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Sophos XG Firewall

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What is Sophos XG Firewall?

Sophos XG Firewall provides comprehensive next-generation firewall protection powered by deep learning and Synchronized Security. The vendor states XG Firewall supplies unmatched insights and exposes hidden user, application, and threat risks on the network, and say the product is differentiated…

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Sophos XG Firewall has been praised by users for its wide range of use cases and the security benefits it provides. Users have found that …
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Sophos XG Firewall

9 out of 10
November 01, 2020
Sophos XG Firewall has been used for controlling the whole of our network without any problem for the last 3 years. It is very easy to use …
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Popular Features

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  • Policy-based Controls (10)
    8.0
    80%
  • Visualization Tools (10)
    6.7
    67%
  • Content Inspection (10)
    6.3
    63%
  • Identification Technologies (10)
    6.3
    63%

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What is Sophos XG Firewall?

Sophos XG Firewall provides comprehensive next-generation firewall protection powered by deep learning and Synchronized Security. The vendor states XG Firewall supplies unmatched insights and exposes hidden user, application, and threat risks on the network, and say the product is differentiated by…

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Product Demos

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Features

Firewall

A firewall is a filter that stands between a computer or computer network and the Internet. Each firewall can be programmed to keep specific traffic in or out

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Product Details

What is Sophos XG Firewall?

Sophos XG Firewall provides comprehensive next-generation firewall protection powered by deep learning and Synchronized Security. The vendor states XG Firewall supplies unmatched insights and exposes hidden user, application, and threat risks on the network, and say the product is differentiated by its ability to respond automatically to security incidents by isolating compromised systems, with Security Heartbeat™.

Sophos XG Firewall Features

Firewall Features

  • Supported: Identification Technologies
  • Supported: Visualization Tools
  • Supported: Content Inspection
  • Supported: Policy-based Controls
  • Supported: Active Directory and LDAP
  • Supported: Firewall Management Console
  • Supported: Reporting and Logging
  • Supported: VPN
  • Supported: High Availability
  • Supported: Stateful Inspection
  • Supported: Proxy Server

Sophos XG Firewall Screenshots

Screenshot of Sophos XG Firewall v17.5 Control Center

Sophos XG Firewall Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsLinux, physical/virtual appliance
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web

Frequently Asked Questions

Reviewers rate Policy-based Controls and Firewall Management Console and VPN highest, with a score of 8.

The most common users of Sophos XG Firewall are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Sophos XG Firewall has been praised by users for its wide range of use cases and the security benefits it provides. Users have found that the firewall device offers comprehensive endpoint security, effectively protecting their systems from malicious and malware attacks. Additionally, Sophos XG Firewall has proven to be highly effective in defending against cyberattacks.

One of the key use cases for Sophos XG Firewall is its ability to provide a combination of advanced security features, including email filtering, endpoint protection, and web filtering. This allows users to have a robust defense mechanism in place to safeguard their network and data.

Customers have also found value in using Sophos XG Firewall for managing remote VPN connections and implementing VLANs across different departments. The firewall's site-to-site VPN feature has received high praise from users for its reliability and ease of use, making it an ideal solution for organizations with remote offices or telecommuting employees.

Sophos XG Firewall's graphical interfaces have been commended by users as user-friendly and intuitive, allowing for easy network control, user management, and remote site administration. Moreover, reviewers have noted that the product has consistently improved over time, enhancing its reliability and performance.

In evaluations for next-generation firewalls, Sophos XG Firewall has been successfully deployed to replace other firewall devices, such as Juniper SSG. This demonstrates its capability to meet the security demands of modern networks while offering a smooth transition from legacy systems.

Overall, Sophos XG Firewall has gained a reputation for providing robust endpoint security, protection from cyberattacks, and enhanced network management capabilities. Its wide range of use cases makes it a valuable solution for organizations looking to strengthen their security posture and protect their critical assets.

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Sophos Firewall is best and easy to use and manage it, We are using Sophos Firewall in HA mode as active/passive, it provides us the comprehensive network security solutions that helps us to protect our organization networks from latest cyber threats. Business Problem Addresses : WAN Failover, DDOS and ATP protection and Network Security. Scope of Use: We use the Sophos Firewall to address our problem regarding the Network Security, Web filtering, Traffic shaping, Application controls and advanced threat protection.
  • Web Filtering
  • Application Controls
  • VPN Connectivity
  • IPS
  • Enhancement in Integrations
  • Captive Portal Configuration
  • Customization for certain features
Well Suited : Medium to Large Organization, where you have complex network infrastructure and where you need to use VPN, Advanced threat protection, Web filtering and application controls and vast security.
Less Suited : For Small organization, where you have simple and straight forward network setup and less budget.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use an XG for firewall and filtering across a busy college.
  • Cloud functions
  • Support
We have an over specced Sophos but have 6 months of issues with the filtering with and issue that "Sophos" have said we are the only ones in the world with. Sophos have taken too long to resolve patches, firmware and issues. So we're swapping to something else.
Aland Coons | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
Sophos XG Firewall is for those who desire the best network protection in an affordable, reliable and easy to configure and manage package.
I've been using it since UTM migration to XG from version 15 up to version 20. During this time it's only become more manageable and powerful and now even has FIPS mode supported for compliance.
The integration with Sophos Central and MTR makes for an even more safe computing ecosystem but even used "stand-alone" it is a powerful network package protecting and connecting your network.
The latest XGS hardware adds additional speed and efficiency to an already great product.
  • web filtering
  • port forwarding
  • network security
  • block cyber threat
  • block command and control communications
  • wireless model is weak
  • lowest end desktop models are underpowered
Excellent for business network protection. Model size and speed can be selected based on Internet speed linked and number of users. I always install wireless using individually installed APs sold separately.
Sophos XG Firewall can be installed in a monitor only configuration but is best when implemented as a full router with ability to filter and block threats, apps, intrusion or web and DNS requests.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We were originally using the old Sophos UTM but upgraded to the XG several years ago. We are using it for several functions, including web content filtering, wireless access point management, VPN, and firewalling. We've had good experiences with it thus far, it was a little rough upon release but has gotten significantly better over time. It's also been a pretty reliable device, we use two of them at one of our locations (one is dedicated for VPN use) and we use another at a separate location for a total of 3 we are using.
  • Content Filtering
  • Wireless Management
  • VPN
  • Email filtering
  • Device login process
  • Handling multiple authentication providers
The XG is an affordable device that offers many features for small to medium businesses allowing them to get a ton of functionality out of one device instead of buying several. We use it for quite a few things and when we've needed support they have been able to help us there as well.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We currently use two [Sophos XG Firewall's] across two locations. Eventually going up to three locations all with redundant backup firewalls for high availability. Along with that we also use the MDM and endpoint protection along with it. They have been keeping our business safe for years now.
  • Easy to use interface for setting up rules, VLANs, etc.
  • Cost of the units are fairly reasonable.
  • Sophos Support is easy to get in touch with and work with if any issues arise.
  • If using Endpoint security and the Firewall it would be nice to have an easier back and forth between the portals rather than have two separate tabs open. Especially if using more than one in multiple locations.
  • If dealing with different revisions options are moved around and sometimes in places that doesn't normally seem like they should be there.
In the SMB space [Sophos XG Firewall] can be very well received and utilized, even without a dedicated IT staff. Larger companies can use it as well but I feel there are better options as the company scales up.
Rahul Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have been working in network security for the last 3 years and I have worked with lots of firewall devices. As per my knowledge, this is one of the best firewall devices in the market at a low cost. Sophos XG Firewall provides you endpoint security, protection from malicious, malware attacks, and protection from any type of cyberattacks. There are lots of others features are available which make this device the best security product.
  • Web application security.
  • Advanced SD-WAN (software-defined networking in a wide area network).
  • Sandboxing.
  • Web traffic control through URL filtering.
  • Application control.
  • Less documents available. Sophos should work on these issues.
  • Good technical support is not available.
  • GUI is not user friendly.
This is the best product for small-size organizations with a low budget that want advanced and deep-level security features. Sandboxing and advanced malware protection are the most valuable features available on Sophos devices. Other features like applications and web content make your organization more secure, and you can put more restrictions on users.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sophos XT Firewall [is the] true next generation firewall with all the features, which can help you protect your infrastructure. Lots of [the] latest security [is] available in this device. I am working on this device [for the] last 2 years and I [am] really happy with features like email filtering, endpoint protection, web filtering. This is [a] combination of all the latest security features which are available in market.
  • You can scan every packet deeply through sandboxing.
  • Control the user traffic through content filtering.
  • Put the restrictions on user web traffic through web filtering.
  • Control any type of malware through anti virus.
  • Need more marketing. Lots of people's are not aware of their latest features.
  • Dashboard is not good.
  • Not advance routing available.
I think this firewall is good for every industry, if you belong to [a] credit card industry then you should buy this product because you [will] need to scan every packet deeply and this firewall can help you. You can choose advanced IPS and sandbox for this. Lots of others features are also available to protect your organization from external attacks.
Pretty Varughese | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are using Sophos XG Firewall for managing remote VPN & Multifactor authentication. We are also using Sophos XG Firewall for implement of VLANs across the different departments. We are using it across all the organization & main issue we resolved after implementation of Sophos XG Firewall is Two factor authentication. The best feature of Sophos XG Firewall we found is site to site VPN.
  • 2FA for prevent unauthorized access in infrastructure
  • Remote VPN for connecting remote branches & easy to access features
  • Web Traffic Rules for prevent malware & any other malicious activity
  • Support Team can be more fast in case of any downtime activity
  • There is no integration with OpenVPN
Sophos XG Firewall is well suited for Medium & Large scale infrastructure having multiple departments. Sophos XG Firewall has a bucket of features. Encryption feature is one of the best use in our organization. The Console UI needs an update.
November 01, 2020

Sophos XG Firewall

nawas khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sophos XG Firewall has been used for controlling the whole of our network without any problem for the last 3 years. It is very easy to use and all graphical interfaces are easy to understand. Controlling users and remote site and remote users.
  • Remote 2FA authentication
  • Controls the user web and application access.
  • Shows all the activities in the dash board.
  • Making remote site to site SSL VPN.
  • Tec support is hard to contact.
  • Implementation of 2FA for domain level user authentication.
  • Need a detail training session when purchasing it.
Content and application filtering and updated thread control.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Sophos XG is being used in our main headquarters and also branch office. We also use the entry level to separate the business and production network. This was used to replace our L-3 firewall, Juniper SSG when we were evaluating a next-gen firewall.
  • Reporting.
  • Broad VPN choices to connect.
  • Intuitive interface.
  • Mobile app is needed for IT folks.
If you're looking for a scenario where you need to control internet access, you can go very detailed, blocking just Facebook streaming but allowing Facebook in general. It has all prebuilt choices for you to make. You can even separate the users in AD Group and categorize who gets how many quota of internet per day.
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