We have recently performed work to update older product trials (also known as virtual licenses) of our server protection in Sophos Central. To ensure affected customers have the time they need to test our latest advanced server protection features we have extended all Intercept X Advanced for Server trials until August 8, 2020 at the earliest and September 4, 2020 at the latest.
Note: Evaluation licenses are still applied in certain circumstances. The following information does not apply to these licenses.
The licensing page in Sophos Central shows which products you are trialing and are licensed for. This article explains how to find it. These older trials were previously listed as an ‘Evaluation’. They will now appear as a ‘Trial’ under license type.
Trial end dates are staggered. The earliest end date will be August 8, 2020 and the final end date will be September 4, 2020.
When the trial ends any unlicensed software will be removed. For example, if a customer has a license for Central Server Protection and is trialing Intercept X Advanced for Server, when the trial expires all Intercept X Advanced for Server functionality will be removed. Licensed software (Central Server Protection in this example) is unaffected. Please see the technical section of this article for more details.
Affected customers with licenses for Central Server Protection, Intercept X (all versions) and Central Endpoint Protection have been trialing Intercept X Advanced for Server.
Intercept X Advanced for Server provides advanced protection against ransomware, the latest malware, and fileless attacks, regardless of whether your servers are on-premises, virtual, or in the cloud.
Additionally, you can choose to add functionality to your current trial by selecting Intercept X Advanced for Server with EDR. Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) gives you detailed visibility across your estate, both when hunting threats and performing IT operations hygiene. Learn more.
Intercept X Advanced for Server builds upon Central Server Protection’s strong foundation, adding powerful anti-ransomware capabilities, further protections against advanced memory based and active adversary threats, and deep learning AI that excels at detecting and blocking never-seen-before threats. It also includes options for granular EDR visibility and a managed service option (Sophos MTR) run by Sophos’ own cybersecurity experts. Please see this guide for a detailed feature comparison.
Please speak to your Sophos Partner who can help with purchasing the correct license.
This article explains how to find licensing information in your Sophos Central account. Previously virtual licenses were displayed as an ‘Evaluation’ under license type:
With the migration of these older trials to Sophos Central trials, license type has changed from ‘Evaluation’ to ‘Trial’ and the date updated:
Note: A further check will be made as part of the migration to check for any servers that have not communicated with Sophos Central for the previous 30 days. If ALL protected servers have not communicated with Sophos Central for the previous 30 days this will be classed as an unlicensed setup and will trigger an automatic removal of the Sophos software. If one of these servers subsequently comes back online the Sophos software will then be removed
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