Sophos have released new versions of PureMessage. This can be downloaded from our Downloads section. As with previous versions, it scans inbound, outbound and internal email to guard against spam and the latest threats, eliminating over 99% of spam. Users can easily submit spam using the Outlook plugin and can configure and administer mail servers using a single console.
If you are having difficulties with getting updates on Enterprise Console 5.2, please change your update location from
http://sophos.yhgfl.net/libraryv4 to http://sophos.yhgfl.net/libraryv5
Sophos Full Disk Encryption has now been added as part of the deal that YHGfL secured with Sophos. It requires Enterprise Console v5.1 and can be deployed similarly to how the AV software is deployed to endpoint machines. It uses AD usernames and passwords so is really simple to deploy and manage. The deployment guide is available here.
Sophos have reported that an update has reported false positives. An update has been pushed out to resolve the issue however if you are having issues or require futher information it is available here.
Sophos today have announced that they will no longer be supporting PureMessage 3.0.2, and that all users should upgrade to 3.1.1
The upgrade guide can be found here
Sophos have updated the repository layout to support Enterprise Console 5.1 and the new encryption products.
Because of this some older installations may stop updating. The fix though is an easy one, delete and recreate the update manager in the Enterprise Console, this should refresh the Recommended Subscription and allow updates to resume.
There have been some cases where refreshing the subscription has not been enough, however upgrading to 5.1 has.
We have made Enterprise Console 5.1 and PureMessage 3.1.1 available in the downloads section.
Please take the time to read the release notes...
We have had a number of reports that the Enterprise Console is failing to obtain updates.
The Enterprise Console is reporting "Timeout" or "Downloading Binaries.."
This is because the Update Manager Server has been put under control of itself.
When it sends out the update policy to the EndPoints it references itself as the update location. So when the policy is applied the Update Manager tries to contact itself for updates as policies override local configuration.
Please check the following points:
We are still working with Sophos for a more complete solution.
We have had some reports of problems with updates with the recent release of EndPoint 9.7.
The recommended subscription can only have 1 version, 9.0, 9.5, or 9.7, we have chosen to use the most up to date and recent version, to keep you protected against the latest threats.
Standalone EndPoint installs which update directly from our EC servers will automatically upgrade between versions as they are added to our servers.
Many enterprise products hold back updates from clients until they have been approved, example of Windows Software Update Services, where it notifies the Admin of updates and once approved they are rolled out. Difference here is that Sophos EC doesn't have the nice friendly notifications which windows does (we have spoken with sophos and requested they add this feature).
Enterprise Console subscription version won't auto-increment; it has to be done manually (or with approval in our WSUS analogy)
We have today implemented version caching on our repository as a workaround to prevent users needing to change subscriptions when new versions are released. New version notifications will be issued on sophos.yhgfl.net and via our twitter feed YHGFL_Technical to allow users to switch versions in their own time.
We will be enabling authentication from the 21st February.
Please make sure you have the relevant Username/Password configured for your install.
If you do not have a username/password please contact your local authority.