Sophos XG Review

A firewall solution with many good features


What is most valuable?

I like the web filter, application filter, and VBA. There are so many good features. The most powerful thing is clearly the software. I can easily do whatever I want.

What needs improvement?

Their updates can be faster and more regular. Right now, it's updated monthly. When I need to update the firmware, I want it done within weeks, not months. There are also some changes in version 18, like rules, that aren't needed.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Sophos XG is a very powerful and stable solution. It's more stable than Cyberoam.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Sophos XG is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good and easy to deal with. If I have a problem, I open the ticket, and I call, and the problem's solved automatically by them.

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

We used Cyberoam ten years ago and then transferred to Sophos. We switched because it was the latest technology.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very easy because you can follow the manuals, follow your past experiences, and so on. We also need about three to six people a day to maintain this solution.

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

At first, I thought the price was very high. But when I read about the machine's features, we decided to go with it. Now I think the price is reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Sophos XG a nine.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

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