Overview

Application control is a Sophos security feature that lets you detect and block applications which are not a security threat, but that you may decide are unsuitable for use in the office. It is available in both Central and Enterprise Console managed environments.

Controlled applications are programs, such as VoIP, IM, P2P and games, that can be blocked or allowed for different groups of computers, depending on productivity or security concerns. The List of applications that have been identified as warranting some control is updated regularly by Sophos. This is to inform you of new applications being added to the list and may include existing applications that have undergone an update.

The following have been identified as applications that would benefit from some level of control and will be added to the existing list. 

Note: These applications will be automatically blocked for customers who have enabled the following optional setting in their Application Control policy for either Sophos Central or Enterprise Console:

  • Sophos Central: New applications added to this category by Sophos
  • Enterprise Console: All Added by Sophos in the future

If you do not want new applications to be automatically blocked the above setting can be disabled.

Application Control Updates Pre-release Notice

 This is a notification for the latest Application Control 5.84 data update, which is currently planned to be rolled out on the 11th May 2021. Occasionally the list changes slightly before the release date, there will be a follow up update on release date to confirm it has been released.

Application name

Type

Owner

Atmos Skype Recorder

SystemTool

Call Cabinet Corporation

iMedOne

ERPSoftware

Telekom Healthcare

Line Rider Advanced

Game

LineRiderAdvanced.com

Microsoft Problem Steps Recorder

ScreenCapTool

Microsoft

NVIDIA GeForce NOW

Game

NVIDIA Corporation

PuTTY SFTP

FTPClient

Simon Tatham

Screencast-O-Matic

ScreenCapTool

Big Nerd Software, LLC

SysInternals Secure File Delete

SystemTool

SysInternals

Syncplify.me Server

P2P

Syncplify, Inc.

Torrent Web

P2P

BitTorrent Inc.

 

 

For information on configuring Application Control please review these links: 

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