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This article applies to macOS customers using Apple M1 Chip systems.  

Apple has released M1 Chip (ARM) equipped computers, which bring significant architecture changes (known as Apple Silicon). Among them, these devices will run (at minimum) macOS11  Big Sur, and handle tasks differently than previous Apple systems.

Those hardware and OS changes also modify how software works on these devices, which requires developers to transition their apps to “Universal versions”. 

Compatibility and installation steps

Apple offers a way for users to run applications that are not native to M1 chips, by using their new translation feature called “Rosetta 2”.

Sophos Home is currently almost 100% native on M1 chips, please see:  Mac 10.1.4 – Sept 22, 2021 

Steps related to how to install Sophos Home on M1 devices
Support for macOS 11 – Big Sur

Sophos Home – macOS Monterey Support 

Known issues/changes

  • When installing Sophos Home for the first time, users will be required to install Rosetta in order to handle the few components that are still transitioning to native M1 mode.  Once the product is 100% native, this requirement will be removed –
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  • Webcam protection will display “Camera Active”, even when no camera actions are being performed if running macOS 11 Big Sur.
  • Webcam protection will not trigger an alert if using macOS 12, Monterey.
  • In some cases, users may see a message stating  “Using Significant Energy: “Sophos Scan”” this could occur during scans.
Discover More help  Locating the Sophos Home version

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

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