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Last update: 2022-06-08

Turn on security heartbeat

Security heartbeat is the real-time threat, health, and security information indicator for synchronized security.

For security heartbeat to work you need a Sophos Central account and a trial or full license for any Sophos Central managed endpoint as pre-requisites.

To turn on security heartbeat, do as folows:

  1. Sign-in to the Sophos Firewall web admin console.
  2. Click Control center in the left-hand navigation.
  3. On the top right-hand side, under Security Heartbeat, click Activate.
  4. Click Register, and in the pop-up window add the Email Address and Password for the Sophos Central admin account to sync with the firewall. Click Register at the bottom of the pop-up window.


    Please refer to the video available on Sophos Central: Getting Started, for instructions on how to create a Sophos Central admin account.

  5. Security Heartbeat is now enabled.

Verifying if Security Heartbeat is enabled

  1. Log in to the Sophos Central using the admin account that's synchronized with the Sophos Firewall.
  2. Go to Global Settings in the left-hand navigation.
  3. Click Registered Firewall Appliances.
  4. The serial number of the firewalls synced with the Sophos Central account are shown.
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