22 06, 2018

How Google’s QUIC Protocol Impacts Network Security and Reporting

Google's QUIC protocol is designed to make the web faster and more efficient. Unfortunately, Firewalls do not currently recognize QUIC traffic as web traffic, leaving a gaping hole in your network's security and reporting capabilities. This article describes how QUIC works, its current consequences on network security and reporting, and how you can resolve the issues associated with QUIC.

21 05, 2018

How Fastvue is Ensuring GDPR Compliance

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect May 25, 2018, so we are clarifying how Fastvue will comply with the GDPR moving forward. Administrative headaches aside, the GDPR is a tremendous step in the right direction, and as a global business it is important that we align our data practices with the high standards set by the GDPR. Here is an outline of how we are ensuring GDPR compliance by May 25th, 2018:

17 05, 2018

How To Receive an Alert when SonicWall’s WAN Interface Link Goes Down

You can configure SonicWall and Fastvue Reporter for SonicWall to send you alerts every time your SonicWall's WAN interface goes down (such as an ISP failure). In this article, I'll take you through how to configure SonicWall's Interface probe settings, along with the appropriate log events, and then show you how to create an alert in Fastvue Reporter for SonicWall to send an email every time your SonicWall's WAN interface goes down.

10 05, 2018

Recategorizing Websites in Sophos XG and Reclassifying Productivity

You can use custom categories not only for recategorizing websites in Sophos XG, but also for allowing or denying access to specific sites for certain users. They can also be used to reclassify the browsing 'productivity' for certain users when viewing Internet usage reports in Fastvue Sophos Reporter. For example, you can use them to classify lingerie sites as 'productive' for people in a retail lingerie department or to classify social media sites as 'productive' for people in the marketing department. There are a couple of "gotchas" in doing this, and I will explain how to avoid them while taking you through the process.

30 04, 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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