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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We’re pleased to announce that Fastvue Sophos Reporter now supports Sophos XG, providing the same great web usage reporting features for Sophos XG networks that Sophos UTM (SG) users have […]
In a previous article we covered how to use Sophos UTM to establish an IPSEC VPN tunnel. IPSEC VPNs are great for a number of reasons, but they have a […]
Anyone who has ever had to deliver application traffic over a WAN has no doubt run into the issue of trying to determine how their application would perform for a […]
Sophos UTM is a great Reverse Proxy solution. However, it currently lacks the capability to redirect a request.
There are several reasons you might want to redirect a site, but the […]
This article highlights an issue in Sophos UTM where user information is not logged when files are downloaded and scanned by Sophos UTM. It shows how this issue affects reports […]
When using a proxy (such as Sophos UTM) in Standard mode, enabling Skype is unfortunately not as simple as allowing the application in Application control. This article will take you […]
Any firewall or proxy administrator who has had to maintain a deployment for any period of time will confirm that the only constant is change. It’s as if users need […]
The first article in this series discussed concepts and considerations for Two Factor Authentication, and why One-time Password (OTP) with soft tokens make a lot of sense. In the second […]
In our introductory article, Two Factor Authentication with Sophos UTM – Concepts and Considerations, we discussed some of the options for choosing a Two Factor Authentication solution for your environment.
We came to […]
Username and password has been with us for a long time, and has served us well. It is however no longer a guarantee of security or confidentiality. It is too […]
The Sophos Remote Ethernet Devices (REDs) are a great way of securely expanding your network by connecting remote offices over the public Internet. The REDs come in two sizes: the […]
At first look, Sophos UTM’s DHCP server capabilities look very simple. However, you can unlock a more robust DHCP feature set if you know where to look and what to set. This […]
In a previous article we showed how easily you could expand your network out to remote sites using the Sophos RED devices. These little guys are great and they really […]
In a previous article, I took you through how to connect remote networks with Sophos RED Devices. In this article, I will take you on a deep dive of the three […]
Sophos UTM (Unified Threat Management) is a complete security product that scales from home and small office all the way up to enterprise, supporting features such as Dynamic DNS Registration, […]
This is an updated version of our previous article on the same topic, as the UI changed between Sophos UTM 9.2 and Sophos UTM 9.3.
One of the biggest hurdles for […]
One of the great things about the Fastvue Reporter platform is that the entire application is web-based. After the initial installation, there is no need to connect directly to the […]
The proceeds from Internet advertising fund the Internet, providing us with some fantastic free services. Because ad revenue essentially pays for these services, you may conclude that web ads are […]
Once you start using Fastvue Sophos Reporter with Site Clean, one of the first things you may notice is the bulk of your traffic typically comes from YouTube. The Site […]
Sophos has done a fantastic job keeping the full management of Sophos UTM confined to the web UI. In fact, you have to explicitly enable shell access. Compared to some […]
One of the great benefits deploying Sophos UTM in your home network is the ability to configure a VPN with incredible ease. For those that are unfamiliar, a VPN (stands […]
We are excited to announce our latest reporting application, Fastvue Sophos Reporter for Web Appliance. Now Sophos Web Appliance customers can also enjoy web reports that ‘make sense’ for HR […]
SSL certificates are used for two purposes, encryption and validation. The encryption portion ensures the traffic is not readable by anyone other than the correct sender and receiver. The validation portion […]
One of the very first features of Sophos UTM that grabbed me as a seriously cool feature is the Sophos RED device integration.
The RED or Remote Ethernet Device is a […]
Sophos UTM is a fantastic web gateway, but it also has many features that involve securing your environment from inbound traffic originating from the Internet. When you have a way to […]
When I was working my way through college about 6 months ago, my wife and I had a guest staying with us for a few months. He lived separately but […]
Over the past few years more websites have been adopting HTTPS over HTTP. Traditionally, HTTPS was used only for sites where sensitive information such as credentials and credit card details were […]
Finally! Fastvue Sophos Reporter v2.0 is now available! Thank you to all beta testers that helped iron out all the issues over the past few months!
Fastvue Site Clean (Patent […]
The video above illustrates how useful the Fastvue Site Clean feature is when it comes to reporting on website usage within an organization.
Before Fastvue Site Clean, reporting on a site […]
Installing Sophos UTM from a boot CD is straightforward and works well. The only problem with this old school method is that Sophos UTM appliances do not ship with optic […]
I’m excited to announce that Fastvue Sophos Reporter 2.0 Beta is now available to test out!
New Features in Fastvue Sophos Reporter 2.0
Fastvue Site Clean (works best with Sophos UTM 9.3).
Using your Sophos UTM in Standard proxy mode has a few advantages over using it in Transparent mode. One of these is the ability to use a proxy configuration script, […]
UPDATE! This article refers to Sophos UTM 9.2. The UI for configuring Sophos UTM as a Transparent proxy has since changed slightly in UTM 9.3. For the latest information, please […]
Sophos UTM can be configured to act in different operation modes, each with its own potential advantages and drawbacks. In this article we’ll investigate how they work to help you […]
Today, Sophos announced the roll out of next version of Sophos UTM (9.3).
The new release includes some significant improvements to email protection, wireless and web protection, including features such as Policy […]
As mentioned in my previous article, configuring Sophos UTM’s Remote Log Archive feature not only gives you access to historical data for reporting on previous incidents, but it can also be […]
Many log file analysis applications, including Fastvue Sophos Reporter, consume Syslog messages from the device being monitored. This is great for seeing a live view of network traffic, but if the […]
This week, Apple released its new iOS 8 Operating System for iPhones, iPads and iPods. If you are responsible for running your organization’s network, you may have noticed the effects […]
Upgrading to the latest version of Sophos UTM is always a worthwhile exercise, however you may want to first perform this upgrade in a sandboxed lab environment. There is the […]
Fastvue invited Sophos to present to Forefront TMG administrators on why they should choose Sophos UTM as their Forefront TMG replacement. Many TMG administrators are looking at replacing Forefront TMG soon, […]
Publishing an internal website securely to the Internet goes by a number of names such as Reverse Proxy, Web Application Proxy (WAP) and Web Application Firewall (WAF). Sophos UTM refers […]
Deploying Sophos UTM in a High Availability pair allows for continuous uptime of the Sophos UTM services in the event that one of the UTM nodes fails.
Failures can occur due […]
Almost all enterprises use Windows Active Directory as their authentication store. Any non-Windows system that would like to Integrate into such an environment needs to be configured to interact with […]
I came across this questions on the Sophos UTM (Astaro) forums today:
“Can anybody tell me how can I use profiles to configure access to sites and categories by time period” […]
Sophos UTM provides some on-box reporting which, by industry standards, is not too bad. So why do you need Sophos Reporter over Sophos UTM’s Reporting?
Here is a challenge. Try answering […]
Sophos UTM is very versatile when it comes to the deployment options available to you. You can purchase a physical hardware appliance, or deploy a virtual appliance on your own […]
I thought I’d show you a simple way people can potentially access blocked sites using Google’s Web Cache, and how you can use Sophos UTM to prevent it.
Google crawls, indexes […]
Yes. Fastvue’s second product, Sophos Reporter is now available!
Since the first beta was released on the 25th of November 2013, we have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from […]
So you can’t login to the Sophos UTM WebAdmin interface anymore. It happens. Perhaps you’ve made a configuration change and locked yourself out, or perhaps you’ve just forgotten your password. I […]