Software Licensing

Software Licensing for UA Faculty, Staff & Students

Sophos Central

What Is Sophos

For University-owned machines: Sophos Central makes it simple to secure your Windows, Mac and Linux systems against malware and advanced threats, such as targeted attacks. Enforce your web, application, device and data policies with ease, thanks to seamless integration within the endpoint agent and the management console. University IT staff can install Sophos Central on University-owned machines.

Home Use for Faculty, Staff, and Students

For members of the University community who need antivirus/anti-malware for personal machines:

  • STUDENTS: Sophos has a FREE Home version. For more information and to download, visit Sophos Home.
  • FACULTY/STAFF: Sophos has granted the University complimentary licenses of Sophos Home Premium for personal Windows and Apple computers computers owned by faculty, staff, DCCs, and student workers. (Feature information)
    • Visit and enter your or address for verification purposes.
    • Follow the prompts to register your personal email for a new account or upgrade to your existing Sophos Home account.

General Information/License Agreement Terms & Conditions

  • Eligibility: Faculty and staff: University IT professionals will install Sophos on University-owned computers. 
  • Version: 10.3 Windows, 9x 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), Mac, Linux, Pure Message for Exchange
  • Cost: Free 
  • Order/Download
    • Contact your local IT department/staff for installation. If you do not have a local IT unit, submit a request to UA Service.
    • IT Professionals - see the Information Security Sophos Central Confluence page