Topology of the UTM Endpoint Broker communication

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  • Aktualisiert: 13 Nov 2013

This article explains the topology of the UTM Endpoint Broker communication.

Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Sophos UTM v9

Operating systems

Windows, Linux





Things you must know

  • All endpoints communicate with the UTM via a broker named LiveConnect.
  • A new communication system named Management Communication System (MCS) is used by endpoints to communicate with the broker.
  • Endpoints obtain engine updates directly from Sophos warehouses, not LiveConnect or the UTM (similar to standalone installations).
  • Policies are configured on the UTM and then passed to LiveConnect.
  • Endpoint alert/logging info is passed to the UTM by LiveConnect.
  • All communication is performed via HTTPS on port 443.


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