Sophos XG Initial Setup

SherifFouad
IT Manager-Africa/Technical Services Manager at a mining and metals company with 201-500 employees
The setup is straightforward. But what could be a straightforward setup for me might be complex for others. It depends on your level of experience, the training that you got, and the engagements. They have a setup wizard, and I have had heaps of technicians, over the years to set it up, even initially. View full review »
Sherif Fouad
Project Manager at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup is definitely something different than the old Cyberoam and it's a bit complex. If you've been dealing with UTMs and you understand the concept, it is still complex but then I find it enjoyable. Sophos XG is not hard to configure. Too much detail is always good. I required three or four hours for the initial setup. One day for the testing, fine-tuning, optimizing, and categorizing. Three days for the first unit with the initial setup and the customization including testing. Finally, three days for testing all the rules, the QA, and then putting everything live. View full review »
Kolanji Selvaraj
IT Consultant at Crotus
The initial setup is very easy. Our deployment took only two to three days. The problem is that we had a lot of issues, especially with the email. The SMTP did not work, so I could not continue with the deployment. It took between fifteen and twenty days to resolve this. I do not know what they did to fix it, but we were delayed between twenty-five days and a month. We had contacted the Sophos partner for help, but they were not able to fix our issue. After the problem was resolved I re-initiated the deployment. Only one staff member is required to maintain the solution. View full review »
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Olufemi Adalemo
Chief Technology Officer at Leystel Nigeria Limited
The initial setup isn't hard, but it can be tricky. Since I've been using several Sophos devices, I now find it's fairly simple. I get the deployment done in two hours, including integration. For others, it may take about a day to get everything done. There's almost no maintenance. There's really only the requirements of adding users and populating VPN connections. One person does that on a part-time basis. View full review »
Tunji Gbola
Chairman at BASL
The initial setup is straightforward. View full review »
Hesham Sakr
IT Infrastructure & Security Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was very straightforward. View full review »
SecMgr5390
Senior IT Infrastructure Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It was completely straightforward, but our internal network is not that complex. View full review »
Zaher EL Bsat
‎Chief Operating Officer at Al Manar
The solution is straightforward. Deployment took about 30 minutes. View full review »
Wael Nasr
Information security specialist at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. The implementation took about a day. There were only two people needed for deployment. View full review »
Leadvanceng574
Lead Advance Engineer at IHCC
The initial setup was rather complex but we had no issues with the deployment. View full review »
Ezekiel Dhlamini
Operations Manager at iBound
The initial setup is very straightforward. View full review »
Supportservice464
Support Services Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
Implementation is straightforward. The only thing that was difficult was that we had some special cases and we had to dig in a lot to find the information for accessing very specific features. Deployment took about a week, however, we did about 6 months of research beforehand. You can deploy the solution with maybe one or two people, but we used five. We only need one person for ongoing maintenance. View full review »
Ivanildo Teixeira Galvão
Consultant Information Technology at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Simple and easy. View full review »
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