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Last update: 2021-11-24

Join the Early Access Program (EAP)

To try ZTNA, you must join two Early Access Programs:

  • Zero Trust Network Access EAP. This gives access to the Sophos Central component.
  • New Endpoint Protection Features EAP. This gives access to the endpoint software.

The steps depend on whether you're an existing customer (with Sophos Endpoint Protection on your devices) or a new customer. Select the right tab for you below.

If you already have Endpoint Protection on your devices, join the EAP as follows.

  1. Sign in to Sophos Central.
  2. Click your account name (upper right) and select Early Access Programs.

    Administration menu in Sophos Central

  3. Find Zero Trust Network Access and click Join.

    Early Access Programs page

  4. Accept the license agreement and complete your application.

  5. Now find New Endpoint Protection Features and click Join.

    EAPs page showing Endpoint Protection

  6. Click Add devices.

    Endpoint Protection page

  7. In Manage devices, select the computers you want to use for the EAP and add them to the Assigned devices list. Click Save.

    Endpoint Protection Manage devices page

If you don't have Sophos Endpoint Protection on your devices yet, join the EAP as follows.

  1. Sign in to Sophos Central.
  2. Click your account name (upper right) and select Early Access Programs.

    Administration menu in Sophos Central

  3. Find Zero Trust Network Access and click Join.

    Early Access Programs page

  4. Accept the license agreement to join.

  5. Now find New Endpoint Protection Features and click Join.

    EAPs page showing Endpoint Protection

  6. Accept the license agreement. Don't click Add devices yet. You'll add the devices later.

    Next you need to install Sophos software on your devices so that Sophos Central can manage them.

  7. Go to Overview > Protect Devices.

    Overview menu

  8. In the Endpoint Protection section, click Download Complete Windows installer.

    Protect Devices page

  9. Run the installer on your devices. This installs our standard endpoint product.

    Next you need to add the ZTNA agent on your devices.

  10. In Sophos Central, go to Overview > Devices.

    Overview menu

  11. Select devices where you want to install the ZTNA agent and click Manage Endpoint Software.

    Devices page

  12. Under ZTNA, select Install and click Save.

    Manage Endpoint Software dialog

  13. On the Devices page, the ZTNA column shows a tick for devices where you installed the agent.

    Next you need to add your devices to the Endpoint Protection EAP.

  14. Go back to Early Access Programs, find New Endpoint Protection Features and click Manage.

    Endpoint Protection EAP with Manage option

  15. In Manage devices, select the computers you want to use for the EAP and add them to the Assigned devices list. Click Save.

    Endpoint Protection Manage devices page

Now check the requirements and continue with setup.

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