|Firewall policy / Advanced firewall configuration|
Location awareness is a feature of Sophos Client Firewall that assigns a firewall configuration to each network adapter on a computer, depending on the current location of the computer's network adapters.
The most common scenario in which this feature is used is where an employee has a company laptop and works from home. They are using two network connections simultaneously:
For work use, they connect to the office network through a VPN client and a virtual network adapter.
For personal use, they connect to their ISP through a network cable and a physical network adapter.
In this scenario, you need the office configuration to be applied to the virtual office connection and the non-office, generally more restrictive, configuration to be applied to the non-office ISP connection.