Sophos is very easy to use with Windows
February 23, 2016

Sophos is very easy to use with Windows

Dan Lepinski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Sophos Endpoint Protection

We use Sophos across our entire infrastructure. We have a mix of Windows, Linux, and Apple products. Deploying Sophos out to Windows machines is a fairly easy and seamless process that can simply be done through the enterprise console to a machine anywhere that's connected to your network. The package must be manually installed on Linux and Mac, but updates to all machines will be automated once the client is installed.


  • Automatically installed on Windows machines.
  • Automatically updates.
  • The console gives you lots of control over your deployment. Including things like what version of the client software you want to run on your machines.
  • You can easily see what machines are, or aren't, checking in with the console.


  • It'd be nice if there was an automated deployment for Linux and Mac.
  • Visibility into Mac/Linux machines from the console could be better. Basically the functionality with Mac/Linux is very limited.
  • The enterprise console isn't very straight forward at first. It takes some time to get used to navigating the menus to find what you want.
  • We rarely have to think about Sophos when deploying Windows machines. The automated process does everything for us.
  • On Mac and Linux we have to remember to manually install Sophos.
  • Cleaning old machines from the console that longer exists can be tedious and time consuming at times.
I did not have an influence on the purchase of Sophos. However, from past experience with other antivirus products, Sophos doesn't seem to bog down the systems. It scans the second a file is touched, and is great at quarantining harmful files before they can become a problem. The email notifications when one of our users tries to open a potentially harmful file is a very nice plus to this product.
It's much more well suited in a Windows environment; simply because it was clearly built around supporting Windows machines. If you have a lot of Macs and/or Linux machines, you may want to consider looking elsewhere if you need the install process to be automated. Knowledge around scripting would obviously help a lot in that scenario. However, I'm not sure if there is an endpoint protection product out there that works seamlessly and is automated for Linux/Mac out of the box.


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