rumors of Heartbeat disabled for Windows Server 2012 R2 - true?


I just read this article:

saying a customer found out tha his Windows 2012 R2 Servers no longer send their heartbeat status to the XG/S Firewall after Sophos disabled that feature.

Sounds serious.

Can Sophos confirm that is true?

I cannot report this from our side - our 2012 R2 machines have heartbeat -  but the reason may be that the relevant updates have not yet been pushed by central in our region.

Looking forward to your answers on that thing.


I want to add: the blog post is a bit mixed up - writing of SATC, User authentication and heartbeat things. SATC has been replaced by Intercept-X - I know.

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[edited by: Qoosh at 11:59 PM (GMT -8) on 12 Dec 2022]