Supported Enterprise Console policies by endpoint platform

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After creating an Enterprise Console policy of a particular type that policy should be associated with a computer group and all managed endpoint computers in that group will then receive the policy and reconfigure the endpoint software

This article provides a comparison of feature/component protection for different platforms from the point of view of Enterprise Console policies as not all policies shown in the Enterprise Console are for all platforms (operating systems).

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Enterprise Console 5.3.0
Enterprise Console 5.2.2
Enterprise Console 5.2.1 R2
Enterprise Console 5.2.1
Enterprise Console 5.1.0

Available policies in Enterprise Console

There are the policies that can be configured in Enterprise Console for endpoint computers:

  • Updating
  • Anti-virus and HIPs
  • Firewall
  • Application control
  • Data control
  • Full disk encryption
  • Tamper protection
  • Patch
  • Web control


Screenshot of the 'Policies' section in Enterprise Console v5.2.1 R2:


Table of supported policies by platform

When reading the table below you will noticed that the Windows platform has the greatest number of policies supported.  It is important to bear in mind that for some time the focus of malware writers and computer attacks has been concentrated on the Windows platform.  Therefore our endpoint software for Windows has been the fastest - of our Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac, Linux, and UNIX - to develop from its initial antivirus protection into a comprehensive security offering and hence is now called 'Endpoint Security & Control'.

We constantly review the level of functionality that we offer for different platforms and monitor the threat landscape to ensure you are best protected.

Policy Type Windows Mac Linux UNIX
Anti-virus and HIPs 2
Application control
Data control
Device control 3
Full disk encryption
Tamper protection 3
Web Control

2 Web Protection feature available Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac v9.x and higher
3 Available in Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac v9.1

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