Temporary firewall rules with expiry time
Its very usefull if i can create a new User/Network rule temporally for certain Host. For example, some user in the network is being blocked with some Web categories, and they need to download some file (to work) from a blocked web page, for troubleshooting or helpdesk. So I create a user/network rule to this users without web filter or any app filter, but i have to delete this rule 1 hour later for example, or 5 minutes later, to avoid user has Internet without any restrictions.
I think this feature of create a user/network rule for specific time and then own FW delete it from rule list without Administrator intervention, could be helpful for an network Administrator who has a lot of IT Technician with requests to download software or hotfixes from questionables webpages (and blocked for Company´s Security Policy). This temporally firewall rule could be a "necessary exception of company security policy" for IT Technicians because some apps of hotfixes are not available on any web page, or if a web page its bad categorized, IT Technician cant enter.
Hi Sophos Team.
This should be a good feature. Especially for workaround/troubleshooting rules.