Sophos Firewall connecting to NordVPN
I'm user of Untangle at my home/homelab. I'm trying Sophos Firewall to see if i switch from Untangle to Sophos Firewall. I'm from Brazil but i live in Canada, because of my country of origin i have to use an VPN like NordVPN to "tell" to brazilian service providers (like banks, governement sites and etc.) that "i'm in brazil".
So not having a way to connect to a VPN service like Nord VPN and route my trafic over NordVPN can be a deal breaker.
I researched and i'm not sure if its possible or not possible to do this.
Can you tell me if i can connect to an VPN service like NordVPN and route my trafic over there in Sophos Firewal?
I think i have the newest version, i started to test it yesterday.
Thank you for contacting the Sophos Community.
Unfortunately, this would be a Feature Request as it’sn’t possible to create an IPsec between Sophos Firewall and NordVPN at the moment.…
you cannot connect your XG using a nordvpn. Nordvpn is from a pc to a nordvpn server.
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That's not true. I mean the statement that NordVPN it's an PC to NordVPN Server.
Many firewalls like Untangle, PFSense, OPNSense, Mikrotik and others, and routers like Linksys, Asus, Synology and many many more are capable of keeping an always on VPN tunnel with NordVPN.
I use like this in my Untangle, I even have conditional access that route only selected traffic to NordVPN.
I saw in the Sophos documentation that I can do a route-base VPN but I don't know if it will work with NordVPN. NordVPN supports IKEV2 and OpenVPN.
All of those devices allow you to install 3rd party software, sophos XG does not allow 3rd party software.
The only way you're going to be able to do this (setting up a VPN client on a router) is to use an open source firewall like pfsense, DD-WRT, ect.
How to set up a NordVPN router
Again, not true. All those have native support to OpenVPN, no third party needed.
Nordvpn is not open, it uses proprietary software to do the avoid firewalls bit which openvpn does not support.
Sorry to be repetitive but again that's not true. I use this setup with Untangle and untangle it's not an open source firewall.
If it works with Untangle then it's because they choose have it in the product as a feature. Like rfcat_vk said, Sophos does not allow you to install your own VPN on it. But it does act as a remote access SSL VPN server using OpenVPN/Ipsec. You need to look at the other ones. Hell, you could use DD-WRT on a home router as your VPN gateway and still use Sophos in transparent mode and get all of the benefits it has to offer :)
I don't know why it's so hard to believe others.
I said that I use NordVPN with OpenVPN connected to my Untangle Firewall natively. No need to third party software, no need to a PC connection. Nothing like that
Maybe I was not clear before.
I want the firewall to open an VPN tunnel with the NordVPN Server, using a supported by Sophos protocol like IKEV2, and after that route my client traffic to this tunnel.
It will be transparent to the user. Like I am able to do today on Untangle.
Sophos it's not capable of act like an VPN client in any way shape or form?