Sophos Enterprise Console Logs

Updated Dec 18, 2023

Configure Sophos Enterprise Console to send logs to Arctic Wolf

Notes:

You can configure your Sophos XG Firewall® to send the necessary logs to Arctic Wolf® for security monitoring.

Requirements

Before you begin

Steps

  1. Enable syslog forwarding.
  2. Install the Reporting Log Writer.
  3. Install NXLog.
  4. Provide your Sophos Enterprise Console information to Arctic Wolf.

Step 1: Enable syslog forwarding

  1. Sign in to the Sophos Enterprise Console as an administrator.
  2. Click the Policies tab.
  3. Double-click the anti-virus and host intrusion prevention system (HIPS) policy that you want to change.
  4. Click Messaging.
  5. Click the Event log tab.
  6. Select the Enable event logging option.

Step 2: Install the Reporting Log Writer

  1. Go to the Sophos Enterprise Console downloads page.

  2. Download and install the Sophos Reporting Log Writer.

  3. Start the Log Writer service:

    1. Open Control Panel, and then double-click Administrative Tools.
    2. In the Administrative Tools window, double-click Services.

    The list of available services appears.

  4. Select Sophos Reporting Log Writer, and then click Start.

    Logs are copied to the local server event logs.

Step 3: Install NXLog

  1. Install NXLog.
  2. Contact your CST for custom configuration.

Step 4: Provide your Sophos Enterprise Console information to Arctic Wolf

  1. Sign in to the Arctic Wolf Unified Portal.

  2. Click > Open a New Ticket.

  3. On the Open a New Ticket page, configure these settings:

    • What is this ticket related to? — Select General request.
    • Subject — Enter Syslog changes.
    • Related ticket (optional) — Keep empty.
    • Message — Enter this information for your Concierge Security® Team (CST):
      • Confirmation that you completed the steps in this configuration guide.
      • The IP address or hostname you used during the configuration.
      • Questions or comments that you have.
  4. Click Send Message.

    Your CST will review the details and make sure that Arctic Wolf is successfully processing the logs.

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