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Early Announcement of Sophos Lifecycle Milestones

Early Announcement of Sophos Lifecycle Milestones

Early Announcement of Sophos UTM and SG Series Lifecycle Milestones

Since the acquisition of Astaro in 2011, Sophos UTM has played a pivotal role in our success, paving the way for our firewall business today with over 600,000 installations.

In combination with the SG Series hardware, Sophos UTM has won countless awards, and sat solidly as a Leader for seven consecutive years in the now-retired Gartner Magic Quadrant for UTM.

But the firewall market has changed. Unified Threat Management as a concept has taken on a new form, first with the transition to Next-Generation Firewalls, and now the shift to more hybrid environments where everything is cloud-ready and APIs and services bring together on-premises and cloud infrastructures, systems, and threat intelligence. Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE, is evolving as an ecosystem in which the firewall is just one important element.

Sophos Firewall is ideally positioned to take us forward on this path. With management in Sophos Central and seamless integration with other products, such as Sophos Managed Detection and Response, it has evolved to become the firewall of choice for many new and existing customers. The latest XGS Series hardware, and the most recent releases and architecture changes, have accelerated our platform to new levels, making Sophos Firewall not only an ideal choice for our UTM/SG customers, but also to continue our journey to excellence in network security.

This communication is to provide advance notice of the lifecycle milestones for Sophos UTM and the SG Series hardware which will come into effect later this year.

At this time, Sophos UTM on AWS is explicitly excluded from these changes.

Sophos Firewall has benefited from the constant feedback and deep knowledge of the Sophos UTM community, and we hope to continue that dialogue with you.

Existing customers can continue to use the product until the end of support and end-of-life in mid-2026, and can renew their contract up to that date, but not beyond. An SG Migration offer is available in most regions with attractive discounts for both hardware and software for existing SG customers who move over to Sophos Firewall and the XGS Series. While we would highly recommend that you do a fresh installation as part of any migration, we can provide support during the configuration migration process. Further information is available from your provider.

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