Customers rely on Sophos Central to administer their network security products and services from Sophos. At Sophos they take security seriously, and have taken measures to ensure that the Sophos infrastructure effectively and comprehensively protects our customers’ data.
Sophos Central allows you to manage our award-winning Synchronized Security platform. Advanced attacks are more coordinated than ever before. Now, your defenses are too. Our revolutionary Security Heartbeat™ ensures your endpoint protection and firewall are talking to each other. It’s a simple yet effective idea that means you get better protection against advanced threats and spend less time responding to incidents. It’s so simple, it makes you wonder why nobody did it before.
Sophos Central collects a very limited set of personally identifiable information (PII) in order to protect endpoints, enforce security policy and provide reports:
Sophos Live Protection is enabled in Sophos Endpoint Protection by default, and its sole purpose is to supplement the local detection data by performing additional lookups to the Sophos Labs database. Sophos Live Protection performs this additional lookup using checksum and does not upload files to Sophos Labs.
All stored data is encrypted and all applications are running on secured operating systems; to ensure high availability, the system is load balanced and has fail-over
between three sites, each running two instances of the software, any one of which is able to provide full service.
Sophos Central uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) to protect data in transit. Management communication between the client software and Sophos Central platform is performed
over HTTPS to secure the data in transit, establishing "trust communication" via certificates and server validation.
Sophos Central never stores nor sends users' passwords in plain text. When a user signs up for an account, this new user must set a password as part of the activation process. We encourage
users to set up private administrator logins, and have established a very simple process to enable admins to create multiple administrator accounts. Each user will receive an email to set
his/her own password, thus maintaining privacy and security.
Sophos ensures that data cannot be accessed via the individual physical systems in the datacenter within the production environment. All access must take place via the web-based management console.
Access to production systems is limited, reviewed and monitored and is only granted temporarily to the system during the processing time.
Sophos knows that designing our products for security is a critical first step, but security takes ongoing vigilance. Some of the steps that Sophos takes to maintain security include:
What is Sophos Live protection? What information is sent to Sophos with Live Protection?
Sophos Live Protection is enabled in Sophos Endpoint Protection by default, and its sole purpose is to supplement the local
detection data by performing additional lookups to the Sophos Labs database. Sophos Live Protection performs this additional
lookup using checksum and does not upload files to Sophos Labs.
We've assembled some product videos to give you basic information on the product.
This video is an animated look at Sophos Security Heartbeat..
With many organizations making the switch to Microsoft® Office 365™, understanding what security you need can mean the difference between a secure and insecure organization.
This short video will give you a quick overview of the basic admin interface and the capabilities of Sophos Mobile managed in Sophos Central.
This short video will walk you through the initial setup of Sophos Mobile in Sophos Central that is needed to start enrolling mobile devices.
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