Sophos XG Primary Use Case
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
My clients are mostly based in the government. They are my core clients. I install the solution for my clients.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
Chef IT at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
This solution does everything and anything a firewall can do.View full review »
We use the latest version.
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.
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.View full review »
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.
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.View full review »
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.
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.
CTO at MEDWIZ SOLUTIONS
I primarily use the solution as a firewall. It's running on our data centers and all of our offices.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.
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.View full review »
We primarily use the solution as a comprehensive security device.View full review »
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.View full review »
RSI at a logistics company with 201-500 employees
We primarily use the solution for security and protection.View full review »
Sr Information technology consultant at onkar international pvt ltd
The solution is mostly used for setting up a firewall and policies.View full review »
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.
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
Nagaraj K N
PPC at EMMVEE Photovoltaic Power Private Limited
We primarily use the solution for gateway purposes, in order to provide us with gateway security.View full review »
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.View full review »
We use Sophos XG for the firewall.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
Mohamed Abdel Hassanein
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
I'm the CTO of our company and we are customers of Sophos.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
We are using the solution as a firewall to protect all the computers in our financial organization, we did not have one before.View full review »
This solution is used by both us and our customers.View full review »
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.View full review »
We use it for VPN and for filtering direct traffic. We are using XG50.View full review »
Information Systems Infrastructure Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am using it for unified management.View full review »
We are integrators. We integrate solutions for other our client's companies.View full review »
Senior Consultant at Wavednet Group
We are an IT solution company and we provide network security. This solution is used for securing your network.View full review »
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.View full review »
ICT Manager at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Entrepreneur at Carmel Infotech Solutions
I am a reseller.View full review »
We primarily use it for web content filtering, spam filtering, and VPN.View full review »
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.View full review »
VP of Operations at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
The primary use case of this solution is as the main company firewall.View full review »
I'm providing services to my customers. They are using Sophos firewalls, and a few of them are also using antivirus.View full review »
Manager IT at a retailer with 201-500 employees
We use this firewall as part of our security solution.View full review »
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.View full review »
We are using the solution internally for policy purposes in our data center. We use the firewall for certain routes for client connectivity.View full review »
System Engineer at Dhanush Infosol
We manage other companies' IT infrastructure and some of them use this network solution.View full review »
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.View full review »
We use it for monitoring our web access, providing authentication and for security purposes.View full review »
Senior Director of IT Operations at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
This firewall is being used to protect our site.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
Our main use case of this solution is to support internal clients with virus scanning on laptops and on critical processors.
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
The primary use case of this solution is as an endpoint firewall and proxy.View full review »
I am using Sophos XG for network security.View full review »
Network Manager at a outsourcing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sophos XG protects our network from advanced threats.View full review »
Director at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
I use this solution for a firewall and proxy server.View full review »
We mainly use this solution for team meetings. We also implemented the LAN control for Sophos XG.View full review »
Our clients from the governmental and enterprise sectors have multiple use cases for this product.View full review »
Technical Support Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Our customers use Sophos XG as a firewall.View full review »
I generally use Sophos for the firewall and also for endpoint protection.
CEO at Tawassul Technology
We are resellers. We provide solutions to our clients.View full review »
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The solution acts as a filter.
Head Of Network & Technical Support at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We use the solution as our HQ main firewall.View full review »
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.View full review »
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
We use the Sophos XG firewall as part of our network security solution.View full review »
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.
We primarily use this solution for bandwidth control, intrusion prevention, and network security.View full review »