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 Free Trial.

    If you have problems, go to and search for "Sophos Central Free Trial".

  2. On the Sophos Central Free Trial page, enter your name and email address and click Next.

    Sign up for a trial Sophos Central account.
  3. On the next page, complete the rest of the details. Click Submit.
  4. You see confirmation that your account is ready.

    Screenshot of free trial confirmation page
  5. You receive an email from Sophos with the subject line Activate your Sophos Central account. In the email, click Create password.

    Welcome email with setup password link
  6. In Activate your account:
    1. Create your password.
    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.
    4. Click Activate Account.

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

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

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

    Sophos Central dashboard
  9. 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
  10. 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.