Sophos XG Firewall: How to create a schedule-based firewall rule


  • This article describes how to create a schedule-based firewall rule which allows full internet access to users only at a scheduled time.


  • Allow full internet access to users between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm on all weekdays.
  • Note: In this example, the default firewall rule #Default_Network_Policy is set to drop all traffic and the schedule-based rule is placed above the default rule. This is to ensure that internet traffic is allowed only during the specified times in the schedule.


  • To create a schedule-based firewall rule, follow the steps given below.
  • You must be logged in to the Sophos Admin Console by your admin account.
    • Create a schedule.
      • Go to Profiles -> Schedule and click Add to create schedule with the following parameters
      • Click Save to create schedule.
Parameter Value Description
Name Full_Internet_Access Name to identify the schedule.
Recurrence Recurring Select the recurrence of the schedule.
Days Weekdays Select the days to apply the schedule.
Start Time 16:00 Select the start time of the schedule.
Stop Time 17:00 Select the stop time of the schedule.


  • Create a firewall rule to apply the schedule
    • Go to Firewall -> Add Firewall Rule to add a rule to implement the schedule Full_Access_Internet.

  • Click Save to create Rule


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