UW Information Technology Service Catalog

Services offered by UW-IT to the University of Washington community

Anti-Virus Software

Service Description: 

Sophos Endpoint anti-virus software has been centrally licensed by the University of Washington for use by current UW students, faculty and staff on University-owned computers as well as on their personal computers. PCs, servers, and workstations, either on campus or at home, are included. The goal is to help protect your work and home computers from viruses and other malware.

Once you have separated from the UW, you must remove the software from your machines.

Service Options: 

Sophos Endpoint anti-virus software is available for Windows, Mac, and UNIX/Linux.
Sophos Enterprise Console is available for UW Computing Support Staff.


UW faculty, UW staff, UW students, UW students in residence halls, UW researchers, UW clinicians, Harborview Medical Center

How to Order: 

Students, Faculty and Staff
Download Sophos Endpoint anti-virus software for Windows, Macintosh, or Linux starting at: https://uw.edu/uware/sophos/agreement.html

You will be asked to agree to the license conditions, then be taken to the Sophos download page where you select the appropriate version (student or staff/faculty) and platform (Windows, Mac, Linux). Follow the detailed installation instructions. You will be asked to provide your UW NetID and password in order to download the software.

UW Computing Support Staff
UW departments have access to the Sophos Enterprise Console to deploy, monitor and manage Sophos installations within their unit and receive higher-level support directly from Sophos. Detailed information is available at https://depts.washington.edu/sophosav/hlsupport/

Sophos Endpoint anti-virus software is available for download from the Web at any time.
This service is included in the Technology Recharge Fee.
Additional Information: 
Service Level Description: 
This service aims to have the software available for download 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Support Information: 
Sophos Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Additional Sophos support resources are available at:
Sophos Enterprise Console and support information for UW Computing Support Staff:
Contact for More Information: 
Email help@uw.edu or call 206-221-5000.
Last Review Date: 
Wed, 2012-02-29
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