WLAN with 802.1x Radius/NPS Authentication

Good day everyone! If you want/have to implement wireless networks in companies you need to secure them more than your home WLAN. In this case, you need to use a radius server for this (so called WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise Authentication with Protected EAP. I will use a Microsoft NPS (network policy server) on a Microsoft … Read more

Sophos XG v17.5 released

What’s New in XG Firewall v17.5 Here’s a quick overview of the key new features in v17.5. For a more detailed description please refer to: Sophos-XG-firewall-v17.5-whats-new.pdf   Lateral Movement Protection Lateral Movement Protection extends our Security Heartbeat automated threat isolation to prevent any threat from moving laterally or spreading across the network, even on the same … Read more

Sophos UTM 9.6 update released

What’s new in UTM 9.6?   ATP: New Advanced Threat Protection Library Better performance and protection Certificates: Let’s Encrypt Integration Generate and renew Let’s Encrypt certificates from within UTM Generated certificates can be used in all UTM components RED: Unified RED Firmware Better 3G/4G Support Sandstorm: Manual File Submission Allows an admin to upload a … Read more

WiFi Alliance and their new naming-standards

The WiFi alliance is planing to show the WLAN standards as numbers, so people can easily recognize the technology. My first thoughts: “WAT?” So people can say “hey my new iPhone can ROCK Wi-Fi Generation 5” instead of “hey I can use 802.11ac wlan access points”. They are also showing version 6 for the new … Read more

Sophos UTM 9.6 is coming soon!

Sophos will release Version 9.6 soon. The following main features will be available: Sandstorm: Reporting enhancements and manual file submission WAF: “Let’s Encrypt” certificate support and page customization enhancements RED: Unified firmware with 4G LTE support Email: Upgraded S/MIME email encryption ATP: New and improved Advanced Threat Protection engine Let’s Encrypt needs to be enabled … Read more

Are your interested in WLAN topics?

In my profession I’m working with WLAN since 15 years now. I professionalized this topic in the last 7 years. I’m designing, planing and creating big wireless infrastructures (primarily with Cisco Aironet). So I’m also doing WLAN site surveys with ekahau Site Survey in different places like office-complexes, warehouses, clean rooms, industry areas and even in … Read more

Sophos released the new UTM maintenance update 9.510-5

Download Version 9.509-3 to 9.510-5 Download Version 9.510-4 to 9.510-5   Connected APs will perform firmware upgrade Connected REDs will perform firmware upgrade   Bugfixes: NUTM-8273 [Basesystem] Inconsistent reporting data in hot standby environment NUTM-9089 [Basesystem] ulogd restarting randomly NUTM-9423 [Basesystem] Missing DMI info or missing WiFi card should turn status LED red for desktop refresh … Read more

Guest post: FritzBox and VoIP-Passthrough

Dear networkguys! Luca, one of my follower, wants to publish a guest post. He describes the use of an AVM FritzBox to be used as: WLAN for internal use WLAN for guest use Smart home central VoIP-gateway Access from Fritz!Apps I will keep the tutorial in german language, I think FritzBoxes will be only used … Read more