Getting started

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

Sophos Cloud Optix subscriptions are based on the number of cloud assets in the cloud environments that you add to the service.

If you have an AWS account, you can subscribe to Sophos Cloud Optix on a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) basis, with no contract term commitment. You pay monthly, in arrears, through your AWS account, based on your actual usage of Sophos Cloud Optix. See the AWS Marketplace listing for details.

You can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Sophos Cloud Optix Advanced in Sophos Central. If you already have a Sophos Central account, click Free Trials in Sophos Central Admin to start your free trial.

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

Sophos Cloud Optix Standard and Sophos Cloud Optix Advanced

If you have an Intercept X Advanced for Server term license, you can use Sophos Cloud Optix Standard. This is a subset of Sophos Cloud Optix Advanced, the full product.

You can get Sophos Cloud Optix Advanced separately, whether you have an Intercept X Advanced for Server term license or not.

To compare Sophos Cloud Optix Standard features with those in Sophos Cloud Optix Advanced, see Sophos Cloud Optix versions.

Initial setup

When you have a 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.
  • View your deployment, network traffic, and potential threats.

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 should start showing in Sophos Cloud Optix within 15 minutes.