How to deploy firewall rule by SFM

Introduce Sophos Firewall Management

Sophos Firewall Management (SFM) provides powerful centralized management for all your Sophos Firewalls across multiple customers sites or branch offices – all from a single screen. Whether you’re an MSP, Enterprise Network Security Admin, or simply managing a few small offices, SFM simplifies security management enabling consistent enforcement, easy provisioning of new policies, and at-a-glance monitoring of device health. SFM saves you time, money and makes management simpler

Guide to deploying firewall rule by SFM

  • Login in Sophos Firewall Manager (Username: admin && Password: admin)


  • Click System & Monitor -> Manager Devices -> Click Add to add a firewall which you want to manager


  • In Device Name: Write a name
  • In Description: Write Description
  • In Serial Number: Write XG Firewall’s Serial Number
  • In IP/Domain: Write XG Firewall’s IP Wan
  • In Admin Username: Write XG Firewall’s username login
  • In Password: Write XG Firewall’s password login
  • Tick Enable Change Control
  • Click Test Connection


  • If see the error


  • You have to login XG Firewall to enable Central Management
  • System -> Administrator -> Central Management -> On Manage your firewall using
  • Tick Sophos Firewall Manager (SFM) -> Write SFM’s IP Address -> Apply


  • Add successfully -> Click Sync to synchronize with SFM


  • Create Firewall Rule and Deploy to XG Firewall


  • Add new rule


  • Add new Firewall rule normally


  • Click Save -> In Filter Devices -> Choose Device which you want this policy -> Click Save


  • Waiting a few minutes, policy will be deploy to your XG Firewall

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