This knowledge base article contains the recommended settings of the Threat Protection policy that is applied to a Central-managed Windows, Linux or Virtual server. Threat protection keeps you safe from malware, risky file types and websites as well as malicious network traffic.
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Applies to the following Sophos products and versions Sophos Central Managed Server 1.5.6
Note: If you enable any Intercept X Advanced Security features, servers assigned to this policy will use an Intercept X Advanced for Server license.
This is turned on by default for Windows, Linux and Virtual servers and allows the Sophos Central administrator to initiate a scan at a time(s) that has been specified.
Some applications have their activity automatically excluded from real-time scanning. For more information about this, see the knowledge base article Sophos Central Windows Server Automatic Exclusions. You can also exclude other items or activity by other applications from scanning. You might do this because a database application accesses many files, and so triggers many scans and impacts a server's performance.
Exploits are still being checked in the list of excluded items. However, checking for an exploit that has already been detected (use a Detected Exploits exclusion) can be stopped. Exclusions set in a policy are only used for the servers the policy applies to.
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This feature is turned on by default and allows the Sophos Central administrator to add a customized message in the standard notification message. This specific message will not be displayed for events triggered by CryptoGuard. If you leave the message box empty, only the standard message is shown.
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