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What's new in Sophos Cloud

We regularly update Sophos Cloud with improvements or new features. You can see the details here.

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September 2, 2014

Mobile Control for Android

We've now added Mobile Control for Android devices. This gives you the same control and protection features that you already enjoy for iOS:

  • Protect data on lost or stolen devices by locking or wiping them.
  • Configure the device's password, email and Wi-Fi settings. (Email settings are available for Android only on Samsung devices with SAFE v2 or later.)
  • Restrict the features that can be used on the device.
  • See all devices that can access your corporate data.
  • Check that devices comply with your company's security rules.

July 29, 2014

We've given the user interface a fresher look and reorganized it.

  • "Where's the Manage tab gone?" Look under Users & Devices for most management tasks.
  • "Where are my installers?" Look under Downloads.
  • "How do I manage my account now?" Click the Account link in the upper right of the user interface.

July 8, 2014

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.  

June 17, 2014

Web Control for Mac OS X beta

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.

Active Directory Sync improvements

If you're using Active Directory Sync, you can now:

  • Connect to your Active Directory server over a non-SSL connection.

  • Configure the Active Directory Sync tool over Remote Desktop.

May 21, 2014

We’ve made the user details page even more useful. If you click on a user in the Manage > Users page, you can now:

  • See which policies apply to that user (look for the Policies pane in the lower right of the page).
  • View or edit a policy directly just by clicking on it in this Policies pane.

May 6, 2014

Sophos Cloud version 2

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. 

Mobile Control

Manage your iOS devices through your Sophos Cloud console and protect your corporate data:

  • Protect data on lost or stolen devices by locking the device or by wiping it.
  • Remotely configure the device's password, email and Wi-Fi settings, and apply restrictions to the device.
  • See the full inventory of devices that can access corporate data.
  • Automatically monitor the device against your company compliance rules and trigger automatic mitigation, if needed.

Web Control

Our web control policies let you protect your organization and your users from the risks of inappropriate web browsing. You can:

  • Block downloads of risky file types.
  • Block or warn users about inappropriate websites (based on over 50 website categories).
  • Create custom policies for websites by tagging specific addresses or domains.
  • Apply different policies at different times of day.
  • See organization-wide reports on attempted policy violations.

Active Directory Sync

For details, see What's new for April 29 (below).

April 29, 2014

Active Directory Sync beta

We’ve added Active Directory Sync to our beta program. This is a small tool that:

  • Lets you import your Active Directory (AD) users and groups.
  • Synchronizes users and groups periodically.
  • Avoids duplicating existing users in Sophos Cloud.
  • Updates existing users with new or changed information (for example, adding an email address from AD).
  • Runs as a service and has a simple GUI to let you enter the small amount of information it requires (for example, credentials).

If you aren’t already in the beta program, sign up at the Beta Programs page.

Improved user details

You can now simply click on a user name in the Users page to display a full profile that includes:

  • The user's Sophos Cloud details including their email address and login.
  • A list of the user's devices showing the type, current status and last connection time.
  • All events affecting the user on any of their devices.
  • Options to take actions on a user's devices directly from this page (for example, instruct a Windows computer to update now).

Other changes in the user interface include:

  • There are now separate pages for Users and Groups.
  • The Deployment page displays more users at a glance and allows easier filtering.
  • In the Groups and Devices pages, you can click on an individual item to open a “Profile” page that gives you full details.

April 15, 2014

Try out Sophos Cloud version 2

You can now get our beta release and try out these new features:

  • Web control. You can control which types of website users can access.
  • Active Directory support (coming). You can import Users and Groups to Sophos Cloud.

To sign up or find out more, head on over to the Beta Programs page.

February 12, 2014

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.

December 10, 2013

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.

November 5, 2013

New features

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:

  • See a list of your computers.
  • Delete computers.
  • Search your list of users to find someone more easily.

Improved layout

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:

  • "Manage" is where you carry out protection-related tasks. You can find Policies, Deployment and Tamper Protection options here.
  • "Account" is where you do account-related tasks, such as changing your login email address or password.

We hope you like these new features and layout.


October 22, 2013

New features

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.



October 8, 2013

New features

We've added support for Internet Explorer 11.

We've also improved usability of the page where you download the installer for protecting endpoints:

  • We trigger the download automatically when you go to the page.
  • We automatically detect your operating system and give you the right installer. (Don't forget to sign up for our Mac beta if you haven't already!)

Fixed issues

This update fixes some display problems on Internet Explorer 9.


September 24, 2013

New features

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.

Fixed issues

This update also addresses these instability and performance issues:

  • Policy updates could sometimes take longer than expected to reach computers.
  • The events report could sometimes take longer than expected to display recent events.