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. For details, please see: Installing the standalone version of SAV for Linux/UNIX.
The following sections are covered:
First seen in Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux/Unix 9
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 the Enterprise Console documentation: http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/documentation/enterprise-console.aspx#
Option 1 - Manual installation on a computer
Follow these instructions to install from the Enterprise Console CID:
mount -t cifs //SERVER/SophosUpdate /mnt/sophosupdate -o username=<user>,password=<pass>
Option 2a - Creating a deployment package
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 Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux: Fanotify Overview). The example in this case would ./mkinstpkg --extra-options="--preferFanotify"
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.
Option 2b - Installing the deployment package on multiple computers
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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