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Sophos XG Primary Use Case

CEO at MARVIV SRLS

I'm using the solution mainly for its firewall application and to prevent intrusion in the system. The XG platform is very powerful from the perspective of identification and to prevent potential attacks on the system due to its the capacity to predict and to anticipate the potential damage on the system.

It's integrated inside the system, meaning that it can control all the endpoints in the system and talk with them and identify any potential situation. It can also isolate one area inside the system without compromising the entire system. This allows you to isolate the initial problem without involving the entire infrastructure. 

You have real-time control of all your infrastructure. It is integrated with the hardware and offers good performance alongside the hardware and by the firmware, and these work together to control the entire infrastructure.

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IT Manager at Thyme IT

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. 

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Senior IT Consultant - Sophos Architect at ARENTIA S.A.

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.

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Owner at Dinamica en Microsistemas de Informatica, S.A. de C.V.

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

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ZE
Pre-sales manager at National Information Technology Company

I am a system integrator. We integrate SG, XG, and XGS.

We are also deploying it on Azure on-premises for our clients.

Sophos XG is a firewall. It can protect your internal users if it is on-premises. It can publish applications such as websites, it can also protect your internal networks like IPS, and IDS. It provides you with VPN Access, and it gives you reports on the consumption of the internet.

If you have deployed the endpoint between the antivirus in Sophos, it can also communicate with your endpoint and protect your users if infected.

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Head of ICT Infrastructure and Security at City of Harare

We use Sophos Firewall for our environment.

The Sophos Firewall, from our interaction and the way we are using it, is a very effective network security solution that basically protects our infrastructure, identifies any infections or any network security threats that actually may happen within our environment. We also are able to manage our users in terms of bandwidth usage and the allocation of bandwidth, whereby we give our users restricted access for use during working hours and they are supposed to utilize the bandwidth and make sure that we optimize and prioritize the applications able to get the necessary bandwidth. We do use it to manage our bandwidth. We do use it as well to make sure that our environment is secure against any possible threats.

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PB
Tech Doctor at a recruiting/HR firm with 11-50 employees

I implemented this firewall for my clients. They're small offices. One has got half a dozen computers, and the other one has about 30 computers on the network. Both utilize VPN to remotely access their workstations in the office.

It is sized based on the client. So, there are actually two different versions that I've utilized.

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CIO LATAM at i-Track Systems Development, S.A. de C.V.

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.

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ML
Chef IT at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

This solution does everything and anything a firewall can do.

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Operations Manager at VL Toolbox Express Computer Solutions

We use the latest version.

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CTO at Kingsway Hospitals

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.  

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Chief Operational Officer at Merchant Light LLC

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.

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Senior Network Architect at Virtua Technologies

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.

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Revenue Development Manager at Integrity by CELT

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. 

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MA
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees

The solution is primarily used to secure networks, just like PSF, but much better. Sophos XG has a UTM, which is much more security inclusive than a firewall, as it takes a look at the threat management landscape from a unified point of view. They have a firewall and they have an IPS inside the same box. They have a sandbox, they have a web filter, they have a web application firewall, they have a mail gateway, and they have a DMP. These are all inside one box. It's excellent at protecting networks from security threats as well.

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JB
Dipl. Ing. at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

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

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SM
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

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.

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Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Most of the clients use it for web filtering, application control, SSL inspection, and VPN. We have on-premise and cloud or virtual environment deployments. On the cloud, Sophos XG is on Azure or OVH.

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PB
IT Manager for Network and Security at a religious institution with 51-200 employees

We are primarily using Sophos XG for the identity base, policies, load balancing, and SD-WAN. Right now we have separate, different branches, therefore, we need to integrate it with SD-WAN. Of course, with SD-WAN, we need to do the load balancing, the VPN failovers, and also watch the connectivity. We are more particular on the link, and also the implementation of user policies.

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Director, Middle East, East India & SAARC at a tech company with 51-200 employees

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.

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BB
CTO at MEDWIZ SOLUTIONS

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

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KN
Service Delivery Engineer - Network Security Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

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.

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NM
Networking Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

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.

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KV
IT support officer at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees

There are about 100 people using Sophos at our office. We have two ISPs, so we have to have access to our internet providers. We also need security to deploy our network. Also, our home and external users need to be able to log in. So we use Sophos XG to build our deployment. Sophos is more than just a firewall. It analyzes security effects, so it's a firewall for the future. It's more than just a hardware firewall. There are also some paid options, so we do not have to have the main server inside our office here. We use Office 365. And although we use five servers at our location, not everything is in the cloud yet. 

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User at supernovatel

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.

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System Integrator at Tecnimex srl

We primarily use the solution as a comprehensive security device.

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MS
Information Technology Security Officer at a government with 201-500 employees

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

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AK
RSI at a logistics company with 201-500 employees

We primarily use the solution for security and protection.

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NS
Sr Information technology consultant at onkar international pvt ltd

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

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JC
CIO at a aerospace/defense firm with 11-50 employees

We use it for the protection of our network. We also have a product from Sophos for ransomware protection using which we are able to protect our network from ransomware. All of our solutions are from Sophos, and we have everything integrated. 

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Owner/President at TeamLogic IT of Oklahoma City

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.

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RM
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

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

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KC
Information Security Manager at a recruiting/HR firm with 201-500 employees

We primarily use the solution for a firewall. We use it as a security device.

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SS
CEO / Managing Director at Infinity Access Technologies Pvt Ltd

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. 

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Head of Software department & Head of Security department at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We generally deploy this solution for our clients for its basic functionality; our clients generally don't have sophisticated requirements. The solution is used for the firewall rules and the VPN rules, as well as the WAF functionality. We are silver resellers of this product and I'm head of the software department. 

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EM
Head ICT at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

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. 

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JN
Senior Engineer at a engineering company with 11-50 employees

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

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CEO at Haniya Technologies

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.

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NK
PPC at EMMVEE Photovoltaic Power Private Limited

We primarily use the solution for gateway purposes, in order to provide us with gateway security.

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IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

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. 

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G.M.(Works) at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees

We use Sophos XG for the firewall.

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IT Engineer at FormatPC

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.

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Managing Director at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees

The majority of our customers use Sophos XG as a traditional firewall. Some use it for endpoint protection, which is similar to anti-virus.

We also have customers that have SD-WAN as part of their use case. For the most part, it is a firewall, it depends on what the customer environment looks like that would determine how you're going to configure the appliance to work for the customer.

Technology can deliver what you want based on your environment, what you do may differ from what others do.

We have customers from insurance, some oil, and gas, as well as some from the banking sector. Based on the technicality and the peculiarities of the environment, we must explain the technology, of how Fortinet delivers its own firewall, and also others such as Check Point, and Palo Alto deliver their own firewall.

With the explanation given the customer can choose the solution, they want in their environment.

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Sr. Network Officer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use this solution as our main firewall. We also use it for email security purposes. Within our organization, there are roughly eight employees using this solution. 

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Network & System Administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

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.

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RJ
Firewall Engineer at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees

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.

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Senior Manager, Information Technology at a university with 201-500 employees

We use this solution as a firewall for everyone to connect to the internet.

We protect ourself and we use it as a VPN to connect to the internal network. 

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MH
Managing Director at FORESEC

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.

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Manager IT at QPS Bioserve Pvt Ltd.

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.

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CTO at Kingsway Hospitals

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

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Co-Founder at Multitechservers

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.

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OO
Network Administrator at a construction company with 51-200 employees

It is a firewall. It is used in my defense line. It provides defense and a form of security for my internal network.

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WG
Network Security Administrator at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees

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

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Head of Cybersecurity at mundo credito

We are using the solution as a firewall to protect all the computers in our financial organization, we did not have one before.

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System Integrator at Tecnimex srl

This solution is used by both us and our customers.

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MA
Head of Network Department at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

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.

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ICT/HMIS Supervisor at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees

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

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TC
Information Systems Infrastructure Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

I am using it for unified management.

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Network Engineer at Vibs

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

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SK
Senior Consultant at Wavednet Group

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

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JV
Senior IT Manager at a agriculture with 11-50 employees

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.

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DM
ICT Manager at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees

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

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AS
Entrepreneur at Carmel Infotech Solutions

I am a reseller.

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System Administrator at Knox

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

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Senior solution architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

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.

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MG
VP of Operations at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees

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

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Senior Technical Consultant at Hash 1 IP services llp

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

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KS
Manager IT at a retailer with 201-500 employees

We use this firewall as part of our security solution.

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AJ
Founder & Chief Operating Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

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

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Responsable Support IT at a venture capital & private equity firm with 51-200 employees

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

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AH
System Engineer at Dhanush Infosol

We manage other companies' IT infrastructure and some of them use this network solution.

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BK
System Administrator Server and Networks at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

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

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Technical Department Manager at Direcbusiness Technologies, Inc.

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

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JJ
Senior Director of IT Operations at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

This firewall is being used to protect our site.

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Systems Administrator Team Leader at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees

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. 

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BA
Head Of Solutions at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We are IT, service providers, here in Pakistan, we provide solutions for our customers.

We deploy this solution for the health care industry, in hospitals.

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IT Manager at a hospitality company with 51-200 employees

We are using a basic model for its security features. We are in the hospitality industry and it has all of the features that we need.

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IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

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


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AB
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Sophos XG is used as our firewall.

We are an MSP, and we have a variety of clients with varying needs. It is a solution that is tailored to each of our clients and their specific requirements.

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RV
Vice President (Technical) at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

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

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Technical Analyst- Presales and delivery at TechNexa Technologies Private Limited

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

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IT Technician at Zimbabwe School of MInes

I am using Sophos XG for network security.

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RA
Network Manager at a outsourcing company with 5,001-10,000 employees

Sophos XG protects our network from advanced threats.

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RJ
Director at a consultancy with 1-10 employees

I use this solution for a firewall and proxy server.

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Senior Executive IT at Mattsen Kumar LLC

We mainly use this solution for team meetings. We also implemented the LAN control for Sophos XG.

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Project manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Our clients from the governmental and enterprise sectors have multiple use cases for this product. 

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MA
Technical Support Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

Our customers use Sophos XG as a firewall.

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Network Engineer at a individual & family service with 11-50 employees

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

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MY
CEO at Tawassul Technology

We are resellers. We provide solutions to our clients.

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TC
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees

The solution acts as a filter. 

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FK
Head Of Network & Technical Support at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

We use the solution as our HQ main firewall.

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AK
Senior Network Security Engineer | Project Manager at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees

We use Sophos XG for network threat protection in our data center.

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MC
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

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

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SR
IT Security Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

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

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Administrator IT at ShopUp

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

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Learn what your peers think about Sophos XG. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.