Sophos For Mac Big Sur

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Is macOS 11 supported?
Yes. Roll-out has successfully completed for Sophos Central and Sophos Enterprise Console (SEC). All customers have received the updated version that supports macOS 11 natively. No customer action is required unless they have devices with M1 processors which require Rosetta 2 to be installed.

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Are M1 Processors supported for macOS 11?
M1 processors are currently supported with Rosetta 2. Customers that have M1 processor devices and are running macOS 11 will need to install Rosetta 2 in order to use Sophos Endpoint products. They do not need to join the early access program.

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 12 th November, it is not supported for Endpoint Protection by Sophos yet. This version introduces support for macOS 11 Big Sur. Version 1.5.2 New features. Added support for Secure Enclave (iMac 2019 and MacBook Air 2019). Discontinued support for macOS 10.12.x. Unsupported file system warning messages (for example a Linux partition) are now reported only once in Sophos.

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Rosetta 2 should automatically prompt for installation if it isn’t already in use on the device. If not, manual installation is straightforward. See KBA39501 for further detail.

Sophos For Mac Big Sur
  1. This article provides information about support for macOS 11 Big Sur. Sophos Central: Version 10.0.4 and above include full support for Big Sur, and support for M1 processors via emulation (Rosetta 2). On Premise (SEC): Sophos Anti-virus for MacOS version 9.10.2 and above have full support for Big Sur, and support for M1 processors via emulation.
  2. On sophos KB I read to update the agent from v2.2.9 to v10, but before the upgrade to Big Sur I couldn't find any v10. Automatic updates didn't work, I always had v2.2.9. Our mistake, we shouldn't have upgraded. But Sophos had months to prepare for this moment with the Big Sur beta, I don't understand.

Sophos For Mac Big Sur

What is Rosetta 2?
Rosetta 2 is a commonly used tool that enables a Mac with Apple silicon to use apps built for a Mac with an Intel processor. For more information, please refer to

Will there be a performance difference when using Rosetta 2?
Native support using the full power and performance of the Apple hardware will always be faster than using Rosetta 2. For normal business users there should not be any discernible difference. For heavy users of disk or CPU (for example: video editing, heavy photoshop usage, compiling) they will notice a difference in performance.

When will M1 processors be natively supported?
An early access program for native Apple M1 processor support is planned to start in April.

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Key link: KBA on Big Sur and M1 support