Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux : Communication with Central Update Server uses HTTPS by default

This article is to advise that Central managed Sophos Anti-Virus (SAV) for Linux will use TLS secure protocol HTTPS to communicate with the configured Update Servers.

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Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux 9.14.2

Sophos Linux Security 10.4.0

  • Linux (supported Linux platforms)

From version 10.4 and Central managed 9.14.2 of SAV for Linux, SAV will use the secure TLS HTTPS protocol for communicating with the configured Update Server. If an HTTPS connection cannot be established after a 10 minute timeout, it switches back to an HTTP connection automatically.

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