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End of Sale of SG Hardware and UTM Licenses

This news should come as no surprise to many of our customers and readers. The countdown for the UTM has been running for us for quite some time and has now reached 0 on April 2.

We purposely chose April 2 to publish this post so no one would think it was an April Fool’s joke. 😅

We have already announced the end for UTM support in early 2021 and are now finally closing this chapter by removing all related products from our website.

I spare myself any words of nostalgia for the UTM here. I know that there are still many hardcore fans who still adore the system, and I was once one of them. However, times and requirements have changed and Sophos’s focus has actually been different for years. This is why the UTM OS is no longer developed, but only maintained.

We started to guide our customers to the new path of Sophos years ago and migrated many SG firewalls to XG or newly XGS.

Important: Of course, we will not simply drop our existing customers who are still using an SG Firewall and have not yet wanted to migrate to an XGS Firewall. Upon request, we will be happy to renew licenses with Sophos until the bitter end. 😝

Finally, I would like to emphasize that only we as Avanet no longer offer SG hardware or UTM licenses. Sophos itself continues to list these products, the product will certainly work until the end of 2025 and probably a few years longer.


Patrizio is an experienced network specialist with a focus on Sophos firewalls, switches and access points. He supports customers or their IT department in the configuration and migration of Sophos firewalls and ensures optimal network security through clean segmentation and firewall rule management.

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