We regularly update Sophos Cloud with improvements or new features. You can see the details here.
Server lockdown is now released. This allows you to prevent unauthorized changes to the software on your servers but automatically allows the updates you need. And it does it without asking you to set up complicated rules. You will be able to upgrade your license soon. You can lock down your servers right away: on the Servers page, click on a server to open its details and look for Lock Down.
The Sophos Cloud console now comes in French, German, Spanish or Japanese, as well as English. Want to change the language? Go to the bottom of the console and click the arrow beside the Language setting.
We've made improvements in alerts, reports and license renewal reminders.
Our email alerts now show the name and location of threats detected on the network. They also include a "What to do" section to help you take action.
You will now receive a monthly email that summarizes the protection - for example, malware removed or websites blocked - that Sophos Cloud has provided for you. You can control this feature in the Accounts > Administration page.
You will now get email reminders when your license is due for renewal.
We've improved the Active Directory synchronization utility. A new, easy-to-use setup dialog now lets you:
If you have a Server Protection license, you can now try out our new Server Lockdown feature. This prevents unauthorized changes to the software on your servers but automatically allows the updates you need. To take part in the beta program, head over to the Account > Beta Programs page to sign up.
You can now manage Sophos Secure OS for AWS directly from Sophos Cloud. All you need to do is register your Secure OS instance with Sophos Cloud. For more information, see the Downloads page.
Our Server Protection feature is now generally available. This feature:
To get started, install the new feature on servers. Here’s how.
Got servers still protected with the old software? Do this:
Find each server in Users & Devices > Devices. Click the server name to see its details page. Click the Upgrade to Server button in the upper right of the page.
Got new or unprotected servers? Do this:
Go to Downloads > Installers, get the server installer and run it on each server.
Got servers protected with the beta software?
There’s no more to do, unless you have other servers that weren’t included in the beta program.
We’ve made it quicker and easier to handle PUAs. If Sophos Cloud detects a PUA that you want to let all users have, just select the alert in the Action Center and click Authorize PUA(s) .
You can still use policies if you want to authorize PUAs only for specific users or servers.
We’ve moved or renamed some pages to make Sophos Cloud easier to use.
There’s a new Global Settings menu for settings that apply on all computers. We’ve moved two pages to this new menu:
If you’re a beta customer, you’ll also see a new page there:
If you’re a beta customer, you can try our improved handling of PUAs. If Sophos Cloud detects a PUA that you want to let all users have, just select the alert in the Action Center and click Authorize PUA(s) .
You can still use policies if you want to authorize PUAs only for specific users or servers.
You can now sign up for the Cloud version 3 beta program and try our new Server Protection features.
Server Protection lets you:
You don’t even need to worry about excluding Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory and Microsoft SQL Server from scanning, as we do that automatically. Sophos Cloud will work on your servers "out of the box".
To join the beta, head on over to the Accounts > Beta Programs page.
We'll phase in all these new features and enhancements over the next few weeks:
You'll be able to add users and get their devices protected all on the same page.
The improved Users & Devices > Users page will let you send startup links to new or existing users, so that they can install Sophos software on their computers or mobiles. You'll no longer need to visit a separate Email Deployment page.
If Sophos Cloud detects Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs) on computers, you'll be able to clean them up from the Dashboard in most cases. Just look out for the Cleanup PUA button that appears in the Action Center pane when you need it. This feature is available for all customers right now.
You'll be able to scan any computer for threats immediately. On the Users & Devices > Devices page, you'll be able to click on a computer name to open its details page and then click the Scan now button. Any alerts will show up in the Action Center as usual.
The Reports > Events page will have a clearer layout and let you customize your events list to show any combination of event types you want.
You’ll soon be able to try out our beta software for Windows servers. This lets you manage servers separately from other computers and apply security policies that are specific to a server, no matter which user is logged on. You don’t even need to worry about excluding Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory and Microsoft SQL Server from scanning, as we do that automatically. Sophos Cloud will work on your servers “out of the box”.
We've now added Mobile Control for Android devices. This gives you the same control and protection features that you already enjoy for iOS:
We've given the user interface a fresher look and reorganized it.
We've improved the Dashboard in Sophos Cloud. A new carousel in the upper right of the screen lets you see at a glance whether users, computers and mobile devices are protected.
Looking for the global threat levels graph? That's still in the Dashboard, but we've moved it to the carousel in the lower right of the screen.
You can now get our beta release for Mac and control which types of website Mac users can access. And if you already have a web control policy, you don’t need to create a new one: the same policy covers both Windows and Mac. To sign up, go to the Account > Beta programs page.
Note: The Web Control for Windows beta has now ended. The beta installer no longer works. Please use the regular installer for Windows on the Manage > Deployment page.
If you're using Active Directory Sync, you can now:
Connect to your Active Directory server over a non-SSL connection.
We’ve made the user details page even more useful. If you click on a user in the Manage > Users page, you can now:
In version 2 we've added Mobile Control. We've also made Web Control and Active Directory Sync generally available (until now, these were only for beta customers).
To try out Mobile Control, you’ll need a license that includes this feature.
Manage your iOS devices through your Sophos Cloud console and protect your corporate data:
Our web control policies let you protect your organization and your users from the risks of inappropriate web browsing. You can:
For details, see What's new for April 29 (below).
We’ve added Active Directory Sync to our beta program. This is a small tool that:
If you aren’t already in the beta program, sign up at the Beta Programs page.
You can now simply click on a user name in the Users page to display a full profile that includes:
Other changes in the user interface include:
You can now get our beta release and try out these new features:
To sign up or find out more, head on over to the Beta Programs page.
We've updated the Sophos Cloud for Mac installer so that it's scriptable, which makes it easier to use with automated installation tools. If you already have one of these tools, you can roll out Sophos Cloud to lots of Macs quickly and simply.
For more information, see Sophos knowledgebase article 120570.
We have now officially released Sophos Cloud for Mac OS X. If you want to protect your Macs, go to Manage and open the Deployment page to get started.
If you previously installed the beta version of Sophos Cloud for Mac OS X, don't worry. You don't need to do anything. Updates will carry on as usual and your Macs will still be protected.
We've added new management features that customers asked for. To fit those in, we've also changed and improved the layout.
In the new "Manage" section, you can now:
We’ve renamed the "Policies" and "Settings” sections because customers found them easy to confuse. We’ve also rearranged the features in them, so now they look like this:
We hope you like these new features and layout.
We’ve now made the Sophos Cloud for Mac installer available for all customers, so anyone (not just beta customers) can protect Macs. Simply go to Settings and open the Deployment page to get started.
The Mac product is still in beta, but will be officially supported from next week. If you install it now, you don’t need to do anything when the beta ends: the update will happen automatically as usual and your Macs will carry on being protected.
We've added support for Internet Explorer 11.
We've also improved usability of the page where you download the installer for protecting endpoints:
This update fixes some display problems on Internet Explorer 9.
This update of Sophos Cloud includes a hidden beta feature that lets you protect Mac computers. To see this feature and try it out, register here. We'll then send you an email explaining what to do.
This update also addresses these instability and performance issues: