Managing XG Firewall

Learn about the interfaces through which you can manage XG Firewall.

Administrative interfaces

You can manage XG Firewall through:

  • Web admin console: A web-based application to configure, monitor, and manage XG Firewall. Access the console through any browser using HTTPS.

    https://<LAN IP address of XG Firewall>

  • Command-line interface: The CLI console provides a collection of tools to manage and monitor certain components of XG Firewall, as well as to diagnose and troubleshoot issues. Access it in one of the following ways:
    • Telnet, a remote sign-in utility. Select admin > Console in the upper-right corner.
    • SSH, using an SSH client. XG Firewall closes idle SSH sessions after 15 minutes.
  • Sophos Central: A web-based application to manage XG Firewall as well as endpoints and servers, among others.
  • Sophos Firewall Manager (SFM): You can centrally manage distributed XG Firewall devices using SFM.

Administrative access

As an administrator, you can access XG Firewall through HTTPS, telnet, or SSH services. The administrator sign-in profile defines which administrative interfaces you can use to access XG Firewall.

XG Firewall is shipped with one administrator account and four administrator profiles.

Administrator type

Sign-in credentials

Console access

Privileges

Super administrator

admin/admin

Web admin console

CLI console

Full privileges for all configurations performed through either of the consoles.

Note Change the password of the “admin” user immediately after deployment.