How to deploy Sophos Chromebook Security

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Sophos Chromebook Security can be deployed using Sophos Central or Google G Suite. This is an overview of the steps involved.
For further information about Sophos Chromebook Security please the Sophos Mobile admin guide at docs.sophos.com

Deployment via Sophos Central

  • Log in to Sophos Central
  • Navigate to the Mobile section
  • Create a Chrome OS policy and optionally create a Chrome OS Task Bundle
  • Navigate to Devices and use the Add device wizard
  • Follow the wizard, making sure to select Chrome OS as the device platform and assign a Chrome OS policy or Task Bundle
  • An enrolment token is generated at the end of the wizard along with an email to the user
  • The user should follow the steps in the email to download the Sophos Chrome Security extension and enter the enrolment token
  • The device is now enrolled in Sophos Central

 

Deployment via G Suite

  • Log in to Sophos Central
  • Navigate to the Mobile section
  • Create a Chrome OS policy

  • Navigate to Setup> Chrome OS setup
  • From the G Suite tab click Generate connection code
  • Copy the Connection code to your clipboard and select the desired options from the Owner, Device Group, and Chrome Security policy dropdowns. Click Save.

  • Open admin.google.com and log in with your G Suite admin user
  • Search for Chrome and select Manage Chrome Browsers

  • Select Apps & extensions

  • Click the Add button at the bottom right of the screen and select Add from Chrome Web Store

  • Search for Sophos Chrome Security and press Select
  • Change the Installation policy value to Force Install and enter the Connection code value that you copied earlier into the Policy for extensions field

  • Each user that logs in with their G Suite account will now have the Sophos Chrome Security extension installed and enrolled automatically

  • The device is now visible in Sophos Central

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