This article describes how to install Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux, managed by the Sophos Enterprise Console.
Managing endpoints with Sophos Enterprise Console (or Sophos Central) provides several benefits including centralized updating, policy configuration, and reporting.
Note: For UNIX servers, deploy the standalone version of Sophos Anti-Virus for UNIX. Please see kb14378 for more information.
Applies to the following Sophos products and versions Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux 9.0.0
Sophos Anti-Virus must be installed using the package in the Enterprise Console CID.
Note: Before you start, you must subscribe to the Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux v 9.x package using Sophos Update Manager. For more information, see kb110302.
Follow these instructions to install from the Enterprise Console CID:
mount -t cifs //SERVER/SophosUpdate /mnt/sophosupdate -o username=<user>,password=<pass>
A pre-configured deployment package can be created for installation on multiple computers:
Configuration options can be set when creating the package with mkinstpkg such as setting the install package to default to Fanotify instead of Talpa for on-access scanning (please see kb118216).The example in this case would be.
More information on this configuration options can be found in section 11 Appendix Command Line Options for Mkinstpkg in the Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux Start-up guide.
You can use the package in two ways:
For manual installation, follow these steps:
tar -zxvf savinstpkg.tgz ./sophos-av/install.sh
rpm -i <RPM Package>
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