IS&T has listed all of the information transmitted from the Sophos client to the Sophos Management Console below.The non-Sophos information collected is important in the event that a software update by an operating system vendor (Microsoft, Apple, etc.) adversely affects the functionality of Sophos.By tracking the number of machines with Sophos installed, IS&T can accurately account for and license the product.

The software was develloped for Windows 2000/XP and Windows 98/ME.

March 2005 Sophos came with a new version version of Sophos Anti-Virus (v 5.x) that supports automatic updates.

For those systems that do not meet the licensing requirements we suggest using Microsoft Security Essentials.

It is a free download that can be found at this Microsoft link MSE.

Authorized users will always be able to download the latest version of the SAV software onto the target system directly from Computing Services' highly available servers.

In cases where computer systems are being disposed of, this software should be uninstalled or erased prior to the disposal of the system.

For more information, please reference MIT's Polices and Procedures document: send additional questions/comments to [email protected]

Download Sophos Update 1.2 from our website for free.

By collecting this information, IS&T can accurately determine the impact of such an event on our community and act accordingly.