How to update Sophos XG firmware

Hello networkguys! Today I want to show you how to successful update the XG firewall. You can check your status directly after your login on the dashboard: at first step, create a local backup file and download it to your computer: you can download the new firmware at the Sophos Portal. If you have a … Read more

Webproxy exceptions for Grand Theft Auto

GTA has problems while updating through a Sophos UTM/XG webproxy. Thanks to Phillips work, here is the list of the exceptions: ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.patches\.rockstargames\.com/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.prod\.ros.\.rockstargames\.com/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.device-metrics-us\.amazon\.com/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.cdn\.edgecast\.steamstatic\.com/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.master\.mta-v\.net ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.dsp\.mp\.microsoft\.com/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.mta-v\.net/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.rockstargames\.com/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.steamcommunity-a\.akamaihd\.net/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.steampowered\.com/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.google-analytics\.com/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.g\.doubleclick\.net/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*192\.81\.241\.100/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.akamaihd\.net/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*52\.95\.112\.20/ happy shooting! 🙂

Sophos XG – SFOS 17.0.0 GA Released

First, I’m sorry that the blog “fallen asleep”. I was on holiday and have currently many other business projects. I will blog more in the next time and will write a big overview of the new SFOS v17 release. We will start trainings and start selling XG devices soon in my company, so I think … Read more

A view at the Sophos Discover 2017 in Lissabon

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

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

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

Comparing Windows Kerberos and NTLM Authentication Protocols

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

Sophos XG Home Edition

NEW post available here   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 … Read more