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Sophos XG vs other firewall products

We are looking at deploying the Sophos XGs series firewall and I would like to hear from some of the peers regariding your experience with this environment or, alternatively, other recommendations.

Our requirements: 

  • Web Proxy
  • Sandboxing
  • Mail scanning with store and forward
  • geo-blocking
  • URL filtering
  • DNS 
  • Other general firewall services

We have about 350 users and a private circuit WAN (a small county government footprint).

I have a short window for budget approval. So, I will be grateful for any advice that meets our requirements.

Thank you!

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22 Answers

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Top 5Real User

It is a good Firewall considering the price point. 

Sophos XG Firewall is easy to configure and use. 

Sophos XG firewalls work excellently  for routing, firewalling, webserver protection, email gateway, VPN appliance .Mail logs show the list of all emails. You can filter these by the action taken and scanning outcome. 

The XG firewall will block traffic from blocked countries on its public IP address. Pre-defined IPS, Web, App, and Traffic Shaping (QoS) policies enable quick setup and easy customization for common deployment scenarios. Policy test simulator tool to enable firewall rule and web policy simulation and testing by user, IP and time of day.

Overall a good buy.

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Community Manager

Hello @Unmesh Deshpande ​, @Thameem Ansari ​and @Manish Nalawade , can you please help and share your advice?

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