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How to Migrate Your Sophos UTM 9 License to Sophos Firewall OS

How to Migrate Your Sophos UTM 9 License to Sophos Firewall OS

If you are using a Sophos SG series appliance with UTM 9 software, you may want to upgrade to the latest Sophos Firewall OS (SFOS) to enjoy the new features and benefits. However, before you can do that, you need to migrate your UTM 9 license file to SFOS. This article will guide you through the steps to do so.

According to the Sophos Firewall: Licensing guide, you need to follow these steps:

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  • Log in to your MyUTM account and go to License Management.

  • Select the UTM 9 license that you want to migrate and click Migrate License.

  • Choose the SFOS version that you want to migrate to and click Generate License.

  • Download the SFOS license file and save it on your computer.

  • Log in to your Sophos SG series appliance and go to System > Backup/Restore > Firmware Management.

  • Click Choose File to select the SFOS firmware file that matches your appliance model and click Upload Firmware.

  • Once the firmware is uploaded, click Install Firmware and confirm the installation.

  • The appliance will reboot and load the SFOS firmware. You will need to reconfigure your network settings and log in with the default credentials (admin/admin).

  • Go to System > Administration > Licensing and click Activate License.

  • Click Choose File to select the SFOS license file that you downloaded earlier and click Activate License.

  • Your Sophos Firewall is now licensed and ready to use.

Note: There is no roll-back option once you have migrated your license to SFOS. If you encounter any issues or need assistance, please contact Sophos Support.

Why Migrate to SFOS?

SFOS is the next-generation operating system for Sophos Firewall appliances. It offers a number of advantages over UTM 9, such as:

  • A modern and intuitive user interface that simplifies management and troubleshooting.

  • A unified policy engine that allows you to create and apply rules for firewall, web, email, application, and network protection in one place.

  • A powerful reporting and analytics tool that gives you real-time visibility and insights into your network activity and security posture.

  • An enhanced security fabric that integrates with other Sophos products and services, such as Sophos Central, Sophos Intercept X, Sophos XG Firewall, and Sophos Wireless.

  • A flexible licensing model that lets you choose the features and subscriptions that suit your needs and budget.

By migrating to SFOS, you can take advantage of these benefits and more. You can also enjoy free updates and support for SFOS as long as your license is valid.

What to Consider Before Migrating?

Before you migrate your UTM 9 license to SFOS, there are some things that you should consider:

  • Make sure that your appliance model is compatible with SFOS. You can check the compatibility list here.

  • Make sure that you have a backup of your UTM 9 configuration and data. You can use the backup/restore feature in UTM 9 to create a backup file and store it on a safe location.

  • Make sure that you have the latest UTM 9 firmware installed on your appliance. You can check for updates in UTM 9 under System > Up2Date.

  • Make sure that you have enough time and resources to complete the migration process. The migration may take up to an hour or more depending on your network size and configuration.

  • Make sure that you inform your users and stakeholders about the migration plan and schedule. The migration will cause a temporary downtime of your network and services.

By following these steps, you can prepare for a smooth and successful migration to SFOS. 29c81ba772


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