- Service Overview
- Eligibility & Costs
- Support, How-To’s & Info
The University of Arizona provides Sophos Central for all university-owned machines. Sophos is available for both Windows and OS X.
Sophos detects malware, potentially unwanted applications, and other suspicious files and behavior. It also monitors the transfer of sensitive data and controls the use of removable storage devices and unauthorized VoIP, IM, P2P, and gaming software, eliminating the need for separate stand-alone products.
The university's Acceptable Use Policy requires students, faculty, and staff to maintain a current antivirus on their personal machines if they are accessing university data.
- For your convenience, there is a link to the free Sophos Home software at the link below.
- You can also check with your internet service provider, or use any antivirus you like. Just be sure to keep your subscription current.
- If you are changing antivirus software, unistall the old software before intalling the new one.
IT staff who would like to install Sophos Central should see Getting Started at Information Security's Sophos Central Confluence page.
Student Eligibility Changes Effective May 2018
Students will need to download the FREE Home version of Sophos. For more information and to download, visit Sophos Home.
For faculty and staff: University IT professionals will install Sophos Endpoint Protection on University-owned computers. For home use download the free Sophos Home version.
RETIREES are NOT eligible for the Campus License, but can download the free Sophos Home version.
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- Protects against malware
- Reduces exposure to unwanted or offensive content
- Identifies zombies (hijacked network computers)
- Keeps important data safe
Sophos can automatically update and maintain its anti-malware capabilities. After installation is complete, the program will automatically download the latest virus definitions. Sophos will continue to update automatically when connected to the UA network.