Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X version 8 was released on 4th April 2012. Licensed customers are able to upgrade for free to this version by following the instructions below.
IMPORTANT: If you have not already upgraded, installations will upgrade automatically to version 8 starting in July 2012.
Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X 8.0.1
What To Do
If using Enterprise Console to manage Macs you will be able to deploy the version 8 by selecting '8 Recommended' in the appropriate Software Subscription set in Sophos Update Manager.
If you manage your own installations you can upgrade by downloading and installing version 8 from the Sophos website. You will need your MySophos login to access the software.
Those using Sophos Update Manager for Mac will be automatically upgraded at a later date. If you require version 8 in the meantime please use one of the above methods.
Note: Starting July 2012 we will automatically migrate all customers who have not yet upgraded to version 8.
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X version 8 gives you improved performance and protection, including:
- Live protection: Live malware lookups to enhance protection against the growing Mac threats.
- Scheduled scans: Create scheduled scans for Macs or enforce them as part of their policy in the Sophos Enterprise Console (some features require version 5.x).
- New look and feel: We’ve introduced a refreshed user interface. It’s clean, easy to work with and, well, very Mac-like.
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X version 8 supports the same platforms as version 7. No platform retirements have been made.