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Opening a Technical call as a Partner

engineers are unable to search account names when opening a technical call, no customer accounts appear.



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  • I confirm this as a MAJOR problem.

    Cheers - Bob

     
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  • Hi Bob,

    Your customers need to grant the Partner account access before you can access their details and raise cases with the Customer assets. Please see this KB for more information: https://community.sophos.com/kb/en-us/135696

    Regards, Secil 

    Secil Yanik
    Senior Business Analyst, Support & Services

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  • Not acceptable, Secil.  This is Sophos' problem, not my problem to solve nor my customers'.  In addition, the display of the Managed Assets is unusable - the name of the owner of the asset has to be visible.

    Still not ready for prime time.

    Cheers - Bob

     
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  • Hi Bob,

    Customers are the owners of their assets and Sophos is committed to safeguarding their privacy. Before granting access they are made aware what their action means in terms of sharing their data. 

    During the development of the Support Portal we engaged with the Partner Advisory Councils in all regions and were able to incorporate their feedback into the design - thank you for sharing more! 

    Regards, Secil 

    Secil Yanik
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  • As MSP we manage Sophos for our customers.

    How can customer "Log in to Sophos Support Portal" (as per KB) if its the Partner who manages the dashboard, assets and support via the Partner Dashboard?

    I feel like we are missing something here.

  • Well, my customers are all managed in MyUTM and SophServ.  Those relationships should be transferred to this tool.

    I've alerted Mike Anderson to this serious shortcoming.

    Cheers - Bob

     
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  • Hi JerzyT,

    You can always raise a case under your own Partner account. Your customers won't have any visibility to the cases you raised though.

    Your customers can register to the Support Portal if they wish, they need a Sophos ID to register and we have processes in place to match them to the correct account.

    Regards, Secil 

    Secil Yanik
    Senior Business Analyst, Support & Services

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  • Customers managed under Partner Dashboard do not use any Sophos portals and do not have Sophos accounts. Most dont even know what Sophos does and have no interest.

    Hopefully we can use this feature in future.

  • Hi Jerzy,

    MSP Partners should have a dedicated support channel.

    Please check https://support.sophos.com/support/s/article/KB-000037015

    Kind Regards

    Kai

  • Secil, please understand that you're not the target of my ire.  I know you're saying and doing what management requires.  I'm just amazed that Sophos prepared its employees, but not the partners or customers before turning off the ability to open a ticket in MyUTM.  I'm also amazed that there wasn't a phased rollout.

    Almost 30 years ago, we designed a rollout of PCs, switches, printers and servers to 70 country assessors offices around my state.  We started with one small office, got everything finished and then did a post mortem to be able to do everything right the first time.  We did another small office and went though the same analysis and new adjustments.  That one went well enough that we tackled one of the larger offices next.  After that final test, we made a few more adjustments.  We trained four teams of three guys.  The rollout was perfect.  Virtually all of the office managers called back to the State office that contracted with us to voice their praise of the lack of disruption, the perfect functioning and organization of the new equipment as well as the fact that we had removed all of the cardboard boxes, etc. from their site.  The rollout cost us a lot less than we had estimated because we were so efficient and completed it in a little over half the time the people at the State thought would be needed.  Later that year, my team was called to the Governor's conference room to receive a "Quality" award - one of the few ever presented to an entity not part of State government.

    Cheers - Bob

     
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  • Secil, I got a response from Sophos' global VP of Support that included the following:

    • The partner/customer relationship that is established MyUTM is done with implicit permission from the customer as it only requires the partner to know the name/email address of the customer to set it up. It does not require the customer to confirm.  This violates generally-accepted security policies and our own internal security policies.
    • The partner/customer relationship in Service Cloud requires explicit permission and confirmation from the customer for Data Protection and GDPR compliance.  No partner/customer relationship data was migrated from SophServ or MyUTM as customers needed to explicitly agree to what would be shared via the Support Portal.

    The present situation makes perfect sense when one considers GDPR.

    I still think that Sophos should have done a better job of preparing Partners and customers.  Clearly, you were trained before August 17th.

    Cheers - Bob

     
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  • Secil, I got a response from Sophos' global VP of Support that included the following:

    • The partner/customer relationship that is established MyUTM is done with implicit permission from the customer as it only requires the partner to know the name/email address of the customer to set it up. It does not require the customer to confirm.  This violates generally-accepted security policies and our own internal security policies.
    • The partner/customer relationship in Service Cloud requires explicit permission and confirmation from the customer for Data Protection and GDPR compliance.  No partner/customer relationship data was migrated from SophServ or MyUTM as customers needed to explicitly agree to what would be shared via the Support Portal.

    The present situation makes perfect sense when one considers GDPR.

    I still think that Sophos should have done a better job of preparing Partners and customers.  Clearly, you were trained before August 17th.

    Cheers - Bob

     
    Sophos UTM Community Moderator
    Sophos Certified Architect - UTM
    Sophos Certified Engineer - XG
    Gold Solution Partner since 2005
    MediaSoft, Inc. USA
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