Sophos for Virtual Environments


About these release notes

These are the release notes for Recommended versions of Sophos for Virtual Environments managed by Enterprise Console.

Note: You may find that you cannot yet download and use the latest version on the list below. This is because Sophos releases the software over a number of days, but publishes the release notes on the first day.

Version 1.0.1 (Engine update only)

New features

  • We've updated the Sophos threat detection engine to version 3.68.2.

See Known issues for any new issues.

Version 1.0.1

Upgrading from 1.0

You will be upgraded to version 1.0.1 automatically. However, you must restart Sophos Security VM to apply security updates.

Resolved issues

Issue ID Description
VIRTHV-1120 Sophos Security VM is now configured with VMXNET 3 virtual NICs. These offer better performance than the "flexible" NICs used previously.
VIRTHV-1163 We've resolved an issue that resulted in Sophos Security VM having an up-to-date status of "Unknown" in Enterprise Console.
VIRTHV-1139 We've resolved an issue that caused Sophos Security VM installation to fail on VMware ESXi if you specified a dynamic port group as the virtual LAN.
VIRTHV-1172 The Sophos Security VM installer for VMware ESXi now checks that the Security VM name does not contain spaces, which cause error messages.

Version 1.0.0

This is the first release of Sophos for Virtual Environments managed by Sophos Enterprise Console.

Known issues

  • When installing the Sophos Guest VM Agent on a Windows server operating system disable Windows Defender, if it is present. The Sophos Guest Agent may not be able to disable Windows Defender for you because it uses the Windows Security Center to do this. The Windows Security Center isn't installed by default on servers.
  • Sophos for Virtual Environments limits the number of subnets that can be connected to a Hyper-V Security VM to 3.

Migrate to Sophos for Virtual Environments

You can migrate to Sophos for Virtual Environments from these products.

  • Sophos Anti-Virus for vShield in a VMWare ESXi environment
  • Sophos Anti-Virus running locally on each guest VM in either a VMware ESXi environment or a Microsoft Hyper-V environment
  • Other vendors' anti-virus products in either a VMware ESXi environment or a Microsoft Hyper-V environment

You can find more details in the Sophos for Virtual Environments Startup guide -- Enterprise Console edition.

Technical support

You can find technical support for Sophos products in any of these ways:

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