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Sophos XG v17 Configuration and Rules

Now that we have the software installed and the initial configuration is complete, it is time to configure our firewall to handle traffic as well as filter threats.  In addition, we will want lock things down and prohibit the use of unwanted applications types such as P2P.  I created this video to help you configure […]

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Sophos XG v17-Installation

Overview In this post, I will cover everything I did in building a router and installing Sophos XG Firewall v17.  This contains multiple parts as I wanted to capture the entire experience from beginning to end.  The first two sections cover the hardware itself, Motherboard, CPU, RAM and the overall system.  The second covers a […]

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Home Internet Security Guidelines-How to protect yourself and your family

Given all the breaches, hacks, and DDoS attacks that have occurred lately, it reminded me of how vulnerable we truly are. Not only in the businesses we deal with but right here in our own homes. Add to this the onslaught of devices that we are connecting to our homes from companies who could care […]

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D-Link DIR-510L AC750 Portable WiFi Router

As internet access is now entwined in our everyday life, Wi-Fi has become important to us wherever we are.  Whether you have multiple devices, multiple family members, or both, we increasing our need for connectivity.  Increasingly more and more hotels are clamping down on Wi-Fi access and are trying to charge more if you have […]

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Sophos XG Firewall-Part 2–Tightening Security

In my first write up on the Sophos XG Firewall, I covered my basic network setup and the configuration that I used. Now that I have had a chance to learn it better and do a bit of experimenting, I want to focus more on rules, Web Filtering, Application Filtering, Dynamic DNS, and other features […]

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Blue Iris Video Security Software

I have used security cameras for years and for as long as I can remember, recording/monitoring software has been buggy, not user friendly, and suffered from various performance concerns. Add to that the variation in manufacturers of cameras, and you end up with a difficult situation. For the past few years I had settled on […]

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Sophos XG Firewall-Part 1–The Basics

Having been impacted by security issues in the past, I am always on the lookout for new and hopefully better network security products. For a while now I have hearing about the Sophos UTM and was intrigued by what it packed in for standard features. Recently they released a new product called the Sophos XG […]

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