Virtual Web Appliance

The Virtual Appliance can be installed either through a simple Internet-based installation or by manually downloading the OVF and VMDK files and importing them into the VMware Management Console.

Use our Setup Guide to assist with your install and our Configuration Guide to configure the features of the Sophos Virtual Web Appliance.

Install via the Internet (recommended)

Run the "Import from Virtual Appliance" wizard within the VMWare Management Console and paste the OVF URL in the wizard. Files will be downloaded and the VM will be installed automatically.

Platform OVF URL
VMware ESX and ESXi Server version 4.x http://downloads.sophos.com/virtappl/swa-proxy-3.7.0-1.0.ovf
VMware ESX and ESXi Server version 3.5 and
VMware Workstation* versions 6.5 and 7.1
http://downloads.sophos.com/virtappl/swa-proxy-3.7.0-0.9.ovf

*VMware workstation is only supported for evaluating and testing the Virtual Web Appliance and Virtual Management Appliance, not for production use.

Manual download option

If you prefer to download OVF and VMDK files manually, please download the appropriate files** for your version of VMware below and import them to the VMware Management Console:

Platform OVF URL
VMware ESX and ESXi Server version 4.x
VMware ESX and ESXi Server version 3.5 and
VMware Workstation* versions 6.5 and 7.1

*VMware workstation is only supported for evaluating and testing the Virtual Web Appliance and Virtual Management Appliance, not for production use.

**The file extensions must be preserved.