Sophos Server Protection

Sophos Server Protection defends your data from malware without sacrificing server performance

One license includes agentless antivirus for vShield and our full antivirus client for Windows, Linux and UNIX. Manage them all through the easy-to-use Sophos Enterprise Console. It’s server security made simple, only from Sophos.


  1. Protects Windows, Linux and UNIX systems from the latest threats
  2. Supports vSphere, Hyper-V and XenServer
  3. Minimizes resource use for optimal server performance
  4. Includes Antivirus for vShield to provide efficient agentless scanning on vSphere
  5. Keeps licensing simple so you can focus on other priorities
  6. Lets you manage all your systems from one easy to use console

High security, low impact

How do we deliver great protection without compromising performance? It starts with innovative features like pre-execution emulation for identifying suspicious behavioral patterns, and in-engine caching, preventing needless rescanning of files between updates. Frequent, lightweight definition updates keep your protection current without causing network congestion. And Live Protection looks up unknown and suspicious files in real time, keeping your servers secure, even between updates.

Optimized for virtual environments

We’ve optimized our Windows antivirus client to take advantage of the unique characteristics of virtual platforms, like memory sharing and gold image deployment. Our Virtualization Scan Controller lets you stagger scan times, minimizing resource conflicts. And Antivirus for vShield makes it simple to integrate agentless antivirus protection into your VMware environment. It reduces resource use, eliminates scan and update storms and protects Windows virtual machines as soon as they come online.

Security for every platform

We support a broad range of platforms so you can protect every server in your organization. Along with Windows Server, Sophos Server Protection secures several popular flavors of Linux—including CentOS and Ubuntu—and Unix-based operating systems like HP/UX, Solaris and AIX.

On-premise or cloud

Choose the best method to deploy our server protection. You can choose Sophos Cloud, our cloud-managed security services hosted by Sophos. Or, deploy your own on-premise management server using Sophos Enterprise Console. Either way, you get an intuitive interface that allows you to manage all of your servers—and your users' workstations, too.

Supported platforms

  1. On-premise managed agent
  2. Microsoft Windows
  3. CentOS
  4. Novell Open Enterprise Server
  5. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  6. Oracle Linux
  7. Ubuntu Server Edition
  8. AIX
  9. HP/UX
  10. Solaris


  1. Microsoft Windows
  1. On-premise management console
  2. Microsoft Windows
  1. Cloud-managed agent
  2. Microsoft Windows

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