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Tamper Protection

1. Add a status column for Tamper Protection Enabled/Disabled in the Devices list.

2. Add a Enable/Disable Tamper Protection option to the Devices page. You would check as many boxes as necessary and then enable/disable tamper protection for them. This is necessary for mass reinstalls where Sophos is missing services or other.

3. Add a timed option for when Tamper Protection will automatically come back on. This could be a pop-up that shows after clicking disable which would then ask how many hours/days it should be disabled, or if it should be disable indefinitely. This will add administrative security as it's easy to forget re-enabling.

USE CASE: We need to reinstall Sophos to a large amount of computers currently missing services or having other issues. While we've found a way to push out a mass reinstall, we still have the task of going to each computer in Sophos Central, disabling the Tamper Protection, and then revisiting those computers later to re-enable Tamper Protection. I've noticed that there is a way to remove Tamper Protection for all computers in Global Settings, but that isn't ideal and presents an unnecessary security risk for every other unaffected computer.

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  • Scott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed, from MSP perspective it would be easy to have an Administrator password that covers ALL my customers devices in My dashboard, then i can use that password whenever onsite etc, only i can change this password. This would save logging in to get Tamper Passwords each time.

  • Daniel Murrieta commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hey Bryn, we have it all set to automatic updating. The team in charge of imaging is using a deployment software that I'd prefer not to mention publicly. It does seem to have issues with the image, but it's hard to tell as a lot of the issues also seem to fix themselves shortly after handing to a user and letting the computer stay online for a time. To be sure if it's the image or not, I'll need to monitor some 15-30 computers newly imaged over 2 weeks or so. The real issue seems to be from everyday users whose services just fail or go missing, but, again, I need to be more thorough in my monitoring before I can pinpoint that.

  • Bryn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Daniel - I noticed you are having issues with Sophos services not being installed correctly. Are you using the "Controlled Updates" option and a deployment task/image for deploying sophos?

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