Deployment Options

Sophos UTM offers the most flexibility, with every feature available on every model and for every deployment method.

Hardware

Small

These entry-level appliances are ideal for small organizations or branch offices that have less demanding traffic capacity requirements but still want the best network protection.

Models: UTM 100, UTM 110, UTM 120

Medium

Our mid-range appliances, particularly the new SG Series, are designed to provide optimal balance between performance and protection – for every environment. Whether you need a solution for a small remote office, want to protect your school campus, or are a global organization requiring high-availability and enterprise-grade features, our appliances are the perfect choice.

Models: SG 210, SG 230, SG 310, SG 330, SG 430, SG 450

Large

Our large appliances are designed to protect even the most demanding enterprise networks. They are purpose-built for scalability, reliability, and high availability.

Models: UTM 525, UTM 625


Small UTM 100 UTM 110 UTM 120



Firewall throughput 250 Mbps 1 Gbps 1.8 Gbps
VPN throughput 60 Mbps 100 Mbps 180 Mbps
IPS throughput 60 Mbps 140 Mbps 420 Mbps
Antivirus throughput (proxy) 35 Mbps 50 Mbps 75 Mbps
Concurrent connections 20,000 40,000 300,000
Ethernet interfaces (4) GbE copper (4) GbE copper (4) GbE copper
UTM 100 Datasheet UTM 110 Datasheet UTM 120 Datasheet
Medium
SG Series
SG 210 SG 230 SG 310 SG 330 SG 430 SG 450






Firewall throughput 11 Gbps 13 Gbps 17 Gbps 20 Gbps 25 Gbps 27 Gbps
VPN throughput 1 Gbps 2 Gbps 3 Gbps 4 Gbps 4 Gbps 5 Gbps
IPS throughput 2 Gbps 3 Gbps 5 Gbps 6 Gbps 7 Gbps 8 Gbps
Antivirus throughput (proxy) 500 Mbps 800 Mbps 1.2 Gbps 1.5 Gbps 2 Gbps 2.5 Gbps
Concurrent connections 2,000,000 2,500,000 3,200,000 3,500,000 4,000,000 5,000,000
New connections per. sec. 20,000 22,000 50,000 70,000 100,000 190,000
Ethernet interfaces (fixed) (6) GbE copper (6) GbE copper (8) GbE copper
(2) GbE SFP
(8) GbE copper
(2) GbE SFP
N/A N/A
No. of FleXi port slots 1 1 1 1 3
(1) 8-port GbE copper
module included
3
(1) 8-port GbE copper
module included
SG Series Datasheet
Large UTM 525 UTM 625


Firewall throughput 23 Gbps 40 Gbps
VPN throughput 4.2 Gbps 5.5 Gbps
IPS throughput 6.8 Gbps 9 Gbps
Antivirus throughput (proxy) 1.7 Gbps 3.8 Gbps
Concurrent connections 4,500,000 6,000,000
Ethernet interfaces (default) (8) GbE copper (8) GbE copper
No. of optional LAN modules 1 2
UTM 525 Datasheet UTM 625 Datasheet

Software

The Sophos software appliance is designed to install on your existing Intel hardware.

The application software and hardened OS are bundled within a single image for easy deployment on hardware of your choice. The self-booting software package installs on a dedicated Intel-compatible computer within minutes. In addition to the full feature set offered on the pre-installed hardware appliances, our software appliances provide the freedom to change or upgrade the underlying hardware at will.

Performance results depend on the selected hardware. Best results are achieved when using hardware specifications at or above Intel Dual/Quad-Core CPUs >2GHz and with 2GB RAM.

Hardware Requirements Minimum Recommended
Processor Dual-Core Quad Core
RAM 1 GB 2 GB
Storage 20 GB 40 GB
Optical drive Bootable CD-ROM Bootable CD-ROM
Networking 2+ NICs (WAN, LAN) 3+ NICs (WAN, LAN, DMZ)

Please check our Hardware Compatibility List for recommended and tested server systems and components.

Virtual

Sophos is the first vendor to have a unified threat management product to be certified as VMware Ready and Citrix Ready. The virtual appliances also work in most Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM virtual environments. You can download the virtual appliance from Sophos servers and burn them independently on a CD. A step-by-step deployment of each security component enables a secure migration path into a completely virtualized environment.

Best performance results are experienced when using hardware specifications at or above Intel Dual/Quad-Core CPUs >2GHz with 2GB RAM.

Hardware Requirements Minimum Recommended
Processor Dual-Core Quad Core
RAM 1 GB 2 GB
Storage 20 GB 40 GB
Optical drive Bootable CD-ROM Bootable CD-ROM
Networking 2+ NICs (WAN, LAN) 3+ NICs (WAN, LAN, DMZ)

Cloud-based

Using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), you can run the appliance in the cloud. Or, you can use the Amazon VPC connector on the appliance at your office for secure and robust access to your Amazon-hosted resources. Learn more about Sophos UTM in the Amazon Cloud.