Register and Update

About this task

The Email Appliance will now use the activation code to register with Sophos. Once registered, the Email Appliance is authorized to receive threat definitions and software updates.


  • To register the appliance:
    1. In the Activation code text box, enter the code provided by Sophos. (If you are installing the appliance as a 30-day trial, this text box is not displayed.)

    2. Click Register.
      If registration is successful, a message is displayed in the status bar.
    3. Click Next.
  • To get the latest threat definitions and software updates:
    1. Click Update.

      The progress bar is displayed while the update time is calculated. Once updating is complete, the Email Appliance will request a reboot.
    2. Click Reboot.

    3. Following the reboot, click Next to proceed to the wizard’s Clustering page.