Application control is one of the most popular features of our on-premise product – so popular, in fact, that we are frequently asked when it will be available in .
Well, we’re happy to say that we’ve launched a of for Sophos Cloud.
Application control allows IT admins to monitor and optionally block users running specific applications on their Windows computers. For example, if your business is standardized on Internet Explorer 11, you can prevent users from running Chrome, Firefox and older versions of Internet Explorer.
Other examples include restricting use of peer-to-peer file sharing apps and blocking non-IT users from running network monitoring tools.
Sophos makes application control simple by maintaining a categorized list of commonly restricted applications. It’s point-and-click simple to select a specific application, or an entire category, to block or monitor. You can even choose to automatically restrict applications as soon as Sophos adds them to a category, so you don’t have to constantly check for new additions.
If you’re an existing Sophos Cloud customer, joining is easy. Just select “Beta Programs” from the “Account” drop-down menu in the Cloud console. In addition to application control, you’ll get to try our upcoming feature, which improves protection against new, unknown threats.
Not yet a customer? , and you can join the beta as described above.