“Sophos Antivirus” Discontinuations

Drawing of a cloud surrounded by lock, shield, and wifi symbol Copyright: © Freepik  

The company "Sophos" has discontinued the on-premises variants of its virus scanner and the management console "Sophos Enterprise Console" by July 20, 2023. Starting then, these products will no longer be provided with updates by the manufacturer.

The existing installations of "Sophos Antivirus" and the "Sophos Enterprise Console" must be replaced by the corresponding follow-up products by July 20, 2023, at the latest.

For RWTH institutions, a free migration to the cloud-based successor platform "Sophos Central" can take place. For private users, a free migration to "Sophos Home Premium" is possible within the framework of the NRW state license agreement.

Instructions on use and migration can be found on IT Center Help.