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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.

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IT Manager at Thyme IT

There are many features. VPN, firewalling, and intrusion detection are the main features that are most useful for us at this time.

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

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
detection methods.

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.


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

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.

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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.

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Head of ICT Infrastructure and Security at City of Harare

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.

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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. 

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Manager of Information Technology at Sundown M Ranch

The firewall portion of the solution is the best part The rest is really just fluff. 

The initial setup is straightforward.

We have found the stability to be quite good.

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

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.

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IT Manager at Saknafta Egypt

Content blocking for websites is the most valuable aspect of the solution. A lot of employees always want to use Facebook and other non-work-related sites. I'm always blocking that.

The initial setup is easy.

The stability is good.

Scaling is not an issue. 

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Technical Engineer at Harnssen Group Limited

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.

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Director Of Information Technology at 2B

This Sophos product has a lot of features included.

This product does load-balancing between our connections. This is helpful because our infrastructure in Egypt is not stable and it requires several connections to achieve the required performance.

Sophos Control Center is a good feature. We can monitor everything from the control panel.

It can be used to create a VPN connection between users and our server. 

The performance and speed of the appliance are good. I have also tried the software deployment, without the appliance, and it was also good.

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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.

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Operations Manager at VL Toolbox Express Computer Solutions

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. 

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CTO at Kingsway Hospitals

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.

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Chief Operational Officer at Merchant Light LLC

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.

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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.

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Revenue Development Manager at Integrity by CELT

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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It has a simple GUI, which is good. 

The initial setup is pretty simple.

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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.

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Gerente de Atendimento na Introduce at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The features that I have found most valuable are first the Web Filter and the Web Application Firewall SD-Wan on Version 18. Additionally, RED Tunnels allows a Sophos vital to speak to another Sophos vital in headquarters.

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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.

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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. 

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User at supernovatel

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.

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System Integrator at Tecnimex srl

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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Owner/President at TeamLogic IT of Oklahoma City

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The two most valuable feature of Sophos XG is, one the option to filter according to different applications and two, the integration with the Active Directory.

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Network Engineer at Spectrum Engineering Consortium Ltd.

Sophos XG Firewall is very usable, very easy to install, and very user friendly.

The features that I have found most valuable are the infiltration prevention and data protection. We provide immune security. There are also many features on the VPN. We provide a social VPN. We deployed so many features.

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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.

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

I like the dashboard, the interface, the management console, and the remote login.

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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.

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CEO at Haniya Technologies

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.

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IT Manager at k sera sera

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.

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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.

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

I like the simplicity of the solution and the timely updates. It works well. 

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CIO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

One of the most valuable features is the VPN.

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

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.

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IT Engineer at FormatPC

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. 

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

Sophos XG is easy to use.

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

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. 

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

The most valuable features are the central management, the user VPN, and communications.

You can monitor and block traffic.

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Infrastructure/Telcom Coordinator at Schnellecke Group AG & Co. KG

Sophos XG's price is right, and it's easy to manage. It's a good fit for our current needs at the moment. 

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Network engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

The solution is really cool and has a very user friendly GUI. 

It comes with a common bundle which comprises all the feature. There is no need to get one edition, just the license. With Cisco, I must get different bonds and types, but Sophos XG has all the bundles in a single box. 

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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.

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Owner at InternetWorld Solutions Sdn Bhd

In terms of the functionality, I think it's pretty straightforward. It's easy to pick up. It's also user-friendly.

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

As a security solution, it's a very good security solution.

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

It is simple to use.

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Cyber Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Some of the most valuable features are filtering and application control. The DDoS detection also shows traffic jamming and traffic shaping. 

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Manager IT at QPS Bioserve Pvt Ltd.

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.

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CTO at Kingsway Hospitals

I've found that the valuable features are the interface and the security, both are really great. 

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Co-Founder at Multitechservers

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.

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Chief-Information-Technology-Officer at ABIG

All of the features in Sophos XG are valuable.

Web publishing is important, as well as the importance of the antivirus patch. 

The firewall is also essential, and the VPN.

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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.

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Head of Cybersecurity at mundo credito

I have found the feature allowing you to manage everything from a centralized location beneficial.

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Sr. Network Administrator at ACMC

Sophos XG is very good.

It's very friendly.

The performance is good.

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Sales Manager at INFOSEC

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.

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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.

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System Integrator at Tecnimex srl

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.

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

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.

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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.

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Head of Security at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

I like their firewall and the intrusion detection feature. This is also a scalable solution.

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IT Support Engineer at odak bilisim

I have found configuring the ports to be easier in Sophos XG compared to the other devices.

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Data Center Engineer at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees

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.

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Senior System & Security Administrator at a legal firm with 51-200 employees

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.

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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.

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Network Engineer at Vibs

The most valuable feature is the central dashboard. It provides us with good performance.

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Senior Consultant at Wavednet Group

The solution has very good security features, is easy to use for administrators and users, and has informative reports.

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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.

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

We find it easy to use. Its internal configuration is very easy. It is not complicated in terms of use and configuration.

It has been fairly stable, and it is also scalable.

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Entrepreneur at Carmel Infotech Solutions

It is feature-rich, I like the server authentication, and the reports are good.

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System Administrator at Knox

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. 

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

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.

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Head Operations at Intersect Technologies

Being centralized, Sophos provides us threat protection there. Even with standalone, we are able to provide the Sophos firewall. Having an internal dashboard and a single dashboard with some endpoints is also valuable. By using Sophos endpoint and the firewall, synchronized security is easy.

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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.

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Senior Technical Consultant at Hash 1 IP services llp

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. 

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Network Administrator at OM Networks Pvt Ltd

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. 

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Manager IT at a retailer with 201-500 employees

The most valuable feature is the intrusion prevention system.

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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.

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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.

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

I like the functionality and the user interface. The solution has a better graphic interface than that of Cisco. 

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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.

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System Engineer at Dhanush Infosol

The most valuable feature I have found to be the reporting function.

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

The most valuable feature is web filtering.

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Technical Department Manager at Direcbusiness Technologies, Inc.

We get good usage out of the VPN features and its capability; it is a great feature.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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

There are many valuable features.

It's a good product.

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IT Manager at a hospitality company with 51-200 employees

The interface is user-friendly and the product is easy to configure.

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Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable feature of this solution is flexibility.

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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.

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Technical Analyst- Presales and delivery at TechNexa Technologies Private Limited

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.

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IT Technician at Zimbabwe School of MInes

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.

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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.

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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.

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Senior Executive IT at Mattsen Kumar LLC

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.

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

The most valuable feature of this product is threat protection. Filtering and web protection are important as well. 

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

The dashboard is easy to use and quite sensitive, I like it. The reporting offers a lot of detail and that's good. 

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CEO at Tawassul Technology

I like the connectivity and the security.

Sophos is easy to use.

The GUI is very simple.

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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.

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

A valuable feature involves the solution's manageability. 

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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.

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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.

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Senior System Administrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

The simplicity of the setup is the most valuable feature.

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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.

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IT Manager , SAP HANA Administrator at Tara Paints & Chemicals

Overall the solution works well.

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IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

The user authentication rules are very useful.

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

I like that each user has the ability to manage the solution. 

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Managing Director at Graftronics Pvt Ltd

I like the firewall endpoint and email encryption that Sophos XG provides.

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Computer service technician at a manufacturing company with 1-10 employees

I have found the solution easy to use and fully integrated.

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Director at REDCO

The most valuable features are its nice interfaces and configuration. The endpoint is also very good.

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