Product Lifecycle Update – July 2022

ProductsSophos Product Lifecycle

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

Coming Soon

Sophos Cloud Native Security
Get comprehensive security and protection for your customers’ Windows and Linux Server workloads in the cloud — with the new Cloud Native Security Bundle combining Intercept X for Server with XDR and Cloud Optix. As customers migrate server workloads to cloud hosts or containers, they want a single integrated cloud security platform that provides comprehensive visibility, prioritized detections, and faster incident response time. To address this need, Sophos is introducing the Cloud Native Security bundle allowing you to provide complete multi-cloud and on-prem security coverage across environments, workloads, and identities at an attractive price. Find out more


What’s New

Sophos Firewall v19 MR1 Adds Support Requirement for Future Firmware Upgrades
Currently scheduled for July 19, 2022, the soft release of Sophos Firewall OS (SFOS) v19 MR1 introduces some changes to the scope of our support licensing and future access to firmware upgrades. There is no change for the approx. 80% of customers with a valid support subscription. While there is no immediate change for the remaining 20% who do not own support today, they will need to add support once they have used their three-free-upgrade allocation. Discover more

Change in Account Permissions Affecting Partner Central Firewall Management
The Sophos Central Partner Dashboard allows partners to set permissions per partner dashboard login, limiting which customer accounts these logins can interact with. Effective July 4, this restriction will be enforced on Firewall groups as it is with other global templates. Find out more

New 2.5G 24- and 48-Port Switches Now Available
After the launch of our first cloud-managed, network access layer switches in December 2021, we have now introduced two additional 2.5G models: CS210-24FP and CS210-48FP. Find out more 


Going Soon

Sophos Ideas Feature Request Portal
We will be retiring the legacy Sophos Ideas portal ( on July 26, 2022. In its place, we are introducing a new and more modern feature request process which allows us to capture feature requests and ideas directly in our existing Product Management planning tools. Learn more

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 Firewall XG 85(w), XG 105(w), and Sophos Firewall OS v17.5
As previously announced, the following products will reach their end-of-life date on August 17, 2022 and will no longer be supported: XG 85(w) hardware appliance, XG 105(w) hardware appliance and SFOS v17.5 for the before mentioned models. Learn more on migration paths

Sophos Authenticator (Android and iOS app versions)
We have announced a July 31, 2022 End-of-Life (EOL) date for both the Android and iOS app versions of this product.
Recommended alternatives:

Sophos XG Series hardware appliances
We continue to sell any available XG Series appliance beyond the March 31, 2022 end-of-sale date. Model availability will vary by region.   

  • All lifecycle milestones for the XG Series and related subscriptions are included in this article: Read more
  • Since April 1, 2022, you can no longer sell a 3-year subscription and any term sold must not extend beyond the March 31, 2025 EOL date. 

Sophos AP Series Access Points
The EOL for AP Series models is March 31, 2023.
The EOL for the following AP Series models has been extended from March 31, 2023 to December 31,2023:

  • AP 15/15C
  • AP 55/55C
  • AP 100/100C/100X

For further information to help you and your customers plan for this important lifecycle milestone, read this blog post.

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.

Sophos UTM Manager
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).