Dynamic Device Grouping
Everybody, please give this idea some votes so it gets traction! Also, I am sure that it would not be that hard to implement.
Hey Sophos team,
I would really like Dynamic Device Grouping based on basic criteria within the Sophos Central Web Console. What is the point of creating device groups and manually sorting all your devices, especially when you have thousands?
The Sophos Agent is already collecting basic inventory information such as...
- Last Logged In User
- IP Address
- Device Name
- Device Description
That means the Sophos software is potentially reading data from registry, WMI, Win32 API, or filesystem.
I want the following properties added with the ability to create "Dynamic Device Groups" in which Sophos Central would add the device to the group if it meets the criteria. This way, you can design policies and then "Set it and forget it!"
- Operating System Caption
- Operating System Version
- Computer System Model
- Computer System Manufacturer
- Device Type (Laptop / Desktop / Server)
- Maybe some others if they make sense
I would also ask that maybe in the future, Dynamic User Groups be added for the exact same reason. This would make policy application sooooooo much better!!!
Dynamically adding computers to groups based on IP address could also be useful for assigning specific update caches and assigning policies based on subnets. This would need the ability to use wildcards or syntax such as "starts with", "ends with", "contains", etc.
Mark Cohen commented
and Windows workgroups, please