Hi, some of the testers v. 18 EAP received such an email with a token to activate the early version of Central Firewall Reporting in Sophos Cloud.
Check your inboxes! It looks pretty cool ;-)PS You must wait a little bit till logs goes to Sophos Central cloud.
This is really good hopefully it looks good and reports are better than on-box reports. Another thing I wonder is, For CFR (Central Firewall Reporting) they picked to have it on Sophos Central instead of CFM (partner). Does this mean Sophos Central going to eventually replace Sophos CFM (the partner edition of firewall management that hasn't been updated in ages it looks)?
Edit: I activated mine, it looks very nice and polished. Nice and fast. Nice Dashboard, and Reports too. Way better than CFM. I don't see any kind of Schedule feature or Export feature yet to sent an email, but it's getting there.
Thanks all for sharing. I hope others post their feedback on this as the on-box reports are another point of frustration with most.
When it comes to CSFM and SFM, I'm starting the migration off once the central groups feature is GA. I feel like those products are legacy and will die soon. Just my opinion.
I'm seeing and planning the same. I don't really know a good way right now to organize and separate customer networks though in Sophos Central and you just made a light bulb go off in my head about the Firewall Groups feature.
If Sophos makes these work well, AND gives us hostnames (Not just IP's) in every type of report, and makes reverse DNS work automatically without setting static entries; I'd IMMEDIETLY begin selling XG's to everyone and their grandma and dog. I guess I'm a real fan of having transparent logs and reports that are easy to diagnose. And having reports with hostnames for Executives is a huge must for me.
I saw this hiding in the recommended read section of the v18 EAP:
Give it a go.
A few answers to the questions here. Our direction and strategy is to build Central Management so that it replaces the legacy CFM (partner only) solution. Central Management phase 2 EAP just launched and we encourage you to test and give us our feedback. It is built from the ground up on modern cloud architecture. It will be more performant and achieve greater scale for devices under management. CM will also be free for partners and customers.
Save and schedule for reports are planned for CFR, but they are unfortunately not part of the initial release. I'm sure we'll have some moans and groans on this (myself included) but we had to draw line somewhere so that we can meet a specific delivery date. The good news however is that they are planned to be delivered shortly after the initial release and we will be pushing out updates roughly every 6 weeks into Central.
I'd like to encourage you to post feedback for CFR in the respective community: https://community.sophos.com/products/xg-firewall/sfos-eap/central-firewall-reporting-eap/
Thanks for the testing and feedback you've provided so far, and thanks in advance for the feedback that is to come.
This is really good thank you. Sophos seems to be on the upswing for Central and Endpoint. I'm really hoping XG can implement everything this version to close the gap completely between UTM