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Antivirus - Sophos Endpoint Protection for Macintosh

Last Updated: 11/18/2015


OIT recommends the use of Sophos software for university-purchased Macintosh computers.

  Sophos Endpoint Protection
Cost: No cost.
Available For: Faculty, Staff, and student staff conducting official university business.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Intel-based Macs (32-bit and 64-bit)
Disk space
  • 150 MB free
  • 512 MB
Software Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or above
Installation and Configuration Before installing Sophos, other antivirus software must be uninstalled. To install Sophos, please refer to the documentation below.

Download and Install Sophos:

Before downloading and installing Sophos, you must first uninstall other antivirus software you may have on your Macintosh. Here are instructions for uninstalling former university-recommended antivirus software:

Install Sophos

  1. Go to 
  2. Log in with your CU Login Name and IdentiKey password.
  3. The file will download.
  4. Open the DMG file and run Sophos Installer.

*Note: Updates to the CU-Boulder provided Sophos software require an on campus connection to install. Off campus users can connect to the campus network by using the campus VPN service.