Configuring updates directly from Sophos with Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux/Unix v 9:

  • Article ID: 118217
  • Updated: 06 Feb 2013

Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux v9 includes a new updating architecture called SDDS.  This new system allows for direct updates from Sophos servers to be configured on all supported platforms - including Unix endpoints.

Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux/Unix 9.0

Operating systems
Linux / Unix

What To Do

Option 1 - Configuring a secondary update source for managed computers (Sophos Enterprise Console)

If you are using Sophos Enterprise Console, the primary update source is always the console CID or custom CID. If this primary server is unavailable, a secondary source can be specified to update directly from Sophos:

  1. Open Sophos Enterprise Console on your Windows server.
  2. Double-click on the appropriate 'Updating policy' to edit it.
  3. Select the 'Secondary Source' tab.
  4. Choose 'Sophos' from the dropdown list.
  5. Enter your product credentials as the username and password.
  6. Complete the 'Proxy details' if required.
  7. Click OK.

The policy is automatically applied to managed endpoints.

Option 2 - Manually configuring a Sophos update source for standalone computers

If an update source was not configured during installation, it can be manually configured using this process:

  1. Run:  /opt/sophos-av/bin/savsetup
  2. Press 1 then ENTER for Auto-Updating configuration.
  3. Follow the on-screen options to configure a primary or secondary update source.
  4. When prompted, enter your product credentials as the username and password.
  5. When prompted, enter proxy details.

Option 3 - Configure a Sophos update source using CID based configuration (advanced)

For users with multiple systems that update from a CID, but are not managed by Enterprise Console, updating settings can be configured using CID-based configuration.  For more details refer to the product configuration manual for Linux or UNIX

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

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