Multi-Firewall Reporting Comes to Sophos Central

ProductsSophos CentralXG Firewall

The best network visibility just got better.

The latest update to Sophos Central Firewall Reporting (CFR) Advanced adds reporting across multiple devices, enabling you and your customers to easily get a holistic view into network activity and threats across an entire estate.

Reporting is also more accessible in Sophos Central, with two new direct main menu options under Firewall Management for the Report Hub Dashboard and the Report Generator Tools.

There’s also a new drop down box enabling selection of entire groups or individual firewalls to include in the dashboard view and reports.

New main menu items (left) provide direct access to the reporting tools, while a new drop-down selection (center) enables you to determine which firewalls to include in your various reports.


These features are included and automatically enabled at no extra charge for customers with a CFR Advanced subscription.

The new multi-firewall reporting brings easy visibility into the security posture across an entire network with just a few clicks.  Anyone can quickly identify threat activity across all firewall devices,  including Sandstorm suspicious file sandboxing events, AV, IPS, geo information, and much more.

Get a complete picture of threat activity across any sized network with just a few clicks.

How to Get Started:

Customers can try CFR for free with limited storage and features with about 7 days of data retention to see how it works and then contact you to get going on CFR Advanced today.  To make life easier for new customers, simply include a CFR Advanced subscription for 3-6 months as a starting point on every XG Firewall deal. Use the online sizing tool to determine how much storage any particular opportunity requires.

Setup is easy… simply log into the firewall and select “Central Synchronization” from the main menu to add a firewall to Sophos Central.  Then login to Sophos Central to confirm.

Switching from Sophos iView:

Sophos iView is a legacy firewall reporting platform that is coming to end of life at the end of this year.  Sophos Central Firewall Reporting provides a far more advanced and scalable reporting and analytics platform that replaces iView enabling us to accelerate our roadmap and deliver more exciting new functionality sooner.  If you have customers still using iView, now is the time to switch.  It’s super easy.

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