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Sophos Copernicus is now out of Beta and Has a New Name, Sophos XG Firewall

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Jason,

 

Not sure how this applies to 9.3 so I am asking out of concept,  but have you tried to manually configure plex from the server site?  I assume you have a port forward rule to port 32400 or whatever you are using to the plex server IP?  Also since this is a dedicated port, could the rule could contain the bypass for the plex server at that port only.  Sorry if these are silly questions.

pcdoc, these are not silly questions at all. Lets also not forget that Plex also wants to install a SSL cert to give a secure connection to the Plex service, This could also be causing some problems for Jason. He has to check is server setting to see whats going on. I can tell you for sure there is no need to bypass the web filter to get that working.

Plex Secure Access https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/206225077-How-to-Use-Secure-Server-Connections

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Jason

Sorry, I should've been more specific. I've fixed the issue but for others... I have multiple external static IPs from my ISP. When you enable web filtering in Sophos UTM, it creates a web proxy where all outbound traffic goes thru the static IP of the router/gateway. Whereas my WSE12R2 box behind the gateway has a unique external static IP. So, if you don't make sure the server running Plex Media Server originates from a different internet static IP going out to the Plex.TV server (and not the generic static IP of the router/gateway), everything works correctly.

 

 

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nrf

regarding integrated endpoint protection, if you go through the slides/presentations you see things advertised that are pretty cool if real features, correlating things seen by the firewall with bad actor processes on the endpoint, and taking some reactive steps based on an integrated view of behavior. With two separate control points, that kind of sharing of information isn't happening and lots of the 'coolness' of the heartbeat feature is lost.

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Nrf, I agree. When I watched the "webinar" video, the XG demo showed real-time triage measures being taken between a malware infected client and the UTM/gateway device. If this isn't supported in free home edition of XG, it's a miss.

 

 

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It truly would be a nice feature if we had in the same feature in the home edition that they have in the business version.  It is still nice to manage everyone from a console instead of individually.  Not exactly what we wanted but still better than most free or paid AV solutions.  The real question is how it compares to industry leaders in terms of performance.  I have 10 licenses of Norton's Internet Security that expire at various times and it is not only expensive but a pain.  I would love it if I could get close to the same level of protection for free and monitored in one place.  Different use case I suppose and everything has a trade off.  I did find in their forums where they are not intending to add this integration to the home edition.  It will be a stand alone product for the home and integrated for business, so I guess we all have to evaluate it on its own merits and determine the best free or paid version that we think will work for us.

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It truly would be a nice feature if we had in the same feature in the home edition that they have in the business version.  It is still nice to manage everyone from a console instead of individually.  Not exactly what we wanted but still better than most free or paid AV solutions.  The real question is how it compares to industry leaders in terms of performance.  I have 10 licenses of Norton's Internet Security that expire at various times and it is not only expensive but a pain.  I would love it if I could get close to the same level of protection for free and monitored in one place.  Different use case I suppose and everything has a trade off.  I did find in their forums where they are not intending to add this integration to the home edition.  It will be a stand alone product for the home and integrated for business, so I guess we all have to evaluate it on its own merits and determine the best free or paid version that we think will work for us.

I am two+ years using McAfee Live Safe, one key for all PC and Android tablets all managed from your McAfee Live Safe account. I have had great luck with this solution. You can usually renew for $59.99 all you can consume. 

The company I work for switched to Sophos EndPoint this year and it has worked very well, from this link click on corporate user and then Sophos;

https://www.av-test.org/en/compare-manufacturer-results/

These are two of my favorite sites on AV:

http://www.av-comparatives.org/

https://www.av-test.org/en/

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nrf

Each of the offerings gives some value for 'free', and we can each decide if they are 'for us' or not. I just didn't want people to think they get the full set of capabilities with the free offerings as the business licensees get with their paid-for 'heartbeat feature'.

 

I am grateful every day for UTM even though there may be arguments in my household over having to run certain things over the mobile network because they don't work with wifi. 

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itGeeks

Nrf, I agree. When I watched the "webinar" video, the XG demo showed real-time triage measures being taken between a malware infected client and the UTM/gateway device. If this isn't supported in free home edition of XG, it's a miss.

 

 

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Lets not forget this is a free version of world class protection. So its not a miss per say. Be happy with what you get for free and pay for what you don't get for free

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itGeeks

regarding integrated endpoint protection, if you go through the slides/presentations you see things advertised that are pretty cool if real features, correlating things seen by the firewall with bad actor processes on the endpoint, and taking some reactive steps based on an integrated view of behavior. With two separate control points, that kind of sharing of information isn't happening and lots of the 'coolness' of the heartbeat feature is lost.

Its a FREE product, Be happy or move on to something paid. I don't know about anyone else but all this complain about this product is getting old real fast. Sophos is giving us home users world class protection at a price of FREE what does everyone want for free?

It truly would be a nice feature if we had in the same feature in the home edition that they have in the business version.  It is still nice to manage everyone from a console instead of individually.  Not exactly what we wanted but still better than most free or paid AV solutions.  The real question is how it compares to industry leaders in terms of performance.  I have 10 licenses of Norton's Internet Security that expire at various times and it is not only expensive but a pain.  I would love it if I could get close to the same level of protection for free and monitored in one place.  Different use case I suppose and everything has a trade off.  I did find in their forums where they are not intending to add this integration to the home edition.  It will be a stand alone product for the home and integrated for business, so I guess we all have to evaluate it on its own merits and determine the best free or paid version that we think will work for us.

Agreed and well said. I will stick with all the great FREE protection Sophos gives us and deal with the minimum short falls. As for Norton that has caused me moor problems over the years then it has solved so no thanks.

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nrf

I for one am not complaining, just trying to clarify the differences. In fact I am not sure there is much complaining as opposed to 'wishing'

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