We have added many additional security features to Sophos Firewall OS (SFOS) over the past few releases to ensure that your customers’ networks have optimal protection from the latest threats. This essential protection can only be maintained with regular updates to the latest software versions.
Based upon this, we have made some changes to our lifecycle policy for Sophos Firewall OS (SFOS) and are now announcing the End-of-Life date for some software versions:
With this change, we are announcing an end-of-life date of July 31, 2021, for:
In future, we will not announce the upcoming end-of-life dates for maintenance releases. The release of each new maintenance release will trigger the end-of life for a predecessor.
The currently supported software versions are published in our retirement calendar under:
The lifecycle policy can be found under:
Should you have any questions or need further help, please do not hesitate to reach out to your local Sophos team.
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We value your feedback and wanted to get your opinion on how frequently you think your customers should upgrade their firmware?
when looking at the supported hardware list, i can see that "XG" Appliances are marked with "Last Supported SF-OS SW Release = Latest V18" does this mean 18.5 will not be available for "XG" Appliances and is only reserved for "XGS".?
Or in other words, there will be 3 software trains in the future?
further mode i'm quite concerned about the new lifecycle strategy:
"We are making some changes to the lifecycle policy for Sophos Firewall OS (SFOS). For any maintained SFOS version, Sophos aims to support only the last two maintenance releases. "
Does this mean, if 18.0.6 comes out, 18.0.4 will be EoL ?
Imo. That is just ridiculous, absolutely no enterprise customer will deploy a product were software support is only guaranteed for a short term and frequent update is required to stay supported.
Likely it was APX320X, as this is more common question and the answer is no.
I could be mistaken though.
Very simple there is a post asking about the APX320 not the APX320x and the answer was no, but I can't find the thread.