RE: Sophos UTM Home Edition

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Uitlander, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Uitlander

    Uitlander Registered Member

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    I have heard that it has 'phone-home' component. Is this true, and if so, can it be stopped? If it can be stopped, could someone please detail just how its done? Thanks!
     
  2. whitedragon551

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    I would guess that it does for UTM updates and several of the modules that require definition updates (mail scanning, virus scanning, web scanning, etc.)
     
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    Weird, what's the point of running an UTM if you do not allow it to connect to its data warehouse? :confused:
     
  4. Uitlander

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    I do not have a problem with it downloading; my problem is with software sending too much of my data to its mothership:

    https://community.sophos.com/kb/hu-hu/121214

    Way too many Big Data nosey nellies wanting way too much information for my comfort.
     
  5. whitedragon551

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    If you read that link it doesnt say anything about them sending your personal information to them.

    • Sophos Information – version of SAV and hashed data to avoid duplication
    • System Information – OS, Kernel, architecture, distribution (About the UTM version and hardware)
    • On-Access Information – Fanotify vs Talpa and which on-access options are in use
    • SAV Configuration Information – If Web-UI, e-mail or management is being used etc (Makes perfect sense since it needs module updates, definition updates, etc)
    • Server Type Information – The applications in use on this server (Makes perfect sense since it needs module updates, definition updates, etc)
     
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    Privacy Paranoids are funny :rolleyes:
     
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