Sophos Endpoint Security and Control may be installed manually on Windows, Mac and Linux computers. You may also use scripted installation or you may configure them to update from an alternative source when they are not on the network. This article covers those different methods of installation.
Before you start, please check that you meet the system requirements for the product you are installing. Full product documentation can be found here.
The following sections are covered:
Applies to the following Sophos products and versions Sophos Endpoint Security and Control
On operating systems where you must manually install Sophos Endpoint Security and Control or Sophos Anti-Virus, you can either:
You can protect computers by running the installation program manually from the distribution folder (share) where Sophos Update Manager (SUM) downloads updates to.
From the console menu, select View then Bootstrap Locations. Make a note of the path for each of the listed software subscriptions.
\\servername\sophosupdate\CIDs\S000\SAVSCFXP \\servername\sophosupdate\CIDs\S000\ESCOSX \\servername\sophosupdate\CIDs\S000\savlinux
Sophos Installer Components
chown root:root /mnt/sophosupdate/
chmod 700 /mnt/sophosupdate/
mount -t cifs //SERVER/SophosUpdate /mnt/sophosupdate/ -o username=administrator,password=password
Several knowledge base articles describe some specialized installation scenarios in more detail. For more information on deployment scenarios (including scripts, SMS or SCCM) see Enterprise Console: FAQ on deployment.
Where computers are not always on the network like laptops that are sometimes used away from the office, you can configure them to update from an alternative source when they are away.
The alternative source can be an updates folder on a website maintained by your company, or it can be a Sophos website. You will either need to create a new updating policy or edit an existing one and enter the alternate update source in the secondary server tab. For instructions on how to do this refer to the associated Help manual for your console version (Configuring the updating policy).
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