Part of the licensing agreement requires that the Uof R have reasonable controls in place to ensure that only authorized people use this product.
Pros:- Free (There is also a premium paid version that includes updates, support, and management.)- Scans for Linux malware (in addition to Windows malware).- Command-line interface- Easy to install- Easy to perform manual scans- Supports disabling on-access scanning- Supports disabling automatic updates- Using space-bar one can skip to the end of the license agreement during the installation process.This comes in handywhen doing re-installs.- Web-based graphical interface.- CLI installer- Supports several distros- Data collection by Sophos can be disabled- Comes as an all-inclusive download.- Commands are build around usage with a root account, rather than assuming the use of Sudo.That's not to say the product is perfect, it isn't!It's important to keep in mind I've only been using this for a day so perhaps there are still pitfalls to be discovered I'm sure.I've not done any comparison of Sophos's malware definitions compared to their competators, but based on the features provided, my first impression of Sophos Antivirus For Linux is that it's the best anti-malware for Linux I've tried to date.
It has both a CLI and (limited) web-GUI, an easy to use installer, it's FREE, and can be used for manual or automatic protection.
Sophos have gone from being one of the best Mac enterprise anti-virus solutions to (perhaps) the worst. Multi-platform organisations are likely to have a Windows server (or more than one) and can therefore run Sophos Enterprise Console to create and manage a Mac installer for Sophos Anti-Virus. Previously Mac only organisations could use Sophos Update Manager to do much the same on a Mac server.
Unfortunately SUM only supports SAV8 and does not support SAV9.
For non-Sudo distros use the root account, remove "sudo" from the beginning of the commands, and use full paths.
Sophos seems to be built with root in mind, but I've not noticed any issues using Sudo.1. Type:(You only need to use Sudo when scanning files you don't own.
I had previously written about deploying Sophos Enterprise Anti-Virus for Mac 9.2.x, but I was recently notified that the method I had been using would stop working in a future release of Sophos.