11-05-2010 03:04 AM - edited 11-05-2010 03:05 AM
We introduced Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition due to the lack of high performance consumer Mac AV products on the market. While Sophos delivers protection for businesses, all business users are personal users and protecting their Macs at home is just as important.
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition is designed exclusively for home use. Use of the software on computers owned or managed by an organization is prohibited. This includes educational institutions and not for profit organizations requiring or recommending anti-malware protection for computers accessing their networks. Organizations needing anti-malware protection will benefit from all-in-one malware and data protection delivered in Sophos Endpoint Security and Control, including:
Sophos values our position as the only vendor 100% focused on delivering security to businesses and organizations, and we offer special pricing for non-profit and educational institutions. For more information on Endpoint Security and Control contact us.
11-05-2010 06:28 AM
What about for personal laptops that we also use to conduct academic research? It's not owned or managed by any organization but it is regularly present on a university campus.
11-05-2010 08:59 AM
The well-known academic lamentation - no insult or offence meant (I know how it is to bargain for academic discounts ... )
I think in your case This includes educational institutions and not for profit organizations requiring or recommending anti-malware protection for computers accessing their networks applies and I would interpret it as: If your institution won't provide you with a decent computer so you have to bring in your own and they don't
give a **bleep** care at all about protection then it might be acceptable use. In this case use your judgement and conscience.
P.S.: Oh, the preview shows that this forum thinks I've used offensive language so I edited it
11-07-2010 12:09 AM
… Use of the software on computers owned or managed by an organization is prohibited. This includes educational institutions and not for profit organizations requiring or recommending anti-malware protection for computers accessing their networks. …
Please, can you add that to the EULA?
02-10-2011 06:44 AM
02-10-2011 09:16 AM
Yes, so I think also. Therefore I had carried out a download of Anti-Virus ......(like above mentioned) at 19/01/2011 successful and I use itup today without problems. As pensioner i am out of business and I use my IMac at home and privatly only. Thats why I expeted according descriptions of sophos applicating Anti-Virus free of charge. A mail from 09/02/2011 however informed me, that within 10 daystime at 19/02/2011 the time of using that app (30 days) shall be finished, my current user name (5ZL89224) password will expire and automatic updates to my protection will be stopped. Why that? Where is the hidden remark I had to accept your act? Despite your general intention not to answer by mail in case of freeware etc. I hope getting a short note accordingly. gepinn1607
You appear to have downloaded the trial version of our Enterprise product... the free Home version is available here:
07-11-2011 04:10 PM
I believe this is expressly against the EULA which forbids use by businesses and/or organisations. Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition is for personal use only. This does allow you to run it on multiple computers in your home if those computers are all for personal use and not for use as part of a business.
The metric I personally use for "what constitutes home use" is: "Is this running on a computer that is claimed in any way for taxation or insurance purposes of a business or organisation? If not, it's home use". This is not a legal opinion however. This question gets murkier for shared use devices; if you're using a shared computer primarily as a home computer, but also using it for small business tasks (when you have another primary computer for business accounting/email/etc.) I don't have much of an answer either way.
12-10-2011 09:46 AM
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