from the SafeGuard Management Center

                  On-premise SafeGuard Enterprise customers have been requesting the ability to remotely trigger a PIN reset for specific machines.

                  A context menu item via right-clicking a Machine Object in the Management Center triggering a PIN reset the next time the SafeGuard client syncs would be the best implementation for this feature.

                  7 votes
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                  • HTML wrapper improvements

                    Hi,

                    I have a couple of feature request that should be consired implemented in the future with more and more customers embracing encryption on the fly.

                    Feature request:

                    1. Customisable HTMLWrapper template
                    More customers is requesting changing the logo on the template for the HTML5 wrapper. I looked trough the code to see if I could modify this myself, but the images/logos was hardcoded and a would rather not change anything in the code for security reasons.

                    2. The possibility to launch and decrypt the HTML5 wrapper from smartphones and tablets. I know this not a missing feature from sophos…

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                      0 comments  ·  SafeGuard Enterprise File Encryption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Data discovery

                      The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in
                      data privacy regulation. We need to answer the question "where is PII data" to protect. It would be great if we could identify where PII data is by using Sophos.

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                        0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        What’s being requested here sounds like a data at rest feature, this is a lot different from what we have today, we don’t currently have any plan to add this type of feature in our products. We are looking at GDPR and the current DLP feature to see what we would need to do to be able to support the GDPR requirements from a data in motion aspect.

                      • Deploy silently Sophos Central Bitlocker

                        Deploy silently Sophos Central Bitlocker without reboot and getting message of Popup for: Start Message for encryption. Click Continue..

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                          0 comments  ·  Sophos Central File Encryption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Official support for VMWare Horizon (former VMWare VDI)

                          Customer switch its desktop environment to VDI environment. They need official support for this VDI platform.

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable Destination Exclusions in Data Loss Prevention Policy Control Panel

                            I want to be able to use the Data loss prevention feature in Sophos Cloud Enpoint Protection.

                            Problem is, we are unable to use it as when enabled, it also blocks us uploading files to our internal intranet sites via IE. I can see no way of setting destination exclusions for the data loss prevention feature. Which basically truns a potentially amazing feature into an unusable technical tease.

                            My suggestion is to add destination exclusions to the Data Loss Prenetion Policy. It should allow file transfer exclusions for internal addresses and allow manual destination exclusions. i.e. Blocks transfers via WeTransfer…

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                              0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Remove SGN Credential Provider dependency

                              Remove the dependency of the SGN Credential Providers and use the Windows standard Providers for Authenticating Users with and without smartcards.
                              So the Software is more standard compliant and many problems are solved.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make available a simple, free utility for Mac users to decrypt SafeGuard files created on a Windows system.

                                Make available a simple, free utility for Mac users to decrypt SafeGuard files created on a Windows system. If such a utility exists, inform the Sophos chat agents.

                                Rather than have to set up a Windows VM for the express purpose of decrypting files, it would be awfully nice if there was a handy macOS utility one could use in place of the SGPortable.exe file that accompanies the media encrypted with the Windows SafeGuard products.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  SafeGuard Enterprise File Encryption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Safeguard 8 Managed Client Enhancement request for SafeGuard to disallow “suspension” of BitLocker on client.

                                  Safeguard 8 Managed Client Enhancement request for SafeGuard to disallow “suspension” of BitLocker on client.

                                  the FDE capability are primarily governed by the following requirements:

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                                  Maintain or improve existing security posture of the Windows 7 platform

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                                  Ensure end users cannot suspend/remove installed security controls

                                  As our current FDE solution in the Windows 7 environment prevents end users from suspending/removing full disk encryption provided by Sophos Safeguard 7.x, we are looking to preserve the same level of security in
                                  our upcoming Windows 10 platform

                                  6 votes
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                                  • support for Smartcards that are mapped to multiple accounts

                                    Provide support for Smartcards that are mapped to multiple accounts.

                                    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askds/2009/08/10/mapping-one-smartcard-certificate-to-multiple-accounts/

                                    Because as IT-Guy i dont want 2 cards ... one for my daily work and on for my administrative work. With the Windows Credential Providers this works like a charme

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Implement prominent messages for the use of non-primary Bitlocker Protectors

                                      In case of an incorrect TPM-initialization, clients try to use the fallback protector.
                                      It is possible to use "password" as fallback and a GPO that encrypts the machine without TPM.

                                      In this scenario users will use a non-TPM protected machine without knowing (average users see no difference between pin an numeric-4-letter-password).

                                      Clients should inform the user or the SO via Management Center, that Fallback Protector is used and primary Protector wasn't used at all.

                                      2 votes
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                                        Under Review  ·  0 comments  ·  Sophos Central Full Disk Encryption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please add YubiKey to the supported smartcards

                                        Could you please add YubiKeys to your supported smartcards as it's a convient smartcard with multiple use cases. e.g. certificate based user authentication, otp functionality, code signing

                                        22 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  SafeGuard Enterprise File Encryption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • network aware POA

                                          Ability to have Network Aware POA on machines (especially BitLocker as there is no user-based POA).

                                          Many customers need the ability to disable POA on devices in the office - for example shared machines. If the device is stolen, then POA should be enabled immediately. We are currently working on a 3,000 user company with Call Centre who love what we can do in Win7 but need a comparable approach for BitLocker managed machines.

                                          This would apply for Central as well however we have a larger SGN deployment base today so SGN is the most important starting place.

                                          23 votes
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