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Applies to: Sophos Home Premium and Free (Mac)

This article provides information on the soft retirement of Sophos Home for Mac on systems running the following macOS versions

  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra 
  • macOS 10.11 El Capitan 

What does soft retirement mean?

Soft retirement means that there will be no software updates for Macs running macOS versions older than 10.14 (Mojave),  but they will still get virus definition updates.

  • macOS 10.13  High Sierra will not receive Sophos Home software updates after September 15th, 2021, and the installer will no longer be available for download, except via Sophos Home Dashboard (for existing Premium users).
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra will not receive Sophos Home software updates after December 1st, 2020, and the installer will no longer be available for download.
  • macOS 10.11 El Capitan will not receive Sophos Home software updates after Oct 31st, 2019, and the installer will no longer be available for download.

End of support for OS X High Sierra

Sophos Home ended support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra on September 15th, 2021. Sophos Home endpoints running on these versions of macOS will no longer receive new features, bug fixes, protection updates and customer support (including the ability to re-install the software- as the download is no longer available) .

The last security update from Apple for macOS 10.13 High Sierra was in November 20th 2020. While Apple continues to provide security updates for more recent versions of macOS, these updates are no longer provided for macOS 10.13.

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It is best recommended to stay updated on all operating system and security updates to best protect your system. Therefore, if you are currently still running macOS 10.13 High Sierra, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of macOS. This will ensure that you receive the latest security and system updates, and continue to enjoy the best protection from Sophos Home.

End of support for OS X Sierra

Sophos Home ended support for macOS 10.12 Sierra on December 1st, 2020. Sophos Home endpoints running on these versions of macOS will no longer receive new features, bug fixes, protection updates and customer support (including the ability to re-install the software- as the download is no longer available) .

The last security update from Apple for macOS 10.12 Sierra was in September 26th 2019. While Apple continues to provide security updates for more recent versions of macOS, these updates are no longer provided for macOS 10.12.

It is best recommended to stay updated on all operating system and security updates to best protect your system. Therefore, if you are currently still running macOS 10.12 Sierra, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of macOS. This will ensure that you receive the latest security and system updates, and continue to enjoy the best protection from Sophos Home.

End of support for OS X El Capitan

Sophos Home ended support for macOS 10.11 El Capitan on October 31, 2019. Sophos Home endpoints running on these versions of macOS will no longer receive new features, bug fixes, protection updates and customer support (including the ability to re-install the software- as the download is no longer available) .

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The last security update from Apple for macOS 10.11 El Capitan was in July 2018. While Apple continues to provide security updates for more recent versions of macOS, these updates are no longer provided for macOS 10.11 El Capitan.

It is best recommended to stay updated on all operating system and security updates to best protect your system. Therefore, if you are currently still running macOS 10.11 El Capitan, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of macOS. This will ensure that you receive the latest security and system updates, and continue to enjoy the best protection from Sophos Home.

Related information

Source : Official Sophos Brand
Editor by : BEST Antivirus KBS Team

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