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  1. OSPF - Allow the priority of the OSPF interface to be set to 0

    Currently the OSPF Priority setting can only be set between 1 - 255
    It would be useful to have the ability to set the priority on an OSPF interface to 0 (Zero). This will then ensure the UTM does not participate in the DR or BDR election process.

    In a well designed ospf network (On Cisco and Brocade equipment), it is better practice to remove nodes which you know should never be DR or BDR devices, thus reducing election traffic and the time it takes for an election process to complete.

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      0 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Implement LLDP (or CDP) on the Access Points

      This will be very helpfull to detect access points on a network.
      > Finding these devices for maintenance ( reboot with POE off / on ) without following the cabeling or looking for mac-adress-tables would be great.
      Maybe LLDP/CDP would also suite the UTM ethernet ports.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Wireless Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Sending HotSpot vouchers directly to a network lable printer

        It would be nive if it qould be possible to send the voucher directly to a bon/lable printer, like Brother QL-710W/QL-720W.
        A limited support of printer models would be acceptable.

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Wireless Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Interface Monitor Mode

          Several other next gen firewalling appliances can be configured with a Monitoring Interface that can be attached to a mirror port, this appliance then passively logs firewall/application/IPS events etc.... and provides a very good overview of what is passing the network edge without 'intruding' in the production network. I would like to see this implemented in Sophos UTM. There are probably many pros and cons for configuring in this manner however, from my point of view this is a perfect way of initial implementation that can give you a very detailed 'look' at what your traditional firewall is missing (obviously…

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          • report current config

            a way to somehow report the current config. Like a compact report that shows the firewall rules, nat rules, etc.
            Something like showing the running config in a Cisco device. But then something more graphic.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please bring back the AP5 it has some great uses.

              I have soem sites where a the AP5 and RED is just so amazing it is the key to selling the whole UTM solution and it the fact it only supports the one SSID is not a hinderance.

              14 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Appliance Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Network Protection: Automatic blacklisting

                Please make it possible to set rules to automatically add ip addresses to a blacklist for a specific time period if they are exceed the specified packet limits set in Anti DoS!

                E.g.:

                2000 packets/sec over limit -> 30 seconds blacklist
                5000 packets/sec over limit -> 60 seconds blacklist
                10000 packets/sec over limit -> 120 seconds blacklist

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Network Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Update-Meldungen deaktivieren

                  Wenn ein Rechner / Laptop ohne Netzwerkverbindung hochgefahren wird (bzw. in einem Netz ohne Internetverbindung), dann beschwert sich der Sophos Client ständig „lautstark“ per Benachrichtigungs-Bubbles, dass er sich nicht updaten kann.
                  Das ist für den normalen User eher verwirrend als nützlich.

                  Wir würden dieses Verhalten nun gerne abschalten – leider kann man die Benachrichtigungen bzgl. Updates nicht gesondert abschalten. Die einzige Möglichkeit, die ich gefunden habe, ist das komplette Abschalten der Benachrichtigungen (in
                  der AV/HIPS-Policy) – aber dann erscheinen auch keine Benachrichtigungen mehr, wenn tatsächlich ein Virus o.ä. gefunden wurde.

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • user portal sent messages

                    Customer would like to have users be able to Log into the User Portal and manage their sent quarantined emails and not just the received quarantined emails.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Mail Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • RED Monitoring via SNMP

                      It would be useful to be able to monitor the RED devices via external monitoring systems like Nagios. Currently it is only possible to monitor the status of the local interface, which does not give any information about the actual status of the RED-tunnel.
                      It would be nice to be able to monitor the status of RED-tunnels (and possibly even some remote information like IP-information, connected LAN-ports et cetera)

                      25 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Remote Ethernet Device (RED)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Flow Monitor: display the download/upload usage

                        In the flow monitor, on the "Bandwith Usage now", you have to click on it to see the uploade rate. It is very annoying to see what protocol is using upload bandwith.

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                          0 comments  ·  Usability/GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Routing: OSPF Default Route Announcement

                          When originating a default route from OSPF, there should be:
                          1) The ability to set the type to E1 vs E2 so you can control how costs for this default route are controlled
                          2) The ability to change the default metric announced
                          3) The ability to tie the announcement of the default route with Uplink Monitoring (rather than just interface link detection)

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                            0 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Backup logging and reports tool

                            It would be really useful if we had a tool that allowed you to not only backup the configuration but also the logs and reports on a UTM and transfer onto another UTM. This would help if migrating from a Software UTM to a virtual UTM, or moving from one variant of UTM hardware to another (e.g upgrading from a 320 to a 425) and keeping the logs and reports intact.

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                            • allow us to configure automatic SPX encryption for specific email ddresses or domains please.

                              It would be useful to enable SPX encryption to automatically encrypt emails to a list of addresses or domains. To ensure that emails to certain recipients are encrypted in this way without the user having to select it using the Outlook plugin.

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                                0 comments  ·  Mail Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow DNS-groups or Availability Groups on Centralized Management

                                If a SUM is hosted inhouse and external UTMs connect only Hosts/DNS-hosts are allowd as destination system (SUM).

                                If the main WAN connection fails, configuraton can not the altered using the SUM (e.g. to redeploy VPN tunnels to a backup connection (so switch the Tunnel interface))

                                It would be helpful to have DNS-groups or Availability groups enabled for this purpose.

                                I understand that the SUM has to be unique for the management to work. So this might be an issue that requires the admin to understand what he does, but the current configuration options do not allow easy failover

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                                  0 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • HTML5 VPN share drives of a specific server

                                  We want to allow drive mapping trough HTML VPN. The HTML VPN should be done at this way. With the astaro userportal thould be possible to access to shared or mapped folders so that the user can acces on it. Why I want this option? We have tausends of public users that need to access to our ressources. So they need to access it with vpn. The problem is, that a public user doesn't have knowledge about pc's. They should have a simple way to access trough HTLM5 VPN also because every user has different OS.
                                  As information. Zyxel will…

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  VPN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Web filtering Over-ride per classroom

                                    As you will know there is an existing ‘override’ feature within web filtering on the UTM that allows select users to manually override a blocked website by typing in a set of credentials. A common piece of feedback we have had from our customers is that the principal of the feature is very useful but manually overriding a classroom full of machines is not really useable so what we would like to see is a self-service portal (or app) where teachers can be presented with a very basic interface which will allow them to allow a website or two for…

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                                    • 6 votes
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                                      • SUM: Central Configuration of SSL Site2Site + Remote Access VPN

                                        - add Remote Access Profile configuration in SUM (!)
                                        ...just like:
                                        *click* [Add remote access profile]
                                        (1/3) for UTM fw72
                                        (2/3) for users <AD user group definition>
                                        (3/3) for local networks <local network, for example network reachable via site2site VPN>

                                        - add SSL Site2Site VPN option in SUM (Configuration > VPN), same/similar style as IPSec Site2Site VPN

                                        ...so you do not have to log into WebAdmin on every single UTM.
                                        imagine 50+ remote offices and you'd like to add a local (maybe testing-)network for SSL VPN users.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • HTML5 VPN Portal - Automatic login

                                          We want to pass the credentials of the Sophos users (AD connected) to the RDP (HTML5) session.

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