Sophos XG Valuable Features

IT Manager-Africa/Technical Services Manager at a mining and metals company with 201-500 employees
The web and application filters, as well as the quality of service. It has a very friendly interface like the Cyberoam iNG units, it has customizable policies, it has proper templates that you can even modify, and you can customize the rules, down to each single user. It gives flexibility in the rules and the filters that you apply, based on, for example, the level of usage and the managerial level, etc. It's highly customizable. The dashboard is customizable as well. It gives you the feature of including what you need to see as soon as you open the dashboard and to remove the non-necessary stuff, which varies from one organization to the next and from one IT manager to the next. And it has a wide variety of reports as well, template and customizable reports. View full review »
Sherif Fouad
Project Manager at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The application filters available with Sophos XG are brilliant. The sandboxing and the way the firewall or the UTM integrates with the installed endpoint antivirus clients on the user machines is brilliant. You get the chance to isolate network threats before they become active or become distributed on your network. With the cloud version of Sophos XG, you get the proper visibility of your network and the user machines. With the cloud versions of the antivirus, i.e. the cloud central management of the antivirus, you get high visibility. With the application between the installed Sophos UTM, you get a high level of visibility of what's happening on your network or on your client machines. You get protected against threats. You get proper visibility. That solves a major issue. View full review »
Kolanji Selvaraj
IT Consultant at Crotus
We have found that the simplicity of the XG 210 is its most valuable feature. There are a lot of options available for the default firewall rules, such as email and web, that are used to secure the network. I like all of the options, but the most important thing is that it is easy to understand how to configure everything, compared to other firewalls. View full review »
Hesham Sakr
IT Infrastructure & Security Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 users. For this requirement, it's very flexible and very easy to use. View full review »
Senior IT Infrastructure Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* 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 easy for the administrator to make any policy changes. View full review »
Jeroen Vercoulen
System Engineer with 51-200 employees
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 this feature implements rules on user/group basis and this is done on the firewall rules itself. So it is easy to check. Sophos Sandstorm, because it implements sandboxing so downloaded files are checked by hash or checked by unpacking it in within the Sophos Cloud. View full review »
Danyllo Cabral
IT Project Consultant at a tech services company
* 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 categories. * IPS (Intrusion Prevention System): because of the importance of preventing hackers from using exploits and other mechanisms that might compromise the network * Anti-malware: Sophos XG comes with two anti-malware engines: its own and Avira, making the UTM more effective at catching malicious code. * Control Center: an interface crammed with the most vital information like security issues, appliance performance, and Internet link status. View full review »
Sean Gambill
Lead NOC Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
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. View full review »
Mr with 51-200 employees
* Internet security, where we have one single point of console; where I can manage my endpoint and my gateway. * Any messages coming in, I am getting the intermission immediately. * If my endpoint is getting infected, I get to know. * If my file is getting infected, I get to know from a single pane point of view. View full review »
Ivanildo Teixeira Galvão
Consultant Information Technology at a tech company with 51-200 employees
* IPS * Very efficient * Web Filter * Captive Portal with Voucher and Application Control. View full review »

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