Product Lifecycle Update – December 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 Firewall OS v18.5 MR2 Now Available

Sophos Firewall OS v18.5 MR2 is now available and includes a number of great features enhancements, security and performance optimizations, and field reported fixes. Discover more


Coming Soon

Sophos Firewall v19 With Xstream SD-WAN

Sophos Firewall OS v19 includes several new and exciting SD-WAN capabilities including SD-WAN profiles with multi-gateway support and performance SLA link selection, as well as performance monitoring tools, SD-WAN logging, and much more.

Xstream FastPath Acceleration of IPsec VPN tunnel traffic will also be part of SFOS v19 and is still being finalized for inclusion in the next EAP phase. Discover more


Sophos Switch

The first eight models of the Sophos Switch Series will be available from December 16, 2021. These new access layer switches are the perfect addition to any firewall or Wireless project, giving you the full network stack from a single vendor and all managed in Sophos Central.

Initial quantities in December will be limited until further shipments are received from January.

Further information is available on the Partner Portal. The web pages are scheduled to go live by December 16.


Sophos ZTNA

The Sophos ZTNA early access program will give you a head start on the new year while also helping make this release the best it can be.

Sophos ZTNA offers a number of compelling advantages over other ZTNA solutions on the market:

  • It’s managed from Sophos Central – the most trusted cybersecurity cloud management platform
  • It’s integrated with Sophos Intercept X – the world’s best next-gen endpoint protection offering you a single client solution if using both products
  • It utilizes Synchronized Security – the best cross-product threat detection and response system that automates your protection
  • It provides the best end-to-end protection – for your users, applications, network, and endpoints.

Sign up today for the EAP and get started providing secure access to your applications.


Sophos Email Mailflow

All customers and partners using Sophos Email with Office 365 can now integrate directly with Office 365 for inbound and outbound email protection without the need to redirect their Mail Exchange (MX) records. Join the Sophos Email Mailflow Early Access Program (EAP) from Sophos Central to get started. Discover more


Going Soon

Sophos XG Series hardware appliances

We are extending the lifecycle milestones for XG Series hardware and subscriptions and will continue to sell any available XG Series models until March 31, 2022, where available.

Special offers are currently available for these hardware models. Reach out to your local Sophos sales team or distributor for further details.

Important Note: The actual end of sale date will vary by region (and model). Please reach out to your local sales team for further information or guidance.


Sophos UTM Manager (SUM)

On January 31, 2022, we plan to stop the distribution of the Sophos UTM Manager (SUM) and have announced a December 31, 2022 End-of-Life date for this product. Further details are available in these Knowledgebase articles: English KBAGerman/Deutsch KBA

Sophos SSL VPN Client for Windows 

On January 31, 2022 the Sophos SSL VPN Client for Windows will be end-of-life and no longer supported in favour of the new and enhanced Sophos Connect VPN Client or Sophos ZTNA (Zero Trust Network Access) product.

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.