+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Windows Thread, Sophos - updated views? in Technical; Hi, I've found a few threads on here (many negative) relating to Sophos. Most are about a year old. A ...
  1. #1
    eean's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Kuala Lumpur
    Posts
    559
    Thank Post
    65
    Thanked 52 Times in 37 Posts
    Rep Power
    29

    Sophos - updated views?

    Hi,
    I've found a few threads on here (many negative) relating to Sophos. Most are about a year old.
    A school I've just arrived at are considering purchasing it. They came in today to install it (v7.5) on one of the servers. My initial impression is that it has many features we simply don't need or can be done with windows - white list applications, checking new computers for compliance (it took me about 2 minutes to figure out a way of by passing this!) blocking thumb drives. It also uses double the ram of Norton.
    Being able to configure the policy centrally is nice - can this be done with Norton?
    'Push installs' are notoriously unreliable for any app and we had to do several things manually in order to make it work.

    Anyway,
    What do you think now… have they solved many of the previously reported problems. Positive feedback appreciated too.

    Thanks
    Ian.

  2. #2

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    9,262
    Thank Post
    242
    Thanked 1,568 Times in 1,250 Posts
    Rep Power
    340
    Sophos works fine in my experience, but only on newer hardware. The memory requirements are fairly high I agree, so it makes older hardware run even slower! I always recommend AVG to my customers. It's fast, reliable and easy to use. I've not had the opportunity of running it in a domain environment to date, but maybe some day I will I would recommend you take a look at it.

  3. #3

    RabbieBurns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    5,514
    Thank Post
    1,321
    Thanked 469 Times in 306 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    199
    We use sophos here. The whitelist is useful because some things it reports as a virus and autoquarentines which you know for a fact is not etc. The admin console is great to get an overview for the network, but yeh it really does slow computers. We still have some 256mb ram pcs and sophos uses up about 50MB.

    Agree the pushing out was a PITA and we had to semi-manually install on about 25%. (i just made a login script that ran the setup)

  4. #4
    jack0w's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    123
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    14
    We're also using Sophos, have done for the last three years. No major issues, very happy with it, although all of our computers are fairly new so haven't really noticed an issue with memory.

  5. #5

    powdarrmonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Alcester, Warwickshire
    Posts
    4,859
    Thank Post
    412
    Thanked 777 Times in 650 Posts
    Rep Power
    182
    It's ok when it works, but as you say it has a lot of things that you may not really need and the management console annoys me a bit. Have a look at McAfee's Total Protection thing, it's aimed at business but there's no reason it can't work in a school, and I like it a lot.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Updated Edugeek Package Available For Download
    By SYSMAN_MK in forum EduGeek Joomla 1.0 Package
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 13th June 2008, 03:28 PM
  2. New & Updated Wiki Pages
    By FN-GM in forum Wiki Announcements
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 28th March 2008, 01:57 PM
  3. Updated Toolbar
    By GrumbleDook in forum General EduGeek News/Announcements
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12th December 2006, 12:37 AM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 24th June 2005, 09:08 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •