Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 can still be protected in Sophos Central and will continue to update until the end of October 2023.
Sophos Announcement Details:
Extended Support: Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 can still be protected in Sophos Central and will continue to update until the end of October 2023
What Does this Mean?
These operating systems will continue to be supported by Intercept X for Server until the end of October 2023. After that date, these operating systems will only be supported if you have purchased an Extended Support License. We always encourage our customers to use the latest operating systems and service packs. However, we also recognize that some customers cannot upgrade in time for various reasons. Because of this, we are offering extended support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 from their current retirement dates until the end of October 2026, with certain feature limitations.
Customer Action / Remediation:
- After October 2023, the Server Lockdown feature will no longer be supported on legacy Operating Systems (Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2), even with an Extended Support License. Locked Servers will be automatically unlocked after this time.
· For detailed information, please refer to KB-000044799