ITS Recommends Delaying Big Sur Mac OS Upgrade

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Who? Anyone who uses a Mac AND Guilford’s VPN
What? Delay upgrade to Mac OS Big Sur
When? Until further notices from ITS
Why? Patches required to address compatibility issue

Guilford ITS recently learned of a compatibility issue with Big Sur, the new MacOS, and Guilford’s VPN software, GlobalProtect. VPN enables remote connections to secured campus resources such as network drives and Banner “Admin”. If you use VPN, ITS strongly advises you not to upgrade to Big Sur until we announce the availability of required VPN patches. Also, be sure to confirm that any other applications and software you use will work with Big Sur before upgrading. Need help? Contact its@guilford.edu.