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  1. Custom Block Pages: Add a "local time" variable

    The customer asked for a variable that contains the local time instead of GMT, e.g. %%DATETIME%%, the only one available at the moment is this - %%DATETIME_GMT%% which cannot be changed from GMT.

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  2. Upstream proxy settings not copied across to other SWA managed by SMA

    A Platinum customer has a large number of upstream proxy redirections which are set on the SWA5000. They wanted both SWA5000 and SWA5000b to have the same synced copy managed by the Management appliance.

    The settings are found under Network/Hostname/Upstream Proxies/Advanced options.

    It would be nice that upon joining the SMA1000 with the first appliance, that the option to upload the proxy list to the SMA1000 be allowed
    and then for the SMA1000 to have a configuration area for the same to push out to all web appliances in the management pool.

    4 votes
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  3. realtime website browsing alerts

    Being aware in real time of visited web sites that have malicious code, virus’s or other security issues means we can react quicker to block these sites at the appliance.
    If a site has been infected then blocking it before access is paramount as other yet unknown and undetectable infections may also reside on that site. In much the same way as SAV alerts in real time, having admins informed of infections in real time is critical.

    4 votes
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  4. Additional Policies

    Improve features Additional Policy:
    + Add filters in additional policies (like Local Site List).
    + Possibility of sending a rule to a certain position in the order of policies.
    + Remove limit 150 Policies.

    4 votes
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  5. button ON or OFF with different color

    For all options with the choice between ON or OFF, customer asked to help to see the difference with a Green color when it's ON and a Red color when it's OFF

    4 votes
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  6. Proxy - Allow website access without authentication

    We have certain applications which need access to the internet but are unable to authenticate with the Sophos web appliance. It would be good to be able to specify an additional policy for certain websites which would allow access for unauthenticated users such as applications that can't pass credentials. An alternative to this would be for the Sophos appliance to work with account details entered in applications proxy settings. Many mainstream applications such as windows update services will not authenticate with the Sophos web appliance even when specifying the proxy address and account to use.

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  7. Email alerts for Advanced Threat Protection on the Sophos Web Appliance

    Sophos Web Appliance: Ability to configure email alerts when a host is detected by Advanced Threat Protection

    4 votes
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  8. Quota support in Full Web Control

    Currently the Full Web Control deployed via the endpoint does not support Quotas. The customer would like this functionality because all systems on his network use the full web control.

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  9. Filetype Detection: .docx file type needs to be added for better granular controls

    in Web Appliance, .docx file type needs to be added for better granular controls . currently doc file, xls etc has controls individually, but not for new versions of those MS Office files, please consider. they are filtered as zip files at the moment. SUG77189 has mentioned this point

    4 votes
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  10. Alerts: Specify SMTP Port Used by SWA for Email Alerts

    We have created a new port different than 25 for SMTP traffic to help keep that port secure and standard for a few systems that we have. This port number also currently
    requires some type of authentication to access this port. We did create a secondary port that allows anonymous SMTP traffic to pass through the Exchange server. Unfortunately there isn’t any current method of applying authentication to the Web Appliance or altering the SMTP port. Seems like this was just looked over as a feature since we can even change the port and authentication methods with other pieces of…

    4 votes
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  11. Increase the number of destinations on the top bandwidth report.

    The current number of destinations displayed is 5 per user. To increase the usefulness of this report increase the limit or allow the user to select the number of destinations to include in the report.

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  12. Admin can choose not to trust default trusted sites

    Can we have a button which gives us an option to turn on/off the defaulted trusted sites set by sophos labs.

    Reason being if a customer has setup a rule to say block all exe , if the site is default trusted by labs the user can download the exe. Some customers do not want any site trusted.

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  13. Email Gateway - Message Summary need more detailed information.

    I'd like the ability to drill down into the bar graphs to see user name and messages which are being reported on.

    3 votes
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  14. Whitelisting only seems to work for IP address and not DNS names

    We recently tried to whitelist a VPN connection in Secure Web Gateway, using the DNS name did not whitelist the VPN, we had to put the actual IP address in to the whitelist to get it to work.

    3 votes
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  15. Show correct error page when Uncategorized category is blocked

    When a user attempts to visit an invalid URL (does not resolve in DNS) and the Uncategorized category is set to Block on the WS, the user will incorrectly be shown a “Blocked due to category” error page. While the URL is likely ‘Uncategorized’, it would be more correct to show the user a splash screen for “Server Error Page” that explains “The web address you entered could not be found.” The “Blocked due to category” error page allows the user to submit a request for access to a URL that doesn’t exist, creates additional IT work orders, and wastes…

    3 votes
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  16. Deactivate encrypted file blocking by URL

    Hi guys,

    at the moment it is only possible to block ALL encrypted and unscannable files under Filtering Options -> Misc

    It would be great to get an option in the Exceptions to deactivate the blocking for encrypted files by URL.

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  17. download size

    Set the maximum Downlaod-Size of File in Rules.
    We want to set a Rule for Users or IPs that control the max. Size of a Download-File. e. g. is not allowed to Download a File with over 25MB.
    In SiteKiosk we can set this Option, but when the Sophos Web Appliance is used as Proxy, the Download starts and get the hole File (e. g. 100MB) and then SiteKiosk can say: No, Download is to large ...

    3 votes
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  18. Generic block option

    Generic Block for local site list.

    This came up when trying to block a website for all our sites except for one.
    Additional policy was created to allow the site, but to block other sites we changed the Category to something that was blocked. This does not indicate the correct reason.

    Unable to use global block tag as it has higher precedence.

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  19. Have the ability to modify the Syslog output format

    The ability to modify the syslog output would be a great feature so that we can tailor that output to a format that works best with our SIEM.

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  20. Request to support VMWare ESXi 6.5 for the virtual web appliance

    Request to support VMWare ESXi 6.5 for the virtual web appliance installation.

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