Sophos XG Firewall Port Forwarding

Like in previous posts, I’m skipping the normal “junk” (installation). I’ll come back to it later, but I want to cover this right away. The reason for this, is that the port forwarding (NAT) section is …. beyond confusing, and I think completely unnecessary.

To anyone from Sophos reading this, please, fix the UI. It’s broke, stupid and actively harms your user base. Unless the goal is to force administrators to pay for training on how to use the clusterfuck that is the new UI …. you’re completely failed here. COMPLETELY.

An Exercise in Frustration: Fine Tuning the Web Filter in Sophos UTM

Everything up til know regarding the Web Filter has been a cake walk by comparison. I’m not saying it’s been easy, but fine tuning the web filter, adding exceptions and the like is going to […]

An Exercise in Frustration: Setting up Web Filter Certificates in Sophos UTM

By now, you may be tired of looking at the web filter stuff. However, we’ve only just gotten started. Right now, the filtering may be enabled, but chances are that you are seeing certificate errors […]

An exercise in frustration: Setting up Web Filtering on Sophos UTM

Overall, Sophos is a great platform. And part of what adds to that greatness is the web filtering options. By default, it gives a bunch of options that can be filtered out by default. However, […]

Installing Sophos UTM

Well, I apparently missed doing this. And there are some important steps here, because the installation for Sophos UTM isn’t as turn key as it could be. There are some specific things you have to do before it’s up and running 95%.

So we are going to cover that here.