Planning installation

You protect your computers by following these key steps:

  1. Install Sophos Enterprise Console.
  2. Download security software to a central location on your network.
  3. Publish security software on a web server, if desired.
  4. Create groups for computers.
  5. Set up security policies for those groups.
  6. Search for computers on the network and put them into groups.
  7. Protect computers.
  8. Check the health of your network.
  9. Protect any standalone computers.
Note If you are an Active Directory user, some steps can be handled for you automatically.

This section helps you to think about the choices that you will make at each step.