Sophos Anti-Virus 9.0.0 released

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  1. Chubb

    Chubb Registered Member

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    Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 9.0.0 released

    I have posted the 9.0 screenshots in the AV Screenshots thread. The UI for 9.0 did not change much from previous versions 6 and 7. There was no version 8.

    Sophos Anti-Virus 9.0 was installed in Vista x64 with SP2. From the screenshots, it can be seen that it was automatically installed in the (x86) program files folder.

    Again, there is a standalone installer for the Sophos Anti-Virus (without firewall)

    Release notes
    http://downloads.sophos.com/readmes/readsesc_90_eng.html

     
  2. Macstorm

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    Yeah, the GUI hasn't changed much since v6. Thanks for the screenies Chubb :thumb: I'll give a try on this new version.
     
  3. bradtech

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    Thank you for the notification. I plan on giving it a shot.
     
  4. jrmhng

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    Sophos always is a little unexciting to me as they aren't in the consumer market.
     
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    *for non-paranoid users* only :D
     
  6. acr1965

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    Not in the consumer market...after taking a look at those screenshots I can see why. If I had a GUI like that I would have skipped version 8 too.
     
  7. vijayind

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    Thanks for the info Chubb. If Sophos scan speed has increased, it may become a bit more enticing.
     
  8. matt231

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    The main thing i've noticed that's different is that now threat notifications are shown via a balloon notification instead of a popup in the bottom right.
     
  9. masqueofhastur

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    Any difference in terms of protection capabilities from version 7?
     
  10. Chubb

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    My first post has already highlighted what's new in version 9.
     
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    Their main market is business users...where the IT and security policies are remotely managed by the company IT department, hence there is no need for a fancy GUI on the client....as the person using it will, in most cases, never open the AV anyway.
     
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