Application control enables administrators to block certain legitimate applications from running on work computers.
Typically, you would use Application control to prevent users from running applications that are not a security threat, but that you decide are unsuitable for use in your workplace environment, e.g., games or instant messaging programs.
In accordance with your company policy on Application control, you can authorize required applications, and block those which are not required, all from the Central Admin console.
This article answers some common questions about Application control.
Applies to the following Sophos products and versions Sophos Central Admin
All blocking and authorizing of programs is done in the Central Admin console.
We recommend that you detect the applications being used on your network and then decide which to block, as follows.
The only place where you can customize or change which applications are blocked or allowed is from the Sophos Central admin console. Locally on the computer, you can only switch the feature off or on but you must be a Sophos Administrator to do this. You cannot customize the policy nor allow an application locally.
If you need to check which applications are allowed or blocked for a particular computer you should move to the Sophos Central Admin console and review the specific application control policy applied.
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