For Sophos Central customers

These are the release notes for Sophos Endpoint 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.

Updated endpoint user interface

A new user interface for Sophos Intercept X and Device Encryption is being rolled out to Windows devices. The aim of this update is to better represent our different endpoint components and bring a consistent look across platforms.

The application now hooks into Windows system notifications, this means alerts are shown in the Action Centre, as well as through a desktop popup message.

The new interface leverages the .NET framework and requires version 4.5.2 or later.

  • Windows 10, Server 2016 and Server 2019 devices come with this version or later pre-installed.
  • Older platforms, Windows 7, 8 and Server 2012, do not.

For more information on the .NET framework, see .NET Framework system requirements.

If the Sophos agent detects that .NET 4.5.2 is not present on a device, it downloads and installs it automatically. This download is approximately 30MB in size.

Note The underlying functionality of Intercept X and Device Encryption is not changed as part of this update.


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