Product Lifecycle Update – March 2022

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

Coming Soon

Sophos Firewall OS v19 Early Access Program 2
This latest v19 build includes Xstream FastPath Acceleration of IPsec VPN traffic. This new enhancement adds to the Xstream SD-WAN capabilities by providing a huge performance boost! Join the Early Access Program

What’s New

Intercept X: Enhanced Performance and Protection Updates
Intercept X and Intercept X for Server customers will soon see significant performance and protection enhancements. This functionality rewrite includes reduced footprint, AI-first protection and more. See Updates

Enhanced Email Protection Now Ready to Sell
Sophos Email has taken a major leap forward, adding the ability to directly integrate with Microsoft 365 via Mailflow Rules, plus S/MIME encryption and sender authentication to protect customers from man-in-the-middle attacks. See Updates

Going Soon

Sophos Firewall OS v18.0 (SFOS)
SFOS v18.0 is scheduled to become end-of life at the end of July 2022. This early announcement is intended to give you sufficient time to plan your upgrade to a newer version. Devices must be updated to a more recent firmware release before the EOL date. Discover more

Sophos XG Series hardware appliances
The end-of-sale date for any available XG Series appliances has been extended until March 31, 2022. Model availability will vary by region. All lifecycle milestones for the XG Series and related subscriptions have been extended by one quarter. From April 1, 2022 you will still be able to order XG Series hardware for as long as stocks last, however, 3-year subscription SKUs will no longer be orderable. Read more in this article

Sophos UTM Manager (SUM)
The distribution of the Sophos UTM Manager (SUM) has been stopped and the End-of-Life date for this product is on December 31, 2022. All existing licenses have been extended to December 31, 2025 and the extended license can be obtained via the myUTM Licensing Portal. How to get an extended license (EN)

Old IPsec VPN Client
We are announcing the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the old Sophos IPsec VPN client for Windows. Discover more

  • End-of-Sale: March 31, 2022 
  • End-of-Life: March 31, 2023 
  • Migration Path: Sophos Connect 

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 is Sophos Mobile managed in Sophos Central.

SafeGuard Enterprise
The EOL will be July 20, 2023 – the migration path is 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.