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 how to secure VMware Horizon via WAF

Hello guys!   I had the task to secure VMware Horizon via the Sophos XG WAF. In this example we have a VMware Horizon server with the IP 192.168.100.20. The Sophos XG DMZ interface has the IP 192.168.100.1. The following steps were necessary: Create a new Webserver definition For a better searce. I write Host … Read more

I am Phillip

Hello, my name is Phillip. Michel asked me a while ago if I would like to continue the blog for him, because of his own company he had no longer the time to work on the blog. I’m working as a network administrator since 2015. I was in a team with Michel until 2019. My … 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

ekahau Site Survey 10.x released!

In my opinion, ekahau Site Survey is the best survey utility for WLAN planing and onsite surveys. Of course, not everything is perfect but they are near to 100%. I’m working with ekahau since many years and have seen many changes. I can recommend this to everyone. Ekahau also offers a light product called “HeatMapper” … Read more

VLAN based QoS on a HPE comware Switch

Good afternoon my fellows! There are many ways to configure quality of service (QoS) on a switch. First we need to classify what we want to be on a higher priority. You can classify an access-list, vendor-mac-addresses or just everything/any. In my case I wanted to prioritize a whole VLAN (ID 17 in my case). … 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

Merry christmas and a happy new year!

First, thanks to all of my visitors and followers! As you can see, I didn’t had much time this year to post many tutorials and news. Besides I started an own company and this took a lot of time. My “New Year’s resolution” is to write more tutorials/posts and also get in more detail of WiFi … Read more

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