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Sophos has enabled an Early Access Program (EAP) that allows you to run the Sophos Central Endpoint protection client on macOS 11 (Big Sur).
The following steps will provide a short overview about how to setup the Sophos Endpoint Client. Please be aware that this setup is for the EAP and is supported through the Sophos Community only.
Now that you have enrolled in the EAP you will need to go through a few steps to register your Mac Endpoints into the program.
Be aware that an endpoint will not get the EAP software until it is registered.
Note: This is an EAP and PRODUCTION devices should NOT be enrolled in it.
This will render the correct policy and endpoint software to the target devices.
Note: EAP v10.0.2 has not been designed to support this new chip natively. Sophos plans to deliver support at a later time. The steps below are provided as-is and at your own risk.
For users wanting to test the EAP v10.0.2 with Apple's new M1 based chip, you will first need to install Rosetta 2.
How to install Rosetta 2
/usr/sbin/softwareupdate --install-rosetta --agree-to-license
Now you can install the EAP v10.0.2 by using Intel compatibility mode. For more details please see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211861
Stay tuned for more information regarding an official release.
Please make sure to visit our Recommended Reads section and reference the various How-to's and important information related to this EAP.