Security designed for virtual environments
We built Sophos Antivirus for vShield to work seamlessly with virtual platforms. Instead of installing a traditional antivirus agent on each virtual machine, we provide a lightweight, centralized scanner to secure all the guests on a host. This process gives you fast, effective protection with lower resource use and simpler management.
Real-time threat protection with automatic cleanup
Sophos Antivirus for vShield features an advanced cleanup capability. As soon as it detects malware, Sophos immediately quarantines the file. A cleanup agent is automatically deployed to the infected guest virtual machine to discover and remove all remnants of the threat both on the disk and in the memory. Once the cleanup is complete, you’ll receive a confirmation on Sophos Enterprise Console.
High performance, low impact
Sophos Antivirus for vShield outperforms not only traditional endpoint antivirus, but also competing virtualization security tools. In a head to head test, our efficient scanning engine and advanced clean-file caching produced 90% less impact on file server write throughput when compared with Trend Micro Deep Security and McAfee MOVE Agentless.
By taking full advantage of VMware's vShield Endpoint technology, Sophos Antivirus for vShield also eliminates scan storms and update storms—spikes in resource use caused by concurrent scans and updates.
Automatic protection, easy management
Sophos Antivirus for vShield automatically protects all supported guest virtual machines as soon as they come online. Create policies, view alerts, request scans, and generate reports for all your virtual systems from our intuitive management console.
You can use the on-premise Sophos Enterprise Console or Sophos Cloud web-based management console to manage all of your Sophos-protected workstations and physical servers, too.