UPS Device Support

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) devices maintain a continuous supply of electric power to connected equipment by supplying power from a separate source when utility power is not available. Sophos UTM on AWS supports UPS devices of the manufacturers MGE UPS Systems and APC. The communication between the UPS device and Sophos UTM on AWS is made via the USB interface.

As soon as the UPS device runs in battery operation, a notification is sent to the administrator. If the power failure persists for a longer period and the voltage of the UPS device approximates a critical value, another message will be sent to the administrator—Sophos UTM on AWS will be shut down automatically.

Note – Please read the operation manual of the UPS device to connect the devices to Sophos UTM on AWS. Sophos UTM on AWS will recognize the UPS device when booting via the USB interface. Only boot Sophos UTM on AWS when you have connected the USB interfaces to each other.