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Cloud Optix

Sophos Cloud Optix is an AI-powered security and compliance platform for public cloud environments.

Sophos Cloud Optix does the following:

  • Provides a real-time inventory of your servers, storage, and network elements in the cloud.
  • Helps you manage resources, monitor security, and meet compliance standards in one simple-to-use interface.

Initial setup

You can add your cloud environments, like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), to Sophos Cloud Optix to see your cloud resources, network traffic, and potential threats. The service only needs read access to your cloud environments.

Read the Sophos Cloud Optix help to find out how to protect your cloud environments.

For more information about Sophos Cloud Optix, see Sophos Cloud Optix help.

Sophos Cloud Optix licensing versions

You can choose between two versions of Sophos Cloud Optix.

  • Sophos Cloud Optix Advanced: the full product.

    You can start trials and access this version from My Products. Licenses are managed from Sophos Central Admin.

  • Sophos Cloud Optix Standard: a subset of the full product.

    This version is included with the term license for Intercept X Advanced for Server.

For more information, including the features available with each license, see Compare Sophos Cloud Optix licenses. General product information is on the Sophos website. See Sophos Cloud Optix product information.

Sophos Cloud Optix and Sophos XDR

Sophos Cloud Optix is integrated with Sophos Extended Detection and Response (XDR).

Sophos can upload activity logs, for example AWS CloudTrail logs, from Sophos Cloud Optix to the Data Lake. You can then run Live Discover queries in the Threat Analysis Center to detect suspicious activity in your cloud environments.

To find out more, see Using Sophos Cloud Optix with XDR.


The Sophos Cloud Optix service is hosted in the US and the EU. Customers in other countries can purchase and use the US-hosted service. The service isn't currently available from Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, and Venezuela.