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The state of NRW has obtained a state license for the anti-virus program Sophos. This license includes the following products:

  • Sophos Antivirus / Sophos Antivirus Interface
  • Sophos Pure Message Antivirus, Anti-Spam and Extended Policy Module
  • MailMonitor
  • Sophos Client Firewall

Prices and order

The software is paid for from central funds of the university. For further information please contact imt(at)uni-paderborn(dot)de.

Terms of use

The software may also be used privately by employees and students as long as they are employed or studying at the University of Paderborn.

How to get the anti-virus software for Windows, macOS or Linux:

Installation instructions

Detailed information on installation under Windows, macOS or Linux can be found in the right-hand column "Further information:".

Information for administrators

You will need the user ID and password for the Sophos download area In 'setups' you will find the latest Sophos client versions for Windows, Linux and Mac. These are not special IMT or university versions, but the versions generally distributed by Sophos. You will also find the latest virus updates for Sophos there.

The update server from which the Sophos client updates regularly must be accessible only with a user ID and password. The university has committed itself to this in the contract.

You can manually download the latest virus updates from as an executable or zip file, but the automatic updating only works via the university server.

It is no problem to use your personal identification for updates on several computers. However, if you would like to have your own ID, e.g. for pool rooms, it is best to send an e-mail to imt(at)uni-paderborn(dot)de. We will then send you a user ID and password.

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