Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X: how proxy settings are displayed

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When you set up an updating policy in Sophos Enterprise Console, you have the choice of either providing or not providing proxy information. However, on the OS X client computer this is translated into one of three options:

  • Use system proxy settings
  • Use custom proxy settings
  • Do not use proxy

The following table shows how Enterprise Console settings manifest on the OS X client:

Setting in Enterprise ConsoleShown in client computer as
Proxy is enabled, and a Proxy URL is enteredUse custom proxy settings
Proxy is enabled, no Proxy URL is enteredDo not use proxy*
Proxy is disabled, a Proxy URL is still presentUse system proxy settings
Proxy is disabled, no Proxy URL is presentUse system proxy settings

* Enterprise Console 4.0, requires a proxy to be entered when this setting is enabled. If you wish to use the 'Do not use proxy' setting for a client computer, please configure the following proxy address in the updating policy in Enterprise Console 4:

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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