Firewall Management in Central

Suggest, discuss, and vote on new ideas for Firewall Management in Sophos Central. Powerful enterprise and multi-customer management for Sophos XG Firewall.


Firewall Management in Central

Suggest, discuss, and vote on new ideas for Firewall Management in Sophos Central. Powerful enterprise and multi-customer management for Sophos XG Firewall.


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  1. VPN connections indicators

    When customer has a lot of users working remotely via VPN to the XG it'd be nice to have some report indicating for a chosen period of time, the time of 1st connection started, time of last connection ended and total amount of time conected. When remote access is the only way to work this can serve as a kind of audit of working time for some professional profiles. So far I guess reports include amount of times and number of times. Log can show active connections and starting time of the active connections. This is complementary info

    3 votes
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  2. Support XG firewalls running v17.5 in group management

    As a customer with older model firewalls that may not be able to upgrade to v18 and beyond, I would like to manage those firewalls in Sophos Central

    4 votes
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  3. Rename Objects and Description field

    It would be very helpful to be able to rename objects that have been created as changes are often required. I would also suggest the addition of a description field.

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  4. Retain Routing Gateway in Rules and Policies

    It will be helpful and user friendly for the users if the Gateway Routing comes under firewall rule.

    2 votes
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  5. Use AD users and groups from Central account in group firewall policies

    I want to be able to create user-based policies for my firewall groups, using the AD users and groups that Central already knows about.

    3 votes
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  6. Lock objects and policies on XG created by firewall management

    I would like to restrict changes to objects and policies created from a firewall group, to protect them from local conflicts or accidental overrides. Objects and polices should be view-able but not editable when logged into the firewall locally, and it should be possible to pin firewall and NAT rules to the top or bottom, to better preserve the rule order.

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  7. VPN Orchestration

    I would like to automate creation of VPN tunnels between firewalls managed in my Sophos Central account.

    2 votes
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  8. Improved Zero Touch deployment

    I would like to be able to deploy new firewalls using the Zero Touch deployment option, but not require a using USB stick, to apply the initial configuration.

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