Endpoint Security and Control: 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 R2 Not before 30th July 2024
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 2003/2003 R2 32 and 64 bit (SP1) 31st December 2015
Windows Server 2003/2003 R2 32 and 64 bit (SP2) Not before 31st January 2017
Windows 8/8.1 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) December 31st 2015
Windows XP (Service Pack 3) Not before December 31st 2016
Windows 2000 (Service Packs 3, 4) 31 December 2014
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 2014
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 10.8/10.9/10.10 No plans to retire
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7 31 October 2015.
Mac OS X 10.4/10.5 30 April 2014

Distributions supported Retirement of scanning capability
SAV for Linux v9
Asianux 3.0 Server 31 December 2015
CentOS 5.8+ 30 April 2017
CentOS 6.2+ No plans to retire
CentOS 7 No plans to retire
Debian 6 No plans to retire
Debian 7 No plans to retire
Linux Mint 17 30 April 2019
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
Oracle Linux 7 No plans to retire
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 - ES/AS
30 June 2013, with extended support* until 28 February 2016
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 - Server / Advanced Platform 31 March 2017
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 - Server No plans to retire
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 No plans to retire
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 31 July 2016
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0
No plans to retire
Turbolinux 11 Server 30 November 2015
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 30 April 2017
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 30 April 2019
Ubuntu 14.10 30 July 2015
Ubuntu 15.10 30 Jan 2016

Note:SAV for Linux versions 7 and 4 are now retired.
* 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.
** Free BSD 8.0 on Intel (i386 and amd64) will support SAV for Linux v 4 until 30 September 2015.


Managed by Sophos Enterprise Console: Sophos Anti-Virus for UNIX version 9

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

 

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 Retired
Free BSD 7.0 on Intel Retired
Free BSD 8.0 on Intel (i386 and amd64) 30 September 2015
HP-UX 11.0/11.11/11.22/11.23/11.31 on HP-PA Retired
HP-UX 11.22/11.23/11.31 on Itanium Retired
NetWare 5.1 Retired
Netware 6.5 Retired
OpenVMS 7.x on Alpha Retired
OpenVMS 8.2/8.3 on Itanium 2 Retired
Solaris 9 on Intel and SPARC Retired
Solaris 10 on Intel and SPARC Retired

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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