Sophos XG Review

Easy to use, scalable, and fairly stable, but needs simplified interface and better security


What is our primary use case?

We are using it at a gateway level. We are using Sophos XG Series 135. 

What is most valuable?

We find it easy to use. Its internal configuration is very easy. It is not complicated in terms of use and configuration.

It has been fairly stable, and it is also scalable.

What needs improvement?

They can simplify its interface so that it is mostly drag-and-drop. There was an SQL injection attack on some Sophos devices. They just need to harden their devices a little bit so that they can't be hacked very easily.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has been fairly stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We had scaled it for the number of users that we have, and it has worked fine for us. We have around 40 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

We rarely contact their technical support. There was a time when our head office contacted their technical support. It was an issue in 2008, and they provided a patch.

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

We used Cisco ASA five or six years ago.

How was the initial setup?

We found it easy to install. Its installation took around one to one and a half hours.

What about the implementation team?

I did it myself. I have had some training on the product. In terms of support, we have just two guys who handle the support. Two people are enough for its deployment and maintenance.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. It is a fairly stable and good solution. We will keep on using it.

I would rate Sophos XG 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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