Sophos UTM Manager 4.1 Released

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Today we have released Sophos UTM Manager 4.1. This adds the necessary support for the new Sophos Managed Service Provider (MSP) program*. Later in 2013 we will then release SUM 4.2 which will include many new features for general use by all. SUM lets you centrally monitor, configure, and report on multiple Sophos UTM installations. It is offered completely free of charge, so whether you have two or over two-hundred UTM’s under your control, SUM is for you! Just download it and run it on your own hardware, almost any virtualization platform (Eg. VMware) or inside the Amazon Cloud using our pre-built AMI. If you have not yet had the chance, I’d invite you to try this product. 

This version introduces the MSP features for licensing and billing, acts as platform upon which we can build more offerings in future releases, and fixes some bugs. Up2Date from SUM 4.000 is not yet possible, however as always you can restore your backup file into a new SUM 4.1 installation. 

*If you offer managed services (or are looking to start) and are interested in signing up as an MSP, you should contact your sales representative at Sophos. 

Read on for extended release information.

Today we have released Sophos UTM Manager 4.1. This adds the necessary support for the new Sophos Managed Service Provider (MSP) program*. Later in 2013 we will then release SUM 4.2 which will include many new features for general use by all. SUM lets you centrally monitor, configure, and report on multiple Sophos UTM installations. It is offered completely free of charge, so whether you have two or over two-hundred UTM’s under your control, SUM is for you! Just download it and run it on your own hardware, almost any virtualization platform (Eg. VMware) or inside the Amazon Cloud using our pre-built AMI. If you have not yet had the chance, I’d invite you to try this product.

This version introduces the MSP features for licensing and billing, acts as platform upon which we can build more offerings in future releases, and fixes some bugs. Up2Date from SUM 4.000 is not yet possible, however as always you can restore your backup file into a new SUM 4.1 installation.

*If you offer managed services (or are looking to start) and are interested in signing up as an MSP, you should contact your sales representative at Sophos.

Read on for extended release information.

An important note about accessing SUM for the first time: There are two different “admin” GUI’s – The traditional WebAdmin on port 4444 (eg. https://x.x.x.x:4444) is used for configuring the device, user accounts, and other administrative functions for the installation itself. The Gateway Manager on port 4422 (Eg. https://x.x.x.x:4422) is used to access the management, monitoring, reporting, and configuration of your connected sites. The Gateway Manager is where you will spend the majority of your time once you have SUM setup.

Once SUM is initially setup, (and with your UTM installations configured to connect to SUM, upon login to the Gateway Manager you will see the overview and status information for your connected installations. Besides information and monitoring there are many configuration features; you can define network and service objects, firewall rules, or web protection profiles, then issue them to some (or all) of your UTMs. Choose to make a VPN tunnel between two sites via a quick wizard, and run aggregated reports for any combination of locations.

Sophos UTM Manager 4.1

Bug Fixes:

25563: Device cache is not updated after device name change
24503: Gateway Manager shows empty page after editing global objects or logging off
24099: Scrollbar disappears after edit or delete in chrome browser
23898: select all will only select 25 network definitions
25447: Replace old traffic light status switches by new sliding switches
25721: Add bytes in and bytes out data to reporting network interface tooltips

Pricing Information

Sophos UTM Manager 4.1 (like Astaro Command Center which it replaces) is totally free for personal AND business use, no strings, no catches! However, you still will require a license key. You can register and receive a UTM manager key via this registration page if you do not already have one).

Download Information

SUM 4.1 ISO Image (Existing customers can install and then restore your SUM 4 backup file)
ISO Link: http://ftp.astaro.com/SUM/v4/software_appliance/iso/acc-4.101-8.1.iso
MD5: http://ftp.astaro.com/SUM/v4/software_appliance/iso/acc-4.101-8.1.iso.md5
Size: ~515MB

SUM 4 VMware Images: (We have packages for ESX 4, 5 and VMware player. Choose wisely)
Coming Soon!

SUM 4 –> 4.1 Up2Date Package
Coming Soon!

For existing customers, your Astaro Command Center V3 key is still valid.
For new users, to get your new SUM 4.1 key, fill out the creation form on our website. Your personalized license will then be available via the License Management section of your MyAstaro account.

Sophos UTM Manager FTP Mirrors:

 Feedback

-If you want to provide feedback or want to discuss any of the SUM 4.1 features you should post it on our User Bulletin Board. Please indicate the version you are using (e.g. “[4.100] Central Backup Management Question”).
-There will also soon be a SUM demo server for public use at our demo server area within the next weeks.

Enjoy Sophos UTM Manager,

Angelo Comazzetto

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