Rated among the highest for security effectiveness, performance, and value by NSS Labs

XG Firewall was tested with the best in the industry, performing among the top for security effectiveness, particularly against evasion techniques, while the price-performance ratio is also among the best of all vendors.

A Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner has once again named Sophos as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management – for the sixth year in a row. We are now one of only three vendors in the Leader’s Quadrant.

Gartner has also named Sophos as a Visionary in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Firewalls which we believe confirms that XG Firewall is one of the best firewall solutions for businesses of all sizes.

Additionally, Sophos is the only vendor to be a leader in both UTM and Endpoint Protection which we believe uniquely positions us to deliver on this next generation of Synchronized Security.

Consistently Top-Rated in Product Reviews

XG Firewall is consistently rated for its easy deployment and management, great
user interface, full-featured protection, top performance, and tremendous value.

Why XG Firewall Wins

XG Firewall provides more top-shelf protection in a single appliance than any other
firewall delivering unrivaled value with industry leading performance.

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FastPath Packet Optimization    
Dual AV Engines      
Intrusion Prevention System
Application Control
Web Protection and Control

Web Protection and Control

Powerful, top-down inheritance based secure web gateway policy engine similar to dedicated enterprise SWG products, that makes it easy and intuitive to build sophisticated user and group based policies with custom actions and constraints.

User and App Risk Assessment and Visibility
(partial)
   
HTTPS Filtering
Advanced Threat Protection
Sandboxing
Identify Compromised Host, User, and Process    
Compromised System Isolation    
Unknown Application Identification      
Full-Featured Web Application Firewall +1 Box +1 Box  
Email Antivirus, Anti-Spam, Encryption, and DLP +1 Box +1 Box +1 Box
Full Historical Reporting +1 Box +1 Box +1 Box
Plug-and-Play Remote Office Security (RED)      
Flexible Deployment (HW, SW, VM, IaaS) No SW No SW/IaaS No SW

Synchronized Security

XG Firewall benefits from Synchronized Security – a best of breed security system where integrated products dynamically share threat, health, and security information.

It means that if your Sophos firewall identifies a compromised endpoint or server via Sophos’ patented Security Heartbeat, the infected machine is isolated and its network access revoked until a cleanup can take place.

The whole process is automated and lightning quick. So you get faster, better protection against advanced threats.

“We consider Sophos XG appliances and Sophos Heartbeat software to be a significant innovation that can raise security performance standards for medium-sized organizations.”

Statements contained in this web page are based on publicly available information as of 17th of July, 2017. This web page has been prepared by Sophos and not the other listed vendors. The features or characteristics of the products under comparison, which may directly impact the accuracy or validity of this comparison, are subject to change. The information contained in this comparison is intended to provide broad understanding and knowledge of factual information of various products and may not be exhaustive. Anyone using the web page should make their own purchasing decision based on their requirements, and should also research original sources of information and not rely only on this comparison while selecting a product. Sophos makes no warranty as to the reliability, accuracy, usefulness, or completeness of this web page. The information in this web page is provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. Sophos retains the right to modify or withdraw this web page at any time.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management, Jeremy D’Hoinne, Adam Hils, Rajpreet Kaur, 20 June 2017

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls, Adam Hils, Jeremy D'Hoinne, Rajpreet Kaur, 10 July 2017

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