Platforms and User Interface

Supported Platforms

End-User Browser Internet Explorer 8.0 and newer, recent versions of Chrome and Firefox
Administrator Browser Internet Explorer 8.0 and newer, recent versions of Firefox
Directory Services Active Directory 2000, 2003, 2008, 2008R2 and 2012R2
eDirectory eDirectory 8.73 and 8.8 on Netware 6.5 SP3
eDirectory 8.8 on SUSE
eDirectory 8.8 on Windows Server 2003

Appliance Administrative Web Interface

The appliances' s administrative web interface includes the following components:

The System Information bar shows the following (from left to right):

  • Remote Assistance session established is displayed while an outbound SSH connection to Sophos Technical Support is open.
  • Sophos proactive monitoring is off is displayed when the Activate appliance support alerts are turned off on the System: Alerts page.
  • v#.#.# shows the version number of the current appliance software. Click the version number to open the release notes in a new window.
  • Logged in as <username> is displayed, indicating the username of the current user. To change the current user's password, click on this.
  • Log out can be clicked to exit from the appliances' administrative web interface.
  • The current time in 12-hour format.

Click the items on the Navigation bar to view:

  • The Dashboard tab
  • The Configuration tab
  • The Reports tab (not available on a joined Web Appliance)
  • The Search tab (not available on a joined Web Appliance)
  • The Appliance Help window
  • The System Status tab

Most of these tabs contain multiple pages, which can be accessed from the Navigation sidebar.

The Content pane displays the pages of the appliance's administrative web interface.
Near the top of the Content pane on the Configuration and Search pages is a short explanation of the purpose of the page, which is marked with an information icon, as shown to the left.

The Navigation sidebar only appears on the Configuration, Reports, and Search tabs. Click the links on this sidebar to view the various Configuration, Reports, and Search options in the Content pane.

The Content pane displays the pages of the administrative web interface.
Note
At the bottom edge of the Content pane on each of the Configuration, Reports and Search pages is a status bar that displays the response to actions performed in the adminstrative web interface.

The Quick Tasks sidebar only appears on the Configuration tab. Click any of these links to perform common configuration tasks.

The Parameters sidebar (not shown) appears on the Reports tab and the Search tab. Use this area to set date and display options.