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 »
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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 »
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 »
Zaher EL Bsat
‚ÄéChief 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 »
Wael Nasr
Information security specialist at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
The reporting on the solution is excellent. 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 »
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 »
Support Services Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
The solution improves security. 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 »
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 »
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