23 03, 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 [...]

20 11, 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.

16 08, 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.

7 08, 2017

SonicWall DPI-SSL Logging Issues Affecting Bandwidth Reports

Unfortunately, all traffic going through SonicWall's DPI-SSL feature is logged with incredibly small size values - only a few bytes for each URL. This means that you will not see any DPI-SSL traffic in Fastvue Reporter's bandwidth dashboards or reports, as it essentially gets drowned out by all the correctly logged HTTP traffic. This article explains your options.

31 07, 2017

How to Configure Sophos XG’s Free Dynamic DNS Service

Dynamic DNS is a service you can use to make a device with a dynamically allocated IP accessible from the outside in. Common Dynamic DNS providers include DynDNS, ZoneEdit, EasyDNS, and DynAccess. Sophos XG Firewall supports these four Dynamic DNS providers, but it also includes a fifth provider simply called Sophos, and the great news is it's free! This article takes you through configuring Sophos XG's free Dynamic DNS service.

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