Use the System pages to change the configuration of the appliance’s system software.

Note: Only the Updates, Active Directory, Time Zone, and Central Management pages are also available on a joined web appliance. There are also considerable differences between some of these pages, depending on the operating mode of the system on which they are running.
  • Use the Updates page to view the current versions of the threat definitions and software engine, and to see if newer versions are available. If a software engine update is available, there are also details about the nature of the update, the time and date of the next scheduled automatic update, and the option to perform the update manually prior to the scheduled automatic installation.
  • Use the Alerts page to configure who should receive email alerts regarding appliance operations, potential virus infections, and user policy violation attempts, as well as related procedures.
  • Use the Backup page to configure the appliance to automatically upload system configuration and log data to an FTP site at regular intervals as backup or to manually download configuration data to your current system.
  • Use the Restore page to restore a previous appliance configuration backup file in the event of an undesirable configuration change.
  • Use the Active Directory page to configure access to your organization’s Active Directory server so that the appliance can use existing user data.
  • Use the eDirectory page to configure access to your organization’s eDirectory server so that the appliance can use existing user data.
  • Use the Time Zone page to set the local time that is used to indicate the time in appliance transaction log files, and reports.
  • Use the Central Management page to join this web appliance to a Sophos Management Appliance for centralized configuration, centralized policy control, and for consolidated reporting.