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Management event types

These are the event types related to managing devices and users you can see in Sophos Central.

Depending on the features included in your license, you may see all or some of the following event types. You may also see Device Encryption alerts, see Alerts for Device Encryption.

Product Updates

Event type Severity Action required?
Computer or server out of date Medium Yes
Update succeeded Low No
Update failed Low No
Reboot recommended Low No
Reboot required Medium Yes

For more information on restarts see the following:

Policy Violations

Event type Severity Action required? Description
Policy non-compliance Medium Yes An alert will be displayed on the Alerts page if a computer remains non-compliant for more than two hours.
Policy in compliance Low No
Real-time protection disabled High Yes An alert will be displayed on the Alerts page if real-time protection has been disabled for a computer for more than 2.5 hours.
Real-time protection re-enabled Low No

Protection Issues

Event type Severity Action required? Description
New computer or server registered Low No
Computer or server re-protected Low No
New computer or server protected Low No
Failed to protect computer or server High Yes A computer has started installation of the agent software but has not become protected for one hour.
Error reported Low No
Scan completion Low No
New logins added Low No
New users added automatically Low No

Duplicate devices

Sophos Central warns you if it detects duplicate devices. If devices have been cloned from an image they have the same ID. Duplicate IDs can cause management issues. See Duplicate device detection.

Event type Severity Action required? Description
Duplicate device detection Medium No An alert will appear on the Alerts page if a duplicate device is detected. Duplicated devices are re-registered with a new ID.
Device de-duplicated Low Yes Check that the groups and policies for the de-duplicated devices are correct.

Active Directory Synchronization

Event type Severity Action required? Description
Active Directory synchronization error High Yes An alert will appear on the Alerts page if an Active Directory synchronization error is not resolved automatically for more than one hour.
Active Directory synchronization succeeded Low No
Active Directory synchronization warning Medium No
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