Using Sophos Home for Home licence
The Security Hartbeat uses the commercial version of Sophos cloud services.
For home licence users it would be nice to have the Sophos home cloud instead of to exchange the Sophos endpoint protection of UTM).
AdminJan Weber (Product Manager, Network Security Group, Sophos Features & Ideas Laboratory) commented
Thanks for the suggestion Christian, I have opened a corresponding request for Sophos Endpoint (http://feature.astaro.com/forums/285723-sophos-endpoint/suggestions/10991259-using-sophos-home-for-security-heartbeat-with-xg-h) given that we would need this capability in both products.
However it is important to note that Security Heartbeat is not a replacement for the UTM managed endpoints and is following a completely different approach. With Security Heartbeat, Endpoint management will happen in Sophos Cloud, only health information is exchanged between XG Firewall and the Endpoint, no configuration as of now.
So using Sophos Home is the right replacement for the UTM managed endpoints already today.
Please let me know if you have any further comments.