Whatsapp issues with Sophos UTM 9.x SOLVED - whatsapp not working problems whatsapp video calls audio

Hi guys,

 

That way I solved the problem of Whatsapp not working properly behind a Sophos UTM 9.x

 

1. READ UNTIL THE END!!!

2. Go to: NETWORK PROTECTION - FIREWALL

 

3. Add a new rule that looks like:  from "Internal Network" - service "whatsapp" - to "any"

    You drag and drop these three categories from the left side of the menu to the right side. "whatsapp" is a preconfigured setting provided by the Sophos UTM.

    Save it, activate it. 

    I use the transparent proxy mode. Pharming protection enabled.

 

4. Add a new rule that looks like: from "Internal Network" - "TCP 5222, TCP 5223, UDP 3478" - to "any"

    That rule was key for making my setup work completely. Without, only chat worked but calls only between devices on my LAN.

 

5. I´v added this rule but I am not 100% sure if it is really necessary after 4.):

    First, I did a static address mapping for my IOS devices as these are the only ones I use for Whatsapp video/ audio calls and chats. 
    I want only my IOS devices being allowed to use Whatsapp so that no attacker from outside could get through to my NAS, printer or any other devices not intended to use Whatsapp.

    Also, Whatsapp calls initiated from a device within my LAN should work to any other Whatsapp user, may he be on the web or in my LAN, too.

    Therefor I added a new rule that looks like: from "Any" - "whatsapp" - to: <here I selected all my IOS devices that show up in the left selection menu>

 

6. ACTIVATE all these rules with the activation button!

 

 

Whatsapp chats via webbrowser from my PCs work.

Whatsapp chat now works fast, audio and video calls work from my IOS devices, too.

 

Good luck and my you save a lot of time that I had to put in...

BR Alex.