Force policy update
A button to force policy update on Sophos Central endpoints would be nice.
Looking for the same
Any update to this please Sophos. It's one of those really essential functions you don't appreciate you really need until you suddenly do! A classic FP of some of our own core software means we need a quick policy refresh so our legit software isn't deleted! As others have said....not really a request/ideal but a essential function....
Still, no button to manually initiate an update of the policy
we need the force policy button or functionality.
No bites from SOPHOS?
Seems like a simple fix. Add a button on the web management portal that initiates a command to push policy updates to client systems. You have one to initiate agent updates (virus signatures), but not one for management policies?
Is there any progress to this idea?
has the not actually been addressed yet?
Jim Nordahl commented
A way to force a check-in is pretty standard on any application connected to the cloud these days. Not having this option still in 2020 is unacceptable.
We were in a situation yesterday where we needed to try an educational app for a class of 32 students. I had took the time to test the game, unblock all the necessary ports and addresses on the local sophos UTM, all of which I was able to do instantly.
As the student accounts have stricter application control rules in Sophos Central, we realised that during the lesson the application needed to be unblocked.
I was in complete dismay at the fact there was nothing whatsoever to force a policy update to the clients, and a whole hour of learning was wasted because of this.
It's unacceptable to push for cloud managed threat/application management if it offers poorly implemented policy control.
I see this was requested over a year ago and nothing has been actioned yet. Sophos have not offered a workaround, but I found that moving clients into a group seemed to initiate a update, but we can't do that every time a policy needs updating. I'm failing to see the advantages of cloud managed system if these basic, expected options are castrated.
Please implement a policy update feature on the clients!
Or at the very least, a script or command line!
Please get this added right away... This is terrible it is not available as there was an idea back in 2017 for this to be done.
It is absolutely. Without it we can not manage our clients and I can not recommend it. This is a must before I go forward with this product.
Marlon Sanchez commented
+100 to Ian Massey comment
Ian Massey commented
It's absolutely unacceptable that a product with this cost and feature set has no built-in method to either forcibly push the policy from the console or else manually request to pull an updated policy from within the endpoint ui. McAfee has this and you don't. *McAfee* has it.
Hurry up Sophos and add this please
Lisa Busby commented
This is a necessity. Not a want.