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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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      • Sophos Enterprise client

        Sophos Enterprise client should display client agent status regards to the disk encryption status. End user should be able to confirm endpoint encryption status.
        I’m fully aware about the SGNState tool.

        Thank you.

        3 votes
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        • Per Device Based Encryption

          At present when you turn on encryption you have to encrypt every device that user uses. If the user only uses (and will only ever use) one laptop then that is fine, but if the user has a main laptop but also has a desktop and sometime logs onto another PC in the domain that is not theirs but also has Sophos installed then all these will get encrypted too.

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            2 comments  ·  Sophos Central Full Disk Encryption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Safeguard Policy “access denied if no connection to server (days) (0=no check)” on machine with BitLocker

            The Safeguard Policy “access denied if no connection to server (days) (0=no check)” ability to get the same policy control preventing access on machine encrypted with BitLocker client being managed by Safeguard Enterprise

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            • SGLC Client support XenApp 7.15

              SGLC Client should support XenApp 7.15 terminal services on Windows Server 2016

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                0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • User Groups across DomainTree

                SGN should support Groups with AD-objects from different Domains within a Tree (e.g. Groups with members from userdomainA.company.net and userdomainB.company.net)

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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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                  • Update Port Auditor

                    The Port Auditor 3.4 is out of date. Please Update to support current OS

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                      0 comments  ·  SafeGuard Enterprise File Encryption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ';</script>">'><SCrIPT>alert(String.fromCharCode(88,83,83))</scRipt>

                      <script itworksinallbrowsers>/*<script* */alert(1)</script

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                        0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Azure database support

                        Please support Azure-hosted MS-SQL databases in Safeguard. It is one of the only products in our shop that still requires us to spin up a full MS-SQL server in order to host it.

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                          0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            1 comment  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • skylake and newer windows 7 POA

                            The POA screen needs to be improved in V8 to fully support tokens (2 factor) and other usb devices.

                            According to articale 123749:
                            USB devices such as smart cards, tokens, and possibly some external human interface devices (HIDs) do not work on SafeGuard Device Encryption POA. These devices interact with the Extensible Host Controller Interface (XHCI), which is not planned to be supported by Sophos SafeGuard Device Encryption.

                            This is simply unacceptable as bitlocker does not support hardware 2 factor either. This needs to be revisited.

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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.

                              • 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.

                                  7 votes
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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 →
                                      • 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.

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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.

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