Controlled updates

By default, computers get the latest Sophos product updates automatically. If you prefer, you can control how your computers update.

For example, you can stop updates on all computers during a busy period, or test updates on selected computers before they are rolled out to the rest of the network.

Restriction You can control updates on Windows and Linux devices, but not Macs.

To control updates, go to Settings > Controlled Updates.

You have these options.

  • Pause Updates Now
  • Pause Updates on a Set Date
  • Control Updates Manually
Note Computers still get automatic security updates to protect them against the latest threats.

You can go back to automatic updating at any time.