Sophos XG Review

Stable, scalable, with a good central dashboard, and good technical support


What is our primary use case?

We are integrators. We integrate solutions for other our client's companies.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the central dashboard. It provides us with good performance.

What needs improvement?

When you utilize the processors, the device hangs. Many firewalls hang because of the high volume of loads.

If we are using the HP policy and the user policy at the same time, the firewall gets hung and it means that we cannot get clear reports.

We have mitigated the firewall with Palo Alto because Palo Alto is working on multiple environments. 

I would like to see the performance improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Sophos XG for three years.

Currently, we are using the MR4 v18.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This product is scalable. I would rate the scalability an eight out of ten.

So far we use this solution for SMB and enterprise companies.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good.

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

We are also working with Fortinet FortiGate and Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls.

Palo Alto is the best product from a compliance point of view, and security. Fortinet is the second and the last is Sophos XG.

How was the initial setup?

I have installed Sophos XG in multiple organizations.

The initial setup is very easy.

It took less than 10 minutes to deploy.

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

Sophos is very good for small companies because of the cost of the product compared to other solutions.

The price is reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

I prefer Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls to Sophos. Palo Alto is very good and the customers are happy. The hardware is customizable with multiple firewalls. I think that it is the best.

I would rate Sophos XG an eight out of ten.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

v18
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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