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  1. 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.

    7 votes
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      0 comments  ·  SafeGuard Enterprise File Encryption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      7 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Sophos Central Full Disk Encryption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        In Central Device Encryption we create an alert if the TPM cannot be initialized properly and do not automatically fallback from TPM + PIN to e.g. a password protector. The automatic fallback happens only if the TPM is not enabled in the BIOS and therefore we don’t know that there is a TPM existing. Nowadays almost all systems come with the TPM enabled in the BIOS.

      • 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 →
        • 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.

          • 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

            7 votes
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            • 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.

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                0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  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.

                26 votes
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                • Bitlocker - Capture Encryption Start Event - 3503

                  When SafeGuard manages a Bitlocker full disk encryption device, event code 3503 - Sector-based initial encryption of drive 'X:' started" should be captured in the Event log of the Safeguard Management console.

                  3 votes
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                  • Ubuntu

                    to allow the encryption and management of Ubuntu workstation as part of SafeGuard Enterprise

                    10 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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                      • Remove old clients from Management Center via GUI

                        Customer is asking for the possibility to remove old clients via a GUI window "en bloc" - means that user should get a window with criterias (like last server contact date) to pre-select shown clients and the her should be able to tick mark all clients that should get removed from database.

                        5 votes
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                        • Allow administrators to configure alert settings

                          Really need to have the ability to manage alerting from the Sophos Central console.

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Include support for preselecting a domain at the Credential Provider

                            Requested by Customer:
                            When an environment is made up of two domains with a federation trust, there is no way to preselect a domain, or force an alias, at the SafeGuard Credential Provider, but at the Windows provider, this can be controlled by a GPO.
                            Ex. There is a trust between domain 1 and domain 2, machines in both domains are presented with their logon domain as "domain" at the provider and have SSO to both domain 1& 2 for applications etc. The names domain 1 & 2 are hidden from the end-user.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Safeguard 8.0 collect addition inventory information 'MAC' address of client machines to help identify in addition to hos

                              Safeguard 8.0 Feature request to collect addition inventory information 'MAC' address of client machines to help identify in addition to host name.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Edit SafeGuard Management Console Computer Entries for Mac

                                When Macs get imported into the SafeGuard Console it takes the Netbios name from (System Preferences -> Network -> Advanced -> WINS -> NetBIOS). Macs often get named through the sharing preference (System Preferences -> Sharing) and often the names will differ especially when using dongle adapters for ethernet. You can set the name by editing /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.smb.server.

                                Even after editing that file, at times, computers get imported into the SafeGuard console and cannot be edited. If they're on VPN while accepting the offer then the name might come in as "asa-vpn-133-455" or "dhcp-144-678". These names cannot be edited and it…

                                2 votes
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                                • logging

                                  We need more logging for activities within the console and in the web help desk. It is ludicrous that this has to be requested.

                                  Need a log event for when a machine's computer key is recovered. This is a must have as this is needed to maintain non-repudiation. this is Security 101 here guys.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • SGN and Central should support Bitlocker To Go

                                    with a migration tool to synchronized encryption

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                                      1 comment  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add SGN 8 policy to automatically Decrypt outbound Outlook file attachments

                                      SGN 8 Synchronized Encryption requires an add-in to manually specify that outbound attachments should be decrypted, or encrypted with a password, or sent as is, but this is not necessary or desirable if there is already an email encryption system in place. I don't want to have to force my users to decision each attachment with SGN when I already have a better email encryption solution in place. There should be auto-decrypt zones such as "outbound outlook attachments".

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                                        2 comments  ·  New Data Protection Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • SGN - blocking installation of unwanted modules

                                        One of our customer would like to be able to block the installation of modules which have not been purchased.

                                        By default, the xml licence file does contain some default values, and it looks like the installation executable does not check the licence count, as the only count is done at the beginning of Safeguard Management Center.

                                        Customer would like to make sure that it would not be possible to install non purchased modules.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • SGN8: application based encryption: prevention of decryption

                                          With SGN8 and application based encryption users also have the possibilty to manually decrypt encrypted files or to create password protected HTML5 containers (which has the same effect) by using the context menue. One of the first questions customers ask us: can I prevent users from doing this?
                                          Actually I can't. So the feature request is: policy based elimination of the possibility to manually decrypt encrypted files to prevent data leakage.

                                          48 votes
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                                            4 comments  ·  SafeGuard Enterprise File Encryption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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