Overview of the Sophos XG Firewall
Now that the firewall is ready, we will take a look at the administration interface.
Also called Dashboard, it is the home page of the firewall, it allows at a glance with the important information of the firewall on the state of security, hardware statistics and status of services.
This part provides access to the different reports available on the firewall (statistics by protocol / web browsing / applications …).
Contains the list of inbound / outbound control rules.
Web / Applications
Contains the list of web browsing filtering rules and applications. Web and application policies are assigned to one or more firewall rules.
This part contains the entire configuration and email filtering strategy.
Management of the reverse proxy configuration (WAF).
Allows configuration of the different interfaces of the firewall, configuration of DNS zones and redirector.
Hosts and services
Configuration of all objects (Computers / Ports / …) that can be called in different firewall policies.
Contains license information and all system configuration settings.
This page is available from all pages of the firewall by clicking Log Viewer located at the top right. This makes it possible to display the real-time logs of the different filtering elements of the firewall.