Sophos XG: How to monitor bandwidth usage between IPs in real-time

Overview

The article describes the steps to monitor XG firewall traffic in real time from the command line. For example, to identify what IP is using bandwidth

How to configure

  • Login to Sophos XG device by Admin account or using SSH software to access to Sophos XG by Admin account
  • On the web interface of Sophos XG -> Click Console on the right top
  • Choose Option 5
  • Choose Option 3
  • Enter the command iftop -i IFNAME (IFNAME is the name of the interface, usually the LAN interface)
  • The description for the tool output is as follow
  • To stop the tool -> Click Q
  • To show the traffic separated by source and destination port -> Enter the command iftop -i IFNAME -P

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