Use Sophos to protect a computer

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Summary.pngSophos Endpoint Protection makes it simple to secure your Windows, Mac and Linux systems against malware and other endpoint threats.
IntendedE.pngIntended for
Employees
Categories.pngCategorized under
RCS Software and Services
RS.jpgMaintained by
Rob Shin
2022-2023.pngUp-to-date for the 2022-2023 school year.



NOTE: This can ONLY be installed on RCS-owned devices.

Installation

Running Sophos is required on all RCS-owned computers in order to safeguard school data. We use Sophos Endpoint Protection, which can be installed via Self-Service for Mac and manually installed for Windows. On a Windows computer, please open a support ticket and we can assist.

Notifications

If Sophos detects any malicious files or PUA (potentially unwanted application), then it will notify you using your operating systems notification system.

To check on status of your device:

  1. Click on the Sophos icon and click Open Sophos Endpoint
  2. The dashboard will present a summary of any detections found on your device
  3. Click into any category to see additional details
  4. For any questions or assistance, please call x50 submit a tech support request

Navigating the Sophos Console

Admin Login

In order to make any changes to settings or to resolve notifications you must click "Admin Login" first.

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You will then be promoted for you laptop password to continue.

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Settings

Once you have authenticated through "Admin Login" you can click the 'Settings' tab to view enabled settings.

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Sophos Endpoint settings are managed by the RCS tech department. We do not block web pages or track your browser history. Sophos will however block malicious web traffic and downloads using its Real Time Scanning and Runtime Protection features. If Sophos does block traffic that you need to access, you may override the settings by checking the checkbox as shown below. This will allow you to disable individual or all settings for up to 4 hours.

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