How to: manage your XG Firewall licenses and activate trials (VIDEO)

XG FirewallWe’ve created a comprehensive library of “How To” videos to help you get the most out of your Sophos XG Firewall, including a series of Getting Started and Networking videos.

Today, I’d like to share a short Getting Started video that walks you through XG Firewall licensing, and shows you how to activate free trials of subscription modules from within the firewall management console, or using your MySophos account.

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How to: navigate the XG Firewall admin console (VIDEO)

XG FirewallWe’ve created a comprehensive library of “How-To” videos to help you get the most out of your Sophos XG Firewall, including a series of Getting Started and Networking videos.

Today I’d like to share a video giving you a quick tour of the XG Firewall admin console.

This video shows you how to navigate the Network Security Control Center and explains how to get insights and reports about your network, users, endpoints and devices.

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Here’s what to expect from the upcoming UTM Elevated 9.4

UTM Elevated 9.4Sophos UTM has arguably been one of the most impactful and disruptive firewall products on the market over the last few years. The UTM 9 platform, with compelling updates and the passionate support of our partner community and customer base, has helped Sophos UTM achieve unprecedented success in the market.

We’re as committed as ever to continuing this success with our first update of the year: UTM Elevated 9.4.

Why “Elevated”? Well, by including the option of adding Sophos Sandstorm to Sophos UTM, we’ve raised protection levels to all-new heights. Sophos Sandstorm lets you add enterprise-class sandboxing to your small and mid-size business networks. It directly addresses today’s ever-more evasive threats and raises the bar for delivering effective, affordable advanced threat protection.

In addition to providing access to the new Sophos Sandstorm, the UTM 9.4 release also adds some of your top-requested features including new WAF and VPN features as well as support for a number of new hardware options further extending our top-performing hardware line up. Read on to view the details.

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How to: register and set up your XG Firewall (VIDEO)

XG FirewallWe designed the new Sophos XG Firewall to meet our high standards for security made simple, and with the admin in mind. It should be comfortable and familiar to anyone with experience using a Cyberoam or Sophos UTM.

However, we want to help you get the most out of your XG Firewall, so we’ve created a comprehensive library of “How-To” videos, including a series of Getting Started and Networking videos.

It makes sense to start at the beginning, with a video about XG Firewall registration and setup. So in this post we’re featuring a short and easy-to-follow video that helps you set up your XG Firewall right out of the box.

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Watch these videos to see how to get started with your XG Firewall

XG FirewallThe new Sophos XG Firewall combines a number of technologies that will be familiar to both Sophos UTM and Cyberoam users, while adding a variety of new concepts and innovations.

To help you, we’ve kicked off a series of “How-To” videos that we expect to grow into a comprehensive library over time. The initial set of videos covers a variety of Getting Started and Networking topics that should help those who are new to XG Firewall get up and running smoothly.

As an example, here’s one of the videos that covers how to make the most of the new Control Center and Main Menu Navigation.

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UTM 9 Flow Monitor known issue

nsgAfter updating to v9.318 or v9.352, you may see a “Backend connection lost” message after opening the Flow Monitor and WebAdmin may stop working.

The issue occurs when clicking on “flow monitor” from the Dashboard or when browsing to Web Protection > Application Control.

If a “Backend connection lost” message is displayed, please re-log into the WebAdmin console.

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Sophos XG Firewall innovations – User interface

XG FirewallA commitment to simplicity has always been a key part of the Sophos DNA. But perhaps more importantly, Sophos has a rare willingness to embrace change, and take bold steps to do things differently in the interest of providing both better protection and a better user experience.

When we launched the Sophos XG Firewall, with an all new user interface, we had a rare and exciting opportunity for a fresh start. We not only embraced that opportunity, we made the most of it.

The UX design team invested significant effort in not only making XG Firewall look great, but also addressed some of the top problems with managing firewalls today.

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