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Unity is focused on delivering the world’s best security solutions. We were recently announced as Sophos partner of the year in Ireland. As part of our commitment to providing the best security, we are announcing the latest lifecycle information for Sophos below.

In July 2020, Sophos announced the End of Sale (EOS) and End of Life (EOL) dates for several products. The PDF list here details the products included in the announcement of July 2020 with a reminder of their End of Life date and migration path.

Two products that Sophos is retiring are the Central Endpoint Protection (CEP) and Central Server Protection (SVRC) licenses. They will not be available to purchase newly from 1st July 2021. Licenses that are already purchased and mid-term will continue to be valid, and renewals can be carried out until they are automatically migrated (further details below).

Sophos is also introducing new Central Intercept X Essentials (CIXE) and Intercept X Essentials for Server (SVRCIXE) licenses.

This article provides information on these changes and any actions that may be required following this change.

Please click the link below if you require more detailed info.

License references:

  • Endpoint
    • CEP – Endpoint Protection
    • CIXE – Intercept X Essentials
    • CIXA – Intercept X Advanced
    • CIXAXDR – Intercept X Advanced + XDR
  • Server
    • SVRC – Server Protection
    • SRVCIXE – Intercept X Essentials for Server
    • SRVCIXA – Intercept X Advanced for Server
    • SRVCIXAXDR – Intercept X Advanced for Server + XDR

Available Features per license

Endpoint

Feature CEP CIXE CIXA CIXXDR
Web Control / Category-based URL blocking
Peripheral Control
Application Control
Data Loss Prevention
Web Security
Download Reputation
Deep Learning Malware Detection
Anti-Malware File Scanning
Live Protection
Pre-execution Behavior Analysis (HIPS)
Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) Blocking
Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
Runtime Behavior Analysis (HIPS)
Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI)
Malicious Traffic Detection (MTD)
Exploit Prevention
Active Adversary Mitigations
Ransomware File Protection (CryptoGuard)
Disk and Boot Record Protection (WipeGuard)
Man-in-the-Browser Protection (Safe Browsing)
Enhanced Application Lockdown
Threat Cases (Root Cause Analysis)
Deep Learning Malware Analysis
Advanced On-demand SophosLabs Threat Intelligence
Forensic Data Export
Live Discover (Cross Estate SQL Querying for Threat Hunting & IT Security) (Operations Hygiene)
SQL Query Library (pre-written, fully customizable queries)
Suspicious Events Detection and Prioritization
Fast Access, On-disk Data Storage (up to 90 days)
Automated Malware Removal
Synchronized Security Heartbeat
Sophos Clean
Remote Terminal Access (remotely investigate and take action)
On-demand Endpoint Isolation
Single-click “Clean and Block”
Managed from Sophos Central
Multiple policy support Base only
AD Sync
Early Access Programs
Controlled Updates

Server

Feature SVRC SVRCIXE SVRCIXA SVRCIXAXDR
Web Control / Category-based URL blocking
Peripheral Control
Application Control
Data Loss Prevention
Lockdown
File Integrity Monitoring (FIM)
Web Security
Download Reputation
Deep Learning Malware Detection
Anti-Malware File Scanning
Live Protection
Pre-execution Behavior Analysis (HIPS)
Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) Blocking
Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
Runtime Behavior Analysis (HIPS)
Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI)
Malicious Traffic Detection (MTD)
Exploit Prevention
Active Adversary Mitigations
Ransomware File Protection (CryptoGuard)
Disk and Boot Record Protection (WipeGuard)
Man-in-the-Browser Protection (Safe Browsing)
Enhanced Application Lockdown
Threat Cases (Root Cause Analysis)
Deep Learning Malware Analysis
Advanced On-demand SophosLabs Threat Intelligence
Forensic Data Export
Live Discover (Cross Estate SQL Querying for Threat Hunting & IT Security) (Operations Hygiene)
SQL Query Library (pre-written, fully customizable queries)
Suspicious Events Detection and Prioritization
Fast Access, On-disk Data Storage (up to 90 days)
Automated Malware Removal
Synchronized Security Heartbeat
Sophos Clean
Remote Terminal Access (remotely investigate and take action)
On-demand Endpoint Isolation
Single-click “Clean and Block”
Managed from Sophos Central
Multiple policy support Base only
AD Sync
Early Access Programs
Controlled Updates

 

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