Endpoint

Sophos Endpoint Advanced

For Sophos Central customers

About these release notes

These are the release notes for Sophos Endpoint Advanced for Windows 7 and later, managed by Sophos Central.

Some of the features mentioned in these release notes are only available if you have the appropriate license.

Note

You may find that you cannot yet download and use the latest version. This is because Sophos releases the software over a number of days, but publishes the release notes on the first day.

You should also read the Sophos Core Agent release notes. They cover the changes, resolved issues and known issues for the core components.

For information about the changes to the Sophos Core Agent, see the Sophos Core Agent release notes.

For information about the changes to Sophos Intercept X, see the Sophos Intercept X release notes.

For improvements and new features in the Sophos Central console, see What's new in Sophos Central.

For more information about Windows 10 support, see knowledgebase article 122504.

Versions

Components

Sophos Endpoint Advanced

Windows 7 and later

10.8.3

Update

April 2019

10.8.3

November 2018

10.8.2

Update

October 2018

10.8.2

September 2018

10.8.1.2

April 2018

10.8.1

Update

February 2018

10.8.1

January 2018

Sophos Anti-Virus

10.8.3.441

10.8.3.322

10.8.2.344

10.8.2.342

10.8.1.316

10.8.1.217

10.8.1

Threat detection engine

3.74.1

3.74.1

3.74.0

3.74.0

3.72.1

3.71.0

3.71.0

Sophos Endpoint Firewall Management

1.1.0.0

1.1.0.0

1.1.0.0

1.1.0.0

1.1.0.0

1.0.0

1.0.0

Version 10.8.3.441

Updated components

Sophos Anti-Virus has been updated to 10.8.3.441.

Note This update does not require a reboot.

Resolved issues

Issue ID

Component

Description

WINEP-19220

Sophos Anti-Virus

Resolved an issue with Microsoft updates causing machines to hang on starting.

Version 10.8.3

New features

Sophos Device Control

The following devices have been added to the list of secure removable storage devices:

  • DataLocker Sentry ONE-M
  • Datalocker H300 500GB
  • Apricorn Secure Key 3z

Updated components

Sophos Anti-Virus has been updated to 10.8.3.322.

The threat detection engine is 3.74.1. For information about the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.

Resolved issues

Issue ID

Component

Description

WINEP-13879

Sophos Anti-Virus

Sophos Anti-Virus installation can fail when migrating to Sophos Central due to a race condition.

Version 10.8.2 Update

Updated components

Sophos Anti-Virus has been updated to 10.8.2.344.

Version 10.8.2

Updated components

The threat detection engine is 3.74.0. For information about the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.

Sophos Endpoint Firewall Management has been updated to 1.1.0.0.

Version 10.8.1.2

Updated components

Sophos Anti-Virus has been updated to 10.8.1.316.

The threat detection engine is 3.72.1. For information about the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.

Sophos Endpoint Firewall Management has been updated to 1.1.0.0.

Version 10.8.1 Update

Updated components

Sophos Anti-Virus has been updated to 10.8.1.217 .

Version 10.8.1

Updated components

The threat detection engine is 3.71.0. For information about the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.

Resolved issues

Issue ID

Component

Description

WINEP-11579, WINEP-11346, WINEP-3305

Sophos Anti-Virus

Service improvements for EPP/SWI/Web Intelligence.

WINEP-9143

Sophos Anti-Virus

Resolved an issue with blocked URLs with trailing :/ being displayed incorrectly in Device Events.

WINEP-7120

Sophos Anti-Virus

Resolved issues with the reporting of web controlled sites in Sophos Central.

Known issues and limitations

Issue ID

Component

Description

WINEP-10648

Sophos Anti-Virus

Incorrect malware cleanup notification to the end user when malware is detected on a mapped drive. Sophos Central reports that manual cleanup is required, but the endpoint indicates malware was cleaned up. The endpoint should indicate manual clean up required.

WINEP-12044

Sophos Anti-Virus

In some situations Sophos scans are reported as complete while cleanup actions are still in progress.

Additional information

System requirements

This version of Sophos Endpoint is supported on Windows 7 and later client operating systems. For a full list of system requirements, see https://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/121027.aspx.

Support for migration from on-premise management

It is now possible to automatically migrate a computer managed by Sophos Enterprise Console or Sophos Control Center to be managed by Sophos Central. Please see the Sophos Cloud Migration Tool Help for more details.

For known migration issues, see the issues for Sophos Central agent installer in Known issues and limitations.

Support for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  • Sophos Endpoint uses toast notifications instead of balloon notifications to display messages on screen.
  • If you specify a user-defined message to be displayed in desktop messages, it is not displayed in toasts. For more information, see https://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/118233.aspx.
  • If Sophos Anti-Virus cleans up a threat that affects a Windows Store app, it marks the app as tampered with. This causes Windows to offer the user the ability to re-download and re-install the app.

Sophos Device Control

Sophos Device Control does not block removable storage devices that are used as system drives, as this typically destabilizes the operating system.

Shared Windows components

When you install Sophos software, some Windows components that might also be used by non-Sophos software are also installed or upgraded:

Sophos software

Shared Windows component

Name

File names

Versions

Date of inclusion with Sophos software

Sophos Anti-Virus

Microsoft XML Core Services

msxml4.dll

4.30.2100.0

September 2009

msxml4r.dll

4.30.2100.0

September 2009

ATL Library

atl90.dll

9.0.30729.6161

December 2014

Microsoft Visual C/C++ Runtime Libraries

msvcm90.dll

9.0.30729.6161

December 2014

msvcp90.dll

9.0.30729.6161

December 2014

msvcr90.dll

9.0.30729.6161

December 2014

Sophos Endpoint

For information on the previously released Sophos Endpoint software managed by Sophos Central, see Sophos Endpoint release notes.

Technical support

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

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