Configure anti-virus SNMP messaging

Important If a management console is used to administer Sophos Endpoint Security and Control on this computer, it may override any changes you make here.

To enable Sophos Anti-Virus to send SNMP messages when a threat is found or an error occurs, do as follows. This applies to on-access, on-demand and right-click scanning.

  1. Click Home > Anti-virus and HIPS > Configure anti-virus and HIPS > Alerting > Messaging.
  2. In the Messaging dialog box, click the SNMP messaging tab. Set the options as described below.

    Enable SNMP messaging

    Select this to enable Sophos Anti-Virus to send SNMP messages.

    Messages to send

    Select the events for which you want Sophos Anti-Virus to send SNMP messages. Scanning errors include instances when Sophos Anti-Virus is denied access to an item that it attempts to scan.

    Sophos Anti-Virus does not send SNMP messages for threats that are detected by web page scanning because the threats are not downloaded to your computer. Therefore, there is no need to take any action.

    SNMP trap destination

    In the text box, type the IP address or name of the computer to which alerts are sent.

    SNMP community name

    In the text box, type the SNMP community name.

    Test

    Click this to send a test SNMP message to the SNMP trap destination you have specified.