IMPORTANT: Sophos is retiring this product on 20 July 2023. For product retirement details, see our retirement calendar.
Sophos for Virtual Environments provides off-board malware scanning to a centralized Sophos Security VM, using a lightweight agent on each guest VM.
The product supports both VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
* There are two Sophos Security VM installers, one for Microsoft Hyper-V and one for VMware ESXi; please ensure you download the correct installer for your environment.
* Sophos Guest VM agent installers will be available within a share on the Sophos Security VM.
* You need Sophos Enterprise Console to manage and update Sophos for Virtual Environments. For Sophos Central management please log in to your Sophos Central account to download the software instead of using the installers on this page.
*You must remove all other anti-virus software, including other versions of Sophos Anti-Virus, from your virtual machines.
Choose the Recommended installer to get the version we currently recommend for mainstream environments.
Make sure your Enterprise Console subscription for Sophos Anti-Virus for vShield is also set to Recommended. You will then be updated automatically with future Recommended versions of the product.