SFOS 17.5 MR1 Released

Hi XG Community!

We've finished SFOS v17.5.1 MR1. This release is available in stages. In first stage it will be available in Sophos Licensing Portal (formerly known as MySophos). We then start with a small amount of slots and will increase those over time. Later it will be available to all other installations as well.

Please see the following link for further information regarding upgrade - KBA 123285 Sophos Firewall: How to upgrade the firmware.

Issues Resolved

  • NC-40856 [RP-SSO] Firewall page is not fully loaded when opened at very first time

  • NC-40112 [SFOS<>Central] Shutdown ssod service on tunnel disconnection from RP


To manually install the upgrade, you can find the firmware for your appliance Sophos Licensing Portal (formerly known as MySophos). Please see the following KBA - Sophos Firewall: How to upgrade the firmware: KBA 123285.

  • hello talex,

    what about support for APX access points? It seems that we have to wait for MR2 and till what time  ?


  • Dear Sophos team,

    Really? We have been waiting for APX support for over a month and a half. We have APs in our stock and can't deploy without XG support for APX which was promised for MR1, which should have arrived in second half of December. Now it's second half of January and the you release MR1 without APX support???

  • No APX support? Really?

    Having a bunch of APX 530s and I urgently need them for a project here. The customer is going to kill me. Promised for the middle of december...

  • This is a Release Note?  Very poorly conceived in my opinion.  No prerequisites?  If there are none, it should say so - especially considering there are no notes attached to the actual download.  So just try to run it on whatever you have and pray?

  • This release, like 17.5 GA, seems to break Smarthost mail functionality. As soon as I upgrade, can't send outbound e-mails - they all fail.

  • Is APX support included in this release?

  • 17.5 MR1 has been released with two key resolution to improve Central Management 1.0. The release that support APX on XG, Airgap deployments is to follow soon.

  • SO sad about APX support, did also promise that to customers :-/

  • Improve Central Management?? It still doesn't work with two XGs in HA. It's still stuck on the: "Your firewall management is currently loading. This can take a few seconds." I don't see an improvement there...

  • Central UX/UI needs more enhancement/refinement  ...

    Had same experienced  as Michal Bartos ,   Central needs to be refresh/some-waiting-required ...

    Sometimes , it feels like Sophos is squeezing the subscribers , with multitude of licenses/subscription-to-new-features,

    when features should be come as-default, with the purchase Security Appliances/Software ;

    Those features are enhancement to your product , may well be via feedback/opinions from subscribers/followers ...

    It may come to a point, that your current subscribers may One-Day,

    consider using the default OS' firewall/antivirus/security software ; which may not be too far behind on features than Sophos.

  • There are a lot of ticked off people in this string.  Golly.

  • What about the APX support???????????

  • Hi All,

    Please see below info regarding upcoming releases

    Here’s a quick update on the maintenance release plan for XG Firewall v17.5.

    Last week we released MR1 for XG Firewall, which contains a couple of important fixes for the Early Access Program (EAP) for Central Management of XG Firewall.

    The next MR to be released to all customers will come on February 10 with much anticipated support for our new APX Wireless Access Points and Airgap Support. Expect more news and information on that as we get closer to launch day.

    Then we expect another Maintenance Release in early March (MR4), with additional features like Encrypted Backups and Backup Management from Sophos Central.

    In Summary:

    MR1 – Central Management EAP Fixes – Available Now

    MR3 – APX and Airgap Support – February 10

    MR4 – Backup Features - March

    If you have any questions about the updates, please contact your Sophos representative for more information.

  • What is the status on this release that was promised for feb. 10th?

    MR3 – APX and Airgap Support – February 10