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2018-06-21T09:07:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Sophos XG?

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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?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would definitely recommend Sophos to others. I would rate it a nine out of 10.

2021-09-16T08:44:57Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I'd advise users considering the solution that, if you have quite a bit of sites, it's going to get a lot of work to do, to fix things up. It makes more sense if you have minimal sites. I'd rate the solution at a six out of ten.

2021-09-14T14:33:42Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution is deployed both on-premises and on the cloud. We have a data center which contains multiple firewalls. If our clients ask about a certain firewall expert, we simply implement the Sophos firewall, clientele. We have created certain IP sectors like this, in which case we provide multiple firewalls in clientele. We have around 150 clients making use of the firewall. We would recommend the solution to others. I rate Sophos XG as a ten out of ten.

2021-09-08T09:53:48Z
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Top 20Real User

We are a provider of services to our customers. I would recommend this product to others. I rate Sophos XG as a seven out of ten, owing to the bugs we have come across.

2021-08-12T15:09:32Z
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Top 20Real User

I'm not providing any services. I'm using the product as a customer only. The company, one day, would like to become a partner, however. I would recommend the solution to other companies. I would rate the solution at a seven out of ten, specifically if I compare it to other options on the market. It's pretty good.

2021-08-11T19:44:48Z
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Top 20Reseller

I rate the solution eight out of 10.

2021-08-11T12:53:43Z
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Top 10Real User

When we first got it, we were on version 17. We have now upgraded to version 18. There was a significant change between versions 17 and 18. Once you get your head around those differences, it is not that complex. Now, version 18 does some stuff that some of my older firewalls used to out of the box. So, that in itself was more of a nicety. It makes things a lot easier. I would rate Sophos XG a nine out of 10.

2021-07-30T08:05:47Z
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Top 10Real User

The firewall does not connect to the internet. It is not firewall edge. We use the solution as a data center firewall. I would recommend the solution because it provides the greatest firewall protection. I rate Sophos XG as a seven out of ten.

2021-07-20T15:23:50Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution is very user-friendly. I would recommend the solution to my customers because it costs a fraction of its previous price and most of them cannot afford an expensive EDR backup.

2021-06-18T14:51:51Z
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Top 10Reseller

I'd recommend the solution to other users and companies. Sophos has been great so far. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. It loses some marks due to the fact that I have had some technical issues with it. I also don't use it that much and wouldn't consider myself a Sophos expert. I need to spend more time with it.

2021-06-05T10:27:33Z
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Top 10Real User

I would definitely recommend this solution to others. I recommend it to all my clients. I'm using it at home as well, and it works great. I'm fairly proficient in it, so I'm very confident. I can recommend it to anybody and everybody. It is a great product, and I've got no issue with it. I would rate Sophos XG a ten out of ten. It is a rock-solid product that works. We've so many deployments of this solution. I'm just happy with it.

2021-06-02T13:39:04Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We have not had any issues with this solution. I would recommend it and my advice is that people should definitely try it out. I would rate Sophos XG a nine or a ten out of ten.

2021-05-31T16:16:35Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is a product that I can recommend for organizations with a medium-level or large-level infrastructure. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2021-05-13T17:36:06Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Sophos XG an eight out of ten.

2021-04-20T11:14:57Z
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Top 10Consultant

I would rate Sophos XG a seven out of ten. We are satisfied with its performance.

2021-04-13T16:36:47Z
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Top 10Real User

I recommend this solution, the only issue is that it's not suitable for enterprise size companies. I rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2021-04-01T20:05:11Z
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Top 5Real User

We are partners with Sophos. We are using the 130-type of solution. We take a hybrid approach to deployment. Some servers are on-premise and some servers are in-cloud. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

2021-04-01T09:06:56Z
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Top 20Consultant

I rate Sophos XG an eight out of ten.

2021-03-30T20:23:03Z
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Top 20Real User

I would advise others to go through the Sophos demos. They are very good, and they walk you through configuration and use cases. Their online documentation is very helpful in not only configuring it but also selecting a proper model to deploy. I would rate Sophos XG an eight out of ten for ease of use and cost.

2021-03-30T06:17:11Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would advise potential users not to use Sophos if they are not buying the appliance. They should use another product like FortiGate, Check Point, or Palo Alto. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Sophos XG a six.

2021-03-26T09:34:09Z
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Top 20Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Sophos XG a seven.

2021-03-26T08:02:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

We are a reseller of both Cisco and Sophos. We're using the latest version of the solution for our clients. I'd rate the solution at an nine out of ten. We've been satisfied with the product, however, there is still more they could do in testing updates.

2021-03-05T21:52:53Z
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Top 20Real User

We are considering Sophos endpoint and should have it next month. I would recommend Sophos XGto others. I would rate Sophos XG an eight out of ten.

2021-03-02T12:11:22Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend Sophos XG to potential users. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Sophos XG an eight.

2021-03-02T10:43:40Z
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Top 10Reseller

I'm a Sophos reseller. We use multiple versions. We have worked with XG 460 and XG 135 and some others -such as XG 230. In those cases, sometimes it has been Rev 1 and in other cases Rev 2 in terms of the hardware versions. I mostly work with on-premise deployments. The only item I have installed in the cloud is an email solution by Sophos. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. Overall, I would rate it at a nine out of ten.

2021-03-02T07:07:25Z
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Top 10Real User

We are an authorized partner for Sophos. We're using the latest version of the solution. I'd recommend the solution, especially over, for example, Cisco. I'd rate the solution ten out often. It's really worked well for us.

2021-02-22T18:03:13Z
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Top 20Real User

This is a mature product. It has a good Gartner rating. It is best for the enterprise level, for the SMBs. Anyone can deploy according to the needs of their customers. Sophos CG is cost-effective, which makes it really suitable for SMB. If you want basic security and more embedded features, go with Sophos XG.

2021-02-19T13:50:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardReseller

We try to sell some cloud services but in Mexico, customers are not familiar with the cloud services yet. We are starting to grow, but it is very common that customers prefer services on-premises. We do not only plan for the sales, but we also plan with the customers and their growth, and how we are going to increase their services. We also consider what will be selling to the customers in the next three years. We plan with the customer, as well. When we sell a firewall, it is not for sale for right now, it's for sale for long-term use. We build long-term relationships with our clients. My suggestion to others who are interested in using this solution is to try it. The only way to know how well it works is to try it. Sophos XG is an excellent solution and I would rate it an eight out of ten.

2021-02-18T15:28:18Z
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Top 20Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Sophos XG a nine.

2021-02-16T16:59:56Z
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Top 10Real User

I would recommend this solution. I would rate Sophos XG an eight out of ten.

2021-02-14T18:07:05Z
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Top 20Real User

We're using the latest version of the solution at this time. We're integrators and resellers.

2021-02-04T14:04:29Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution. It is a fairly stable and good solution. We will keep on using it. I would rate Sophos XG a seven out of ten.

2021-02-04T08:18:41Z
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Top 5Real User

I am going to continue using this product and I recommend this product to others. I rate Sophos XG a nine out of ten.

2021-01-30T17:11:03Z
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Top 10Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Sophos XG a nine.

2021-01-29T01:33:33Z
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Top 5Real User

I prefer Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls to Sophos. Palo Alto is very good and the customers are happy. The hardware is customizable with multiple firewalls. I think that it is the best. I would rate Sophos XG an eight out of ten.

2021-01-28T12:06:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.

2021-01-23T16:34:47Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I just like it the way it is. I wouldn't recommend any changes to it, because what they have is working and it's working very well. It is a product that I definitely recommend to others. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2021-01-23T07:44:51Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate Sophos XG a nine out of ten.

2021-01-23T06:34:19Z
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Top 5Real User

The suitability of this product depends on the use case. If somebody wants to have full endpoint protection then Sophos is the best choice. If they just want a normal UTM without endpoint software, then FortiGate is slightly better, but only slightly because of the SD-WAN capabilities. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-01-14T15:56:27Z
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Top 20Real User

Sophos XG is a firewall that I recommend because it's a very simple firewall. It's not complicated, and a LAN expert can just start using it and learn very quickly. Definitely, its usability is very good, and it's a very robust firewall. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2021-01-14T13:48:05Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution. We're very happy with the product. It works very well, and we don't have too many issues. I would rate Sophos XG a nine out of ten.

2021-01-11T15:19:21Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I recommend the solution due to its ease of use and pricing.

2021-01-08T10:24:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We are now thinking about incorporating the Fortinet next-generation firewall. My advice for anybody who is considering Sophos is that a business with a lot of throughput and data traffic should look for another firewall. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

2021-01-04T15:20:53Z
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Top 20MSP

I would not recommend this firewall to others. I would rate this product a seven out of 10.

2021-01-04T11:51:39Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I can recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-12-30T15:56:35Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-28T13:28:55Z
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Top 20Real User

We are Sophos customers. We're just end-users. We also use Sophos Intercept X and Sophos Endpoint as well. It's a good option. It's easy to explore and to use. Everything is pretty straightforward, especially if you compare it to other firewalls. Overall, I would rate it at a nine out of ten. We've been very happy with it in general.

2020-12-28T09:30:14Z
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Top 5Real User

Overall, this is a good product and I would recommend it for small to mid-sized customers. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-27T09:06:03Z
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Top 5Real User

I think it's very important to choose the right appliance first. Implementing a lot of things like VPN, IPS strong protection and WAF functions will stress more the appliance CPU. It depend also with the number of connections and number of users too. Sophos XG is a lot of fun because you can change the appliance model without changing the configuration. You can back-up the configuration of the old appliance and import into the new appliance without spending hour for migration. It's powerful, and the new system is quickly operational. Another key is VPN LAN to LAN in SSL, allowing connections to be set up much faster. Is this the end of the old IPSEC protocol? No, but it is a function which increases the versatility of the Sophos XG firewall. Last, but not least, the virtual appliance works perfectly, in private or public clouds. Very simple to implement, work perfectly. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Sophos XG a nine.

2020-12-17T14:34:26Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution but would suggest that before buying any firewall, it's important to assess your expectations and then match it with the specification. You will not be disappointed if you do this. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2020-12-17T08:42:20Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I can definitely recommend the product because it is good. There is no doubt. I rate Sophos XG a 6 out of 10.

2020-12-11T16:08:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate Sophos XG an eight out of ten.

2020-12-11T03:00:57Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate Sophos XG an eight out of ten.

2020-12-07T16:56:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

I recommend it for small to medium businesses, not for enterprise businesses. I'll rate it 8 out of 10.

2020-12-04T09:09:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It is a normal firewall. All the basic features are there. However, it is not as advanced as some of the other solutions, such as Palo Alto. As we have more security threats, we need more granular control, but these features are not available in Sophos XG. I would rate Sophos XG a five out of ten.

2020-12-03T19:10:27Z
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Top 20Real User

This is not a product that I can recommend to anybody who wants to implement a firewall. I would rate this solution a four out of ten.

2020-12-03T14:44:19Z
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Top 5Real User

We are expanding and setting up a new data center, and I want to put a new firewall in. We have an interest in diversifying, in terms of vendors, so that we do not create a single point of failure in case one product fails. Ideally, we want to have different products. This is a product that I can recommend for anybody who is looking for a firewall. I would rate this solution a eight point six out of ten.

2020-11-19T16:44:25Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

For the most part, I can say that we plan to continue using this product. However, we would like to see if they have come up with new models and what additional features have they been incorporating. With cybersecurity, I know there have been a lot of threats of late, so we would like to see some new technologies or new features being incorporated. This is a product that I can recommend. My advice for anybody who is implementing it is to first try to understand what the major use cases are. People need to know that there are quite a few options, such as Fortinet, and all of them have different advantages. Sophos fits perfectly for a smaller group of users, with perhaps between a hundred and two hundred people. For larger enterprises, I recommend that they implement Fortinet or Check Point. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-11-19T14:37:39Z
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Top 10Real User

I can recommend Sophos XG to others who are interested in using this solution. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-11-10T19:53:33Z
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Top 10Real User

I would recommend Sophos XG to others who are interested in using it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-11-08T06:56:35Z
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Top 5Reseller

I would definitely recommend it. It has good support and training. I would rate Sophos XG a seven out of ten.

2020-11-04T09:35:58Z
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Top 5Real User

For now, this is not a product that I can recommend. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

2020-11-03T17:15:03Z
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Top 5Real User

My advice for anybody who is looking into implementing this product is to trust your techs. This is a good product, although there is always room for improvement. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-10-26T18:15:47Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would definitely recommend this solution but it's only suitable if it fits the needs of the company so I would suggest carrying out some research. Why does the company need a firewall? What rules do they want to deploy on the firewall? Based on the answers to those questions the company can make a call. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2020-07-19T08:15:43Z
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Top 5Real User

My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to ensure that somebody with firewall experience handles the deployment. Overall, I find that this is a good product. That said, there are improvements that need to be made in the routing, reporting, and security. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-07-14T08:15:52Z
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Top 10Real User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-07-05T09:38:01Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Before installing this product it's worth taking some lessons from the website which also provides some support. It's almost better than the technical support which is offline. If you have a good vendor with hands-on experience that's also helpful for first time deployment. After you've implemented once, it's easier the second time. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-07-05T09:37:53Z
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Top 10Reseller

I am happy with this solution, which is one of the reasons that we are selling it. I don't like to sell or recommend things that I have not used. I have tried a lot of the features but I would say that there is a lot more potential I haven't even tested at this point. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2020-06-25T10:49:20Z
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Top 10MSP

I would highly encourage others to evaluate Sophos and adopt it. I've discovered that compared to other products, it is easier to manage and I think that it operates better. Overall, I think that they've got a pretty complete set of features and they seem to be on a really good path. My only complaints are about the documentation and the availability of technical support. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-06-15T07:34:13Z
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Top 10Real User

Sophos XG is a firewall that I would recommend for people who are looking for good security in a medium-scale organization. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-06-14T08:03:12Z
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Top 20Real User

If you pay for the premium support, you'll get better support from Sophos. I would rate Sophos XG an eight out of ten. The integration with their Sophos Central isn't great. That needs some work. If they could work on the integration with Sophos Central, that would be great.

2020-04-16T08:44:00Z
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Real User

We use the on-premises deployment model. I would rate the solution nine out of ten. It's a very good firewall. It helps a lot with protection, and every organization needs a firewall to ensure they are protected.

2019-09-02T06:55:00Z
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Real User

We are a Sophos partner. We both use the solution and recommend it to clients. Compared to other competitors, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. However, for very large enterprises, the largest firewall appliance from Sophos might not be enough for thousands of users. If I was rating the solution for enterprises, I would rate it eight out of ten because of this. I would recommend the solution, however. We often recommend the solution to our clients and it works very well for them.

2019-08-29T09:32:00Z
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Real User

Once you have basic networking skills and firewall management it's easy to set up. With Sophos Central, I think it's a good solution for any IT department. I would rate the solution eight out of ten. As it is now, the solution is good, but I believe that there's still room for more improvement. I still believe the reporting could be improved. Sophos, from my experience, seems to affect my bandwidth. I didn't set any limit, so I don't know where that is coming from, but it's something that we've noticed with the XG.

2019-08-28T09:52:00Z
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Real User

We are using the on-premises deployment model. The solution is easy to implement, however, if you do decide on this solution, I would make sure that you have someone that has experience with this kind of solution or to hire someone to implement the solution properly. It will make everything much easier in the long run. I would rate the solution 9.5 out of ten.

2019-08-25T05:17:00Z
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Real User

We use a variety of deployment models, including public cloud, private cloud, and on-premises. For what we are using the solution for, its practically perfect. We don't need other features added. The solution offers exactly what we need. I would rate the solution seven out of ten.

2019-08-25T05:17:00Z
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Real User

It is a good product and I will definitely recommend it. I rate this product a seven out of ten. In the next version I would like to see an advanced level and not only a basic level. Nowadays it is a very useful feature to be able to upgrade.

2019-08-25T05:17:00Z
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Top 5Reseller

We use the on-premises deployment model. We definitely plan to increase the usage and also add high variability too. Right now, it is the main internet gateway and firewall for my network. We're using both Sophos XG and Sophos UTM. I would warn those considering implementation that, once you've got it, you're stuck with it. You can't really increase the capacity very much beyond what you have. It's always good to have the expertise available to take care of the box because even though it's a lot easier than the Cisco ASA, you still need someone that has a little expertise in managing it. You can get very good performance without spending all of your money and without having to send a lot of high-end techs in-house to monitor processes. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

2019-08-22T05:49:00Z
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Real User

I recommend that everyone should have a proper understanding of new network requirements and then enjoy it. Sophos XG is definitely a good product. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give Sophos XG an eight.

2019-05-23T06:10:00Z
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Consultant

Because of the problems that we are having, I cannot recommend this solution to anyone at this time. I would rate this solution five out of ten.

2019-04-18T09:59:00Z
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Real User

My advice would vary based on your requirements. If you have a dedicated edge firewall, like Cisco ASA, you should get Cyberoam iNG and Sophos XG. They will do the job brilliantly. They will take the load, they will do a fantastic job. If you are looking at units that will do both jobs - being an edge firewall and a UTM at the same time - with routing features, if you are going with Cyberoam and Sophos XG, I'd always recommend that you buy a higher model than what will meet exactly their requirements. So let's say that I'm looking at features that could be fulfilled with an XG 125 or 115, but I want to use the same unit as a firewall. I'd step up and buy an XG 135. You will always need those extra machine resources when you're providing routing, switching, and firewalling as well. Both of those products provide the best support ever, for the money being paid. I rate it at eight out of 10. It's not higher because of the HTTPS issue that I told you about. That's my major issue. That's a super-disastrous issue that, unfortunately, cannot be solved easily. And, sometimes we'll get a specific detailed report, stressing a certain aspect and it's not straightforward. I'll be able to do it, but then I'll have to combine or merge more than one, two, or three reports to get the results that I want. So more specific reports would be good. But then, again, there is a work-around by customizing the reports you want and then getting several reports and comparing them together. It's workable. My only issue is trying to save time, administration time is an issue for us. But other than that, I'm happy. The product is brilliant, support is brilliant.

2018-06-21T09:07:00Z
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