"Wanna" ransomware outbreak. Please see this Sophos article sophos.com/kb/126733 for advice on how to protect your organization. Immediate action recommended.
This article explains how you can install additional remote Enterprise Consoles on your network in order to manage Sophos from other computers. One reason to do this is to delegate tasks to other users, it also saves you having to log on to the Sophos management server. First seen in Enterprise Console 4.5.0
See the Advanced startup guide for the version of Enterprise Console you are running. These guides can be found in the Documentation section of the website. Important: You need to install the same version of Enterprise Console as is running on your management server.
If the Sophos Management server is running on a Windows 2008 server, or a server with a firewall blocking inbound connections you may have to add a firewall rule to allow DCOM communication from the remote console to the management server. Instructions on how to add an inbound DCOM rule to the Windows 2008 firewall are below.
Note: If you have Enterprise Console v5.x installed Sophos Patch communication should also be allowed. The port you need to exclude depends on what was selected during the installation of the main console. For more information on the port Sophos Patch uses see article 114182.
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