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This means it cannot be deployed using standard Apple administration tools like Apple Remote Desktop, Casper, or Munki.All these tools will merely see it as an application and at best just copy it to a client Macs Applications folder where it will just sit and do nothing.As a reminder, the SAV8 installer was a standard installer package and after being configured using SUM could be deployed using standard Mac tools.What was really annoying is that as someone who has also managed both Windows only and mixed environments with Sophos I happen to know that SAV9 when managed by Sophos Enterprise Console on a Windows server does still come as a standard Apple installer package.As an aside the free home edition of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac is also based on the same custom application.So at this point the only official options were to buy a Windows Server just so you could run Sophos Enterprise Console, something that would have cost a fortune even if you run it in a virtual machine as you not only would have to buy Windows Server but also all the Client Access Licenses for all your Macs, or you would have to go round each and every Mac client and manually run the standalone installer application with the huge administrative overhead this entails and the often frequent difficulty to get access to machines.id=9785 and also pursued this matter directly with another contact I had at Sophos.Via that contact I was able to find out that hidden inside the Sophos standalone installer application was a command line tool called Installation Deployer and that this tool could be scripted and run via a standard Unix shell script.
In more recent times Sophos have failed to update SUM and officially it only runs on OS X 10.7 (Lion) or older, it did however continue to be able to distribute updates for Sophos Anti-Virus 8 for Macs even if client Macs were running Mountain Lion.
Please check with your IT department to see if your company uses Sophos Mobile or Sophos Central.
If they do not, please do not install this app as it will not work.
Sophos Mobile is an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution which allows companies to easily manage, control and secure i OS and other mobile devices.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Sophos Mobile Control app works only in combination with Sophos Enterprise Mobility Management software.