Software Licensing

Software Licensing for UA Faculty, Staff & Students

Sophos Anti-Virus Endpoint Security and Control

What Is Sophos Endpoint Security and Control   

Sophos Endpoint Security and Control for Windows delivers award-winning protection across thousands of Windows desktops, laptops, and servers. A single endpoint client detects viruses, spyware and adware, suspicious files, suspicious behavior and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs); monitors the transfer of sensitive and confidential data; and controls the use of removable storage devices and unauthorized VoIP, IM, P2P and gaming software—eliminating the need for separate stand-alone products.

Why Use Sophos Endpoint Security Control

University of Arizona computers include Sophos software. Faculty, Staff, and Students can also download a free copy of Sophos Anti-virus software for home use by clicking on the Sophos Download link below. 

General Information/License Agreement Terms & Conditions

  • Eligibility: Faculty, staff, and students
  • Version: 10.3 Windows, 8 for Mac, 9 for Linux, 3.1.2 for Pure Message for Exchange, 10 for Sophos Bootable Anti-Virus, and 5.2.1 / 5.2.1 R2 for Sophos Enterprise Manager
  • Platform: Windows (10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista), Mac, Linux, Pure Message for Exchange
  • Cost: Free 
  • Computer and Software Requirements 
  • Retirement Schedule for Support
  • Platforms Supported
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4-ES/AS support ended 30 June 2013 with extended support until 28 February 2016
    • Mac OSX 10.6/10.7 will no longer be supported 31 October 2015
    • Mac OSX 10.4/10.5 no longer supported effective 30 April 2014
    • Windows 8 and 8.1
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista*
    • Windows XP (Service Pack 3) still supported
    • Windows XP (Service Pack 2) will no longer be supported effective 31 December 2015
    • Windows XP Home/Pro SP1 and SP1a* no longer supported effective April 30, 2014
    • Windows 2000 (Service Packs 3, 4) no longer supported effective 31 December 2014
  • Servers Supported
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 will no longer be supported effective 31 July 2016
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 2008
    • Windows Server 2003/2003 R2 32 and 64 bit (SP2)
    • Windows Server 2003/2003 R2 32 and 64 bit (SP1) will no longer be supported effective 31 December 2015
    • Windows Server 2003 (pre-SP1) no longer supported effective 31 May 2014
  • Disk Space Required
    • Vista/7/8/8.1: 500 MB
  • Recommended memory
    • Vista/7/8/8.1: 512 MB
  • Mac System Requirements
    • Intel-based Mac (32 bit) and (64 bit)
    • 512 MB of memory
    • 150 MB of available disk space
    • Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks) and 10.10 (Yosemite)
    • Supports all Apple Mac hardware including iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
  • Order/Download
  • Sophos Enterprise Console Subscription
  • Subscribe to AVUS and Download Sophos Enterprise Manager (For UA Departmental Net Managers Only)
  • To Subscribe and Download
  • License Restrictions
  • Notes (Instructions & Documentation)
  • Campus Servers and Network Administrators
  • Expires
  • List Information/Technical Support
  • UITS will maintain a public, general-purpose Sophos list called The purpose of this list is for departments to request AVUS. It is also used as a place to submit technical questions related to all campus licensed Sophos products. Anyone can post/submit a question to this list, but it is not open for subscription.
  • UITS will administer and maintain a private Sophos list for all AVUS subscribers for the purpose of conveying announcements related to technical support issues such as unscheduled downtimes, system maintenence, AVUS failures, hardware failures, etc. The list address is To request addition to the list, email In the subject line of the email, include the text 'subscribe sophos_announce Firstname Lastname'.