As far as my partner told me, there is a tool... internal tool for migrating from SG to XG.
Is public accesible?
Hi, everyone. It's true! The much anticipated SG to XG Migration Assistant is now available as part of an early access program for Sophos Partners.
I plan to write a full FAQ and some best-practice considerations on this whole topic very soon and will post it on the Sophos blog and link to it from here when it's ready, but here are some answers to the most immediate questions about how to get access...
How Does it Work, What Can I Expect?
As we all know, migration is a big undertaking and while we, at Sophos, strongly encourage migrating from scratch and using this as an opportunity to fully review your security posture and UTM/Firewall configuration, we realize that there are many time consuming objects and data entry tasks that can benefit from some automation assistance - hence the SG to XG Migration Assistant. Your partner will need an SG backup file from your Sophos UTM as input, and will use the Assistant to migrate and convert a lot of the objects, and many network settings - producing an XG compatible backup you can import into your XG Firewall after it's done. It will not migrate policies and firewall rules, as mentioned above, these are best reviewed and revisited from a fresh start and there are fundamental differences in the policy and firewall models that necessitate this anyway. It will save considerable hands-on-keyboard time if you have a lot of objects and network definitions, and other time consuming entries.
I'm a Sophos Customer, how do I get access to the SG to XG Migration Assistant?
The SG To XG Migration Tool is currently available to Sophos Partners only as part of an early access program at this time, so please reach out to your Sophos Partner or find a suitable Sophos Partner near you and if they don't already have access to the Migration Assistant, they can inquire with their Sophos channel manager who can get them access.
Sophos Partner Locator: https://www.sophos.com/en-us/partners/partner-locator.aspx
If you can't locate a partner willing to help you, Sophos Professional Services can help you with your migration needs.
If I'm a Sophos partner, how do I get access to the SG to XG Migration Assistant?
The SG To XG Migration Tool is currently available to Sophos Partners only as part of an early access program at this time, so please reach out to your Sophos Channel Account Manager who can get you access. As part of the early access program, we will ask you to provide feedback through a 3-question survey once you've had a chance to utilize it.
How can I access to this tool at partner portal.? I can not see the option.
I´m testing a potential upgrade from SG to XG
Please reach out to your Sophos Channel Account Manager and they will get you hooked up.
Any specific reason(s) why the tool is not available to the public? I am currently busy with a few SG to XG migrations would prefer to do some testing first.