Introducing Sophos Email Advanced and New Standard License Features

News: Feature update and new license type



The launch of the new Sophos Email Advanced license brings new, smarter email security to Sophos Central. Featuring Active Threat Protection, powered by artificial intelligence, with malicious attachment sandboxing and Time-of-click advanced URL protection. Plus, additions for existing Sophos Email Standard license customers including new outbound mail scanning, multi-policy support, DKIM and DMARC authentication. Read the What’s New guide.


Improvements for existing Sophos Email Standard customers

  • New Outbound scanning of email messages
  • Stronger anti-phishing protection to authentic trusted senders using SPF, DKIM, and DMARC
  • Create customized security policies for individuals, groups or the whole domain in minutes – saving you valuable time


Announcing Active Threat Protection with the new Sophos Email Advanced

The new Sophos Email Advanced license now features Sophos Active Threat Protection (ATP) with cloud sandboxing and advanced URL protection – driving threat prevention to unmatched levels.

The same technology as our award-winning Intercept X, the artificial intelligence built into Sophos Email sandboxing is a deep learning neural network, able to detect both known and unknown malware, as well as unwanted applications before they execute. Detonating files in series of virtual machines, we simulate real end user environments where behavior can be monitored, delivering you safe attachments.

While Time-of-click advanced URL protection re-writes all email links, checking the website reputation before delivery and at the time you click – blocking stealthy, delayed attacks.

Download the What’s New guide for Sophos Email today.



  • Sophos Email Standard license features have been automatically applied to existing Standard license customer accounts in Sophos Central
  • All features require activation from your Sophos Central account
  • To activate outbound mail handling, please refer to the guides: Office 365 Outbound Setup and Google G Suite Outbound Setup. To activate email authentication, please refer to the guide for to DKIM and DMARC here. Or click “Help” once logged into your policy section for contextual guides to help get setup
  • No custom settings will be affected by this update