Product Lifecycle Update – August 2022

ProductsSophos Product Lifecycle

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

What’s New

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. Find out more.

Sophos Firewall OS v19 MR1 is Now in Soft Release
Sophos Firewall OS v19, released in April, has been widely adopted by partners and customers looking to take advantage of its Xstream SD-WAN and VPN enhancements. The latest update, available now, makes it even better!
Find out more in the Partner News post
FAQs on the future Support requirement for firmware upgrades 

Sophos MDR 24/7 Protection for Microsoft Defender
Sophos MDR Advanced customers using Microsoft security solutions will love this free integration: 24×7 security monitoring, threat investigation, and response enabled for Microsoft Defender via Microsoft’s Graph Security API. Learn More

Going Soon

Sophos Firewall XG 85(w), XG 105(w), and Sophos Firewall OS v17.5
The end-of-life date for the XG 85 and 105 models is August 17, 2022. At the same time, v17.5 for those models also reaches its end of support/EOL date. Please ensure that you switch your customers to a supported model to maintain their current level of protection. Migration Path: XGS 86, 106 or higher. Learn more on migration paths

Sophos RED – Legacy Models
The EOL date for the legacy RED models is August 23, 2023. Migration Path: SD-RED 20/60.
Please ensure that your customers have a valid Network Protection subscription for the management and use of their RED/SD-RED devices.

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 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).