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2018-06-21T09:07:00Z

What is your primary use case for Sophos XG?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Firewall is not our expertise, but we do sell it as per the requirement of the customer or if they ask for it. Most of the firewalls are on-prem. What we deliver is the hardware. It is appliance-based.

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

I primarily use the solution as a firewall. It's running on our data centers and all of our offices.

2021-09-14T14:33:42Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution acts as a filter.

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

The solution is mostly used for setting up a firewall and policies.

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

It's primarily for on-premise firewall functionality and functionality of internet lines.

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

We primarily use it for web content filtering, spam filtering, and VPN.

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

We are using the solution internally for policy purposes in our data center. We use the firewall for certain routes for client connectivity.

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

The primary use case of this solution is to protect the perimeter, the edge of the network, as well as providing anti-virus protection. There are also RED devices that can be deployed and connect to Sophos and they go back to VPN connectivity. We've mainly worked with schools which is different to working with companies because they have particular guidelines to follow. I'm an engineer/revenue development manager and we partner with Sophos.

2021-06-25T19:36:08Z
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Top 10Real User

We use it for firewalling. Lately, we are also using it for remote access or VPN access for the users to the firewall and then onto the local network for people working from home. We've seen a huge jump in work from home. Everybody is working from home, so we need a secure connection to the office. I am not using its latest version. I normally wait for a couple of months before upgrading the unit to make sure there are no bugs or issues. I check on the forums to see what other people are saying and whether there are any issues.

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

We use Sophos XG to provide access to our internal environment, to our infrastructure for our clients.

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

We are using Sophos XG for remote two-factor authentication. We manage the web and application access, as well as the traffic. We also used it for remote, site-to-site VPNs.

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

We use the solution for typical perimeters a firewall is used for. Recently they have added some more additional security such as web application firewalls and email security as part of their offering.

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

I'm providing services to my customers. They are using Sophos firewalls, and a few of them are also using antivirus.

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

I generally use Sophos for the firewall and also for endpoint protection.

2021-04-01T20:05:11Z
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Top 20Consultant

We are an IT solution company and we provide network security. This solution is used for securing your network.

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

We are using it for our VPN and firewall. It acts as our firewall for the external portal into our network.

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

We use the SRX from Juniper as the second firewall, and Sophos is useful as a first firewall facing the internet edge. We also use it as an SD-WAN, and we're going to use it as a load balancer instead of a BIG F5 load balancer. All of the things like web filtering and internal email filtering will be inside Sophos XG.

2021-03-26T09:34:09Z
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Top 20Reseller

The solution is primarily used as a firewall with all the "next Generation" functionality. We sell this solution to our clients.

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

We use this solution as a firewall, and for remote login during the lockdown period. We have used Sophos client, which is connected to the firewall to help our users to log in remotely.

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

We use Sophos XG for the firewall.

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

My clients are mostly based in the government. They are my core clients. I install the solution for my clients.

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

We primarily use the solution as a comprehensive security device.

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

We do not have a primary use case for this solution. We are using Sophos XG to configure wireless networks. Some of our clients have Sophos XG integrations and we are using the MAC filtering on it. We also use the Sophos XG antivirus, content filtering, and as a secure email gateway. We have a bundled license with an email security subscription. We also use the free Sophos XG VPN. What sets Sophos XG apart from other vendors is the solution's dual antivirus. We enabled the Security Heartbeat feature, which synchs endpoints with the network layer antivirus; they work as a single unit. If there is a virus attack from outside world, the firewall handles it. If a virus comes when the network layer is idle, the endpoint protection takes care of it, which is why we are using this solution in our office scenario.

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

We implement different security solutions. We also integrate the different environments and secure them, based on the customer's needs. Our customers are from banking or financial institutions, insurance institutions, telecommunication companies, advocacy companies, construction companies, and retail companies.

2021-02-18T15:28:18Z
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Top 10Real User

We use it for VPN and for filtering direct traffic. We are using XG50.

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

Most of our clients are primarily using the solution for the network protection it offers them.

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

We are using it at a gateway level. We are using Sophos XG Series 135.

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

We use the solution as our HQ main firewall.

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

We use Sophos XG for a central firewall, with some branches making a VPN, but that's the normal deployment. Some clients use it as a proxy, but most of my clients use it as a gateway. We use Sophos to configure policies, work filters, application filters, and the SSL VPN and IPSec VPNs.

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

We are integrators. We integrate solutions for other our client's companies.

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

This solution is generally used for environment protection, using the ADR and MTL features. I'm a system administrator and team leader and we are customers of Sophos.

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

This firewall is part of the security solution that is implemented in medium-sized enterprises. We are using it for endpoint and user security for laptops and mobile phones.

2021-01-23T07:44:51Z
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Top 5Real User

We are a solution provider and this is one of the security solutions that we implement for our clients. The primary use for Sophos XG is to secure the internet for an organization. It does a bit of antivirus scanning, application filtering, web filtering, and normal firewalling. Security, obviously. Some of our clients also have Sophos UAP and access points are also included in Sophos, which is the same with FortiGate.

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

This product serves as our current firewall solution, which is a network protection gateway.

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

It can be used as a firewall, SD-WAN enabler, and secure web gateway. You can also use it for unified threat management, email detection, mobile device management, and wireless management. I use it in the cloud and on-premises, and I have its latest version.

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

Our main use case of this solution is to support internal clients with virus scanning on laptops and on critical processors.

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

We use the Sophos XG firewall as part of our security solution.

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

We are customers of Sophos and I'm the company IT security manager.

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

For the primary use cases, we use SSL VPN access for rolling remote access. We use web filtering and we use the intrusion prevention that comes with network protection.

2020-12-30T15:56:35Z
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Top 5Real User

We are a solution provider and Sophos XG is one of the security products that we implement for our customers. We always provide them with the latest version.

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

We essentially use Sophos XG to protect our customers. Most of our customers use remote VPN connections. They also use the WAF protection for exposed internet WEB servers.

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

I'm the CTO of our company and we are customers of Sophos.

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

We were able to integrate the solution using existing infrastructure installed, such as different firewalls and security software. We have integrated the solution in multiple sectors, for example, the education and banking sectors.

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

The primary use case of this solution is as the main company firewall.

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

We use it for monitoring our web access, providing authentication and for security purposes.

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

I use it for one of our universities in Palestine. It's an Arabic university and there were about more than 10,000 students. So, our user base ranges from 1 to 10,000. I use it as the main firewall. I use it for High Availability (HA). That's the main use case why we use Sophos XG. We do intend to keep using it.

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

We use the Sophos XG firewall as part of our network security solution.

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

Right now, we are using this product as a perimeter firewall just to deal with emails and to protect servers, as well as other equipment that is on the network.

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

We are using this product as the firewall for our head office, so any connections going outside of the office go through it. We are also using VPN clients and especially during the lockdown, it was very helpful.

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

We are using this product to monitor traffic, payments, and VPN access to our branches. Some are using VPN with hooks, Sophos XG 210, and the main one they are using in the data center is Sophos XG 310.

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

This solution does everything and anything a firewall can do.

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

I am using it for unified management.

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

We use this product to protect all of the connections to our sites and for web filtering.

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

This firewall is being used to protect our site.

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

Our primary use case of this solution is for protection and to have better governance for our LAN usage. I've got a lot of people working from outside on the corporate infra and all policy based decisions happen there. The solution is basically a firewall that protects us from various internet threats, but other than that provides controlled and properly managed access using various rules of VPN and other fingerprints of people logging in. I'm the CTO of the company and we are customers of Sophos.

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

We use this firewall as part of our security solution.

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

The primary use case of this solution is as an endpoint firewall and proxy.

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

Our primary use case is as a firewall, failover management of the internet lines. We have over 50 people using the product on 200 devices and we use it on a daily basis. I'm an IT support executive and we're a customer of Sophos.

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

We are going to be hosting our own website and we are using the Sophos XG because we want to make sure that it is well protected. We also want to make sure that the rest of our LAN is not compromised. In addition to using this firewall ourselves, we resell the product to our customers. We have a well-trained team that can perform the implementation and deployment.

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

We are a managed service provider and the primary firewall that we sell and maintain is Sophos XG. It is also used in the company.

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

I was using the Sophos XG firewall in my last job, where it was part of our security solution. We had multiple locations with the internet being provided from a central location. Each of our locations was connected point-to-point using MPLS lines. Using Sophos meant that we didn't need to have a router.

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

We primarily use this solution for bandwidth control, intrusion prevention, and network security.

2019-12-18T00:43:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

This solution is implemented for medium and large enterprises to protect their network from attacks and to filter the web traffic through web protection and application protection modules. This solution includes Email protection, IPS, Antivirus gateway, ATP, Reporting, VPN, Sophos Wireless controller, load balancer, WAF, and traffic shaping.

2019-09-15T13:50:00Z
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Real User

We use the solution for application control and web filtering. We also use it as a VPN point, and we use it on other occasions for tracing and reporting about usage and high application rates.

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

We primarily use the solution internally in our company and we also deploy it for our customers.

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

I use the solution as my endpoint firewall and at the same time, I use it for load balancing and spillover.

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

We use the solution mainly as a firewall.

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

Our primary use case of this program is for antivirus and security purposes.

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

We use the solution as an internet firewall, and a VPN concentrator.

2019-08-22T05:49:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use this solution for connecting site-to-site and client-to-site VPN for two protocols, IPsec and SSL VPN. We use encrypted tunnels to achieve fully secure connectivity between sites and clients. It gives me a very good, stable connection in all tunnels.

2019-08-01T08:02:00Z
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Real User

I use Sophos XG as a content filtering, web filtering, and application filtering utility, as well as to integrate with the endpoint antivirus software. I have Sophos Endpoint Antivirus installed on the user machines as well, i.e. the Central Cloud Management version. That's our main use. Sophos XG has cybersecurity. It integrates with the antivirus software.

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

Our primary use case for this solution is to act as the main broadband device in our data center. The XG 210 model is being used for a hospitality solution.

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

It's being used as a UTM, no firewalling. So it acts as a bridge. It doesn't provide the IP services, it doesn't provide DNS, it doesn't provide DHCP services, and it doesn't operate as a router or a point of mapping. It's only being used for filtering: Web and application filtering, as well as antivirus. I usually disable the anti-spam on all those units, because I have a gateway anti-spam server in place.

2018-06-21T09:07:00Z
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