Sophos Antivirus Enterprise

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You can install Sophos Anti-Virus manually.

After you uninstall Sophos Anti-Virus, the Scan with Sophos Anti-Virus command is still present in a Finder shortcut menu. It disappears when you log in to your Mac again. In Sophos Enterprise Console and Sophos Control Center, you can set up email alerting for Virus alerts, Scanning errors or Other errors. After December 2019, the management of Sophos Anti-Virus for UNIX via the Sophos Enterprise Console will no longer be supported. The standalone version of Sophos Anti-Virus for UNIX will continue to be available and supported. For your reference, take a look at the KBA Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux/UNIX: Installing the standalone version. Sophos was founded by Jan Hruska and Peter Lammer and began producing its first antivirus and encryption products in 1985. During the late 1980s and into the 1990s, Sophos primarily developed and sold a range of security technologies in the UK, including encryption tools available for most users (private or business).

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To install:

  1. Use your own tools to copy the deployment package to the computers where you want to install Sophos Anti-Virus.
  2. Go to each computer and log in as root.
  3. Place the deployment package in a temporary directory and change to that directory.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • To install from the tar package, type: tar -zxvf savinstpkg.tgz./sophos-av/

    • To install from the RPM package, type: rpm -i RPM package.

    • To install from the deb package, type: dpkg -i deb package.

The necessary files are copied from the server and Sophos Anti-Virus is installed. From now on, Sophos Anti-Virus will be updated automatically whenever the bootstrap location is updated.

Sophos Anti-Virus also sends product and platform information to Sophos to help us with product development.

You can install Sophos Anti-Viruson Linux. This task explains how to do it for the first time.

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This section assumes that you have downloaded Sophos Anti-Virus, as explained in the Sophos Enterprise Consoleadvanced startup guide.

To install Sophos Anti-Virus:

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  1. To find out the path of the shared folder to which Sophos Anti-Virus has been downloaded, known as the bootstrap location:
    1. In Sophos Enterprise Console, on the View menu, click Bootstrap Locations.
      In the Bootstrap Locations dialog box, the Location column displays the path of the bootstrap location for each platform.
    2. Make a note of the relevant path.
  2. Log on to your Linux server as root.
  3. Mount the bootstrap location.
  4. Change to the bootstrap location.
  5. Run the install script: ./

    When prompted, choose to enable remote management.

    When installation has finished, in Sophos Enterprise Console the Linux server appears in the Unassigned group.
  6. If you have not done so already, in Sophos Enterprise Console create a new group where you want to put the Linux server.
  7. Drag the server from the Unassigned group to this group.
  8. By default, this group already has a default updating policy applied to it. If you need to edit the policy, see the Sophos Enterprise Console help.
  9. On the Linux server, trigger the first update: /opt/sophos-av/bin/savupdate.

Now create a deployment package.