Automatic installation is not possible on Mac, Linux and UNIX computers. Use manual installation instead. For the instructions, see the Sophos Enterprise Console advanced startup guide.
If you chose to synchronize with Active Directory and protect the computers automatically, you do not need to follow the steps below. For details, see Synchronizing with Active Directory and other related topics.
To protect computers automatically:
Some features, including anti-virus protection, are always selected and must be installed. You can also select to install the features listed below. Some of the features are available only if your license includes them.
Before installing the firewall on computers, make sure you have configured the firewall to allow the traffic, applications, and processes you want to use. By default, the firewall is enabled and blocks all non-essential traffic. See Firewall policy.
This protects against ransomware and exploits. It is selected by default if your license includes this feature.
Leave Third-Party Security Software Detection selected if you want to have another vendor's software removed automatically. The Third-Party Security Software Detection uninstalls only products with the same functionality as those you install. If you need to remove another vendor's updating tool, see Remove third-party security software.
If the computers are on different domains covered by the same Active Directory schema, use the Enterprise Administrator account in Active Directory instead.