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  1. 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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      Under Review  ·  0 comments  ·  Sophos Central Full Disk Encryption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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

      35 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.

      • Reflexion - Notify domain owner when email address placed on BadMail list

        Recently, one of my outgoing email addresses was placed on your Badmail list. I didn't know for two days so I had two days of email that was supposed to go to my customers that failed and won't be retried. Being notified that it was placed on the Badmail list would be much appreciated!

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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…

          32 votes
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            1 comment  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow delegation of exporting Bitlocker recovery keys

            Exporting Bitlocker recovery keys is currently being restricted to Master Security Officers only. This is insufficient for daily business in large organizations. MSO role should be restricted to very small group of people. If this small group of people is unavailable, then nobody is able to recover a Bitlocker client. For this reason the feature of exporting Bitlocker recovery keys should be delegable to "normal" Security Officers.

            Alternately there should be an option to export recovery keys by a 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.

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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 →
                • Official support for VMWare Horizon (former VMWare VDI)

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

                  14 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  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

                    34 votes
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                      6 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.

                      29 votes
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                      • 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…

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  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.

                          • 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 →
                            • Windows Lockscreen Configuration

                              At the moment it is not possible to configure the windows 10 locksreen if Safeguad is installed.
                              Please make it possible to let the admin choose if it is possible or not.
                              Best would be to configure it via Windos GPO. To configure it via Safeguard policy would be an alternative way.

                              20 votes
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                              • Need to add IDENTITY FINDER to your list of applicaitons to cotrol

                                Your application control feature is currently seeing Identity Finders "SHREDDING" function as ransomware and throwing false alarms. We have no way to stop the false alarms as identity finder is not listed in the list of applications to control or not control

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                                  0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Data Control option to scan only when uploading not while downloading

                                  Data Control scans files both when downloading and uploading files to the web which is crazy...

                                  Well it's fair enough to have the option.

                                  Data Control can take ages to scan files...

                                  I think there should be a setting within the policies to only scan in one direction up, down of both.

                                  We use it as data loss prevention software to log sensitive going out the building, it grinds on our process when scanning every downloaded file.

                                  Thanks.

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                                    0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • SGN Installer should always log with extended msi-logging

                                    The SafeGuard client installers should log every installation and uninstallation with the paramter /L*vx to a documented folder.
                                    In case of error and/or compatibility issues the behaviour would be logged.

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                                    • SGN Installer should always log with extended msi-logging

                                      The SafeGuard client installers should log every installation and uninstallation with the paramter /L*vx to a documented folder.
                                      In case of error and/or compatibility issues the behaviour would be logged.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Filestream Google

                                        Although Google Drive Encryption files is supported by Sophos, FileStream it is not. It would liberate resources from computer as it is not mandatory to have files downloaded. As Safe Guard 8.1 encrypts files in local it doesn't work with this cloud resource.
                                        Dropbox has a similar resource.

                                        23 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  SafeGuard Enterprise File Encryption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • encrypt zip file

                                          Sophos DLP can not block .zip files with password.
                                          Blocking works only for passwords placed directly on files, such as .xls or .doc, but if the file is without a password and the password is put into compression, the tool can not recognize and lock the file.
                                          With this it is possible to leak information, causing a large breach in data security.

                                          2 votes
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