Product Lifecycle Update – June 2021

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Find out what’s new, what’s coming, and what’s going in our latest product life cycle report.

What’s New

XGS 4300, XGS 4500, XGS 5500, XGS 6500: 

The high-end 1U and 2U XGS Series hardware appliances are now available to order in some regions. 

Please refer to this post for further information on the expected availability dates by region.

Coming Soon

New license bundles for XG Series hardware, virtual and software-only deployments

The new Standard and Xstream Protection licensing bundles will be available to quote and order from July 1, 2021.

  • The new SKUs are included in the 2021-2.0 price list. 
  • We will keep you informed of any changes to the order date via the Partner News blog. 

License Migration for existing XG Series hardware, virtual and software-only customers

As part of the ongoing transition to the new licensing scheme for Sophos Firewall, existing customers with any the following SKUs will be migrated to the new scheme: 

  • TotalProtect 
  • TotalProtect Plus 
  • EnterpriseProtect 
  • EnterpriseProtect Plus 
  • FullGuard 
  • FullGuard Plus 
  • EnterpriseGuard 
  • EnterpriseGuard Plus 
  • Enhanced Plus Support 

Full details of the migration path will be communicated to partners and customers by email or via the local Sophos sales team from June 7, 2021. A Partner News post will be published in the w/c June 7, 2021, and details are also included in the SophSkills recording and What’s New video for the XGS Series launch which are available on the Partner Portal.

Going Soon

End of Sale for Central Endpoint Protection and Central Server Protection

From July 1, 2021, Central Endpoint Protection (CEP) and Central Server Protection (SVRC) sales will be limited to renewals only (no new sales). On the same date we are introducing Central Intercept X Essentials (CIXE) and Central Intercept X Essentials for Server (SVRCIXE) as alternative protection options.

See this Partner News post for further information.

Product End of Life (EoL) Migration Path
Prior Sophos (XG) Firewall License bundles 
July 30th 2021 As part of the ongoing transition to the new Sophos Firewall licensing schemethe following license SKUs have a final order date of July 30, 2021: 

  • TotalProtect 
  • TotalProtect Plus 
  • EnterpriseProtect 
  • EnterpriseProtect Plus 
  • FullGuard 
  • FullGuard Plus 
  • EnterpriseGuard 
  • EnterpriseGuard Plus 
  • Enhanced Plus Support 
  • In the future, please order an Enhanced to Enhanced Plus Upgrade 

Individual subscriptions are not affected, with the exception of Sandstorm Protection which has been renamed to Zero-Day Protection to reflect the enhanced threat intelligence features in SFOS. 

These changes are valid in combination with Sophos Firewall (SFOS) only and do not apply to Sophos UTM. 

Endpoint Protection, Server Protection and Enterprise Console products (standalone or managed on premises) July 20th 2023 Intercept X Advanced or Intercept X Advanced for Server
Sophos Mobile as a Service September 30th 2021 Sophos Mobile managed in Sophos Central
Sophos Mobile (managed on premises) July 20th 2023 Sophos mobile managed in Sophos Central
SafeGuard Enterprise July 20th 2023 Sophos Central Device
Legacy SATC Client July 31st 2021 Sophos Firewall and Intercept X for Server
PureMessage for Exchange June 30th 2023 There is no migration path.
PureMessage for Unix June 30th 2023 Sophos Email
Sophos Email Appliance June 30th 2023 Sophos Email
Reflexion Total Control  March 31st 2023  Sophos Email
Reflexion Archiving Lite  March 31st 2023  Sophos Email
Reflexion Total Encrypt  March 31st 2023  Sophos Email
SFOS v17.5 and older
SFOS b18.0 MR3 and older
July 31st, 2021 Latest SFOS MR

Abbreviation index: EoS = End of Sale, EoL = End of Life

Additionally, check out our Sophos Product Lifecycle page and Upcoming Training Courses.