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).
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