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Sophos Central

For Sophos Endpoint protection for individual computers please see Sophos Anti-Virus.

Sophos Central is a web-based enterprise console for managing anti-virus software on multiple computers. It is available to UW departmental IT staff and system administrators.

Sophos Central comes with Intercept X that combines deep learning with anti-exploit technology, CryptoGuard anti-ransomware, root cause analysis, and more to form the industry’s most comprehensive endpoint protection. An administrator can assign compliance policies to devices and users and manage all products from a single interface.

How to Get Sophos Central

All UW departments can request access to Sophos Central. A separate instance of the application will be provisioned by Sophos Support. There is no cost to the department; UW IT has paid for a site license for Sophos Central.

Request a Sophos Central Instance

License Details

  • Sophos Central is available to all UW departments, system administrators, and IT support teams.

Additional Information

Sophos Central FAQs

Where can I get help using this software?

Will there be a central UW mirror for updates?

No. Managed clients will check their management server for updates and then fallback to the Sophos data cloud. Stand-alone clients will connect directly to the Sophos data cloud.


Quick Facts

Available for

  • IT Staff


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  • Free
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Security

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