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Big Sur system updates slow down with Sophos Endpoint

Hey guys,

Sophos Endpoint slows down the system update tremendously, can you observe the same? Do you have a solution for this?
Big Sur 11.3 or 11.3.1 to 11.4 / Sophos Endpoint 10.0.4 or 10.1.0 / same results. Deleting Sophos speeds up the system update.

Thanks in advance,

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