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New Enhancements to Central Firewall Reporting – Release Notes & News – XG Firewall

We’re pleased to announce the addition of new reporting capabilities for Sophos Central Firewall Reporting (CFR). Customers of CFR Advanced will now see the option to save, schedule and export their favorite reports in Sophos Central, further extending your powerful custom reporting capabilities in the cloud

What’s New and How to Use it:

  • Save Reports as Templates – Central Firewall Reporting Advanced lets you save custom report templates. First, customize a report with the columns, filters, and chart type you want. Then save it in your template library for quick access whenever you need to run it.
  • Schedule Reports – Getting your favorite and custom reports is now even easier as you can schedule them to be delivered your inbox or picked up in Sophos Central at your convenience. The scheduler allows you to set a frequency for your reports including daily, weekly, and monthly options.
  • Export your Reports – Reports can now be exported in HTML, CSV, and (coming next month) PDF formats. As an additional bonus, the exported reports provide up to 100,000 records in a report whereas the interactive reports in Central are limited to 10,000 records. Download your favorite report for offline viewing directly from Sophos Central or have it delivered directly to your inbox.

New options for exporting, scheduling and saving reports are conveniently located on every report screen.


You have complete control over the scheduling frequency, report format, and delivery

We will be covering Central Firewall Reporting in more detail in an upcoming article in our series on Making the Most of XG Firewall v18.


What You Need:

CFR Advanced is a new subscription license that offers additional storage for your Firewall log data for historical reporting, and now adding these additional new features for saving, scheduling and exporting reports.

CFR Advanced subscriptions are on a per-firewall basis, so each firewall you wish to report on in Sophos Central, will require its own CFR Advanced license

CFR Advanced licenses are purchased in 100GB storage quantities. You can use the storage estimation tool (at to quickly determine the estimated storage required for your particular needs.


New to Sophos Central Reporting:

If you’re new to Sophos Central Reporting, you can try it for free… simply setup your firewalls for Sophos Central management and login to Sophos Central and give it a go.

You can learn more about what’s included with Sophos Central management and reporting on our website or download the PDF brochure. And if you’re new so Sophos XG Firewall, be sure to check out how you can add the best visibility, protection and response to your network.

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