3004, 2018
  • School Cyber-Safety and Security

School Cyber-safety and Pastoral Care – Web Usage Monitoring for Schools

In schools and education facilities all over the world, staff and teachers have a duty provide reasonable care for the safety and welfare of students while in attendance. The duty […]

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3004, 2018

Testing Sophos SSL VPN Performance – UDP or TCP?

When configuring a Site-to-Site VPN on your Sophos SG or Sopho XG, you are presented with an option to select either TCP or UDP as the transport protocol. The configuration page hints that UDP provides better performance, so I thought it would be interesting to test the SSL VPN performance over both UDP and TCP protocols and find out which one is faster!
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1604, 2018

Using Sophos XG Packet Capture To Troubleshoot Connectivity Issues

Sophos XG has the ability to capture and display actual network packet information right from the management web interface. This is a great tool to determine what is actually happening […]

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2303, 2018

Sophos STAS Authentication Step by Step

Sophos STAS authentication, (Sophos Transparent Authentication Suite) is a collection of tools that provides a method of authentication that was introduced in UTM 9.4. This authentication mechanism has been lacking […]

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1402, 2018

Improving the Performance of Sophos XG’s Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

Sophos Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is an advanced firewall feature that protects your network. The downside is that IPS is a resource-intensive process, as it needs to match every packet […]

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2901, 2018

Configuring a Site-to-Site VPN Between Sophos UTM (SG) and Sophos XG

In this article, I am going to cover the supported configuration for IPSec site-to-site VPN connections between Sophos UTM (SG) and Sophos XG firewalls.

The main limitation to understand is that […]

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2011, 2017

The Best SonicWall Configuration for Detailed Logging and Reporting

Since releasing Fastvue Reporter for SonicWall in 2016 and seeing it deployed in hundreds of organizations around the globe, we have become very familiar with the effects that various SonicWall configurations and SonicOS firmware versions have on the firewall's logging and reporting. As a result, here are our main SonicWall configuration recommendations to get the best visibility into user web activity and how your network is operating.
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1011, 2017

Using Sophos UTM’s Request Redirection Feature in v9.5

One key feature that was missing from the Sophos UTM SG platform prior to version 9.5 was the ability to use Sophos UTM itself to perform request redirects. We published […]

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609, 2017

Sophos XG and SG (UTM) SSL Site-to-Site VPN Compatibility

Sophos has been making great progress in maturing the Sophos XG platform to the point where it is now a serious contender for deployment instead of the more established Sophos […]

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1608, 2017

SonicWall Reporting on Users, Departments and AD Security Groups

The easiest way to report on users and groups using Fastvue Reporter for SonicWall is to enable authentication on your SonicWall and let Fastvue Reporter automatically provide the pick lists for Users, Departments, Offices, Companies and Security Groups as you have defined in Active Directory. If Authentication is not an option, you can use Saved Filters to make reporting against resolved host names and Source IPs a little easier for the people running reports. This article explains how.
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