Sophos UTM elevated 9.4 soft-release

Sophos released the UTM update 9.4. You can upload the file via WebAdmin or via shell cd /var/up2date/sys wget http://ftp.astaro.com/UTM/v9/up2date/http://ftp.astaro.com/UTM/v9/up2date/u2d-sys-9.355001-400009.tgz.gpg auisys.plx –showdesc Changelogs Clientless SSO (STAS) IPv6 Support for SSL VPN Sandboxing for SMTP and Web Support for new RED15w Support for new SG Appliances SG85 and SG85w Support for new 4x10G FP 1U network module WAF … Read more

Ekahau Site Survey 8.5.1 released

The software that I’m using for WiFi Site Surveys is Ekahau Site Survey. Version 8.5.1 was released yesterday. What is Ekahau? Over 12 years in the making, ESSTM maintains its reputation as the easiest to use, enterprise-grade Wi-Fi design and maintenance tool for Wi-Fi professionals. With crystal clear heat maps and easy-to-use reports, ESS makes it simple … Read more

Sophos Hardware Refresh Program

The upgrade paths for the hardware refresh programs are not public. I want to show you what paths you can go. Here are some facts: The Hardware Refresh Program is for customers who want to change from UTM/ASG to SG hardware or want to buy a higher SG model SG  and XG hardware are identical. SG has … Read more

Running USB NICs with Sophos UTM

Today I saw an USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter at my company and I wanted to know if it’s working on a Sophos UTM. The USB NIC adapter is a Digitus DN-3023 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (RJ-45 to USB 3.0): So I installed a new Sophos UTM on a barebone PC. I used an old 9.312-81 … Read more

Sophos UTM Web Protection Workflow

Did you ever asked yourself how the web protection workflow is working within the Sophos UTM? Many customers have problems to understand the way the proxy works. The proxy can be used transparent (man-in-the-middle for http/https) or by “standard” where you use the proxy within your browser or WPAD. The proxy differentiates requests by source, … Read more

New Sophos XG Firmware available!

The firmware version SW-SFOS_15.01.0_MR-1.1.SFW-407 is available for the Sophos XG. Go to System / Administration / Firmware and click Download (164.12 MB) to start the process: click on Install after the download has finished. The device will do a reboot. Sophos has also published a tutorial video on youtube: By loading the video, you agree to … Read more

News from the Sophos Partner Roadshow

Advanced Zero-Day-Protection The Sophos Sandstorm (“Breach Detection Platform”) is a dynamic-cloud-technology for scanning files on different OS and browser versions to detect zero day malware. The product FireEye for example is a on-premise solution for this. Sophos centralized this into a cloud-system. The popular zero day malware “Locky” is a normal executable or macro script … Read more

Site2Site VPN with Sophos UTM and FritzBox

Last week I had a customer demand to connect a FritzBox Router via VPN to the headquarter Sophos UTM. Here are the details: Headquarter: Device: Sophos UTM WAN-IP: 11.22.33.44 LAN-Subnet: 192.168.4.0 /24 Branch Office: Device: FritzBox WAN-IP: 55.66.77.88 LAN-Subnet: 192.168.2.0 /24 Sophos UTM Config:     Create the cfg file with the following content: FritzBox … Read more