This article provides information on the retirement of platforms and operating systems that are supported by Sophos Endpoint Security and Control.
Retirement is when all urgent software fixes, protection updates and support will end. The date shown is the last date for support. Generally, there will be no software changes made in the preceding three months before retirement. For example, a retirement date of 30 June 2013 will have its last software engine update in late March / early April of 2013. Protection updates (e.g. Identity files or IDE Files) will continue to be provided until 30 June 2013.
Maintenance is when feature development of Sophos Anti-Virus for the operating system will end. Maintenance will end 12 months before the retirement date.
NOTE 1: When extended support is offered, updates may continue for a short period to enable customers to transition to the extended versions. During this period, support is only available to customers with extended support contracts.
NOTE 2: For Sophos Central customers who are directed to this article from an 'Unsupported operating system alert', see Sophos Central Admin - Unsupported Operating System Alerts.
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Sophos Antivirus for Linux – Notes:
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