Review for Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
June 03, 2022

Review for Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

We cater to multiple customers in MSSP segment and many of our customers have Sophos SG and XG Firewall installed. It is an excellent product with next-gen capabilities that include IPS, VPN among others. The operation is quite straight-forward and there are no major hiccups, per se. I would rate this on par with other major players in the Next Generation Firewall segment as it is a strong contender.
  • Excellent Network Firewall
  • Good IPS detection
  • Good VPN capabilities
  • Inbuilt AV detection capabilities
  • I have had major issues integrating this with SIEM solution as the device is not CEF compliant
  • Vendor support has been not on par with other major NGFW vendors like Palo Alto
  • Documentation and troubleshooting content on forums is lacking
  • Positive ROI due to the competitiveness of the product.
  • Positive impact as the device is fully functional and easy to operate.
  • Negative impact when it comes to log integration as it does not support industry logging standards.
It certainly stacks up well as it is very competitive in the pricing segment while having all the features that an ideal NGFW should possess. Basic functionalities like Network Firewall, Proxy and VPN work flawlessly while advanced features like IPS perform reasonably well. The detection content is very relevant and performs well.

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It is a great fit for small to medium enterprises who are low on budget. The pricing is very competitive when compared with other major players like Palo Alto and the features match any NGFW Firewall in the market. However, in my opinion when it comes to massive performance requirements, I would say the Sophos SG Firewall Appliances lacks the sheer power that other devices in the market have.

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances Feature Ratings

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