Endpoint Protection

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Endpoint Protection

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  1. Add option that forces full system scans after scheduled start is missed

    Hi,

    we've Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.3 running in a very large and distributed environment (3000+ machines). Not all of our computers do run at the time we configured a scheduled scan - as there are people that e.g. work only 4 days a week. Sophos AV currently don't care - so we've a lot of machines that does not meet our compliance requirements.

    Would it be possible to add an administrative option like 'Run task after scheduled start is missed'?

    BTW: Such an option even exists Windows Task Scheduler - so it cant be hard to create and…

    63 votes
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    Under Review  ·  9 comments  ·  New idea  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. uninstall and reinstall option

    for troubleshooting can be very useful uninstall or reinstall endpoint on multiple client remotely from management interface

    56 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Sophos Enterprise Console (SEC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Application Control - Selective detect/block aplications on the same policy

    On the Application Control, allow, on the same policy, to block some applications while keeping others as detect only.

    36 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Application Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Under Review  ·  Karl responded

    We discussed this when developing the application control policy for Sophos Central managed endpoints. At the time we decided to maintain feature parity with on-premise managed endpoints (SEC). While this capability is not available it is on our short list but does not appear on any planned delivery timelines at the moment. We evaluate and prioritize enhancements for the product multiple times per year.

  4. SEC import/export policies

    Allow export/import of all policies in Sophos Enterprise Console

    28 votes
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    Under Review  ·  2 comments  ·  Sophos Enterprise Console (SEC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Configure Alerting Thresholds in Cloud Console

    Allow administrator to configure thresholds for alerts in cloud console. Currently I receive many alerts for non-actionable items such as when a machine reports "Real-time protection has been disabled on a computer." Even though the computer is protected, a shut down or update causes this alert and a few moments later, the protection is OK. I need to be able to adjust this trigger threshold and the same on other items such as out-of date machines, missing updates, PUA detected, etc.

    27 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Cloud Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Offline Installation

    It would be nice for Sophos to have an offline installation. A number of remote sites in my case have very poor internet connectivity and having the installation files download during the installation process is tedious and unsuccessful in some cases.

    26 votes
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  7. centrally manage quarantine

    Allow actions of device quarantine from cloud console. Currently I have users with PUA in quarantine. I cannot perform any action from console. Each machine has to be touched

    25 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Cloud Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Create Limited Administrators

    We would like to be able to create limited Administrators. It would be very useful to give access to the Cloud Console to all our members, but limiting the user and devices that they can manage. And of course, not allowing them to modify global settings, such as the Base Policy. These limits could be configured at a "Group" level, for example.

    18 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Cloud Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is being investigated with the intent of implementing restricted admin roles as we work towards full Role Based Administration.

  9. Allow Anti-Virus and HIPS configuration at the dashboard (as it is available on SEC) for managed Cloud endpoint (desktop computers)

    Allow the configuration of the Anti-Virus and HIPS settings to be applied for the endpoints installed on desktop computers, such as:
    - HIPS configuration (enable/disable buffer overflow, suspicious behavior, malicious traffic)
    - Enable/Disable on-access scanning on read, write, rename

    17 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Cloud Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Improve Wildcard Criteria

    Improve the Wildcard criteria for File Exclusions, inline with MS KB article KB822158.

    So that *.* or say Edb*.log can be excluded rather than having to open up the entire folder or a blanket exclusion on all files with the extension.log etc

    Thereby improving granularity and allowing exclusions to be very specific to named O/s files.

    Examples being:

    FileIDTable_*

    Ntfrs*.*

    17 votes
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    Under Review  ·  0 comments  ·  Sophos Enterprise Console (SEC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Microsoft Exclusion Templates (e.g. SQL, Exchange, AD,...) 3rd Party Backup

    I would really like the option to enable exclusions based on Microsoft Recommendations. Once a year I manually go through the published recommended exclusions for Microsoft and other software (e.g. backup) and ensure I have those in my exclusions. It would be great (and save me a lot of time) if I had the option to check which exclusions I wanted.
    This seems to already be partially implemented in Sophos Cloud Server.

    15 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Sophos Enterprise Console (SEC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. SEC endpoint computer health check

    Feature to allow an admin to check if a computer is online and its current status directly from the console

    15 votes
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  13. scheduled scan: control priority / niceness of jobs

    scheduled scans are still quite limited, as we can see here: https://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/117346.aspx

    One of the options we would like to see is being able to give the scheduled scan some reduced system priority / i.e. niceness, to limit the performance impact of scans: scheduled scans normally need not run at high priorities.

    13 votes
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    Under Review  ·  3 comments  ·  Linux Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. allow grouping of devices.

    It would be great to be able to group devices by site, dept or location. instead of having one big list of devices and trolling through to find specific ones, to be able to group the devices would be very user friendly.

    10 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Cloud Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Push button self submission from SAV

    Allow users of Windows endpoints to simply submit suspicious files by clicking a button in the UI

    10 votes
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    Under Review  ·  0 comments  ·  Malware prevention  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. File Integrity Monitoring on Linux Server Protection

    Enterprises need File Integrity Monitoring on their Linux system files. This is a requirement for all systems requiring Continuous Monitoring (NIKST 800-137) which are all defense contractors, Government contractors, government agencies, and soon, all HIPAA covered entities.

    7 votes
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  17. scheduled scan: option to abort a running scheduled scan

    scheduled scans are still quite limited, as we can see here: https://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/117346.aspx

    One of the options we would like to see is being able to abort a running scheduled scan.

    7 votes
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  18. HIPS for Linux

    We would like to see HIPS functionality added to the Sophos AntiVirus Linux client.

    7 votes
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  19. PuremessageContent filter exceptions

    Currently in puremessage it is only possible to put a rule in for the recipient in the content filter however this isn't that useful for us.

    For example.....macro virus are making a comeback and therefore we want to restrict (or possibly just delete) any emails containing those attachments. however some genuine customers will send attachments with macros and we want to allow those users to get through the content filter.

    The only thing we can do without any program changes are to either allow macros and give users the choice to run or not (very bad idea) or block them…

    6 votes
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  20. Sophos for Virtual Environment - message by malware

    If malware is detected on the guest VM, the user get a only a message, that the operation is not possible ("you can't write to ..." or "you neet rights to ..."). I would prefer a message that point the user to malware for instance "sophos protection has denied access because detection ...."

    5 votes
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