Sophos XG Review

Reliable and easy to install, but the policies should be upgraded


What is our primary use case?

We use this solution as a firewall for everyone to connect to the internet.

We protect ourself and we use it as a VPN to connect to the internal network. 

How has it helped my organization?

It is improved significantly. 

What is most valuable?

It is simple to use.

What needs improvement?

The interface should be changed. It should be more user-friendly.

They should also update the policies and statistics because Fortinet is better, but Sophos could grow.

In the next release, I would like to see improvements to simplify the interface and more policy deployments.

For how long have I used the solution?

It was Cyberoam and we upgraded to Sophos XG. We have been using Cyberoam for more than 10 years and more than one year with Sophos XG.

We were on version 17 and have just upgraded to version 18.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable. We have no problem at all with stability or with Sophos XG.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Its high availability is fine, it's good. It's scalable as well.

 We have approximately 500  employees using this solution.

We will continue and increase our usage of this product.

How are customer service and technical support?

We had one issue with Cyberoam, but it was upgraded with Sophos. They helped us, but it takes a bit of time to resolve it but it's fine. 

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

We also use Fortinet FortiGate for large locations. The Fortinet usage is completely different than Sophos. Sophos is simple, but I prefer Fortinet.

How was the initial setup?

It's easy to install. 

It takes the team one hour to launch it.

We have a team of 15 people to deploy and maintain this solution.

What about the implementation team?

We completed the installation ourselves.

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

We purchased the technical appliances for on-premises.

We have our license for three years.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. Fortinet. However the price is much better to Fortinet.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Sophos XG to others, but it would depend on their capacity.

I would rate Sophos XG a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

18
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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