Using Admin Console

Sophos Firewall Manager uses a Web 2.0 based easy-to-use graphical interface termed as Admin Console to configure and manage the device.

You can access the device for HTTPS web browser-based administration from any of the interfaces. Device when connected and powered up for the first time, it will have a following default Admin Console Access configuration for HTTPS service.

Services Interface/Zones Default Port
HTTPS WAN TCP Port 443

The administrator can update the default port for HTTPS service from System Management > System Settings > Administration > Settings

Admin Console Language

The Admin Console supports multiple languages, but by default appears in English. Apart from English, Brazilian-Portuguese, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish languages are also supported. Administrator can choose the preferred language at the time of logging in.

Administrator can also specify description for various policies, services and custom categories in any of the supported languages.

Log on procedure

The log on procedure authenticates the user and creates a session with the Device until the user logs-off.

To get the sign-in window, open the browser and type LAN IP Address of the device in browser’s URL box. A dialog box appears prompting you to enter username and password.

Below are the screen elements with their description:
Username
Enter user sign-in name.

If you are logging on for the first time after installation, use the default username.

Password
Specify user account password.

Dots are the placeholders in the password field.

If you are logging on for the first time after installation with the default username, use the default password.

Log on to
To administer device, select Admin Console.
Login button
Click to log on the Admin Console.

Home appears as soon as you log on to the Admin Console which provides a quick and fast overview of all the important parameters of your added devices and SFM System.

Log out procedure

To avoid unauthorized users from accessing Sophos Firewall Manager, sign out after you have finished working. This will end the session and exit from device.