Sophos Endpoint Protection: retirement calendar for supported platforms and operating systems

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This article provides information on the retirement of platforms and operating systems that are supported by Sophos Endpoint Security and Control. To find out more about retirements, see the Related Information section at the bottom of this article.

Retirement is when all urgent software fixes, protection updates and support will end. The date shown is the last date for support. Generally there will be no software changes made in the preceding three months. For example, a retirement date of 30 June 2013 will have the last software engine update in late March / early April 2013. Protection updates (e.g. IDE files) will continue to be provided until 30 June 2013.

Maintenance is when feature development of Sophos Anti-Virus for these operating systems will end.

Maintenance will end 12 months before the Retirement date shown



Operating systems Retirement
Windows Server 2012 Not before 30th July 2024
Windows Server 2008 R2 Not before 30th July 2021
Windows Server 2008 Not before 30th July 2021
Windows Server 2003 (pre-SP1) 31 May 2014
Windows Server 2003 (SP1 and later) and 2003 R2 (32-bit/64-bit) Not before 31st January 2017
Windows 8 Not before 30th July 2024
Windows 7 Not before 30th July 2021
Windows Vista Not Before 31st October 2018
Windows XP (Service Pack 1 and 1a) April 30th 2014
Windows XP (Service Pack 2 and 3) Not before December 31st 2016
Windows 2000 (Service Packs 3, 4) 31 December 2013 for the following licenses and for any customer with a license starting in June 2013 or later:
Sophos Anti-Virus – Business
Sophos Endpoint Protection - Business
Sophos Anti-Virus – Small Business Edition (SBE)
Sophos Computer Security – Small Business Edition (SBE)
Sophos Security Suite – Small Business Edition (SBE)

31 December 2014 for all other licenses using Endpoint version 10.0.x only. See knowledgebase article Endpoint support for Windows 2000 and IA-64 Itanium for more information.

Windows 95 (OSR2) 31 October 2012
Windows 98 (SE) 31 October 2012
Windows NT4 (Service Pack 6a) 31 December 2011
IA-64 Itanium (all Windows Operating Systems) 31 December 2013 for the following licenses and for any customer with a license starting in June 2013 or later:
Sophos Anti-Virus – Business
Sophos Endpoint Protection - Business
Sophos Anti-Virus – Small Business Edition (SBE)
Sophos Computer Security – Small Business Edition (SBE)
Sophos Security Suite – Small Business Edition (SBE)

31 December 2014 for all other licenses using Endpoint version 10.0.x only. See knowledgebase article Endpoint support for Windows 2000 and IA-64 Itanium for more information.

VMware ESX Server 3.0/3.5 No plans to retire
VMware vSphere 4.0 No plans to retire
VMware Workstation 5.0 No plans to retire
VMware Server 1.0 No plans to retire
Hyper-V No plans to retire
Citrix XenServer No plans to retire

Operating systems Retirement
Mac OS X 10.8/10.9 No plans to retire
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7 Not before 31 October 2015. Limited support from 31 October 2014. See article 112580 for more info.
Mac OS X 10.4/10.5 30 April 2014

Distributions supported Retirement of scanning capability
SAV for Linux v9 SAV for Linux v7 SAV for Linux v4
Asianux 2.0 Server Retired Retired Retired
Asianux 3.0 Server 31 December 2015 30 November 2013 30 April 2014
CentOS 5.8+ No plans to retire n/a n/a
CentOS 6.2+ No plans to retire n/a n/a
Miracle Linux 4.0 Retired Retired Retired
Novell Open Enterprise Server 1.0 Retired Retired Retired
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2.0 31 January 2015 30 November 2013 30 April 2014
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 No plans to retire - -
Oracle Linux 5.8+ 30 March 2017 - -
Oracle Linux 6.2+ No plans to retire - -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Not supported Retired Retired
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 - ES/AS
30 June 2013, with extended support* until 28 February 2015 - 30 June 2013, with extended support* until 30 April 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 - Server / Advanced Platform 31 March 2017 30 November 2013 30 April 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 - Server No plans to retire 30 November 2013 30 April 2014
SUSE Linux Professional 9.1 / 9.2 / 9.3 /10 /10.1 Not supported Retired Retired
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.0 30 September 2013 (Not supported on v9.2+) 30 September 2013 30 September 2013
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 31 July 2016 30 November 2013 30 April 2014
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0 SP1/2
No plans to retire 30 November 2013 30 April 2014
Turbolinux 10 Server 30 June 2013 (Not supported on v9.2+) 30 June 2013 30 September 2013
Turbolinux 11 Server 30 November 2015 30 November 2013 30 April 2014
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server Edition 30 September 2013 30 September 2013 30 September 2013
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server Edition 30 April 2015 30 November 2013 30 April 2014
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server Edition 30 April 2017 30 November 2013 Not supported
IA-64 Itanium (all Linux Distributions) Not supported Not supported 30th September 2014

* Extended support provides ongoing security updates and fixes for critical security issues only. No other code changes specific to that platform will be done during the period.


Managed by Sophos Enterprise Console: Sophos Anti-Virus for UNIX versions 7 and 9

Operating systems supported SAV version 9 retirement SAV version 7 retirement
AIX 5.3 TL8+ Retired Retired
AIX 6.1/7.1 No plans to retire 30 November 2013
HP-UX 11.23 31 December 2015 30 November 2013
HP-UX 11.31 on Itanium No plans to retire 30 November 2013
Solaris 9 on SPARC and Intel 31 October 2014 30 November 2013
Solaris 10/11 on SPARC and Intel No plans to retire 30 November 2013

 

Unmanaged by Sophos Enterprise Console: Sophos Anti-Virus for UNIX/Netware/OpenVMS version 4

Operating systems supported SAV version 4 retirement
AIX 5.3 TL8+ on Power PC Retired
AIX 6.1 on Power PC 30 April 2014 (Free upgrade to v9)
Free BSD 7.0 on Intel (i386) 30 September 2014
Free BSD 8.0 on Intel (i386) 30 September 2015
HP-UX 11.0/11.11/11.22/11.23/11.31 on HP-PA 31 December 2013
HP-UX 11.22/11.23/11.31 on Itanium 30 April 2014 (Free upgrade to v9)
NetWare 5.1 Retired
Netware 6.5 30 September 2013 with extended support* to 30 April 2014
OpenVMS 7.x on Alpha 30 September 2013
OpenVMS 8.2/8.3 on Itanium 2 30 September 2013
Solaris 9 on Intel and SPARC 30 April 2014 (Free upgrade to v9)
Solaris 10 on Intel and SPARC 30 April 2014 (Free upgrade to v9)

Extended support provides ongoing security updates and fixes for critical security issues only. No other code changes specific to that platform will be done during the period.

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