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Jarvis Mishler

Jarvis Mishler

HATech Academy – Sophos XG & Synchronized Security

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The following labs cover setting up a Free Trials for the Sophos XG Security Appliance, provisioning a virtual XG within Microsoft Azure, and exploring the Synchronized Security functionality between Sophos XG and Sophos Intercept X for Server.

Setup Your Sophos XG Free Trial

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click the Free Trial link under Sophos XG
  3. Enter your Name and Email then click Continue
  4. Enter your information and click Submit
    • The email typically arrives after a few minutes
  5. Check your inbox for Your Sophos Serial Number

Setup a Virtual Sophos XG Appliance in Azure

  1. Navigate to the Azure Dashboard > Virtual Machines
  2. Click Add to create a new virtual machine
  3.  Search for Sophos and choose the blueprint for Sophos XG Firewall
  4. Click Create
  5. Enter a VM Name like “sophosXG”
  6. Enter a password (this will be the password to login to Sophos XG)
  7. Create a new Resource Group with a name like “sophos-xg”
  8. Click OK
  9. Select the Configure Subnets tab and click OK to accept the defaults
  10. Enter a globally unique Domain Name like “sophos-xg-hatech”
  11. Select the Storage Account tab, then choose an existing account or create a new one
  12. Click OK
  13. Wait for validation to complete and click OK
  14. Click Create to launch your Sophos XG instance

Configure the Virtual Sophos XG in Azure

  1. Open the Overview tab for your Sophos XG virtual machine
  2. Copy the DNS Name of your virtual machine
  3.  In your browser, navigate to:
    •  https://:4444
  4. Click Advanced and Accept to ignore the self-signed SSL certificate warning
  5. Sign in using the default username “admin” and the password you set above
  6. Select the option to “Start a Trial” and Continue
  7. Pass the robot detection test and click Continue
  8. Click to Confirm Registration
  9. Click to Initiate License Synchronization
  10. On the Licensed Features screen, click Continue

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