Dashboard

The Firewall Management dashboard lets you see firewall activity at a glance.

Go to Firewall Management > Dashboard.

Note If you haven't added any firewalls to Sophos Central yet, this page invites you to start a free trial of Sophos XG Firewall.

You can see details of the following:

  • Alerts
  • Firewalls
  • Advanced threat protection
  • Intrusion prevention
  • Web activity

Alerts

The Alerts section shows you statistics for alerts in Sophos Central. This shows all alerts, not just firewall alerts.

To see full details of all alerts, click View All Alerts.

To see a filtered list of alerts, click on the figure for the alert priority (High, Medium or Info).

At the main alerts list, you can investigate and take action against alerts.

Firewalls

The Firewalls section shows the current status of firewalls. You can see here if firewalls need attention for any of these reasons:

  • Not connected
  • Not managed
  • License expiring
  • Health issues

To see the full list of firewalls and resolve issues, click Show All Firewalls.

Advanced Threat Protection

This shows you statistics for threats detected by firewalls in the previous two hours.

Advanced threat protection (ATP) analyzes incoming and outgoing network traffic (for example, DNS requests, HTTP requests, and IP packets) for threats. Using ATP, you can quickly detect compromised clients in your network and raise an alert or drop the traffic from those clients.

ATP also uses cloud-based sandboxing, which analyzes suspicious content, so that you can decide whether files are safe to allow.

If an attack starts, ATP can prevent devices from connecting to command-and-control servers outside your network.

Intrusion Attacks

This shows statistics for intrusion prevention.

Intrusion prevention looks for anomalies in network traffic in order to detect and prevent denial of service (DoS) and other spoofing attacks.

In Sophos XG Firewall you can specify the action to take when anomalies are found.

Web activity

The graph shows web activity measured at five-minute intervals for the previous two hours.