What Is The Biggest Difference Between Sophos UTM and Sophos XG?

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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!

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Anthony PeteccaReal UserTOP 5LEADERBOARD

To my understanding, UTM and XG are from different legacy companies that
are now owned my Sophos. During my time researching anti-virus, UTM makes
more sense for our needs seeing as XG is primarily a firewall. From the
information I was able to find during the time of research, it seemed most
of the community felt XG had feature gaps from UTM.

26 February 19
Hh HoUser

In my company, we use UTM Sophos and I am satisfied with it, but I didn’t use Sophos XG series (but as I heard it is great too).

26 February 19
Suheyl KhakiUser

UTM specifically SG series is a very mature and stable platform. It lacks some of the new features of XG; however has a very strong feature set. If you are looking for stability, ease of use and something well documented and understood than I suggest going this way. If however you are looking for a strong level of integration and have a greater than 3 year horizon then I suggest XG.

Wifi integration for example works better on the new platform.

26 February 19
Sean GambillReal User

Sophos UTM is the universal threat manager, XG is just the hardware firewall. In other words, UTM is the full package: A/V, application control, security heartbeat, IDS/IPS, etc. It's been a couple years since I've seriously used them, but I liked them at the time and I'm sure it's only gotten better since then.

25 February 19
DamirImamovicUserTOP 20

What is the biggest difference between Sophos UTM and Sophos XG? UTM will die and XG will live.

Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a colleague evaluating firewalls and why? XG. SG is obsolete solution. No more development as it is on XG.

25 February 19
Yahya YanuarUser

If you don't need waf and email protection .. XG/SFOS is the best, but if you need email protection and WAF... SG/UTM 9 is the best.

25 February 19
MANEESH MS PILLAIReal UserTOP 5

Please Select Sophos, it will make your internet speed is perfectly, and
outstanding protection for your network

25 February 19
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