Set up a new account and activate it

Follow these instructions if you don't have a Sophos Central account.

You need to set up a Sophos Central account and activate it before you set up the Sophos MTR service. To do this:

  1. Go to and click Create Sophos Central Trial
  2. Fill out your details and click Save.

    Sign up for a trial Sophos Central account.

    You receive a Welcome email from Sophos.

  3. In the email, click Set up my password.

    Welcome email with setup password link
  4. In Activate your account:
    1. Create your password. For added security, set up multi-factor authentication.
    2. Select a Central Admin Portal location. Your data will be stored in this region.
      Note Your Sophos Partner might have selected this for you.
    3. Read and acknowledge the legal agreements.

    Activate account dialog. Choose password and data storage region.
  5. The Sophos Central dashboard is displayed.

    Now you need to apply your Sophos MTR license in Sophos Central.

  6. Click the account name (Administrator in this example) in the upper right of the dashboard and select Licensing.

    Sophos Central dashboard
  7. On the Licensing page, click Apply License Key.

    You should have received a license key from your Partner when you bought your Sophos MTR Service.

    Sophos Licensing page
  8. Enter your license key now, accept the license terms, and click Apply.

    Enter Sophos MTR license key

Now continue to the "Set up the Sophos MTR service" section.