SafeGuard Enterprise 7.0 release notes

Sophos recommends that customers always apply the latest version and patches of SafeGuard Enterprise to ensure that they have latest in functionality, performance and security.

New in SafeGuard Enterprise Service Release 7.0.3

The Windows Client Patch 1804 addresses some security issues with SafeGuard Enterprise Client 7.0, 7.0.1, and 7.0.2 for Windows 10, which theoretically could be used to obtain local privilege escalations.

For more information, refer to Windows Client Patch 1804 for SafeGuard products.

Additionally the following issues have been fixed:

  • Various hotfixes for SafeGuard file filter driver
  • Compatibility issue with current version of Sophos Endpoint Security

Note that this patch can be used for all SafeGuard Enterprise Client 7.0 Releases (7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2).

We recommend that you install the latest Windows security patches on your clients before installing the SafeGuard client security patch. For clients running Windows 7, you must install all Windows security patches first.

For a complete list and more details, see SafeGuard Enterprise Windows Client Patch 1804 version 7.00.3.

New in SafeGuard Enterprise Service Release 7.0.2 for OS X 10.11

  • OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) support
  • Various quality improvements

New in SafeGuard Enterprise Service Release 7.0.2 for Windows 10

  • Windows 10 support
  • Various quality improvements

New in SafeGuard Enterprise Service Release 7.0.1

  • Supports in-place update prevention functionality in Windows 10
  • Support for Dell xx50 Series (late 2014 models) – SafeGuard Device Encryption
  • Improved reporting of the inventory drive type
  • Simplified the BitLocker takeover process
  • Fixed sporadic USB device detection issue
  • Several security-relevant updates

New in SGN 7.0

  • Windows 8.1-2014 support
  • Support of BitLocker password protector for authentication in BitLocker pre-boot environment
  • Enhanced PIN support for authentication in BitLocker pre-boot environment
  • BitLocker PIN reset after BitLocker recovery by users without privileged rights
  • TPM initialization if TPM is needed during BitLocker activation
  • File tracking log events for files managed by the Cloud Storage module
  • Local Self Help user enrollment enforcement
  • Backend performance improvements
  • Additional token support

SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac:

  • Refactoring of file encryption so that the original mount points are no longer visible
  • File encryption performance improvements

System requirements

Before you install SafeGuard Enterprise, make sure that your system meets the minimum system requirements.


Visit our SafeGuard release information site with comprehensive compatibility tables, supported third-party hardware and software, as well as a SafeGuard release history at:

Compatibility and upgrades

Check the compatibility of this SafeGuard Enterprise release with previous releases and modules:

Find out about:

  • Previous releases of SafeGuard Enterprise that can be upgraded to this release.
  • Compatibility of SafeGuard Enterprise Client with SafeGuard Enterprise Server releases.
  • Microsoft SQL Server releases that are supported by SafeGuard Enterprise.
  • Sophos SafeGuard Easy releases that can be migrated to SafeGuard Enterprise.

Keyboard layouts

Check the keyboard layouts that are supported in Power-on Authentication:

Tokens and smartcards

Check the tokens and smartcards that are supported by SafeGuard Enterprise:

Note that the use of the necessary token/smartcard middleware for the standard operating system requires a license agreement with the respective middleware manufacturer. For information on where to obtain the licenses, see:

Anti-virus software

Check the compatibility of SafeGuard Enterprise with commercial anti-virus software that has been successfully tested with this release:


For a first-time installation, we recommend that you use the SafeGuard Enterprise Install Advisor tool. It will guide you through the installation process. You can find it in your product delivery.

We recommend that you also read the SafeGuard Enterprise installation best practice guide.

Known issues

Check the known issues for this SafeGuard Enterprise release, since improper configuration of certain options may cause unexpected behavior:

Technical support

You can find technical support for Sophos products in any of these ways:

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