Sophos XG Review

Stable IPS features and good technical support, but the reporting needs to be improved


What is our primary use case?

We use this firewall as part of our security solution.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the intrusion prevention system.

What needs improvement?

The two main areas where this product needs improvement are routing and reporting.

The security can be improved, as well.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Sophos XG for more than two or three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability has not been a problem for us.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I am satisfied with the scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support from Sophos is excellent.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I previously used the Microsoft Firewall. It is easy to use but it doesn't the IPS and malware detection capabilities that Sophos has.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup and configuration are not difficult for somebody with firewall experience. However, for somebody who has not worked on one in the past, it will be complicated.

What about the implementation team?

We had assistance with the deployment.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price is cheaper than that of some competing vendors.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Prior to implementing Sophos, I tried using a solution by Fortinet. However, it was much more expensive.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to ensure that somebody with firewall experience handles the deployment.

Overall, I find that this is a good product. That said, there are improvements that need to be made in the routing, reporting, and security.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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