Sophos UTM Essential Firewall


The Essential Firewall Edition is a free version of the Sophos UTM software and offers fundamental security functions to help protect any business network. Start today and implement a firewall into your company’s IT environment—without charge and no strings attached.


What Can the Essential Firewall Edition Do for My Business?

The Essential Firewall edition provides protection for unlimited IP addresses and the following features without any time limitations:

  • Networking: Internet Router, Bridging, DNS server & proxy, DynDNS, DHCP server & relay, NTP support, automatic QoS
  • Network Security: Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall and Network Address translation (DNAT/SNAT/Masquerading)
  • Remote Access: PPTP and L2TP over IPSec support (including iPhone support)
  • Logging/Reporting:Full logging on local hard drive, searching, real-time reports for hardware, network usage and network security, daily executive reports
  • Management:Web-based GUI in local languages, setup wizard, configuration backup & restore, administrator notifications, SNMP support, centralized management using the Sophos UTM Manager (also free of charge)

How Can I Enhance the Essential Firewall Edition to My Growing Demands?

If your business security demands increase at any time, you can flexibly upgrade the Essential Firewall edition to a Sophos UTM Professional Edition, featuring full Network, Web, Mail and Web Application Security.

The next step is easy:

Just click here and you can download our Sophos UTM Essential Firewall in minutes. In just a few steps, you can see for yourself how our software can effectively protect your home network environment. It’s available as software or virtual appliance, and easily upgradeable to a fully-featured Sophos UTM appliance.

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Software appliance can be either installed on a dedicated Intel™-compatible PC or within a virtual machine.

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