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Getting started

You need a subscription or free trial account to use Sophos Cloud Optix. See Sophos Cloud Optix

You can only add a cloud environment, for example an AWS account, to one Sophos Cloud Optix account.

Initial setup

When you have your license or free trial, read this help to find out how to do the following:

  • Add your cloud environments, like AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP, and Kubernetes, to Sophos Cloud Optix. See Add your cloud environments.
  • Configure Sophos Cloud Optix to suit your organization. See Configure Sophos Cloud Optix. This includes integrating with other Sophos software and services, and the logging, ticketing, and alerting systems your organization uses. See Integrations.
  • Monitor your deployment, network traffic, and potential threats. See Monitoring and alerts. You can also search your cloud environment data. See Search

Sophos Cloud Optix needs no agents. The initial setup connects the service to your public cloud environments. We provide scripts to do this, which only take a few moments to run. These scripts set up read-only access by default.

Inventory and topology information starts showing in Sophos Cloud Optix within 15 minutes.

Supported web browsers

Check that Sophos Cloud Optix can run on your web browser.

The following browsers are currently supported:

  • Google Chrome.
  • Microsoft Edge.
  • Mozilla Firefox.
  • Apple Safari (Mac only).

We recommend that you use a supported browser from the above list and that you always run an up-to-date version.


Sophos Cloud Optix is not supported on mobile devices.