Product Lifecycle Update – October 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

Sophos Wireless

Sophos Wireless is now available to every Sophos Central customer, with no addition license required. Simply register your new or existing Sophos Access Points to benefit from the scalability and features of our cloud-managed Wi-Fi. Further details are available in this Partner News post.

Sophos XDR

Sophos XDR can now get data about your AWS cloud environment from Cloud Optix, giving you greater visibility of attacker tactics used in your environment. Find out more about Sophos XDR for AWS. 

Sophos Cloud Optix

The latest release from Sophos Cloud Optix includes a host of container security enhancements and support for AWS Redshift cloud data warehouse resources. View all the latest updates to Cloud Optix. 

Sophos Central Partner Dashboard

The product team launched a new Partner Dashboard in Sophos Central for all partners who manage customer firewalls – providing at-a-glance status of all firewalls under management with easy SSO drill-down to individual customer estates. It now offers a consistent experience between your high-level partner view and the individual customer account view. If you haven’t seen it, be sure to check out Sophos Central Firewall Management in your partner account. The team will continue to add additional information to this management view over time including ungrouped or unmanaged firewalls – coming soon.


Coming Soon

Sophos Firewall OS v19 with Xstream SD-WAN

The next release of SFOS brings a number of exciting features to Sophos Firewall including Xstream SD-WAN with sophisticated new multi-link performance probing, monitoring, and routing capabilities.  It also includes many VPN enhancements including Xstream FastPath Acceleration of IPsec and dramatic increases in SSL performance and capacity.  There’s also new search capabilities within the management console and a ton of other enhancements.  Early Access is expected to begin in October.

Sophos Central Management Features

You can look forward to several firewall central management features over the coming months including credential-free token registration of new firewalls, central rule pinning to protect firewall rules from local changes, API access to many management features, and additional enhancements to SD-WAN VPN Orchestration to support multi-tunnel redundancy and failover scenarios.  These features will be rolling out over the next few months.

Sophos ZTNA

Sophos Zero Trust Network Access had a successful first early access program and is now gearing up for release in December.  Sophos ZTNA makes secure remote access to corporate applications and data easy.  It’s a much better solution than remote access VPN, provides better security and micro-segmentation, and eliminates a potential attack vector for Ransomware.  Learn more about this new product at  Watch this space for news of the upcoming early access program.

Sophos Switch

From December, we’ll be launching the brand-new Sophos Switch Series.  These access layer switches will enable your entire network stack to be managed from a single-pane-of-glass in the cloud from Sophos Central. There will be 8, 24 and 48 port models with various options for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE). Watch out for more information on this exciting addition to our product portfolio very soon…


Going Soon

Sophos XG Series hardware appliances
The Sophos XG Series appliances have been our most successful to date. After the launch of the new XGS Series models, the XG Series have now entered their final sales quarter.
In contrast to other lifecycle announcements, we do not have a single end-of-sale date, but instead a ‘final sales quarter’. You can continue to sell the XG Series for as long as stocks last but no longer than Dec 31, 2021. See the Retirement Calendar for further details
Important Note: The actual end of sale date will vary by region (and model) and may not have been announced in some regions where we still have inventory. Please reach out to your local sales team for further information or guidance. 

Sophos Dynamic DNS service
The EOL is January 31, 2022 – Sophos Firewall continues to support a number of other Dynamic DNS providers that customers can utilize for this service.

PureMessage for Exchange
The EOL will be June 30, 2023 – there is no migration path.

PureMessage for Unix
The EOL will be June 30, 2023 – the migration path is Sophos Email.

Sophos Email Appliance 
The EOL will be June 30, 2023 – the migration path is Sophos Email.

Endpoint Protection, Server Protection and Enterprise Console products (standalone or managed on premises)
The EOL will be July 20, 2023 – the migration path is Intercept X Advanced or Intercept X Advanced for Server

Sophos Mobile (managed on premises)
The EOL will be July 20, 2023 – the migration path will be Sophos mobile managed in Sophos Central.

SafeGuard Enterprise
The EOL will be July 20, 2023 – the migration path will be Sophos Central Device Encryption.

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

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