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Sophos xdr logging network traffic inside and outside vm workstation


I am trying to find the answer to setup a segregated implementation of Sophos XDR being installed inside a VM workstation, on my personal computer for work.

My work laptop has died and my solution while it is getting repaired was to install Sophos XDR as it is a work requirement on a vm workstation, on my personal pc.

My personal pc however has a lot of gaming and discord traffic as well as PayPal that I use I don't want work storing that data in any logging Sophos may do hence why i wanted to know what is the best method so segregate the network logging where it will only view network usage inside the vm and nothing outside on my personal computer.

For example if i have my vmbox loaded which has sophos running i don't want Sophos to be able to store my PayPal token / session URLs if i happen to buy something while the vmbox is running and im using the browser outside the vmbox on my pc and I'm unsure if it can view that network outside of the vmbox?

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  • Hi Ian,

    You can set up your VM network config as NAT so you’ll have two systems running on as a different entity, not as one. In that case, The traffic on your VM will be separated from your personal device.

    A drawback on performance may be experienced on your VM if you don't have enough resources on your host system. Ensure that you have enough resources before you configure this. 

    Also, Sophos Don't have the ability to store any personal information like passwords/tokens used on your applications this process is done solely on your operating system itself, not on the endpoint. It can only log activity like (web browsing) on your system but won't be able to capture such information. 

    Glenn ArchieSeñas (GlennSen)
    Global Community Support Engineer | Global Community and Digital Customer Support
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