Sophos XG Valuable Features

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 »
Alexandre RASTELLO
Senior Consultant at ARENTIA S.A.
The web application firewall or WAF is very useful. Web application firewalls help keep your servers safe from hackers by scanning activity and identifying probes and attacks. Using the Web Application Firewall (WAF), also known as reverse proxy, Sophos UTM lets you protect your webservers from attacks and malicious behavior like cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, directory traversal, and other potent attacks against your servers. You can define external addresses (virtual webservers) which should be translated into the "real" machines in place of using the DNAT rule(s). From there, servers can be protected using a variety of patterns and detection methods. This function has been completely re-developed in XG, relatively of the UTM-9 version, and it works fine. I protect many internet web servers (IIS) for my customers with this function, due to of a lot of attempted attacks. It's a very useful and relatively simple to implement in Sophos XG. Obviously, like all security systems, it is not a "fire and forget" configuration. It is necessary to properly analyze the system to be protected, create an appropriate policy and monitor its behavior once activated. 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 »
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Olufemi Adalemo
Chief Technology Officer at Leystel Nigeria Limited
The SSL VPNs are the most valuable feature for me. I have a lot of systems out of the head office that need to connect to the local networks, and they all connect via the Sophos VPN client. View full review »
Tunji Gbola
Chairman at BASL
What I like the most is the reporting. The integration with the Sophos firewall is brilliant. I don't need to be physically present in the office. I can monitor everything from Sophos Central. That is a great feature and it's one thing that I really appreciate about the solution. I like the fact that it can self remove malware and do updates on the cloud via Sophos Central. The interface is good. View full review »
Michel Labonte
Chef IT at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
I am tempted to say that all of the features are valuable. When you choose a firewall you have to make a strategic decision, much more than a tactical one. We decided that everything we use within it, goes through and it's got protection. The dashboard is intuitive and user-friendly. View full review »
Unmesh Deshpande
CTO at Kingsway Hospitals
The interface is great and easy to understand. Any firewall engineer who has medium to moderate experience on bylaws, can easily understand the UI. The language presented on various features and the in-built help, is very intuitive. If you have a problem you can figure it out there and then. As a result, there is less probability that we'll call tech support. View full review »
Jay Thompson
Chief Operational Officer at Merchant Light LLC
The most valuable feature is that it scans all of the data for any kind of malware. It logs everything that goes in or out, and the logs are helpful. The simplicity of the setup is very good. I can add whatever ports I need and it's pretty easy to set up. View full review »
Hermann Potgieter
Senior Network Architect at Virtua Technologies
Sophos XG is easy to manage. You've got the cloud logging and you can manage all of your Sophos firewalls from one cloud, the Sophos Central Portal. The most valuable feature is endpoint security. If you want to install antivirus and firewalling on endpoints, then Sophos is the best option. View full review »
Director, Middle East, East India & SAARC at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The feature that we find most valuable is the VPN, which ensures that people working remotely have a secure connection. The email security and other security-related features are useful. View full review »
Networking Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
What we found valuable is the way they deal with emails, as well as the way the bandwidth usage is shown. I find this information to be very interesting. View full review »
Zaher EL Bsat
‎Chief Operating Officer at Al Manar
We have many Sophos solutions that we use together. We use Sophos UPM and Sophos XG. Next, there are just firewalls. The Sophos UPM is the basic firewall; Sophos XG is a mix of Cyberoam and Surface (Sophos acquired Cyberoam three years ago). We use all the features within these solutions and we have a full set of licenses. They offer IPS, IBS, BPM, web publishing, web protection, etc. We're using everything. View full review »
Information Technology Security Officer at a government with 201-500 employees
This is a very simple solution. It integrates well with Sophos Endpoint Protection, and we use the two of them to form a holistic security perimeter control. View full review »
Michael Hlavaty-LaPosa
Owner/President at TeamLogic IT of Oklahoma City
The most valuable feature is that it is a next-generation firewall. The fact that it is integrated between endpoints and the firewall, and then the firewall and a central Sophos operation center, is very good. The cloud-based interface makes it easy to manage. The integration with the Intercept X approach means that Sophos XG can do things that none of the others are doing. View full review »
Samir Shah
CEO / Managing Director at Infinity Access Technologies Pvt Ltd
The solution was able to be integrated well with exciting hardware and software and in multiple business sectors. View full review »
Wael Nasr
Information security specialist at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
The reporting on the solution is excellent. View full review »
Devanand PR
IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
I like the simplicity of the solution and the timely updates. It works well. View full review »
Lead Advance Engineer at IHCC
What I like about this program is that it is easy to use and easy to manage. View full review »
IT Engineer with 51-200 employees
The user interface is very user-friendly and very helpful. The VPN access for users is also a great thing, especially nowadays when working from home. View full review »
Jasim Alsafran
Network & System Administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable features are the central management, the user VPN, and communications. You can monitor and block traffic. View full review »
Network Team Lead at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is very user friendly and easy to manage from the administrative point of view. It is good, reliable, and easy to implement. View full review »
Firewall Engineer at Golden Tech
As a security solution, it's a very good security solution. View full review »
Purnachandra Rao Koneru
Manager IT at QPS Bioserve Pvt Ltd.
The default templates are helpful because if you want to create new policies, they make it easy to do anything you want. Sophos XG is a very robust technology. This solution is very user-friendly and even a non-professional can configure the policies. There are unlimited SSL VPN clients and it is free with Sophos. View full review »
Unmesh Deshpande
CTO at Kingsway Hospitals
I've found that the valuable features are the interface and the security, both are really great. View full review »
Information Systems Infrastructure Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the firewall, inbound, and outbound modules the most. The VPN feature also works well. It is very easy to configure rules in Sophos XG. We have got local service here in Zimbabwe from Sophos, which is something that I like a lot. We have got good local support, and they come on-site when we have any challenges. Sophos provides a lot of good training all around Zimbabwe. They are quite dominant here, similar to other solutions like Fortinet or WatchGuard. View full review »
Ezekiel Dhlamini
Operations Manager at iBound
The endpoint protection plan is the most valuable feature of the solution. The filtering is very easy to do. You can segment and create profiles for usage very easily. View full review »
Shah Abdul Manap
IT Executive at Hotel Maluri Kuala Lumpur
Overall, everything about the solution works well. We haven't had any issues at all. The features on offer are great. It has pretty much everything we need. The solution is very user-friendly. The product is very easy to explore. It has a very good layout. View full review »
Senior IT Manager at a agriculture with 11-50 employees
It is stable, flexible, and easy to use. It has got a web management portal that can be accessed from anywhere. View full review »
Support Services Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
The solution improves security. View full review »
VP of Operations at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is the flexibility of it, it's pretty versatile. Also, the firewall aspect in terms of setting up rules. They worked pretty well. View full review »
Manager IT at a retailer with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is the intrusion prevention system. View full review »
Adedayo Williams
IT Analyst at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature is the VPN aspect. It has been beneficial for my users who work from home. Connectivity and from a security aspect. The security aspect of this is quite good. It measures up to the standard that I expect. From a Firewall perspective and then user management, easy to manage and the user experience, profile, are giving me what I am expecting. During this COVID era, the VPN has really been helpful. We can seamlessly connect to the applications remotely and work from home. View full review »
Bjoern Koeckert
System Administrator Server and Networks at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is web filtering. View full review »
Rmegio Lawag
Technical Department Manager at Direcbusiness Technologies, Inc.
We get good usage out of the VPN features and its capability; it is a great feature. View full review »
Senior Director of IT Operations at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It's a good security tool and it aligns with the rest of our security stack. View full review »
Ibrahim El Sayed
Network & Hardware Administrator at Nile Projects & Trading Co.
All of the features in this solution are good. The most valuable is the IPsec VPN tunneling and SSL VPN tunneling, both site-to-site and client-to-site. The log viewer is extremely helpful for analyzing all incoming and outgoing traffic. View full review »
Neeraj Mohotra
Technical Analyst- Presales and delivery at TechNexa Technologies Private Limited
The features that are most valuable are synchronized security, the security hard build, the application synchronization, and the events synchronization. it's user-friendly, not complex. View full review »
David Van Win
Senior System Administrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The simplicity of the setup is the most valuable feature. View full review »
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
The user authentication rules are very useful. View full review »
IT Security Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
I like that each user has the ability to manage the solution. View full review »
Sayem Abdullah Rihan
Administrator IT at Shopfront Limited
Sophos operates using a Synchronized Security in its XG platform. It is facilitated by an active connection with all of the network endpoints. This connection operates like a heartbeat, notifying the firewall instinctively when an endpoint has been infected or compromised. The firewall then quarantines the problem area and provides detailed information on how the endpoint was compromised. This kind of strategic technology makes it much easier to remove malware and address vulnerabilities quickly. View full review »
Mohamed Y Ahmed
Technical & Pre-Sales Manager at GateLock
All of the features are amazing, especially Sandstorm, which prevents bad traffic or downloaded files from reaching our customers' and partners' networks. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Sophos XG. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2020.
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