Sophos Mobile: How to config application protection

Sophos Mobile Control is a mobile device management solution for smartphones and tablets. It
allows configuration and software distribution as well as security settings and many other device
management operations on mobile devices. The Sophos Mobile Control system consists of a
server and a client component which communicate through data connections.

Sophos Mobile Control secures corporate data on your mobile device and ensures that your
device is compliant with the corporate policy that applies in your company.

With the Sophos Mobile Control Self Service Portal you can register your mobile device with
Sophos Mobile Control. In addition, you can remotely locate, lock or wipe your device and reset
your password/passcode without having to contact the helpdesk

Guide to configuring application protection

  • Login to Sophos Central Admin by Admin account
  • If you do not have Admin account, create a Sophos Central account
  • App Groups -> Android -> Click Create App Group


  • Enter Name Group -> Click Add app


  • Choose Custom
  • Import Name, Identifier, Link (find link in Google Play web) -> Click Add -> Click Save


  • Mobile -> Profiles, Policies -> Android -> Click Create


  • Choose Device Profile


  • Enter Policy’s Name -> Click Add Configuration


  • Choose App Protection -> Click Next


  • In Password Complexity: Choose type which you want
  • In Add Group: Choose Group which created before

-> Click Apply


  • Devices -> Choose device which you want apply policy


  • Choose Profiles -> Install profile


  • Choose Profile which you want -> Click OK


  • On your device, download Sophos Mobile Security


  • Click icon settings on Sophos


  • Click App Protection


  • Enable App Protection


  • Choose apps which you want to protect


  • Finish


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