Which product do you prefer: Sophos XGS 2100 or Fortinet FortiGate 100F?

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Dec 12, 2022

Hi Rahul,

I'm an IT consultant, specializing in networking and firewalls. Actually, I'm implementing Fortigates 100F and Sophos XGS2100 in customers' infrastructures.

They are two big advantages for Sophos XGS:

1) The second CPU XStream, dedicated to firewalling and UTM functions, like Web Filtering, Web Application Firewall, IPS, etc.: https://news.sophos.com/en-us/...

2) The Sophos "Synchronized Security", interaction with the client protection, centralized in a cloud console: https://www.sophos.com/en-us/c...

With this Xstream processor (ASIC), an XGS2100 is more powerful than a Fortigate 100F...and no way with pricing, Sophos is cheaper.



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Top 20
Dec 12, 2022

Alexandre makes good points. However, I believe you've started off putting yourself at a disadvantage by not specifying what your requirements are. All good IT decisions come from getting clear on requirements first, not This-product vs. That-product. If both products meet all your requirements (and perhaps that is implied by starting with just those two as the options) THEN go to price followed by additional nice-to-have features.

Dec 13, 2022

Hi Rahul, I agree with the answers from Michael and Alexandre, the most important decision to take is to determine what your requirements are.

I have the Sophos XGS 2100 firewall in our customers' environment and its performance is much more powerful, for the reason of the Xstream processor that takes a little time to scan HTTPS protocols and apply TLS policies over the connections.

Pieter Plas - PeerSpot reviewer
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Dec 12, 2022

We have a lot of Sophos firewalls in the field. I agree to the answer from Alexandre. The Sophos Firewall is the more powerfull firewall. But maybe it's a good idea to explore the XGS 3100 because of the hardware like 10gbit.

With kind regards,

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