Sophos Enterprise Console now supports malicious traffic detection, a feature that detects communications between endpoint computers and command and control servers involved in botnet or other malware attacks.
For more information about malicious traffic detection, see knowledgebase article 121607.
For more information on product retirements, see http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/119147.aspx.
For operating system requirements and supported SQL Server versions, see http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/113278.aspx.
If you don't have a supported SQL Server version (SQL Server 2005 Express or later) already installed, the Enterprise Console installer attempts to install SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1).
The installer also attempts to install the following software (unless already installed):
You will need to have the following software installed:
For more information about installing required system software, refer to the Enterprise Console startup documentation published at http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/documentation/enterprise-console.aspx.
Enterprise Console requires certain ports to be open. For more information, go to http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/38385.aspx.
In addition to this, you will need around 200 MB - 350 MB per endpoint product you are downloading from Sophos. For example, if you download three security software products - for Windows, Mac, and Linux - then around 700 MB would be required.
If you want to install Sophos Update Manager on a computer other than the one where Enterprise Console is installed, you will need at least:
Minimum database size
The computer where you place the database (which may be the same computer as the computer where Enterprise Console is installed or a different one) needs a minimum of 1 GB disk space for data.
Maximum database size
You can upgrade to Enterprise Console 5.3.0 directly from:
If you are using Enterprise Console 4.x or Enterprise Manager 4.7, you will need to upgrade in two steps: first upgrade to Enterprise Console 5.1 and then upgrade to Enterprise Console 5.3.0.
If you are using Sophos Control Center 4.0.1 or 4.1, you will need to upgrade in two steps by following one of the supported upgrade paths:
See also knowledgebase article 119105 for more information about different upgrade paths.
The installers for earlier versions of Enterprise Console are available from the Sophos Enterprise Console Downloads page (http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/downloads/console/sophos-enterprise-console.aspx).
For distributed installations of Enterprise Console (with SQL Server on a different server) the Sophos Management Service may not start if the "SOPHOS" database instance was created by PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange, or if the chosen SQL Server instance has TCP/IP protocol disabled.
To work around this problem, do the following.
For information on how to prevent other users from logging on to the server during the upgrade, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/186504.
This issue does not appear when upgrading to Enterprise Console 5.3.0 from Enterprise Console 5.1 or later.
For more information about issues with upgrading Enterprise Console, see http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/114627.aspx.
For more information and instructions on how to enable deployment, see http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/118354.aspx.
To work around this problem, do one of the following.
Do not synchronize any Active Directory groups that contain machines which have identically-named computers. Manage the computers manually.
For information about limitations of data control, see http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/63016.aspx.
Workaround: Do not delete encrypted endpoints from the console.
For release notes and other documentation for managed endpoint software, follow these links:
Before using Sophos Reporting Interface, read the Sophos Reporting Interface documentation.
Sophos documentation is published at www.sophos.com/en-us/support/documentation.aspx.
For information about changes in earlier versions of Sophos Enterprise Console, see the following release notes:
You can find technical support for Sophos products in any of these ways:
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