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Issue with Upcoming macOS Big Sur Release

The following information is from Information Technology Services's Fall 2020 Newsletter:

Apple is expected to release macOS Big Sur in the next few weeks. Unfortunately, the current versions of Global Protect virtual private network (VPN) and Sophos antivirus software do not function properly on Mac computers running the Big Sur operating system. 

At this time, we recommend that members of the Cal Poly community who use GlobalProtect VPN and/or Sophos on a Mac do not download macOS Big Sur until both GlobalProtect and Sophos come out with an upgrade that resolves the issue. If you have a state-managed computer, no action is required on your part.

We are working with both GlobalProtect and Sophos on this issue, and when they release new versions, we will make them available to campus as quickly as possible. We will provide an update as soon as we have more information. Since the exact release date of macOS Big Sur is unknown, we are not sure exactly when that will be.

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