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Sophos Endpoint on personal machine

Hey there, asking for advice.

I’m a software engineer contractor. I do work for a variety of clients.

One of my clients that I’ve worked with for about a year informed me they need Sophos Endpoint to be installed on my computer for me to continue using the vpn required to access their servers.

I obliged and now I’m getting really annoyed with the web filtering. This is my personal machine and I use it off hours to game, browse the web, etc. and I can’t do any of that now.

I complained about it a bit but they’re not willing to turn off web filtering .

I’d like to set up a VM instead to do they’re work on and have Sophos endpoint installed on there instead of on the host machine. That way I get the freedom to use my personal machine as I please, and they get the protection in an enclosed environment that they need.

Can Sophos Endpoint work in a VM?

I have a M1 Mac and plan on using Parallels to do this.

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  • Hi tenyru,

    Thanks for reaching out to the Sophos Community Forum. 

    If Parallels desktop only runs the separate OS within a VM environment, you should not run into any issues. So long as the two filesystems remain separate and the drivers loaded into the OS on one side do not need to interact with the other, this will work.

    In the past, I've created Mac VMs and Windows VMs with Sophos installed on a Mac host without issues.

    Kushal Lakhan
    Team Lead, Global Community Support
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