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Sophos Email Content Control EAP

The Sophos Email product team would like to invite all our Sophos Email Advanced customers to check out the latest early access program for Sophos Email Advanced – Content Control – our first phase in the launch of encryption in Q1, and DLP later in 2019. Here’s what you need to know…


In this article, you’ll find:

  • When does the Early Access Program start?
  • What we are asking you to do
  • A quick overview of what’s new
  • Top three reasons why you should join the EAP
  • How to take part
  • Where to send your feedback
  • Feature overview


When does the Early Access Program Start?

December 11th 2018.


What we are asking you to do

The Content Control EAP is available for any existing user of Sophos Email Advanced. please take part in the program to test the new features and send us your feedback.


A quick overview of what’s new

The Content Control Early Access Program (EAP) for Sophos Email Advanced makes is easy to quickly build content filtering policies across your organization, preventing outbound email data loss and inbound malware threats:

  1. Create multiple policies for groups and individual users
  2. Filter inbound and outbound messages for keywords and file types
  3. Identifying specific keywords in email subject lines, message content and file names
  4. Quarantine, delete or strip attachments from email messages to prevent data leaks and malware threats


Top three reasons why partners should join the EAP

  1. Prevent data loss
    Control sensitive information leaving the organization by scanning all emails for keywords and file types. Flexible setup gives you complete control to create individual user and group polices, identifying specific keywords in email subject lines, message content and file names. Blocking sensitive information from leaving the organization.

  2. Stop hidden malware
    Superior malware protection blocks hidden threats that use forged file names to look safe. Phishing attackers often mask the true identity of email attachments to slip malware past traditional email security protection, making malware protection a challenge for organizations. Sophos Email True File Type detection looks beyond simple file name blocking, analysing multiple attributes of a file to identify malicious files masquerading as safe documents.

  3. Reduce the risk from phishing imposters
    Automate phishing imposter defenses with keyword filters to block or quarantine sent emails. Phishing emails impersonating senior executives or trusted suppliers often request employees transfer employee records, payroll information and other sensitive data via email. Reduce the risk of employees sending this information by creating custom keyword filters to block or quarantine email messages and remove attachments before you get phished.


 How to take part

This EAP is available through your Sophos Central console. Simply log into Sophos Central > Select Early Access Programs > Select ‘Join’ > Accept the terms and get stated. Note: This EAP is only available to existing Sophos Email Advanced accounts.


Where to send your feedback

Please provide all feedback about this early access program in our Sophos Email Community Forum.


Overview of new features

Please find attached, a PDF covering what's new with Sophos Email. This covers all releases since August 2018 and provides you with a concise way to view latest developments and this EAP.


Thank you for taking part!