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Antivirus for Linux

Overview

Linux is considered to be more secure than other operating systems. However, it’s increasingly a target of attackers, as Linux systems are used for critical roles like developer workstations, web servers and internal file servers. In addition to being susceptible to Linux-based and cross-platform exploits, unprotected Linux machines can also become distribution points for Windows, Mac, and Android malware.

Sophos Antivirus for Linux provides superior on-access, on-demand, and scheduled scanning for Linux servers and desktops. It delivers excellent performance, stability, and reliability to a wide range of Linux distributions.

Features

Effective and secure
The Sophos Antivirus engine effectively detects and cleans viruses, Trojans, and other malware. In addition to sophisticated detection-based on advanced heuristics, Sophos Antivirus for Linux uses Live Protection to look up suspicious files in real time via SophosLabs.

To prevent the Linux machine from becoming a distribution point, Sophos Antivirus for Linux also detects, blocks, and removes Windows, Mac, and Android malware.

Detects and blocks malware with on-access, on-demand, or scheduled scanning
Sophos Antivirus for Linux ensures efficient on-access scanning using either the TALPA Filesystem Interceptor or the Fanotify library. On-demand and scheduled scans are also available. Scanning can be configured for local and network drives.

Excellent performance, low impact
Sophos Antivirus for Linux is continually tuned for the best performance. The lightweight agent keeps your Linux boxes secure without slowing them down. Protection updates are small—typically under 50 KB—so updates are easy on your network and your Linux machines.

To optimize performance, you can also configure exclusions using directories, file names, and wildcards.

Extensive platform coverage
Sophos Antivirus for Linux provides pre-compiled support for a wide range of Linux distributions and kernels, including 64-bit versions.

Have a customized Linux installation? Not a problem. Sophos Antivirus for Linux supports customized Linux distributions and kernels.