Sophos UTM how to install a virtual home firewall under ubuntu via KVM

Hello guys! today I will tell you how I configured my home server for a virtual Sophos UTM. All configurations in ubuntu can also be used for a virtual Sophos XG. In this article I assume that Ubuntu and virt manager are installed. The following link deals with the basic configuration of virt manager under … Read more

Sophos XG/UTM Home Edition

Sophos XG SG UTM Firewall Home Edition

Hello again! Some days ago I talked to a Sophos employee and he founds out that I am the Network Guy and he said that I need to update my recommended hardware for the home edition deployment of the Sophos XG and Sophos UTM Home Edition. Also some of my followers wanted it also, so … Read more

Easy migration to Sophos XG firewall

Sophos XG Entities.xml from a tar file

Migrating firewall systems between two different vendors can take a loooooooong time. In this case, I needed to migrate to a Sophos XG system. Most of the work is to reconfigure definitions like hosts-, network- and service-objects. There is a way, where you can import XML config files into the Sophos XG. We found this … Read more

Sophos UTM 9.601 update released

Note WAF: TLS session tickets facilitate clients to speed up repeated TLS handshakes by re-using certain cipher parameters. This re-use of cipher parameters can cause encrypted connections to be less secure by impacting their perfect forward secrecy. To improve the overall security of the product, TLS session tickets are no longer enabled by the WAF. … 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

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

Sophos XG – SFOS 17.1.0 GA Released

What’s New Check out all the enhancements in XG Firewall v17.1 including the new Cloud Application Visibility feature in our XG Firewall v17.1 demo video. Cloud App Visibility – brings the visibility pillar of CASB to XG Firewall, providing quick and easy Shadow IT discovery and visibility into data that may be at risk in cloud applications with … Read more

High availability with Sophos XG

High availability with Sophos UTM was very easy: You need to plug in an ethernet cable at the “HA” labeled port between both devices, that’s all. At the XG, you need to configure it manually. I’m using two Sophos XG 125 Rev.3 devices. We will built HA between “Port8”. Actually the new Sophos devices are … Read more