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Last update: 2022-07-08

Sophos Protection for Linux

You can find general help on getting started in Sophos Central in our startup guide. See Sophos Central startup guide.

Configure and manage your devices

You manage and configure Sophos Protection for Linux in Sophos Central. You can do the following:

  • Install Sophos Protection for Linux on your devices. See Server Protection.
  • Check for issues on your Linux devices that require your action. Alerts tell you if there is anything you need to do. See Alerts.
  • Manage your Linux devices using the Servers page. For example you can manage the protection software installed on your devices. See Servers.

    You also can see the full details for a Linux device and manage it. To do this, click on a device name in Servers. See Server Summary.

    The Server Protection version number shown under Installed component versions on the device page should match that reported on the device in /opt/sophos-spl/plugins/av/VERSION.ini.

  • Manage antivirus and threat protection settings using threat protection policies. See Server Threat Protection Policy.

  • Manage when Sophos Protection for Linux updates on your devices. See Server Updating Policy.

    Sophos Central applies the first appropriate updating policy to your Linux devices. See About Policies.

Scans

You can schedule a scan from Sophos Central. You can do this in your threat protection policies. You can also run a scan on a device. To do this, go to the device page and click Scan Now.

You also can run a scan using Sophos Protection for Linux from the command line. Sophos Protection for Linux has an agent called Server Protection, which you can use to run on-demand scans on your Linux devices. See Server Protection agent.

Events

Events are logged in /opt/sophos-spl/plugins/av/log/av.log before being sent to Sophos Protection for Linux. You see event information in Sophos Central in the events log. See Events Report.