FTP with HTTP and FTP proxy with the Sophos UTM

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Which proxy should be used for browsers, and which for FTP clients, with Sophos UTM?

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

Sophos UTM Software Appliance

Operating systems
V7, V8, V9

HTTP proxy

FTP should be allowed in the target services for HTTP Proxy (Webadmin: Web Protection > Web Filtering > Global)
In 'Standard Mode' HTTP Proxy catches http/s as well as ftp requests as defined in the target services and set up in the browser configuration In 'Transparent Mode' proxy only catches http/s requests.

FTP proxy

In 'Transparent Mode' FTP proxy catches only ftp requests from browsers and ftp- clients  In 'Standard Mode' FTP proxy only works for real ftp clients (e.g. Filezila, Total Commander).

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