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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 we run a database purge. These huge number of unmanaged devices, is slowing down the Sophos Enterprise Console.

Solution:
We need a way to disable the “Discover computers” function without limiting the administrator role.

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  • b.m. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can someone from Product Management please take up this issue and at least give a status as to whether it will be considered or implemented? And if it is rejected, it would also be very desirable to receive information after more than a year. Thank you very much.

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