How To Perform Sophos Utm Home Setup?

Sophos UTM Firewall Home edition is truly designed for home users. This is a fully-equipped software that is available for free and offers some great features like network protection, web protection, remote desktop access, virus detection and removal, and web application security. It is a firewall application that uses its own operating system to function, and you need a dedicated computer to use the Sophos UTM application because the installation process of this firewall software will overwrite the data stored on your computer. The below section explains how to configure the Sophos UTM home application on your computer.Before you begin the configuration, confirm that your computer hardware meets the requirements of the Sophos Firewall UTM Home edition software.

Sophos Utm Home

Step-by-step Instructions To Configure Sophos Utm Home

Step 1: Purchase license

  • Go to the official page of Sophos.
  • Click the drop-down icon beside the Business Protection option.
  • Select the UTM option.
  • Choose the desired deployment (SG Series, Software & Virtual, or Cloud) followed by license.
  • Purchase the Sophos UTM license by following the on-screen instructions.

Step 2: Download Sophos UTM

  • Access the Sophos UTM product download page.
  • In the download window, you’ll be asked to enter your first name, last name, and business email address.
  • Type the required details in the corresponding fields and click Submit. Now, an email message with the Sophos UTM software’s installation link will be sent to your email account.
  • While downloading, make sure to download the software that runs on both custom hardware and on a virtual machine.

Step 3: Install Sophos UTM Home

  • Open the downloaded installation file.
  • Select the desired interface and address type when prompted.
  • Similarly, choose the kernel option and the partition setup preferences as per your desire.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • If the configuration is done correctly, your computer will reboot.

Step 4: Configure the Sophos UTM settings

  • On the Setup Wizard of Sophos, type your hostname, admin password, and other details in the given fields.
  • When prompted, type the license of your Sophos UTM product in the given field.
  • Configure the email protection, web protection, and other settings as per your desire.
  • Finally, make sure to save them.

To know more about the Sophos UTM home edition product, contact us.