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Sophos Central Firewall Manager maintenance scheduled for April 2nd, starting at 3:30am EDT. More info available here.
Good news! The Central Firewall Reporting (CFR) EAP is available to begin testing!
Because this is the first release of CFR there are a few things we’d like to bring to your attention before you begin testing it.
Firewall Reporting in Sophos Central
Increasing visibility into network activity through analytics has become vital as organizations strive to gain a deeper understanding of user activities, applications, network events, performance, risks and more in their security environment. Using that knowledge, organizations can implement policy changes to drive efficiencies that enhance productivity while also protecting against cyber threats.
An integral component of Sophos Central, Central Firewall Reporting (CFR) is a cloud-based reporting tool that provides organizations with a powerful set of options to capture network activity through their Sophos Central account and XG Firewall v18. Using the interactive dashboard, administrators can drill down into the syslog data for a granular view that is presented in a visual format for easy understanding. The data can then be analyzed for trends that could lead to gaps in security, requiring policy changes.
Key Features (CFR initial launch)
And coming soon after General Availability:
Go to the XG Firewall v18 EAP page, fill out the online form and you’ll have access to the v18 EAP firmware download. Be sure to select the checkbox for CFR in the registrations! Please note the XG 86 is not supported in the EAP at this time.
Once you’re ready to go, we’ve got some great resources to help you get started:
Share Your Feedback
Communicating your experiences with Central Firewall Reporting is crucial to its success, so we want to hear from you! Please share your feedback via the Sophos Community or through your XG Firewall’s feedback mechanism in the user interface. Where possible, include screenshots in your community posts so that we can see your experience.
Thank you for taking the time to test the CFR EAP release. We’re excited about this new reporting experience for Sophos XG users and we appreciate your help making it happen!