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  1. 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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    Under Review  ·  0 comments  ·  Linux Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Restriction to Discover Computers

    Problem:
    We are using Sophos in a multivendor environment which contains over 200,000 clients. The "Discover Computers" button is available for every Sophos admin, because there is no option to restrict this feature. Regularly somebody who is looking for a client presses the discover computer button. Now every network device which is reachable will be imported into the Sophos Enterprise Console and listed as an "unmanaged device". If we don't restart the SEC, sometimes more than 200,000 “unknown devices” are listed in the default "unassigned" group. We can delete these clients but they will remain in the Sophos database until…

    27 votes
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    Under Review  ·  1 comment  ·  Sophos Enterprise Console (SEC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Sophos for Virtual Environments - Load Balancing Capability

    Sophos for Virtual Environments v1.2.0 introduced GVM Migration functionality providing High Availability/Fail-Over. This is great, but I am seeing an issue where the GVMs aren't distributed nicely across the SVMs I have created.

    I have setup 19 SVMs and included all IPs in the additional_svms.txt on each. What I have found when using a gold image to deploy the GVM Agent to multiple virtual pools is that one SVM is favored above all others (600+ on one SVM)

    This results in performance issues... these are evident when running loadavg and nproc commands.

    So my request is, can SVE be updated…

    3 votes
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    Under Review  ·  0 comments  ·  Virtualisation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Deletion of Central Accounts

    If a customer or Partner decides to not go for Central he should be able to delete the whole Central Account. This is to ensure

    a) all his data is deleted permantly (data privacy law with cloud based systems in germany)
    b) he can setup a new trial with the same Account at a later point (to see if the gabs being closed in a later release of central)
    c.) from the partner point of view - it keeps Partner Dashboard structured and makes it more easy to manage and keeps it clean

    80 votes
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    Under Review  ·  7 comments  ·  Cloud Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Exclusion rules should allow folder wildcards

    ClamAV on a Linux Server uses /var/tmp/*.tmp/*.tmp to store email contents while scanning them, and the number of alerts from dubious contents can be high. As the *.tmp names are randomly generated, but start with ClamAV-*, it would be nice to exclude them and let ClamAV do it's work, then check the contents of the emails when they land in their final destination instead.

    4 votes
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    Under Review  ·  1 comment  ·  Linux Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    26 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Cloud Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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

    24 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Cloud Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. AV sample submission with Sophos Enterprise Console

    If I have a suspicious file which I want to deliver to Sophos labs for analysis I always have a risk.
    1. I need an established Internet connection to reach Sophos Upload portal.
    2. I need a mail-account (and also connection to the internet) to send the file.

    If the file is recognized as Mal/Gen I maybe cannot clean with the console, until a specific signature is created. So I have to upload this file. In worst case the file is on a remote location without IT on side.
    To get this file I have to connect to the machine,…

    49 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Sophos Enterprise Console (SEC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Under Review  ·  Karl responded

    As part of the policy controls for Sophos Live protection you have the option to enable auto sample submission to Sophos.

    The option to allow the identification of suspect files and then allow the administrator to periodically select which ones to send to Sophos is one of many options we are evaluating to improve sample collection from customers.

    In the interim sophos has added Sophos Clean, a new standalone next-generation malware detection and removal product that can be used on a machine that is suspected of being infected, but currently no detections are being reported. Sophos Clean is available for a 30 day evaluation at no charge. Often new malware that evades the existing detection models for the Endpoint can be captured through the signitureless detection capabilities in sophos clean. Sophos clean is a second opinion scanner.

  9. 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 →
  10. uninstall and reinstall option

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

    52 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Sophos Enterprise Console (SEC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

    8 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Cloud Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. need to disable pop-ups for application control ,device,antivirus,web control from sophos endpoint cloud console

    we need to disable the pop-ups which we receive on endpoint system for antivirus,device,application,web control from sophos oncloud console , so request you to kindly do the needful.

    4 votes
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    Under Review  ·  3 comments  ·  Cloud Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

  14. 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.

    6 votes
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    Under Review  ·  1 comment  ·  Linux Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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…

    62 votes
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    Under Review  ·  9 comments  ·  New idea  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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 →
  17. 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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  18. 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*.*

    16 votes
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    Under Review  ·  0 comments  ·  Sophos Enterprise Console (SEC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. SAVDI reload on sav update

    Please notify a running savdi about the performed pattern update by the savupdate process.
    This is more a bug than a feature-request and should be implemented very easily, because the savdi daemon writes a pid-file and has already implemented a signal for this (kill -HUP <savdi pid>).
    The implementation could be done in a few lines of code...

    1 vote
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    Under Review  ·  1 comment  ·  Linux Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Enhanced reporting within SEC

    Add additional reporting options within the on-premise management console

    29 votes
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