I was planning on installing Intercept X Advanced for Server on our Windows 2016 Standard server, running SQL Server 2016. This server is one of two in an Availability Group Failover Cluster. I only plan on installing Sophos Intercept X Advanced for Server on the primary (main) SQL server, not the failover.
I created a custom Threat Protection policy and created all the [many] recommended exceptions from this page:
At the bottom it says:
Considerations for clusteringYou can run antivirus software on a SQL Server cluster. However, you must make sure that the antivirus software is a cluster-aware version. Contact your antivirus vendor about cluster-aware versions and interoperability.
Does anyone know if Intercept X Advanced for Server works on clusters? This article says it doesn't matter: https://support.sophos.com/support/s/article/KB-000033343 -- but it also says it only applies to: Sophos Central Server Protection 10.8.9 --and-- Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.8.9, NOT Intercept X Advanced for Server.
Additionally, does anyone know of anything else to configure in my custom Threat Protection policy for a SQL server?
We can confirm that we're compatible to work with clusters. the KB you've provided will guide you through the steps and you'll be able to achieve you're desired setup.
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Thank you for confirming. I am installing it tonight and will post results.
Everything went well. Just do the necessary homework on exclusions based on what's running on the server.
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