Sophos XG: How to configure anti-brute force features of IPS on Sophos XG


Brute Force Attacks is the technique of getting passwords by using a trial and error approach and hoping, eventually, to guess correctly. This is an old attack method, but it’s still effective and popular with hackers

How to configure

  • Login to Sophos XG by Admin account
  • PROTECT -> Intrusion Prevention -> IPS Policy -> Click Add to create a new policy
  • Enter Name for policy
  • In Clone rules: Choose one of rules which you want to apply for this policy

-> Click Save

  • Click icon Edit in the policy which was created before
  • Click Add to get antibrute-force feature
  • Choose Select Individual signature -> Choose Category
  • Choose Brute Force features which you want to apply
  • Choose Action

-> Click Save

  • Create firewall policy
  • Firewall -> Add firewall rule -> User/Network rule
  • In Intrusion Prevention: Choose policy which created before

-> Click Save

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