Course Outline

Introduction to Sophos XG Firewall

  • Overview of Sophos XG Firewall
  • Understanding the interface and navigation

Basic Configuration

  • Initial setup and configuration
  • Network interfaces setup
  • Defining zones and hosts
  • DHCP and DNS configuration

Firewall Policies and Rules

  • Understanding firewall rules and policies
  • Creating and managing firewall rules
  • NAT (Network Address Translation) rules
  • Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) settings

User Authentication and Management

  • User authentication methods
  • Integrating with directory services
  • Creating user and group policies

VPN Configuration

  • Types of VPNs in Sophos XG
  • Setting up remote access VPN
  • Configuring site-to-site VPN

Advanced Threat Protection

  • Configuring web and email protection
  • Setting up application control
  • Advanced threat protection mechanisms

Network Services and Routing

  • Static and dynamic routing
  • Configuring WAN link balancer
  • High availability setup

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Monitoring tools in Sophos XG
  • Analyzing logs and reports
  • Setting alerts and notifications

System Maintenance

  • Backup and restore procedures
  • Updating firmware and software
  • System health checks


  • Basic troubleshooting techniques
  • Using diagnostic tools
  • Common issues and resolutions

Best Practices and Advanced Configurations

  • Security best practices
  • Advanced networking and security configurations
  • Tips for optimizing performance

Summary and Next Steps


  • Basic networking knowledge
  • Familiarity with basic IT concepts


  • IT professionals
  • Security specialists
 21 Hours

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