The Sophos Discover was amazing! Many informations about new products and product features and a perfect organized event! Project “Nemo” (Sophos XG – SFOS) The new upcoming SFOS (Sophos Firewall Operating System) version will get an immense peformance boost through new and optimized alghorithms. Sophos wants to release monthly maintenance updates. At September, Sophos will … Read more
In the last weeks, my network team and I tried to solve a problem at one of my customers regarding SSL VPN problems. The customer keeps connected (green traffic light on) but lost the network connection to his servers several times. Only a manual vpn-reconnect could solve the problem. UTM logs and client-logs couldn’t help … Read more
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
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:
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
I found a very good article about the protocols you can use with your proxy (Sophos UTM or Sophos XG) on windowsitpro.com: What are the main feature differences between the Windows Kerberos and NT LAN Manager (NTLM) authentication protocols? Why is the Kerberos protocol generally considered a better authentication option than the NTLM protocol? NTLM … Read more
I’m using the new Sophos XG at home for about three weeks and I want to show you how to build your own Sophos XG Home Edition. This is only an instruction to build a Home machine, I will publish a blog post with the new features and a personal review the next days. I recommend … Read more
Sophos released a workflow guide for the CLI on the new Sophos XG software. Feel free to download.