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Last update: 2021-10-21

Sophos Central services overview

From Sophos Firewall, you can turn on centralized reporting, management, and configuration backup in Sophos Central. To use this feature, register this firewall with Sophos Central.

After turning on the services, a Super admin must start them in Sophos Central.

Name Description
Sophos Central services Turn it on to configure centralized reporting, management, and configuration backup of this Sophos Firewall in Sophos Central.

In Sophos Central, select Global settings. Under Administration, select Registered firewall appliances to see the list of registered appliances.
Use Sophos Central reporting Select to turn on centralized reporting.

In Sophos Central, go to Firewall management > Firewalls. Go to the firewall and select Accept services.
Use Sophos Central management Select to turn on centralized management.

In Sophos Central, go to Firewall management > Firewalls. Go to the firewall and select Accept services.
Send configuration backup to Sophos Central If you've selected Use Sophos Central management, select this to save configuration backups in Sophos Central.

In Sophos Central, go to Firewall management > Backup. Specify a backup schedule or generate the backup.

If Sophos Firewall is on 18.0 MR3 or later, you can schedule firmware upgrades from Sophos Central.

For details of centralized reporting and management, go to Sophos Central help.

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