Turn on firewall reporting

You can view the report dashboard and the reports page for a Sophos XG Firewall if you register it with Sophos Central and turn on firewall reporting.

To turn on firewall reporting, do the following:

  1. In the web admin console of the Sophos XG Firewall for which you want to turn on firewall reporting, on the Central synchronization page, ensure that the firewall has been registered with Sophos Central. If not, click Register and enter your Sophos Central account credentials.
  2. If Sophos Central services is turned off, turn it on. If it is already turned on, click Configure.
  3. In the Firewall Management and Reporting from Sophos Central dialog box, select Use Sophos Central reporting and click Apply.
  4. In Sophos Central, go to Firewall Management > Firewalls and click Accept services next to the firewall that has just been registered.
Within five minutes, the firewall sends data to Sophos Central. Sophos Central then inserts the data into its database, which can take between five and thirty minutes. Then Sophos Central displays the data in the reports. The firewall sends data at least every five minutes.