Integrating with Sophos Email Products

The appliance can be configured to work with Sophos's email products, such as the Sophos Email Appliances or PureMessage for UNIX. The instructions for doing so are listed below.

  • To configure your Sophos Web or Management Appliance to route email via your Sophos Email Appliance:
    1. On your Sophos Web or Management Appliance, on the Configuration > Network > Hostname page, enter the IP address of your Email Appliance in the Outgoing SMTP mail server text box.
    2. On your Sophos Email Appliance, on the Configuration > Routing > Internal Mail Hosts page, enter the IP address of your Web or Management Appliance in the Internal hosts and networks text box, and click Add.
  • To configure your Sophos Web or Management Appliance to route email via your Sophos PureMessage for UNIX server:
    1. On your Sophos Web or Management Appliance, on the Configuration > Network > Hostname page, enter the IP address of your PureMessage server in the Outgoing SMTP mail server text box.
    2. On your Sophos PureMessage server, on the Policy > Internal Hosts page, enter the IP address of your Web or Management Appliance.
  • To configure your Sophos Email Appliance to access the internet via your Sophos Web Appliance:

    If you are using Active Directory, you must exclude your Email Appliance from authentication.

    1. On your Sophos Web Appliance, on the Configuration > System > Connection Profiles page, create a connection profile that includes the IP address of your Email Appliance.
    2. On your Sophos Web Appliance, on the Configuration > System > Authentication page, use the Profiles tab to create an authentication profile that applies to the connection profile for the Email Appliance that you created in the previous step.
      For more information on creating authentication profiles, see "Authentication" in the Web Appliance's main documentation.
    3. On your Sophos Email Appliance, on the Configuration > Network > Hostname and Proxy page, enter the following information in the Proxy server configuration section:
      • Server address: enter the IP address of your Web Appliance
      • Port: 8080
      • Username and Password: leave these blank
    4. Click Apply.
  • To configure your Sophos PureMessage for UNIX server to access the internet via your Sophos Web Appliance:

    If you are using Active Directory, you must exclude your PureMessage server from authentication.

    1. On your Sophos Web Appliance, on the Configuration > System > Connection Profiles page, create a connection profile that includes the IP address of your PureMessage for UNIX server.
    2. On your Sophos Web Appliance, on the Configuration > System > Authentication page, use the Profiles tab to create an authentication profile that applies to the connection profile for the PureMessage server that you created in the previous step.
      For more information on creating authentication profiles, see "Authentication" in the Web Appliance's main documentation.
    3. On your Sophos PureMessage server, configure the IP address of your Web Appliance using the HTTP_proxy environment variable. Specify port 8080. Do not specify a username or password.