Sophos Macos

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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 (Rosetta 2). Applies to the following Sophos product (s) and version (s).

Version 9.10.2

New features

  • When is macOS 11 support coming? The goal is to have macOS 11 support available to all customers by early March 2021. This includes support for both Sophos Central and Sophos Enterprise Console (SEC) managed devices. Brand new customers will have support from mid-February 2021.
  • Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Remove malware from a Mac If malware is detected on a computer and Sophos Anti-Virus reports that it must be cleaned up manually, a custom scan must be created. (Full details are given in the relevant section below.).

Support for macOS 11 Big Sur.

Updated components

The threat detection engine is 3.80.1

Resolved issues

Security improvements.

Version 9.10.1

New features

Mac

This release contains early access to a version of the endpoint software that supports macOS 11 Big Sur.

Updated components

The threat detection engine has been updated to 3.80.1.

Version 9.10.0

Updated components

The threat detection engine has been updated to 3.79.0

Resolved issues

Resolved issues for this release.
Issue IDDescription
MACEP-5389Resolved an issue with tabs opening slowly in Google Chrome.

Version 9.9.8

Mac

Resolved issues

Resolved issues for this release.
Issue IDDescription
MACEP-4973Resolved blank captive portal.

Version 9.9.7

Resolved issues

Resolved issues for this release.
Issue IDDescription
MACEP-4657Improved device control support for large capacity removable storage devices to ensure that they are blocked after restart.

Version 9.9.6

This release contains performance improvements.

Resolved issues

Resolved issues for this release.
Issue IDDescription
MACEP-4493Resolved an intermittent issue where web pages may fail to load.
MACEP-4600Improved memory usage when Threat Case creation is enabled.
MACEP-4602Resolved an issue with modified permissions on the man8 directory when using disk encryption.
MACEP-4606Improved support for macOS 10.15 Catalina when using MDM profiles.

Version 9.9.5

New features

  • This release contains improved support for macOS 10.15 Catalina.
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Version 9.9.4 Updated

New features

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  • This release contains support for macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • This release contains security and performance improvements.

Updated components

The threat detection engine version is 3.77.1. For information about the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.

Resolved issues

Resolved issues for this release.
Issue IDDescription
MACEP-4414Resolved an intermittent issue on macOS 10.14 Mojave where the Captive Network Assistant page could fail to load.
MACEP-4410Addressed CVE-2020-10947.

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Version 9.8.5

Resolved issues

Resolved issues for this release.
Issue IDDescription
MACEP-4314Resolved an issue in which Sophos Anti-Virus may incorrectly report successful updates as failures.

Version 9.8.4

Updated components

The threat detection engine has been updated to 3.76.0. For information about the changes to the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.

Resolved issues

Resolved issues for this release.
Issue IDDescription
MACEP-3604Resolved an issue on macOS 10.14 Mojave that prevented some customers from connecting to Wi-Fi networks that require a captive portal.

Version 9.8.2

Updated components

The threat detection engine has been updated to 3.75.0. For information about the changes to the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.

Resolved issues

Resolved issues for this release.
Issue IDDescription
MACEP-3668Resolved a rare kernel panic that can be caused when reading extended file attributes on APFS.
MACEP-3722Installer now provides links to online EULA and Privacy Policy.

Version 9.7.7

This release contains compatibility improvements.

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Updated components

The threat detection engine has been updated to 3.74.0.

Resolved issues

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Resolved issues for this release.
Issue IDDescription
MACEP-3454Resolved an issue where some systems may hang on boot with certain USB-C devices.

You can deploy an Sophos Firewall ISO image on a macOS server.

  1. Go to Sophos Firewall free trial and download the Sophos Firewall software (ISO) image on your computer.
  2. Insert a standard USB pen drive that has the specified minimum space. You will need the pen drive to install the ISO.
  3. To install the software on macOS, follow these steps:
    1. Open the disk utility included in macOS.
    2. Locate the pen drive.
    3. Go to Partitions, make the following changes and select Apply.
    4. Open a terminal window and go to the ISO location.
    5. To convert the ISO file into a new format, run the command:

      hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o sf.img.dmg SW-SFOS_15.01.0-376.iso

    6. The converted ISO will be renamed sf.img.dmg.
    7. Run the diskutil list and locate the path of the pen drive.
    8. To write the converted ISO to the pen drive, use the following command for reference:

      The pen drive’s path is /dev/disk9. Replace this with the path used on your computer.

      • The = path adds an r before the device path name. This is deliberate and enables RAW disk access. If you leave the r out, the process will be slower.
      • For the imaging to work on your system, you may need to run sudo dd <rest of command>.

      The process will take a few minutes. When the command prompt appears, you can remove the pen drive.

  4. To install Sophos Firewall on the server, follow these steps:
    1. For the pen drive to start, you may need to change the BIOS settings.
    2. Connect a monitor, keyboard, and a serial cable to the server.
    3. When the prompt to start installation appears, type y and press Enter.
    4. When installation is complete, remove the pen drive and restart the server. A first-time restart will take a few minutes.
      Sophos Firewall is installed as a software appliance.
  5. Configure Sophos Firewall.
    1. From the management device, go to https://172.16.16.16.
    2. Select Start to open the initial setup wizard and complete the basic configuration.
      Caution The wizard won't start if you've changed the default password from the CLI console.

Sophos Macos Big Sur

You need to activate and register Sophos Firewall.