Hi XG Community!

We've released Sophos Firewall Manager SFM 17.1 MR6. Initially, the firmware will be available by manual download from the Licensing Portal. We will gradually release the firmware via auto-update to customers. 

This release allows firewalls currently managed by SFM to be easily migrated to Sophos Central for management.

New Feature

  • Migrate firewall management from SFM to Sophos Central

How to migrate:

  • Select the desired firewall group, and go to Synchronised Security. e.g.: Device-Configuration(all devices) =>synchronised security
  • Enter Sophos Central credentials of the account the firewall should be moved to
  • Click Register and when prompted, choose the scheduled time to perform the action
  • In the event viewer, confirm registration was successful for all firewalls
  • Select the desired group again, then navigate to Synchronized Security => Security Heartbeat
  • Enable Security Heartbeat (optional)
  • Enable Synchronized Application Control (optional)
  • Enable Manage from Sophos Central
  • Click Apply and when prompted, choose the scheduled time to perform the action
  • Once the action completes successfully, the firewall will no longer be managed by SFM, and will appear in the Sophos Central dashboard, awaiting approval to be managed. 

Issues Resolved

  • NCCC-10156 Resolved issue with backup restore from SFM failing
  • NCCC-10099 Resolved issue with backup restore from  SFM Air-Gap deployments failing
  • NCCC-10020 Resolved issue with VPN tab on template or device configuration screen not loading correctly
  • NCCC-9914 Resolved issue with firewalls on latest firmware still reporting a firmware update available
  • NCCC-9711 Resolved error occurring when saving dynamic objects
  • Hmm, SOPHOS closed my Support Case last week unsolved Slight frown

    Nevertheless:

    It looks better, as the devices with SFOS 17.5.15 are vissibly now.

    But still some Problems seems to be unsolved

    Device with 17.5.15

    2021-06-10 15:54System Events-XXXXXXX Applying the Entity has been deferred as Device is not compatible with this SFM version. System will retry after some time.

    Device with 18.0.5 MR 5 Build 586

    2021-06-10 15:40System Events-XXXXXXX Applying the Entity has been deferred as Device is not compatible with this SFM version. System will retry after some time.

  • for anyone experiencing missing compatibility packages, that issue is now resolved. Our apologies for any inconvenience on this issue!

  • * SFM 17.1.MR5 (Typo)

  • Additional Information (2021-06-06):

    I reverted back to SFM 17.5, since I don't have problems when working with XGOS 18.0.5 at all.

  • Still unable to download:

    <Error>
    <Code>AccessDenied</Code>
    <Message>Access Denied</Message>
    <RequestId>BETY2P3NENH66TJE</RequestId>
    <HostId>iwyLFbU4HesShNF7r44YfsN5t+o3WFhapQPF3HY77Y53CgoyG8WiFFjpdbHKgNufsvsf9A+nrDg=</HostId>
    </Error>