Sophos Anti-Virus now warns end users if a download has a low reputation. This reputation is based on a file's source, how often it is downloaded and other factors, and indicates whether the file might be a risk. For more information, see knowledgebase Article 121319.
In Sophos Enterprise Console 5.4.0, you can enable or disable Live Protection for on-demand scanning. This new functionality requires the Sophos Anti-Virus version that supports it, which is due to be released later in 2016. The new functionality will not take effect on endpoint computers until that version of Sophos Anti-Virus is installed on the computers.
For new installations, the Sophos Enterprise Console 5.4.0 installer attempts to install SQL Server 2012 Express Edition with Service Pack 2 (SP2), unless you choose to use an existing instance of SQL Server 2005 Express or later.
The installer installs .NET Framework 4.5.2, unless version 4.x is already installed.
We are bringing back the fixed version software packages. You can now enable the use of fixed packages under Software Subscription dialog box., and you will be able to see and subscribe to fixed packages in the
If you have used fixed packages before the upgrade to Sophos Enterprise Console 5.4, the use of fixed packages will be enabled automatically.
If you have remote consoles, changing the configuration option in one of them will take effect in all consoles. If you have enabled the use of fixed packages in the registry as described in knowledgebase article 117348, the registry setting will take effect only on the computer where it has been configured, and it will take precedence over the configuration option in the console.
In Sophos Enterprise Console 5.4.0, hosted online Help replaces local help files. The Help can be found at https://docs.sophos.com/esg/enterprise-console/5-4/help/en-us/webhelp/index.htm.
For information and instructions, see knowledgebase article 123656.
Starting with version 5.4.0, Sophos Enterprise Console (including the remote management console component) is no longer supported on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.
For a full list of system requirements, see http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/113278.aspx.
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.
The installer also attempts to install the following software:
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.
For hardware requirements, see https://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/118635.aspx.
You can upgrade to Enterprise Console 5.4.0 directly from:
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).
The following table shows version compatibility between Enterprise Console tools and Enterprise Console.
The Enterprise Console tools are available for download from https://www.sophos.com/support/downloads.aspx.
|Enterprise Console||Reporting Interface||Reporting Log Writer||Virtualization Scan Controller|
* Since version 5.1, Reporting Interface database objects are installed as part of the Enterprise Console database installation, and the standalone installer on the Sophos Reporting Interface download page includes only Reporting Log Writer.
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.
This issue does not appear when upgrading to Enterprise Console 5.4.0 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.
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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