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macOS 11 Big Sur (previously known as 10.16)


This article provides information about support for macOS 11 Big Sur.

Endpoint Protection does not support macOS 11 (Big Sur) yet. Please do not upgrade until we announce that we support it. We will have an Early Access Program (EAP) available soon.

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Central Mac Endpoint,
Sophos Enterprise Console Managed - Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X,
Central Device Encryption for Mac

Operating systems
macOS 11 "Big Sur"

Support for macOS 11

Apple macOS 11 will be released on the 12th November, it is not supported for Endpoint Protection by Sophos yet.

We plan to create an EAP in Central to test this release soon, please check in the Early Access Programs area in Central.

Central Device Encryption (CDE) for Mac version 1.5.3 supports macOS 11 Big Sur. This was rolled out recently but bear in mind that if you use both Endpoint and CDE you will still need to wait before upgrading to Big Sur.

On-premise customers will also get a version of endpoint protection that is supported on macOS 11 but will not have access to an EAP or Preview ahead of full support.

ARM-based CPUs are not currently supported. They require macOS 11 and additional testing and requirements. Sophos will support ARM-based CPUs, however, the details of that support will be provided at a later date.

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