May 13, 2019, by Chris Finch

Sophos upgrade 2019

From Monday 20 May, Information Services will be upgrading Sophos on all University managed laptop and desktop computers (see schedule below). Sophos will be upgraded to Sophos Central, which utilises cloud based technology to improve detection rates and has a modernised interface. The core functionality of Sophos Anti-Virus will remain the same.

The installation of the new version will take place in the background. If your computer is currently pending a restart, Sophos Central will not install. We recommend you restart your computer to ensure no restarts are pending. Once actioned, Sophos Central will install automatically.

Once installed, you will be required to restart your computer and there will be a prompt to restart within 24 hours, this will be enforced. You can continue working for up to 24 hours but you cannot hide or close the prompt. Please save your work and restart your computer.

Please note: there is currently no plan to upgrade Sophos Home for personal devices (the free download for staff and students).

Upgrade Schedule

20th May 2019:  Professional Services (VCO, Estates Office, Finance, Human Resources, Libraries, Multi Professional Deanery, Nottingham Hospitality, Registrars, University Administration and Student Services)

3rd June 2019:  Engineering

10th June 2019:  Science

17th June 2019:  Arts and Social Sciences

24th June 2019:  Medicine and Health Sciences

1st July 2019:  Students’ Union

If you have any issues following the upgrade to Sophos Central, please contact the IT Service Desk or Campus IT Support.

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