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Device Management

Device management allows you to reset the firewall configuration to factory default, check the current firmware versions, 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 to factory defaults Selecting this resets Sophos Firewall to the same state in which it left the factory. All custom configurations are lost, including network configurations, passwords, users, groups, policies, VPN configurations.
Show Firmware(s) List the currently installed firmware and the previous version of firmware still available to install. Sophos Firewall keeps the previous firmware available to allow for easy rollback without the need to reimage.
Advanced Shell You can use the advanced shell to show more detailed information than the device console. It's a Linux shell and provides full access to the system components, such as databases and system services. You must use the advanced shell with caution.
Flush Device Reports This option deletes the reports stored on the firewall. Sophos Firewall will restart and be unreachable over the network for approximately 10 minutes. When flushing reports, you need to consider the time it'll take, as you’ll lose current internet gateway connectivity until the firewall is back online.
Exit Return to previous menu.