Application Control Updates Pre-release Notice

NOTE: This Controlled Application update that was scheduled to be released on the 26th of September has been postponed until the 17th of October

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 don’t want new applications to be automatically blocked the above setting can be disabled.

This is a notification for the latest Application Control 6.04 data update, which is currently planned to be rolled out on the 26th Sep 2023. Occasionally the list changes slightly before the release date, there will be a follow-up update on the release date to confirm it has been released.

Application name Type Owner
Nearby Share P2P Google
HeidiSQL ProgrammingScriptTool Ansgar Becker
SmarTTY SystemTool Sysprogs
DuckDuckGo Browser Browser DuckDuckGo
Bitwarden Password Management PasswordTool Bitwarden, Inc.
DNSFilter Agent SecurityTool DNSFilter Inc.
Microsoft Power Automate BusinessIntelligenceTool Microsoft Corporation
LockHunter SystemTool Crystal Rich Ltd
CefSharp Browser The CefSharp Authors
Fumes Game Game Tarkovsky Game
Open Shell SystemTool Ivo Beltchev
Arc Browser Browser
Spark Email EmailClient readdle


For information on configuring Application Control please review these links: