Sophos XG Questions
Jun 25 2021
I’m planning to purchase Sophos XG 210, but I’m confused as I don’t know if this is a good choice compared with Fortinet FortiGate 100E.
My requirements are below:
✓ VPN for 100 concurrent users
✓ Firewall can handle internet requests of up to 200 concurrent users
✓ Sites filtering and domain blocking
✓ Malware and viruses inspection
✓ Include port forwarding for local service publishing
✓ Failover internet connection in case of the mainline outage to ADSL backup line or data line “4G”. ✓ Limit bandwidth usage and disable huge file download
✓ Control streaming and video usage and the ability to disable them.
✓ Monitoring and reporting
Please share your recommendations based on my requirements above(less)
We are looking at deploying the Sophos XGs series firewall and I would like to hear from some of the peers regariding your experience with this environment or, alternatively, other recommendations.
- Web Proxy
- Mail scanning with store and forward
- URL filtering
- Other general firewall services
We have about 350 users and a private circuit WAN (a small county government footprint).
I have a short window for budget approval. So, I will be grateful for any advice that meets our requirements.
I'm looking for a technical comparison between Sophos XG550 and Fortinet FortiGate 600E.
I'm looking at options for firewalls. I'd like feedback on Fortinet FortiGate vs Sophos XG.
I'm researching firewalls. Which firewall would you recommend betweeen Sangfor NGAF and Sophos XG?
Which product is better for a banking institute - WatchGuard Firebox T55 or Sophos XG 135 FullGuard Plus with Enhanced Support?
Oct 26 2021
We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
Jul 29 2021
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Sophos UTM vs Sophos XG.
People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out?
What is the biggest difference between Sophos UTM and Sophos XG? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a colleague evaluating firewalls and why?
Thanks for helping your peers make the best decision!(less)
Oct 26 2021
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Sophos XG.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
Oct 26 2021
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Sophos XG, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Nov 24 2021
When would you suggest using an internal SOC and when SOC-as-a-Service? What are the pros and cons of each?
Oct 07 2021
Hi security and IT professionals,
In what cases should an organization choose a Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) solution?
When should FWaaS be a complementary product to the on-premise FW/NGFW?
Oct 05 2021
In my opinion, it's very important for your enterprise firewall/NGFW to support ID-based rules.
What products do provide this feature? What kind of identity-based rules are supported by them?
Aug 18 2021
I'm in the process of implementing a new ERP. It will allow customers to order (food service) via mobile device.
- ~100 to 200 customers.
- 10 inside users.
- 10 outside sales.
- 2 locations
I'm using SonicWall, VPN and SSL VPN. I'm planning on bringing in VoIP and Fibernode is coming.
I need a firewall - something easy to learn and not too pricey.
Please share your recommendations and explain why would you choose it.
Aug 11 2021
I'm looking for your recommendations. Which of the latest firewall products can efficiently support 500 -100 concurrent SSL VPN users along with SD-WAN?
Jun 28 2021
I'm currently researching Fortinet FortiGate 5001E and GajShield Next-Generation Firewall and I want to figure out the difference in features and costs of those two products.
Dear community members, could you please share your insights?
Jul 26 2021
Should one go for a URL Filtering as an add-on to NGFW or just deploy a Web proxy, instead?
I am one who advocates that firewalls with URL Filtering can't serve better than Web security solutions (i.e., a Web proxy).
What's your opinion?
I am looking for a firewall suitable for my company (size: < 500). I've been researching the Palo Alto Networks NG Firewall and the Fortinet FortiGate one.
Can you please tell me whether the Fortinet firewall has any AI (Artificial Intelligence) capabilities as it seems Palo Alto does have them?
I appreciate your inputs.(less)
Oct 03 2021
Which product do you recommend and why: Palo Alto Networks VM-Series vs Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Virtual (FTDv)?
In my organization (10K+ employees) we have had Cisco products for decades and currently, we're exploring whether Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is a good alternative (vs Cisco FTDv) that can leverage our security posture.
Dear community members, please share your technical recommendations!(less)
Oct 05 2021
I'm researching two firewall products for a company with 1000+ employees and I'm looking for a technical comparison between Palo Alto Network VM-Series and Fortinet FortiGate Firewall.
Hi Fellows - I need a technical comparison between these two firewalls. Can anyone help?
I am from an Auditing organization.
We are looking to have a firewall using which we can have the VPN for our users [currently WFH].
Please suggest the best firewalls currently in the market to choose from.
Jun 03 2021
I'm researching firewalls. Could anyone recommend an NGFW solution that is compatible with Azure?
I need help comparing firewall devices. Can anyone give me some advice on how to go about doing a comparison?
Sep 08 2021
I'm researching firewall options. What are the differences between Palo Alto and Cisco Firewalls solutions in terms of advantages, disadvantages, usage and practices?
Kirtikumar PatelPalo Alto has more visibilities and control instead of Cisco Firewall.
Sep 20 2021
I'm researching Firewalls. Which NGFW do you recommend between Fortinet Fortigate and Cisco Firepower NGFW?
Jun 28 2021
There are many cybersecurity tools available, but some aren't doing the job that they should be doing.
What are some of the threats that may be associated with using 'fake' cybersecurity tools?
What can people do to ensure that they're using a tool that actually does what it says it does?(less)
Sep 27 2021
I work in a Tech Services company with less than 1,000 employees. I'm looking for a firewall to replace Cyberoam 200ing.
What are the benefits and drawbacks of using a cloud firewall?
In which scenarios is using a cloud firewall recommended?
When is it not advisable to use a cloud firewall?
Aug 10 2021
There are so many firewall products in the market today. Who are we going to be talking about 3-5 years from now?
Aug 25 2021
Why or why not? If so, which are the best providers for this configuration?
I work as a project engineer at a company with 201- 500 employees.
I am looking for recommendations for the best way to prevent DoppelPaymer Ransomware. Is there an action plan or solution you would recommend?
Thanks! I appreciate your help.
I am the owner of a retailer company with 1-10 employees.
We host websites on Windows 2008 R2 servers and Norton Business Protection. We are looking for recommendations for the best network firewall.
Thanks! I appreciate the help.
Sep 01 2021
If you could go back in time, would you change your decision to buy that firewall and why?
Aug 10 2021
Is it required in your company to conduct a security review before purchasing a firewall? Also, do you need to perform reviews after (how often)?
What are the common materials you use in the review? Do you have any tips or advice?
Any pitfalls to watch out for?(less)
Jun 09 2021
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