Sophos XG is the #7 ranked solution in best firewalls
. PeerSpot users give Sophos XG an average rating of 8.2 out of 10. Sophos XG is most commonly compared to Fortinet FortiGate:
Sophos XG vs Fortinet FortiGate
. Sophos XG is popular among the large enterprise segment,
accounting for 44% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a
computer software company, accounting for 19% of all views.
Sophos XG Buyer's Guide
Download the Sophos XG Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: May 2023
What is Sophos XG?
Sophos XG Firewall is a complete firewall solution that provides all the real-time security and insights you need to protect your network from ransomware and advanced threats. Sophos XG Firewall provides visibility into suspicious users, unknown and unwanted apps, encrypted traffic, and other threats. With its advanced artificial intelligence capabilities, Sophos XG Firewall immediately identifies potential risks and intrusions on web servers and networks.
Sophos XG Firewall Features
Sophos XG Firewall offers a wide range of security features, including:
Application control: Prevent widespread infections with XG’s Security Heartbeat. XG Firewall automatically identifies the source of an infection on a network and automatically prevents it from accessing other network resources.
Synchronized user ID: Eliminate the need for client or server authentication agents by sharing user identification between the endpoint and the firewall through Security Heartbeat.
Centralized management: Easily manage all activities with Sophos Central. The XG cloud management platform allows users to easily set up, manage, and monitor XG firewalls along with other Sophos products. Some of Sophos Central’s features include alerting, backup management, one-click firmware updates, and rapid deployments of new firewalls.
Lateral movement protection: Automatically isolate compromised systems at every point in the network to stop attacks dead in their tracks.
Network protection: Protect networks from attacks and threats while providing secure network access.
Web protection: Gain clear visibility and control over all users’ web and application activity.
Web server protection: Solidify web servers and applications against hacking attacks while providing secure web access.
Email protection: Consolidate email protection with anti-spam, DLP, and encryption. XG’s Live Anti-Spam provides protection from the most recent spam campaigns, phishing attacks, and malicious attachments. Data Loss Prevention automatically triggers encryption on sensitive data in outgoing emails.
Reviews from Real Users
Sophos XG Firewall stands out among its competitors, among other reasons, for its intrusion detection capabilities, its user-friendly management platform, and in general, for being a complete and robust firewall solution.
Niranjan P., a network & system support engineer, writes, “Sophos is a comprehensive solution which allows me to configure all the attendant products, such as Sophos's 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.”
Antonio D., sales manager at INFOSEC, notes, “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.”
Antony M., ICT/HMIS supervisor at a healthcare company, writes, “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”
Sophos XG Video