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  1. 3rd Party Application installation and Patch Management. Location awareness with device and web policy

    This is a mandatory requirement that has come up for us consider 4000 nodes of our endpoints switching from Kaspersky. The present end point provides us a facility create automatic update task for all Microsoft and 3rd party updates which are critical or approved by administrator so that we can fix vulnerabilities. Also we can deploy 3rd party software using same to client machines.
    Also it also has a feature to enable multiple policies like "In Office Policy", "Out of Office Policy", etc so that we can have multiple web and device control policies which are critical to our business.

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      0 comments  ·  Device Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow USB Device by ID AND per User

      Central Endpoint: Is it possible to add a "layout" to except USB Devices by ID combined with a Person? So the Basic Policy could block any USB Device and Exceptions are made by Person instead of a Policy which allows the Device for many Computers or Users. So the exceptions is one by one (Device ID & User).

      4 votes
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      • [Device Control] - possibility to block usb-to-ethernet adapter

        Currently you cannot block usb-to-ethernet adapter.
        There are several usb-key attack-scenarios which use the ethernet emulation to sniff ntlm-hashes from a windows PC. Is there also a possibiliry to an option to block media devices like usb keyboards, usb mouse and/or cameras? Or an option to create your own device classes.

        2 votes
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        • Adding a Comment Field to the Peripheral Exemptions List

          It would be nice to add a comment field to the Peripheral Exemption List giving users the ability to leave a comment about the device. Users could leave a comment on who owns this device or why the device was allowed.

          7 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Device Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Block the Executable Files in Device Control

            To combat the unknow malware (mainly don't detected by Sophos) a new Device Control option as "Block the Executable Files" can help to protect the network without lost the functionality to copy/read/delete other documents from this medias. In the business the users generally uses your USB's to transport documents (word, excel, ppt, txt, etc).

            This was suggested by LINCK in community https://community.sophos.com/products/endpoint-security-control/f/sophos-endpoint-software/155/automatic-scan-of-removable-media#pi2151=1

            3 votes
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            • Can we allow only to secured Bluetooth device by default & block to only mass storage Bluetooth devices?

              As per existing device control policy,Either we can allow or block any Bluetooth device under Device control policy but cant keep allowed by default only Secured Bluetooth device (which doesn't has mass storage)

              Can we allow only to secured Bluetooth device by default & block to only mass storage Bluetooth devices?

              Kindly confirm on this

              2 votes
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              • Expand ID field in Peripheral Control to show full length Device ID

                In Central Reports and Device Control Exemption Lists, currently the full length Device ID is not shown. Even on mouse over, not all ID Data is visible in Central. On the Endpoint, the full ID Data is visible on mouse-over.

                Some USB removable media have long Identical Device ID with only a difference at the end. Currently, we can not identify the device in Central.

                Please make the ID field expandable in Central and store all data from the Endpoint in Central so that exemptions can be set specificylly without trial and error.

                12 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Device Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Expand ID field in Peripheral Control to show full length Device ID and the user name

                  Hello

                  We would like to request a small feature, which consist of adding a Cologne (User/last user) to the Peripherals Exemption(s)
                  We are blocking all secure removable storage and adding exemption(s) for the devices we deliver to our users, while adding the exemptions we can see which the last users that used it
                  once we add the exemptions we cannot longer identify a device, and therefore we have no way to found out to whom the devices listed in the exemption(s) list belong, we can't remove a device from the list because there is no way to identified it, we…

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Device Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • client

                    Preventing windows domain users to tamper with settings. (even when tamper prevention is off) In our typical situation we have 15++ locations on mulitple locations on different continents / timezones. I can not provide a password everytime for clients when a Local support on site needs to switch the endpoint scanner on/off to trouble shoot.
                    Other option make the tamper password 'fixed and adjustable and eassier sharable (amongst local support)'

                    2 votes
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                    • Add Manual Exemptions and Use of Wildcards into Device Control for Removable Devices

                      On Device Control you can only add devices that are in the Add Exempt List but what if you have a company with thousands of devices could we not add a wildcard for devices ?

                      9 votes
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                      • Device Control - USB Devices

                        Is it possible to be able to restrict access to USB's my a unique ID - such as serial number?? Currently you can restrict my model but that doesn't stop an employee bringing in their own USB stick if it is the same make and model we us??

                        Basically we want to be able to issue USB sticks out to staff and only allow those precise devices to connect. Not any device that happens to be the same model.

                        36 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Device Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Block Mobile Hotspot on Win 10

                          Sophos Can block Wireless, But cannot block Mobile Hotspot running on WIN 10. This is a great feature to have.

                          Thanks!

                          1 vote
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                          • Disable Sophos automatically resetting windows security settings (e.g. UAC)

                            Disable Sophos automatically resetting windows security settings (e.g. UAC)

                            This is causing an issue whereby when Sophos identifies a problem, it resets windows security settings and turns UAC back on. The environment requires UAC be turned off.

                            You can currently turn this off via per-pc registry key, see:
                            https://community.sophos.com/products/endpoint-security-control/f/sophos-endpoint-software/90238/window-security-options-being-reset-during-remediation

                            This would be ideally managable from the enterprise console

                            3 votes
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                            • Enable Fast user switching on Safeguard

                              Enable Fast user switching on Safeguard, so that administrator users can access the computer without closing the current user's session

                              2 votes
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                              • Pop up that suggest the election of scan or not scan a USB Device

                                If Sophos can detect and block the USB devices, I think that Sophos can add a Window message to help the users to Scan the USB keys when this is connected to PC. With this manner if the user have selected the option once, for example, when connected the first time to the PC the second or next times he can cancel the process.

                                The Sophos message is "Simplicity" and the idea is provide a "Simple" option to users to scan your USB's or other medias when it's are connected to the Pc's.

                                This was suggested by LINCK in community …

                                2 votes
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                                • [DEVICE CONTROL] Exempted device usage logs (Who used the device? On what machine? When? What device has been used

                                  [DEVICE CONTROL] Exempted device usage logs (Who used the device? On what machine? When? What device has been used - Device ID and Device type? Etc.)

                                  [DATA CONTROL] Device IDs should be included on the data control logs (Specific for Removable Storages)

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Device Control - USB Devices

                                    Is it possible to be able to restrict access to USB's by a unique ID - such as serial number?? Currently you can restrict by model but that doesn't stop an employee bringing in their own USB stick if it is the same make and model we use??

                                    Basically we want to be able to issue USB sticks out to staff and only allow those precise devices to connect. Not any device that happens to be the same model.

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Device Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • device controll

                                      Selection "All" for "Modell-ID" (Problems by bluetooth mouse MX Anywhere 2/changing Modell-ID daly)
                                      Select "ALL - Modell-I"D for XY.. -Device-ID.

                                      1 vote
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                                        1 comment  ·  Device Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • device control

                                        We have already set the default policy for
                                        device control and these policies are applied on one of the particular group, but
                                        when user from this group wants to access printer or dongle such devices are
                                        getting blocked as they are not storage devices. Every time we need to exempt those
                                        devices . Our concern is that we want these devices(Printer, Scanner, Dongle)
                                        allow automatically for the user without need of any exemption. and this feature is not available on Sophos antivirus.

                                        Kindly provide solution for it asap.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Device Control - Log All USB Connections

                                          We need to be able to log and report on all attempted USB device connections, whether successful or not, regardless if policy is being enforced or not. Currently, whenever the box marked 'detect, but do not block' is checked, you have the ability to report on all devices, but if the box is unchecked, and policy is set to allow all devices, you can't report on devices that successfully connected, only the blocked attempts are reportable. This needs addressed.

                                          11 votes
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