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Install Sophos Central Endpoint (macOS)

In this article, we will show you how to install Sophos Central Endpoint Protection on your Mac.

ImportantUnlike Intercept X, Sophos Central Endpoint cannot be installed alongside any other third-party antivirus such as Symantec, Kaspersky, Intego, Bitdefender, Trend Micro and others. It is therefore mandatory to uninstall the existing antivirus before installing Sophos Central Endpoint.


  • macOS 10.9+
  • Sophos Central Account
  • Admin rights on the Mac
  • No other antivirus installed
  • Internet connection

Install Sophos Endpoint Protection

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1. log in to the Sophos Central account

Contact us at https://central.sophos.com on the Sophos Central Admin.

2. download installer

Click in the Sidebar to the menu item Protect Devices. In the section Endpoint Protectionyou will find the complete Endpoint Installer with the name Download Complete macOS Installer. Since you do not want to install the whole package, but only the Endpoint Protection, click below on Choose Components.... Make sure that you have only checked Endpoint Protection and then click on Download installer.

ImportantThe complete macOS installer includes Endpoint Protection and Intercept X. If you want to install only the Endpoint Protection, or only Intercept X, click on Choose Components....

3. run installer

Next, you can start the Sophos Central Endpoint setup. An Internet connection is required.

ImportantMake sure that no other antivirus is installed on the Mac before running the Sophos Endpoint Protection setup.

4. check installation

If the installation was successful, the computer is now protected and listed in Sophos Central. To check this, you can go to the Sidebar to the menu item Endpoint Protection click and then Computer select

ImportantYou must never simply delete computers from Sophos Central until the software has been uninstalled on the Mac in question. The software is protected by tamper protection. To remove this protection, it is essential to link to Sophos Central.

5. assign license to correct user

If there is already a user in Sophos Central for this Mac account where the endpoint was installed, you can now assign the license to this user. How to do this is explained in this Instruction.

Install Endpoint Protection together with Intercept X

If you want to install the Endpoint Protection including Intercept X, you can go directly to Download Complete macOS Installer click.

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