Improvement request - Still updating a firewall requires so much time

Almost 20 seconds elapsed from the instant when you click apply to the instant you get back to Firewall rule page?

Guys, I hope that you track this as a bug and improve the performance.

Thanks

  • In reply to axsom1:

    Even more challenging, I built the J1900 from V18 EAP refresh 1 update ISO, what a pain. Different install screens, lots of blank screen while something is happening, no indication of activity, enough of that this thread is about performance.

    You thought the upgrade from v17.5.8 was slow this is even slower. Some items never complete a change, I have been trying to update etc notification settings for at least two hours including restart to see if that unstuck it, but no, still the magic circle.

    Ian

  • In reply to rfcat_vk:

    Can someone form Sophos devs look at this issue?

    Thanks

  • In reply to lferrara:

    Hi Luk,

    I have isolated the issue to W10 PC and IE.

    I have used the same software build on two different versions of hardware with the same issue, so that left the management PC as a likely cause. Checked using FF on MBP and all the settings are correct and no spinning ball.

    Ian

  • In reply to rfcat_vk:

    No body from Sophos is considering this thread?

    This is a performance issue. Editing an existing firewall rule still require 14 seconds to update. Can this be tracked and investigate?

    Thanks

  • In reply to lferrara:

    I am the only one with this issue?

    Maybe is my installation? Can someone from forum confirm the behaviour?

    Thanks

  • Luk,

    10s for me to update a rule.  10s to delete a rule.

    I'm on an XG135 with Software build and home license.  I also have 1 rule in firewall tab (plus default drop rule).

     

    Thanks,

    John

  • In reply to lferrara:

    Hi Luk, I tested this with a stopwatch Geeked . I have a 4GB vm with 2vcpus and memory utilization to 80%. I have web proxy with categorization and av blocking. Also running Application categorization with allow all for pretty graphs (not blocking any apps). I don't have any DPI rules. I am also not using IPS.

    Average time for a rule update is 10.85 seconds. I did the test multiple times with different rules and it is always 10.5 plus seconds. I usually don't play with the firewall once its setup so not a problem after initial setup. I am also getting some inconsistent results with multiple NAT rules as the firewall seems to get confused if you turn on and off too many rules but that is not the topic here.

    Are you running everything on your firewall? Maybe the processor is overwhelmed with everything running? Not saying they don't need to fix this, just wondering why you are getting almost twice the time that I am getting on firewall rule update.

    Regards

  • In reply to Billybob:

    10s? This is a "huge" amount of time. Updating a firewall rule should not require more than 4/5 seconds.

  • In reply to lferrara:

    I think the gui waits for the backend to finish before it says update successful. Its the same behavior if you turn on a service that is not running. Turn off IPS and then turn it back on, you will have to wait forever before the service started message comes up.

    I agree that overall gui is too slow from control center to firewall rules. Was v17 like this? I don't quite remember how the older v16.xx versions acted on rule updates but from memory, they were still slow compared to other firewalls

  • In reply to Billybob:

    Billybob

    ...they were still slow compared to other firewalls

    That's the problem. I lost already 2 customers and 5 are waiting for UI responsiveness in v18, otherwise they will move away. Same behaviour for logging. There is a certain lag between what's happening and log itself (I do not want to say nothing about the logging quality via UI).

    Regards

  • In reply to lferrara:

    I am currently working with CM as a GUI replacement and it is quite fast. 

    Did you try this approach? 

  • In reply to LuCar Toni:

    No Lucar. Small customers do not need CM. They use XG interface.

    Is CM going to be the new UI even for XG in 18 or 18.5?

    Regards

  • In reply to LuCar Toni:

    can you ask to some dev like or someone else to look at this issue?

    Thanks

  • In reply to lferrara:

    The basic question is: Is it slower than V17? 

  • In reply to LuCar Toni:

    No!

    The title of the thread is clear! In v18 no improvements have been done for speed-up Firewall editing UI.