Software Box Limited (SBL)

SBL Sophos Central Endpoint Advance

Cloud-managed Endpoint Security including Threat Prevention, Behavioural Analysis & Threat Remediation as well as Endpoint Productivity Controls such as Device Control, Data Leakage Prevention, Application Control, Web Security etc.


  • Cloud Hosted Management, enforcement, audit and reporting
  • Antivirus, Advanced Persistent Threat & Zero-Day Next-Generation Threat Protection
  • Data Leakage Prevention - granular & easy to use rules
  • Endpoint Control- monitor or enforce productivity usage (e.g. apps/thumbdrives)
  • Web Security- prevent access to undesirable/malicious/phishing URLs
  • Flexible Policy- Control by machine or user for best flexibility
  • Cross Platform- Protect more device types with a single product
  • 24/7/365 phone & email support by Vendor's staff included
  • Stable Footprint ensures reliable user experience with minimum impact
  • Single Pane of Glass control for multiple Sophos products


  • Ease of use, always up to date, no hosting costs
  • Proven protection from existing, emerging and targeted threats
  • Data audit/enforcement through data type detection (e.g. PID)
  • Manage access to Apps (e.g. Dropbox) or Media
  • Secure users accessing web content on or off network
  • Granular control over individual or groups of machines and users
  • Windows Client & Server, Linux, macOS, VMWare, HyperV, AWS included
  • Vendor supplied frontline support by phone and email as standard
  • Ensure best detection without generating user complaints about performance.
  • Synchronised Security: better together protection over PCs, Mobiles and more


£0.50 per user per month

Service documents

G-Cloud 10


Software Box Limited (SBL)

Danielle Connor

01347 812100

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension Yes, but can also be used as a standalone service
What software services is the service an extension to Sophos Central Endpoint Protection Advanced is one product set within Sophos Central - a Cloud-based Management Platform enabling security, audit + reporting for Endpoint Protection, Exploit & Ransomware Protection, Server Protection, Disk Encryption, MDM/EMM, Web Filtering, Wireless Access (E.g. hotspots) and more.
Cloud deployment model Public cloud
Service constraints 1) Service is based in AWS
2) Service offers data stores in USA, Eire or Germany
3) Data store will never move geography (data sovereignty)
4) Service is sold through reseller channel with direct Sophos Sales
5) Service is sold through reseller channel with direct Sophos Support
System requirements
  • Console. Modern Web Browser (e.g. Chrome, IE11+, Edge, Safari etc.)
  • Endpoint. PC support WinXP-Win10 + macOS 10.8-10.11
  • Endpoint. Server support Win2003-Win2016
  • Endpoint. Linux support varied including RHEL, SUSE, CentOS
  • No on-premise infrastructure required, optional update servers to optimise bandwidth
  • All Endpoints require Internet Connectivity to Sophos services

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times This is dependant on the selected level of support
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility None or don’t know
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support No
Onsite support Onsite support
Support levels SBL & Sophos will offer various levels of support with all of which are aimed to minimize business disruption, maximize protection, and increase the value of your investment.

A technical account manager will be assigned to each account to handle day-to-day queries. They will have escalation paths to appropriate engineering resources, which will be utilised when appropriate
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Sophos offers Professional Services, training courses, video tutorials and written / online manuals are available to assist users implement Sophos CEA
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction Not relevant to Sophos Central as user data is not processed. Log data can be extracted from Sophos Central at any time using reports or SIEM event data. Sophos Central holds log data for 90 days before automatically expiring it so 90 days after contract expires, there's no more data.
End-of-contract process 1) Deliberate end of contract. Sophos Central Endpoint Protection Advanced is a subscription service which can only be legally used when in contract. If the customer no longer requires the use of Sophos Central Endpoint Protection then they must uninstall the software from all protected computers. At this point, no further protection is offered by Sophos, no new data will be entered into Sophos Central. 2) Accidental end of contract. In the event of a renewal being missed but the service still being desired, the customer should enter immediate discussion with Sophos Sales to discuss options around continued use of the service. Sophos will not immediately close the portal as this would prevent legitimate mistakes from being corrected. Protection will continue to run for a short grace period, again to enable accidental lapse in contract to be rectified.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface No
Application to install Yes
Compatible operating systems
  • Linux or Unix
  • MacOS
  • Windows
  • Other
Designed for use on mobile devices Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service On mobile screens, there is a simple user interface layout. The access to all features and functions is available in low resolution (Mobile) browsers as well as high resolution (Desktop) browsers.
Accessibility standards None or don’t know
Description of accessibility Sophos Central Endpoint Advance is accessed through a number of supported browsers.
Accessibility testing Sophos Central Endpoint Advance is accessed through a number of supported browsers.
What users can and can't do using the API Sophos Central provides SIEM API capability to enable Event Reporting to be collected in a 3rd party SIEM solution / Security Dashboard
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats
  • Open API (also known as Swagger)
  • HTML
API sandbox or test environment No
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation The only customisation at this time is on user alerting. For example, rather than just saying "this application is blocked" there is a 160 character field where customers can make end user notification alerts reflect the organisation. For example "To use this application, please refer to the HR portal


Independence of resources Sophos Central is hosted within AWS and utilises Elastic Scaling features to automatically adjust capability as scope demands. This is all done transparently to the user so no customer process is required. Certain functions can also be cached locally by the customer to enhance local connectivity / performance (e.g. updating).


Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types The solution provides by default a dashboard providing metrics on Alerts, Usage, Web Stats, User Activity Status and other key indicators. Additionally, more detailed metrics are available to include but is not limited to Users, Computers, Peripherals, Blocked Applications, Allowed Applications, Policy Violations and DLP Violations.
Reporting types Real-time dashboards


Supplier type Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold Sophos

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Other security clearance
Government security clearance Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Other locations
User control over data storage and processing locations Yes
Datacentre security standards Supplier-defined controls
Penetration testing frequency At least once a year
Penetration testing approach In-house
Protecting data at rest Encryption of all physical media
Data sanitisation process No
Equipment disposal approach In-house destruction process

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach User data is not held in Sophos Central. The only data retained is status (e.g. usernames from AD sync, machine names) and events (e.g. malware detected on PC at time). Report data can be exported in various formats on demand, SIEM event data can be exported on schedule.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data export formats
  • CSV
  • PDF
  • API
  • Json
  • Cef
  • Splunk
Data import formats Other

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks Other
Other protection between networks Communication from the client to the Cloud is performed over HTTPS to secure the data and to enable the client to trust the server.
Data protection within supplier network Other
Other protection within supplier network All stored data is encrypted and all applications are secured and running on secured operating systems. The system is load balanced and has fail-over between 3 sites, each running 2 instances of the software, any one of which is able to provide full service.

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Sophos aims for 99.9% up time. As a company we do not commit to an Cloud Service SLA however both updating and live lookups are hosted independentantly as a failsafe and endpoint protection will continue to work. For more information around our current uptime please see
Approach to resilience Sophos aims for 99.9% up time. As a company we do not commit to an Cloud Service SLA however both updating and live lookups are hosted independentantly as a failsafe and endpoint protection will continue to work. For more information around our current uptime please see Further information is available upon request
Outage reporting Real time status information is available at

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed No
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Username and password

Please note that 2-factor authentication is expected to be added in a near-future release
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication Username or password

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long user audit data is stored for Between 1 month and 6 months
Access to supplier activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for Between 1 month and 6 months
How long system logs are stored for Between 1 month and 6 months

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification No
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security certifications Yes
Any other security certifications Cyber Essentials

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified Yes
Security governance standards Other
Other security governance standards Cyber Essentials
Information security policies and processes Sophos is Cyber Essentials accredited

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach All changes and configurations are detailed, recorded and distributed as appropriate. Further details cannot be provided due to their confidential nature.
Vulnerability management type Undisclosed
Vulnerability management approach Operational security processes are confidential
Protective monitoring type Undisclosed
Protective monitoring approach Operational security processes are confidential
Incident management type Undisclosed
Incident management approach Operational security processes are confidential

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks No


Price £0.50 per user per month
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available No


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