Sophos Firewall: Best practice for clientless user and fetch the usage report

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The purpose of this Recommended Read is to explain how to create a clientless user, the best practices for doing so, and how you can access the clientless user's web/application report.

Step 1: MAC binding in the DHCP server

CONFIGURE > Network > DHCP > Add > Static IP MAC mapping

Step 2: Creating a Clientless user

CONFIGURE > Authentication > Clientless users


Step 3: IP host/IP host group

SYSTEM> Hosts and services > IP Host > Add

#IP host group

Step 4: Firewall rule

PROTECT > Rules and policies > Firewall rules > Add


Step 5: Sophos Central Configuration for reporting

SYSTEM > Sophos Central       

Step 6: Usage – Web/Bandwidth

Login to > Firewall Management > Report Generator             

Note - We'll filter out the clientless user for reference. See the screenshots below:


I hope you have found this helpful in understanding and achieving your requirements.

Revamped Correct Grammar and Font Added Horizontal Line Change Article to Recommended Read
[edited by: Erick Jan at 8:41 AM (GMT -7) on 25 Sep 2023]