Network access event types

These are the event types related to network access you can see in Sophos Central.

Depending on the features included in your license, you may see all or some of the following event types:

Peripherals Control

Event type

Severity

Action required?

Peripheral detected

Medium

Yes

Peripheral allowed

Low

No

Peripheral restricted to read-only

Low

No

Peripheral blocked

Low

No

Firewall

If you have a Sophos XG Firewall registered with Sophos Central, your computers can send regular reports on their security status or "health" to Sophos XG Firewall. These reports are known as "security heartbeats".

Event type

Severity

Action required?

Description

Missing heartbeat reported

High

Yes

A computer is no longer sending security heartbeat signals to a Sophos XG Firewall but is still sending network traffic. The computer may be compromised. A Sophos XG Firewall may have restricted the computer’s network access (depending on the policy your company set).

Restored heartbeat reported

Low

No

A computer has resumed sending security heartbeat signals to a Sophos XG Firewall.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Sophos Central reports any AWS connection errors.