Sophos XG Review

Easy to set up, monitor, and block traffic, but the stability could be better


What is our primary use case?

We are using this product to monitor traffic, payments, and VPN access to our branches. Some are using VPN with hooks, Sophos XG 210, and the main one they are using in the data center is Sophos XG 310.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the central management, the user VPN, and communications.

You can monitor and block traffic.

What needs improvement?

In regards to email as an example, if you experience any malware, it is contained in the container but doesn't give you any information about the email, or what is contained in the email. You only have the option to reject it or to release it.

I need to open the email to see what it contains and the value of it before I know whether to access it or not.

Stability needs improvements.

For how long have I used the solution?

We started with Sophos SG UTM 9, then we upgraded to XG. We have been using the latest version of XG for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability could be better.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scalable and good for small businesses.

We have approximately 120 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have contacted technical support three to five times per year.

It's good, but I don't have many questions to ask.

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

Previously, I was using Sophos SG. We were not using any other software from any other vendor. We have only dealt with Sophos.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was simple. It was not complicated.

If you are familiar with the technology, the implementation will not be difficult.

It also depends on the business needs.

From testing and switching from SG to XG, it took approximately one week to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

We had help from the vendor. The maintenance and the VPN connection is done in-house.

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

It is not expensive, it's a reasonable price.

There are some additional fees for additional tools.

What other advice do I have?

I can recommend Sophos XG to others who are interested in using this solution.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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