This article provides information on the retirement of Mobile products. To find out more about the retirement of supported platforms and operating systems, see the Related Information section at the bottom of this article.
Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s) Mobile ControlSophos Mobile Encryption for iOSSophos Mobile Encryption for AndroidSophos Mobile Security for AndroidMobile Control as a Service
Maintenance stop is when development will no longer provide software fixes for this version.
Support stop is when Sophos Support on this product version will end
The mobile area is very agile and the release cycles are driven by the respective mobile platforms. Therefore the lifecycle of the mobile products is shorter than usual for Sophos products. To provide an idea of the lifecycle planning, please look at the general rules described below.
Only the latest version of SMC and SMC SaaS will be updated to become compatible to updates of the mobile OS (e.g. iOS 7 to iOS 8). It is recommended to upgrade early to new versions to plan for it.
In general, only versions on the latest patch level will receive maintenance. We will not provide hotfixes or patches for previous versions.
Maintenance is defined by the later date of these two rules:
Support is defined by the later date of the two rules:
Support is defined by the later date of these two rules:
Note: This also applies for apps downloaded directly from MySophos
In the time frames defined above as Support time, the compatibility will be maintained
All dates are to be read as the month's end.
* For all customers on SMC 3.0 and below Support end is March 31st 2015.
As SMC as a Service is managed by Sophos, we do not provide an lifecycle data. The SMC as a Service instances get updated within 4 weeks after any SMC release latest. The updates and maintenance details are published here.
All dates are to the month end
Product and Platform Retirements: All Sophos Products Product and Platform Retirements: Sophos products that have been retired
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