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Sophos SFOS 17.0.0 GA Released

Hi XG Community! We've finished SFOS v17.0.0 GA. We will publish the new release in stages. While we start with a small amount of slots and will increase those over time. Beside that, the release is available to all SFOS version via MySophos portal without staging.

What's New

Setup, Control Center and Navigation

  • Initial Setup Wizard
  • Synchronised App Control Widget
  • Unified Log Viewer and More Granular Logging
  • How-to Guides

Security and Control

  • Synchronised App Control
  • Web Keyword Monitoring and Enforcement
  • IPS Policy Enhancements and Smart Filters
  • App Control Policy Enhancements and Smart Filters
  • Web Filtering Enhancements
  • Streaming Media Enhancements

Management and Troubleshooting

  • Firewall Rule Management
  • Firewall Rule and Policy Test Simulator


  • Synchronised Applications Report
  • Web Keyword Content Report
  • Security Audit Report (SAR)
  • Report Scheduling

Network and VPN

  • IKEv2 Support
  • VPN UI Enhancements
  • Wildcard Support for Domain Name Host Objects
  • NAT Rule Enhancements

Email Protection

  • Smart Host
  • Greylisting
  • Recipient Verification

Synchronised Security

  • Synchronised Security in Discover (TAP) Mode Deployments
  • Synchronised App Control

Deployment and Hardware

  • Microsoft Azure High Availability
  • New Hardware Support
  • Central Management

Issues Resolved

  • NC-21736 [Base System] Upload of Azure firmware fails if up2date is larger than 300MB
  • NC-21045 [CR-to-CN_Migration] Support migration from CR10.6.6 to SF v17.0
  • NC-22582 [Firewall] NAT chain failed if DNAT rule configured using wildcard FQDN
  • NC-22657 [Firewall] Cyberoam to SF v17 migration fails when virtual hosts with portforwarding and firewall rule with DNAT are used
  • NC-22508 [IPS] Change button text from “Cancel” to “Don’t Upgrade Yet" in the firmware pop up
  • NC-22664 [IPsec] IPSec local id validation always failes if another connection uses external cert with remote gateway *
  • NC-22385 [Logging] Fix UI issues in new log viewer
  • NC-22523 [Logging] "Firewall Rule ID" label is sometimes displayed wrong as "Policy ID" in Logviewer
  • NC-22570 [Logging] "Copy_to Clipboard" text is added at the end of the log content copied
  • NC-22571 [Logging] Platform column details are not displayed properly under IPS logs
  • NC-22625 [Logging] Content match is not color coded if the match is a date
  • NC-22655 [Logging] Special chars need to be handled in the log viewer filter
  • NC-22656 [Logging] Results which match filter key are also highlighted
  • NC-22685 [Logging] Web filter icon showing red color even log sub type is allowed in some case
  • NC-22691 [Logging] In- and output interface show same name in logviewer standard view 'Firewall' log
  • NC-22612 [Mail Proxy] Control Center widget does not reflect email sandstorm activities
  • NC-22709 [Mail Proxy] SMTP connection issue with high latency mail servers
  • NC-22782 [Network Services] Remove * wildcard FQDN host
  • NC-21776 [Networking] MLM methods can be changed in HA via CLI from Auxiliary appliance
  • NC-22619 [Networking] Unicast route is removed from routing table after interface update
  • NC-22431 [nSXLd] Embedded URLs are categorized incorrectly
  • NC-22536 [Reporting] Manual filter is not working for application contain "\ & \\
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