This article lists the minimum system requirements needed to install Sophos Home.
Operating System Versions
Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, or Windows 10 (Note: ARM architecture is not supported)
mac OS X 10.13 or higher (Note: see this article if using M1 ARM architecture)
If you need help to know the operating system of your computer, see Check the operating system information.
Windows: Minimum 1 GB of RAM
Mac OS: Minimum 4 GB of RAM
Free Disk Space
Windows: Minimum 1 GB of free disk space
Mac OS: Minimum 4GB of free disk space
Note: Sophos Home Premium and Sophos Home Premium trial customers (both Mac and PC) will need an additional 3GB of free space available for ransomware protection (Cryptoguard) to function. Please see: Information and prevention of ransomware
Web Browsers for the Sophos Home Dashboard
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later *
Note: Microsoft Windows Defender will be disabled automatically when you install Sophos Home.
*Starting March 31st 2021 Sophos Home Dashboard will no longer be accessible via Internet Explorer. Please consider using a different browser.
Mobile/tablet support is provided via our Free Intercept X for Mobile app.
Please see Sophos Intercept X for Mobile - Guide for Sophos Home customers