This article is for setting up Sophos for MacOS on university owned computers.


If your Sophos has a red exclamation point (!) icon you may need to allow the Sophos services within MacOS.

From the Apple menu in the top left of your mac, select System Preferences, then select Security & Privacy.

If the lock in the bottom left appears locked, click the icon and sign in.

Click the Details... button in the bottom right and then check any boxes to the left of the Sohpos options in the list and click the OK button.

Click the allow button on any subsequent Sophos related boxes that pop up on your screen.

After this, you can click the Sohpos icon in the top right and verify that is says "Your computer is protected".