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Getting started
We can help you to get started using Sophos Central.
Click Your account name to see options to manage licenses, administrators and support settings, and more.
Account Details
The Account Details page lets you change your password, manage your email subscriptions, view your account and partner details, and more.
Activate Your License
When you buy a new license, you need to activate it.
You can activate and manage your Sophos licenses from Sophos Central Admin.
Free Trials
On the Free Trials page, you can learn about extra products you can add to Sophos Central.
Early Access Programs
Early access programs let you try out new product features before we release them to all customers.
You can manage your users and user groups and protect their computers.
You can manage your users and user groups and protect their computers.
Directory service
You can import users and user groups to Sophos Central using a directory service.
Protect devices
You can download Sophos installers and use them to protect your devices.
On the Devices page you can manage your protected devices, for example computers, or servers.
Role management
You can use pre-defined administration roles to divide up security tasks according to the administrators’ responsibility level.
A policy is a set of options (for example, settings for malware protection) that Sophos Central applies to protected users, devices, servers, or networks.
About Policies
You use policies to apply protection to users, devices or servers.
Create or Edit a Policy
You can create or edit a policy as follows.
Check that your account has the best protection.
Endpoint Protection
Ensure all your licensed protection software is installed.
Server Protection
Ensure all your licensed protection software is installed.
Intercept X with XDR
Sophos Extended Detection and Response (XDR) lets you investigate detected threats (threat graphs) and search for new threats or security weaknesses. It also lets you monitor devices and fix issues remotely.
Managed Threat Response
Managed Threat Response (Sophos MTR) is a fully-managed, 24/7 threat hunting, detection, and remediation service.
Zero Trust Network Access
Sophos Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) lets you control access to resources (applications and files) on your network.
You can manage your licensed products.
The main menu lists the functions available to you in Sophos Central.
Endpoint Protection
Endpoint Protection lets you protect your users and devices against malware, risky file types and websites, and malicious network traffic.
Device Encryption allows you to manage BitLocker Drive Encryption on Windows computers and FileVault on Macs.
Server Protection
Find out how your servers are protected.
Configure and manage access points, wireless networks, and devices.
Email Gateway
Email Gateway provides protection against spam, spoofing, and viruses.
Web Gateway
Sophos Web Gateway protects your network against risky or inappropriate web browsing.
Firewall Management
Firewall management lets you monitor and configure Sophos Firewall devices that you connect to Sophos Central.
Phish Threat
Phish Threat lets you test your users' response to phishing campaigns.
Managed Threat Response (Sophos MTR) is a fully-managed, 24/7 threat hunting, detection, and remediation service.
Cloud Optix
Sophos Cloud Optix is an AI-powered security and compliance platform for public cloud environments.
Sophos Mobile is a Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) solution that lets you manage and secure traditional and mobile endpoints.
Supported Web Browsers
Find out about which web browers we support.
Sophos Central supports the following languages.
The Compliance section helps you ensure that you comply with required security standards.
Get additional help
To get help from Sophos Support:
Legal Notices

About this help

This help tells you how to use all the features in Sophos Central Admin.

Sophos Central Admin consists of:

  • A management dashboard.
  • Products for threat protection and more. You need to install software on your devices for these.

Get started

You can find help on getting started with Sophos Central in Getting started.

Manage your account

You can find help on managing your account, licenses, support settings, and more in Manage your account.

Manage users and devices

You can find help on managing your users, devices, administrators, and using a directory service in People and devices.

Protect users and devices

You use policies to help protect your users and devices.

You can find help on using policies in Policies.

Manage your products

Sophos Central Admin shows features under their product names, such as Endpoint Protection. There's also an Overview that amalgamates the features for all of your licensed products.

You can find help on managing your licensed products in Manage your products.

Want to know what's new?

For news about the latest features, look at What's new?.