Sophos XG Valuable Features
The real-time control on offer is excellent.
We really appreciate that you can segment and quarantine certain sections of your system without having to shut down the entire operation.
The product has artificial intelligence that has the capability to quickly identify which could be the potential risk mainly for intrusions like ransomware or a new kind of typology of attacks that are in place right now.
The idea is to mainly prevent the condition and not to manage the situation, as, if that happens, in many ways, it's already too late. It's to identify the condition that can help the company to prevent or mainly to reduce the risk of an intrusion. In that sense, its performance is excellent.
The product is doing it job without affecting the system with a heavy load. The activity on offer is very light in terms of resources that are required by the system. It does not require a lot of resources in terms of memory, et cetera. There is no performance impact on the system. The customer doesn't detect its presence on the system when it's working, and yet they still get all of the great benefits of protection.
The solution has been quite stable.
It's a product that is in continuous improvement and is following what the customer is asking. They are taking inputs and designing new releases specifically according to the client and their needs.
It's one of the best products on the market as it really understands where the market is moving and iterates based on the future. It's constantly improving. It does a great job at keeping confidentiality while guaranteeing security.
The solution doesn't just offer theoretical security, it really does offer very good, real-time security and delivers on its promise to the client.View full review »
There are many features. VPN, firewalling, and intrusion detection are the main features that are most useful for us at this time.
The web application firewall or WAF is very useful. Web application firewalls help keep your servers safe from hackers by scanning activity and identifying probes and attacks.
Using the Web Application Firewall (WAF), also known as reverse proxy, Sophos
UTM lets you protect your webservers from attacks and malicious
behavior like cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, directory
traversal, and other potent attacks against your servers.
You can define external addresses (virtual webservers) which should be
translated into the "real" machines in place of using the DNAT rule(s).
From there, servers can be protected using a variety of patterns and
This function has been completely re-developed in XG, relatively of the UTM-9 version, and it works fine. I protect many internet web servers (IIS) for my customers with this function, due to of a lot of attempted attacks. It's a very useful and relatively simple to implement in Sophos XG.
Obviously, like all security systems, it is not a "fire and forget" configuration. It is necessary to properly analyze the system to be protected, create an appropriate policy and monitor its behavior once activated.View full review »
The solution is very easy to use.
Of course, we have the skills, however, it's very easy for us to deploy the solution. That's one of the valuable features.
They have a communication between the endpoint and the firewall which is very, very useful for security purposes.
Pricing is now pretty good. They changed the pricing structure a few months ago.
The initial setup is pretty easy.View full review »
Pre-sales manager at National Information Technology Company
It's a complete firewall solution that has everything.
It is very useful.
It competes with the majority of the market's products, including Palo Alto and Fortinet.
In terms of the Sophos XG Firewall, what really excites us is basically the issue of intrusion detection and the intrusion prevention features. Those are both very, very good.
The issue of sandboxing as well is something that is very useful. It's able to protect our environment quite well.
Email protection is something that we are basically using all the time and it protects our environment which has more than 2000 users.
All of the protection features are great in terms of securing our environment.
Sophos is way ahead of a number of other products in terms of the enhancements and upgrades they offer.
Sophos offers a great centralized dashboard that makes it easy to see what's happening on your network.
The initial setup is very straightforward and the solution is extremely user-friendly.
The documentation is very, very good.View full review »
Tech Doctor at a recruiting/HR firm with 11-50 employees
Compared to other firewalls that I had looked at, I thought Sophos was the better solution. It just seems to be easier to manage versus Cisco, Fortinet, or one of the other options I was looking at.
I'm not going to say that it's easy to configure, but I can understand how to configure it. There is a certain amount of support available to do the configurations.View full review »
The most valuable feature of this solution is that the license offers everything. You don't have to purchase a license for the VPN, or the mobile VPN, or for any other features that the firewall works with. That is the best thing about Sophos.
They include everything on the firewall as a base and if you want other exclusive services or to add more security to your service, you would have to purchase the full license.
To me, the cost benefits are the best.View full review »
I enjoy synchronized security, where you have to synchronize both the firewall and the endpoint. When I deploy a firewall, I integrate it with the endpoint so that they can send the security heartbeat from the endpoint to the firewall. In the Sophos firewall, there's deep inspection, which works quite well. Sophos has the web application firewall inbuilt. This is unlike other firewalls, where you have to integrate with another standalone web application firewall. Being inbuilt in Sophos, you just have to configure an application so that it's more of a policy, and you're good to go. It's pretty simple in terms of the user.
We've deployed quite a number for our users and our customers, and the feedback is quite positive in terms of management and also administration.
The technical support is pretty good.
The initial setup is easy.
There's quite a number of items on offer. When you look at Gartner, it's doing well. The uptake in the market has been wonderful and currently, it's competing with other top firewalls such as Check Point, Fortinet, and Palo Alto.View full review »
Chef IT at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
I am tempted to say that all of the features are valuable.
When you choose a firewall you have to make a strategic decision, much more than a tactical one. We decided that everything we use within it, goes through and it's got protection.
The dashboard is intuitive and user-friendly.View full review »
We are very familiar with the solution. It's pretty straightforward, our personnel is properly trained and we use it efficiently. The solution integrates very easily with other brands. I've done VPN tunnels with other brands, and that was fine as well. The solution is quite stable and we don't have any issues with it. The VPN is easy and has good logging, monitoring and notifications.
When compared with Sophos XG, Fortinet lacks the notifications and reporting features.View full review »
The interface is great and easy to understand. Any firewall engineer who has medium to moderate experience on bylaws, can easily understand the UI. The language presented on various features and the in-built help, is very intuitive. If you have a problem you can figure it out there and then. As a result, there is less probability that we'll call tech support.View full review »
The most valuable feature is that it scans all of the data for any kind of malware.
It logs everything that goes in or out, and the logs are helpful.
The simplicity of the setup is very good. I can add whatever ports I need and it's pretty easy to set up.View full review »
Senior Network Architect at Virtua Technologies
Sophos XG is easy to manage. You've got the cloud logging and you can manage all of your Sophos firewalls from one cloud, the Sophos Central Portal.
The most valuable feature is endpoint security. If you want to install antivirus and firewalling on endpoints, then Sophos is the best option.View full review »
In terms of hardware, I think Sophos is definitely the easiest to work with. It's very intuitive and easy to learn how to use. The reporting feature is great and they have great customer support.View full review »
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
The solution offers everything in one product.
It's excellent at protecting networks from malicious threats.
The solution is very easy to use and straightforward.
Once you get past the license activation, the installation is easy.View full review »
Dipl. Ing. at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I prefer the solution to other Firewalls as it is very intuitive to manage.
The product offers a more complete set of security functionality at one price . It differentiates more in objects to protect like web server protection or email protection.
Troubleshooting is easy with XG Firewall because of clear arrangement of troubleshooting features in GUI. I like the ease of use.
The Base License includes already VPN, network protection and web protection functionality and you have a wireless controller on top. The data stream analysis and security features are built-in; these are the main features we need these days.
The user interface is very good. It's already quite simple and easy to use.View full review »
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The solution is not vulnerable and that is the most important aspect of it for me. We deployed the Sophos XG firewall on the Edge browser and everything that comes in from the outside world as a potential threat is handled by the firewall.
I'm satisfied with the user interface and the solution's security level. They have a sandboxing solution for zero-day threats and a real-time cloud solution with millions of tags. I think the number at this point is four million tags. This is a good features in Sophos XG; it provides more security against new attacks, which are generated every day.View full review »
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable is the synchronized security between Sophos XG and Sophos endpoint because it provides a lot of visibility about unknown applications. The endpoint shares the information of unknown applications, and you can learn about those applications and create policies to allow or block those applications.View full review »
IT Manager for Network and Security at a religious institution with 51-200 employees
The Multi-Link, or the Multi-Wan, SD-WAN, is extremely valuable to our organization.
The Anti-Spam and the Gateway Anti-Virus capabilities have been very useful.
The solution offers a very good Network Ring, QRS, and landing management.
We've found that the reporting is very good overall.
They really work scalability into the solution at the outset.View full review »
The feature that we find most valuable is the VPN, which ensures that people working remotely have a secure connection.
The email security and other security-related features are useful.View full review »
CTO at MEDWIZ SOLUTIONS
It has a simple GUI, which is good.
The initial setup is pretty simple.View full review »
Service Delivery Engineer - Network Security Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the Intercept X. It is the advanced features that are used for malware detection and antivirus. It's similar to antivirus on steroids.
It's simple to use and has a simple interface. It's generally straightforward and configuration-wise, it's not complex.
It's a very simple product to use and that's why you find it is used mostly in small to medium-sized enterprises. They don't have the manpower that a large organization can have, in terms of the skilled workforce when it comes to cybersecurity. They just need something that is simple to use, simple to manage, and simple to administer, but effective at the same time. That's the main selling point for Sophos.View full review »
Networking Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
What we found valuable is the way they deal with emails, as well as the way the bandwidth usage is shown. I find this information to be very interesting.View full review »
IT support officer at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
We haven't used it for very long, so I have not analyzed the main features deeply. So far, I'm happy that they have recently added a firewall role, so I feel a little more comfortable with the security. The threat management is good. Also, the graphics and the throughput of our internet access are better than before, so it's the Sophos anti-threat device that we have.View full review »
Because of the pandemic, the VPN is the most valuable feature. In Bolivia, the clients normally asked for an appliance with a web protection license or network protection and web protection license. These are the most common features demanded by our customers.
Some clients are also using the wireless solution and using XG firewall as a wireless controller. For those clients, this feature is a very important.View full review »
The VPN capabilities are quite good.
The solution is very good at web and application filtering.
It's quite a comprehensive security solution.
The performance the solution offers is excellent. Compared to the older solution, and especially on the cloud, it can reach very good performance. It depends on the licenses, of course.
The graphical user interface is excellent.
The intrusion protection module is very useful.
You can easily connect the solution to cloud management.
The stability has been excellent.View full review »
Information Technology Security Officer at a government with 201-500 employees
This is a very simple solution.
It integrates well with Sophos Endpoint Protection, and we use the two of them to form a holistic security perimeter control.View full review »
RSI at a logistics company with 201-500 employees
The solution seems to be very easy to use.
The administration is pretty simple.
The solution is easy to deploy.
We've found the solution to be quite stable.
My understanding is that the solution is scalable.View full review »
Network & System Support Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Sophos is a comprehensive solution which allows me to configure all the attendant products, such as Sophos' firewall, Endpoint and Encryption features.
A nice feature of Sophos is that it offers in sync and heartbeat security. When my clients have a perimeter involving Sophos firewall and endpoints with Sophos Endpoint, they can communicate with each other.
Heartbeat security is a great feature.View full review »
Sr Information technology consultant at onkar international pvt ltd
The solution is very easy to understand.
It's simple to set up the firewall and policies. Setting rules is very easy on Sophos as compared to other solutions.
The product offers many great features.
Technical support is very good.
The initial setup is easy.
We have found the solution to be very stable.
A company can easily scale the product if they need to.View full review »
CIO at a aerospace/defense firm with 11-50 employees
We can define which systems can be accessed from outside of our company. We can define the connection rules for inside and outside of the company. It is easy to implement or modify rules.
It is very easy to use. You can configure and monitor everything from one unique dashboard. It is also easy to install.View full review »
The most valuable feature is that it is a next-generation firewall.
The fact that it is integrated between endpoints and the firewall, and then the firewall and a central Sophos operation center, is very good.
The cloud-based interface makes it easy to manage.
The integration with the Intercept X approach means that Sophos XG can do things that none of the others are doing.View full review »
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable aspects of the solution are the web-filtering and the application control.
The solution is stable.
We've had good experiences with technical support.
The product is scalable.View full review »
Information Security Manager at a recruiting/HR firm with 201-500 employees
The product is very easy to use. We enjoy the ability for it to fit into our high-level security framework.
It gives us some separation from being on Microsoft tasks. We've got multiple levels of security. We're government contractors. It's great that it's been a separate product that gives us the ability to do the security to a high level without having to resort to needing a big team.
The solution is stable. I've had very few problems with it.
We have found the solution to be scalable.View full review »
CEO / Managing Director at Infinity Access Technologies Pvt Ltd
The solution was able to be integrated well with exciting hardware and software and in multiple business sectors.
Head of Software department & Head of Security department at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The most useful aspect of the solution is the concept of integrated security which is why I use and recommended this firewall to clients. However, given that we never use endpoint protection, there is less incentive for us to continue using it. Initially it provided a specificity which enabled one kind of endpoint protection managed through the appliance together with the WIFI integrated within the firewall, managing all basic security aspects for TPD. However, because the endpoint protection is not that good and there are problems with malware and we can't prioritize facility management over security of the finances, we can't continue to work this way.
Head ICT at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I like the dashboard, the interface, the management console, and the remote login.View full review »
Senior Engineer at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
It is very easy to configure and straightforward. The firewall rules are straightforward.
It works great out of the box. It has been working as advertised, and I haven't had any issues with it.
Sophos firewalls are scalable. They are pretty strong in security. So, when they provide any kind of firewall, they provide all the features such as anti-spam, antivirus, etc.View full review »
The solution is very easy to use. It's easy to navigate.
I like that I can create new rules and policies quite easily.
The solution works quite well overall.
The solution is easy to set up and configure.
Technical support has been very good.
The solution is scalable.
The product so far has been quite stable.View full review »
Nagaraj K N
PPC at EMMVEE Photovoltaic Power Private Limited
The product is good in terms of routing multiple ISP Internet and also it's good in internet traffic control.
The updates are helpful and add to the solution in a positive way.
The initial setup is simple.
The solution is stable.
For the most part, you can easily scale the solution.View full review »
I like the simplicity of the solution and the timely updates. It works well.View full review »
I like the tunneling part which we are using for the VOIP. We have various other sites where we connect via tunneling. The tunneling part is very fast and easy to implement.
The deployment is very easy for my network team, and it is very easy to implement policies. The support that Sophos provides for the upgrade of new features and their interaction with the customer is very good.
Customer engagement is what I like about the product. We are very well informed about what is going on and new best practices. If anything new has gone wrong or anything in the world of cybersecurity we should know about, they will let us know.
Any firewall is dependent on how you use it. It's also on the user, how you configure it, what you allow, and what you don't allow, and so on. The ease of defining policies and the customer connect is what I appreciate about Sophos.View full review »
The user interface is very user-friendly and very helpful.
The VPN access for users is also a great thing, especially nowadays when working from home.View full review »
Managing Director at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees
Sophos XG is easy to use.View full review »
The user interface is very good. As we've been using Sophos for four years now, we're very comfortable with the GUI interface. In addition, the IPS is quite good.View full review »
The most valuable features are the central management, the user VPN, and communications.
You can monitor and block traffic.View full review »
Network Team Lead at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is very user friendly and easy to manage from the administrative point of view. It is good, reliable, and easy to implement.View full review »
Firewall Engineer at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees
As a security solution, it's a very good security solution.View full review »
Senior Manager, Information Technology at a university with 201-500 employees
It is simple to use.View full review »
The default templates are helpful because if you want to create new policies, they make it easy to do anything you want.
Sophos XG is a very robust technology.
This solution is very user-friendly and even a non-professional can configure the policies.
There are unlimited SSL VPN clients and it is free with Sophos.View full review »
I've found that the valuable features are the interface and the security, both are really great.View full review »
The most valuable feature is the remote VPN.
The multifactor authentication is helpful because whenever the user wants to connect to the firewall, they have to use the authenticator before they can access it.
The LAN traffic management features such as implicit denial are very good.View full review »
Network Administrator at a construction company with 51-200 employees
IPS and advanced threat protection (ATP) are the most valuable features. I am able to segment my network traffic and block incoming connections. It is also easy to use.View full review »
I have found the feature allowing you to manage everything from a centralized location beneficial.View full review »
Sr. Network Administrator at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Sophos XG is very good.
It's very friendly.
The performance is good.View full review »
The product has a console that is based in the cloud for all their products. In this console, they have email security, firewall security, endpoint security, et cetera. All of the products on offer in the console are very useful for us.
The solution is stable.
The solution works well for enterprises and large-scale organizations.View full review »
Head of Network Department at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sophos is a stable solution, and we haven't had any bugs or limitations.View full review »
As this product has recently changed, we are learning about the features of Sophos XG one step at a time.
Sophos began with a basic version and evolved into something more efficient in terms of performance.
It integrates well with other Sophos products, such as the Sophos Firewall, Sophos Endpoint, and other features in a cloud platform, to help the customer better manage security on their site.View full review »
The VPN feature is the most valuable. It has come in handy during this period when people are working from home.
The filtering feature is also valuable because you can easily filter the sites that you don't want to visit. You can also set timely surfing quotas.View full review »
Information Systems Infrastructure Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the firewall, inbound, and outbound modules the most. The VPN feature also works well. It is very easy to configure rules in Sophos XG.
We have got local service here in Zimbabwe from Sophos, which is something that I like a lot. We have got good local support, and they come on-site when we have any challenges.
Sophos provides a lot of good training all around Zimbabwe. They are quite dominant here, similar to other solutions like Fortinet or WatchGuard.View full review »
I like their firewall and the intrusion detection feature. This is also a scalable solution.View full review »
The solution has a variety of very good, very useful features. We take advantage of a lot of them.
The initial setup isn't overly difficult.
The stability is good.
We found the initial setup to be straightforward.
Technical support is helpful.
The pricing is reasonable.View full review »
I've tried out Sophos XG a little. It has a good interface that's very user-friendly, but I haven't used all of its functions because I'm only configuring and running the system.View full review »
Shah Abdul Manap
IT Executive at Hotel Maluri Kuala Lumpur
Overall, everything about the solution works well. We haven't had any issues at all.
The features on offer are great. It has pretty much everything we need.
The solution is very user-friendly.
The product is very easy to explore. It has a very good layout.View full review »
The most valuable feature is the central dashboard. It provides us with good performance.View full review »
Senior Consultant at Wavednet Group
The solution has very good security features, is easy to use for administrators and users, and has informative reports.View full review »
Senior IT Manager at a agriculture with 11-50 employees
It is stable, flexible, and easy to use. It has got a web management portal that can be accessed from anywhere.View full review »
ICT Manager at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has been fairly stable, and it is also scalable.View full review »
Entrepreneur at Carmel Infotech Solutions
It is feature-rich, I like the server authentication, and the reports are good.View full review »
The setup and the control management are easy enough. For the most part, the features that it offers work well.
Web filtering is easy enough to deploy, manage, or make exceptions to.View full review »
The solution has all the security features you would need for any type of environment. I have found the protection capabilities and email security protection most valuable.View full review »
VP of Operations at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is the flexibility of it, it's pretty versatile.
Also, the firewall aspect in terms of setting up rules. They worked pretty well.View full review »
Content filtering and intrusion prevention are most valuable. Our customers are fully satisfied with the performance of Sophos. It has all the features that they require in a firewall.View full review »
The solution is a next generation firewall and we have gotten good customer feedback. It is a very good appliance. The daily, up-to-date security features of the solution's updates and device answer customer IT needs concerning security, network and web protection and new protections, such as those concerning data.
Manager IT at a retailer with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is the intrusion prevention system.View full review »
Founder & Chief Operating Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is easy to implement.
It is very secure, which is why we have chosen it.View full review »
IT Analyst at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature is the VPN aspect. It has been beneficial for my users who work from home. Connectivity and from a security aspect. The security aspect of this is quite good. It measures up to the standard that I expect.
From a Firewall perspective and then user management, easy to manage and the user experience, profile, are giving me what I am expecting.
During this COVID era, the VPN has really been helpful. We can seamlessly connect to the applications remotely and work from home.View full review »
I like the functionality and the user interface. The solution has a better graphic interface than that of Cisco.View full review »
Programmer / Analyst at Maridive & Oil Services
I like the web filter, application filter, and VBA. There are so many good features. The most powerful thing is clearly the software. I can easily do whatever I want.View full review »
System Engineer at Dhanush Infosol
The most valuable feature I have found to be the reporting function.View full review »
System Administrator Server and Networks at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is web filtering.View full review »
We get good usage out of the VPN features and its capability; it is a great feature.View full review »
Technical Support Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The solution is mostly a good firewall.
The initial setup is pretty easy compared to other options on the market.
The product has been stable.
The solution can scale.
Technical support is responsive.
Sophos offers pretty good pricing.View full review »
Senior Director of IT Operations at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It's a good security tool and it aligns with the rest of our security stack.View full review »
Systems Administrator Team Leader at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is a stable product because it's on the central cloud so there's no management required.View full review »
Head Of Solutions at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
There are many valuable features.
It's a good product.View full review »
The interface is user-friendly and the product is easy to configure.View full review »
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is flexibility.View full review »
Vice President (Technical) at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
The appeal to our IT team is that this is an easy to deploy, user friendly, and easy to work with solution that includes antivirus software.View full review »
The features that are most valuable are synchronized security, the security hard build, the application synchronization, and the events synchronization.
it's user-friendly, not complex.View full review »
The most valuable features are the reporting, dashboards, and graphical user interface. It gives a good overall picture of what is happening over the network.View full review »
Network Manager at a outsourcing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
VPN client list has a secondary client, so we need to use it without specific software for Sophos Connect client. I am using the VPN client list and it works fine.View full review »
Director at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
The valuable features of this solution are the VPN, load balancer, and the QoS for splitting the ISP band.View full review »
We created and configured a VPN for connecting our remote sites to make them more secure and reliable. We also like its two-factor authentication features.View full review »
The most valuable feature of this product is threat protection. Filtering and web protection are important as well.View full review »
The dashboard is easy to use and quite sensitive, I like it. The reporting offers a lot of detail and that's good.View full review »
CEO at Tawassul Technology
I like the connectivity and the security.
Sophos is easy to use.
The GUI is very simple.View full review »
Senior Information Technology Project Manager at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
I like how you can integrate with other endpoints and Intercept X in one central management platform. I think it's a perfect solution. Sophos will manage everything in one container. You can manage many firewalls or endpoints within one panel.View full review »
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
A valuable feature involves the solution's manageability.
Head Of Network & Technical Support at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
In my experience, the solution was easy to use, has lots of features, and is easy to configure.View full review »
ICT Manager at toril community cooperative
Orchestration of the firewall is the most valuable feature. It is a fast and agile solution. It is good with protection. It is also very easy to deploy and manage, and its user interface is easy to use.View full review »
David Van Win
Senior System Administrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The simplicity of the setup is the most valuable feature.View full review »
Senior Network Security Engineer | Project Manager at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees
The solution has good performance and is easy to use.View full review »
Overall the solution works well.View full review »
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
The user authentication rules are very useful.View full review »
IT Security Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
I like that each user has the ability to manage the solution.View full review »
Sophos operates using a Synchronized Security in its XG platform. It is facilitated by an active connection with all of the network endpoints. This connection operates like a heartbeat, notifying the firewall instinctively when an endpoint has been infected or compromised. The firewall then quarantines the problem area and provides detailed information on how the endpoint was compromised. This kind of strategic technology makes it much easier to remove malware and address vulnerabilities quickly.View full review »
I have found the solution easy to use and fully integrated.View full review »