Sophos XG Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
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Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Head Coach with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 08 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature, according to the setup we have at our work place here, is the flexibility of the system or the firmware that's running the appliance. It's so flexible, performing multiple rules with different configurations. According to the set up here, we need to implement several firewalls with different access levels, because we have a variety of... more»

What needs improvement?

It is performing well. However, the only challenges that we are facing are the effectiveness with blocking the proxy and tuneling applications, aside from proxy and similar applications. So the application filter on the product is not really performing 100%. Every now and then there are some updates that are happening on such applications, and it takes time... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior IT Infrastructure Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 17 2018

What is most valuable?

* The ease of setting up the VPN connection. * The fact they have the cloud management option, I can manage it on a cloud platform. So anywhere I am, I can always manage the firewall. * The user interface is very user-friendly, so it's very... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's cost-effective. We are not that big a company. It gives us the features that we need.

What needs improvement?

I would like the update process to be easier, to update the firmware of the boxes. I think it's much better automatically than having to do it manually: Download the file, do network discovery. If they can make the update process much more... more»
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Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
System Engineer
Jul 19 2017

What is most valuable?

Sophos RED, because this makes it very easy to deploy new sites, without the need of static IP addresses and a completely new firewall setup. The rule-based use is the same as if it were internal to the central site. Web Protection, because... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With its central management console, it implements an intuitive management console with change tracking. So it’s easy to see who has made changes and to keep track of changes.

What needs improvement?

Email Protection has room for improvement. It doesn’t have an intuitive rule base. I would much like it to be like the Sophos UTM software. The level of detail in the settings is much too low.
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Consultant
IT Project Consultant at a tech services company
Jul 30 2017

What is most valuable?

* URL Filtering: because of the importance of controlling what and individual might access from the organization’s network. Sophos XG has 90+ categories, providing a level of granularity that eliminates the need to create customized... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With a very intuitive and easy-to-use interface, it made it much easier to setup access and business rules, VPNs and to identify issues like Internet link outages and security issues.

What needs improvement?

Sophos XG lacks link load balancing options like ratio and spill over, both useful in some scenarios. I also think they might consider improving the RAM of some of the appliances, since there are processes that are very memory intensive.... more»
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Real User
Lead NOC Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Jul 30 2017

What is most valuable?

For one, its ease of use is the most valuable feature. It's very easy to look at the logs and troubleshoot issues as they arise. Things just make sense and it is a very intuitive interface.

How has it helped my organization?

It is easier to use than Cisco ASA, so it has reduced our SLAs by a considerable margin.

What needs improvement?

The VPN and central management need to be improved, but that's being nit-picky. The IPsec VPNs are a little on the buggy side and you sometimes have to jump through hoops to get it to work. When I looked at them last, they were still in... more»
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Sophos XG Firewall is next gen firewall that is optimized for today’s business, delivering all the protection and insights you need in a single, powerful appliance that’s easy to manage.

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