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  1. Fix UTM Licensing To Expire IPv6 Temporary Addresses Faster

    Fix UTM licensing to "age out" faster the many IPv6 "temporary addresses" that are created by most devices (running Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Linux). As an example, I have 12 devices connected to my network, but because I run in an IPv4/IPv6 environment, UTM is currently counting 113 IP addresses and sending me daily warnings that I have exceeded my license count and no new devices can be added to the network.

    In the forum post linked below I have gone into greater detail, but the issue essentially is that in 2014 almost every IPv6-capable device is generating…

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      11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • support compression when the Common Threats Filter is enabled.

      support HTTP compression when the Common Threats Filter is enabled.

      24 votes
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      • Web Protection: Youtube and blocking specific categories

        Coming from another vendor one of the features I like/had was that I could block categories within YouTube. We are a School District that needs to access YouTube (YouTube for Education has limited content). It would be nice to setup a policy or rule to be able to block these YouTube Categories.

        Currently available categories are:
        • Film
        • Autos
        • Music
        • Animals
        • Sports
        • Shortmov
        • Travel
        • Games
        • Videoblog
        • People
        • Comedy
        • Entertainment
        • News
        • Howto
        • Education
        • Tech
        • Nonprofit
        • Movies
        • Movies_anime_animation
        • Movies_action_adventure
        • Movies_classics
        • Movies_comedy …

        176 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Web Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Sophos Enterprise Console: write hash value in mssql table for detected virus

          Sophos Enterprise Console: write hash value in mssql table for detected virus

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            2 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • RED device with integrated wifi

            Why not integrate wifi into the RED? Just adds to its simplicity.

            18 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Remote Ethernet Device (RED)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • network order interface in VMware

              when you have a lot of network interface in a sophos VM under VMware the network configuration file (vmx) the order on vmware do not match the sophos network order. you have to match the mac adress between UTM and VMware or to edite the /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistant-net.rule file. could you please let the customer renumber the ethX under webmin.

              6 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • IKEv2 support

                We would like to see IKEv2 support so that we can connect to Azure.

                Otherwise this will be a deal breaker and we will be forced to use other appliances very soon.

                6 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  VPN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable Sharepoint2013 encryption in SafeGuard Enterprise

                  Enable that SafeGuard Enterprise client can encrypt files on SharePoint sites

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                    0 comments  ·  Web Server Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Would like a feature to block outgoing traffic that exceeds a certain threshold.

                    Our old software (SurfCop on TMG) had the ability to block outgoing traffic that exceeded a certain threshold. The thinking is that if we do get hacked, the hacker would only be able to upload a certain number of docs before being blocked. This was a 24 hour limit and the clock would reset. It was by person or IP address. It is a great tool to have.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  UTM Endpoint Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Limit access on IPSEC VPN Gateway

                      To limit access on vpn gateway it should be possible to define "Allowed networks" analogue to the network service configuration for NTP.
                      Default would be "Any" or a checkbox to enable access limitations.

                      When only configured IPs or DynDNS hosts can reach the VPN gateway, any attacks are securely blocked by firewall rule.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  VPN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • A Tool to Generate a backup file from a Template for import and export of Standard Templates for UTM.

                        I want to be able to manage a number of standard Templates.
                        When I have all the extra client information (the variable info from one customer from another) I want to be able to import this as a flat file (whatever format (csv)).
                        This will then be feed into the pre-configured Template and come out as a backup file (abf) ready to be imported into the UTM.
                        This will let those who manage lots of customers the ability to build a complex unit quickly and be able to deploy standards across multiple customers.
                        This will save time by not having…

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Wildcard support for antispam's sender blacklist & excepted email addresses

                          Under "EMAIL PROTECTION > SMTP > ANTISPAM > SPAMFILTER"
                          you are able to block email senders by adding their domain. You are also able to use wildcards i.e. "*@domain.com".

                          Same you can do under "EMAIL PROTECTION > SMTP > EXPEPTIONS" to add a sender's email address to except him from specific rules (HELO, Antispam, etc.) buy using the same format and wildcards i.e. "*@domain.com".

                          Unfortunately I get more and more spam emails from the same domain which uses A TON of subdomains i.e. the following (german) spam site:

                          *@elektronik.de-at-ch.com
                          *@rasierklingen.de-at-ch.com
                          *@versicherung.de-at-ch.com
                          *@mobil.de-at-ch.com
                          *@reisen.de-at-ch.com

                          The same applies to whitelist pages i.e.…

                          7 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Mail Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve reporting for Advanced Threat Protection

                            Presently ATP reports the IP of the advanced threat. It does not report the DNS name.

                            In most larger networks, all DNS requests go through an internal DNS server, Domain Controller or whatever. Therefore any alert from the ATP will identify the DNS server as the requesting host.

                            For Windows DNS logging the brief logging does not capture the IP address returned from the resolver, only the DNS name submitted. Whilst it is possible to turn on complete logging which will return this information such logging is very, very verbose, and it is generally impractical to have permanently turned on.

                            27 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Network Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • SUM as add-on for Synology NAS.

                              I would like to run Sophos UTM Manager (SUM) as a Plug-In on Synology NAS in order to get a simple and flexible solution and at the same time reduce additional hardware.

                              9 votes
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                              • IEEE 802.1X authentication on RED devices

                                It would be great if you could define MAC-based authentication on the RED devices with 802.1X and a RADIUS server to ensure that just our own notebooks and phones on the remote locations can enter our company network. Foreign MAC-adresses should not be authenticated and blocked.

                                9 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Remote Ethernet Device (RED)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Automated VPN Config download for Deployment

                                  On the webadmin interface under Definitions&Users --> Users&Groups i can download the vpn config for the users. I ned this feature as an automated process, who drops the vpn configurations e.g. once per day on an ftp server or an smb share. This is very important for bigger Companys who must to deploy the ssl vpn client automaticli via Deployment Solution or GPOs to the Users.

                                  15 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  VPN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • email protection SPX encryption

                                    To remove the x mark after removing the Sophos logo on the email template and on any other template.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Mail Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Web Filtering IP Blacklisting

                                      When you blacklist an IP address it shows as malicious and is not saying "blacklisted"

                                      When you blacklist a DNS domain it shows first as category block when you haven't set it as blacklisted but then it will correctly show as "blacklisted" afterwards. Won't work in the IP blacklisting though.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Web Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Need UP2DATE Update in web gui

                                        Upcoming Up2date firmware should be visible on UTM Up2date box to avoid

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                                          1 comment  ·  Usability/GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Web Protection: Possibility to select existing URL blacklist & whitelist objects

                                          In UTM 9.3 Sophos introduced the concept of URL tags, but the referenced website configuration "only" supports URLs, domains, ip addresses and CIDR ranges. So they do not fully replace blacklist/whitelist entries which especially allow regular expressions.

                                          Therefore I do not see http://feature.astaro.com/forums/17359-utm-formerly-asg-feature-requests/suggestions/436457-web-protection-global-url-blacklist-whitelist-f as completed.

                                          Internally, black- and whitelists are obviously already global objects that are referenced in filter actions. And UTM already requires them to have a uniqe name even across filter actions. So we just need a possibility to choose the existing ones from a left hand side list like any other global object.

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