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Last update: 2021-10-15

Device Management

Device management allows you to reset the firewall configuration to factory default, check the firmware versions currently installed, access the advanced shell, and flush reports stored on the appliance.

Device management is accessed from the main menu under Option 5 Device Management. The available options under Device Management are as follows:

Menu Item Description
Reset the factory defaults Selecting this resets the appliance to the same state in which it left the factory. All custom configurations created since deployment will be lost, including network configurations, passwords, users, groups, policies, VPN configurations and so on.
Show Firmware List the currently installed firmware, and the previous version of firmware still available to install. Sophos Firewall keeps the previous firmware available on the appliance to allow for easy rollback without the need to reimage the appliance.
Advanced Shell The advanced shell can be used to display more detailed information than the device console. It is a full Linux shell and provides full access to system internals such as databases and system services. The advanced shell should be used with caution.
Flush Device Reports This option deletes the reports stored on the device. The appliance will restart and will be unreachable over the network for approximately 10 minutes. When flushing reports, you need to consider the time it will take, as current internet gateway connectivity will be lost until the device is back online.
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