Sophos enterprise solutions updating
SUM does not support SAV9 and so far Sophos have shown no interest in providing an updated version.
Sophos do provide a standalone installer for SAV9 which will automatically if needed uninstall SAV8 and replace it with SAV9, and this installer can be pre-configured with the credentials needed to get updates directly from Sophos' servers.
Update - SAV 9.2.x now stores the auto-update credentials outside the Sophos installer application in a separate folder.
This means I had to modify my script to copy both the installer application and this folder, I did this by putting both the Sophos installer and their settings folder inside another folder.
Sophos have provided a Mac version of their Anti-Virus software for a long time and uniquely also used to provide a Mac tool for providing an internal corporate deployment and update service for this.
This tool was called 'Sophos Update Manager' (SUM) it did two things.
I have therefore taken his script and enhanced it so that it works for both the free home edition and also the paid-for official SAV9 standalone installer.See might think therefore that all one needs to do is download the standalone SAV9 installer, pre-configure it as per the above article and then deploy it to all your Macs.