Powerful SD-WAN Link Management
Sophos Firewall supports SD-WAN load balancing across multiple links using round robin weighting or session persistence strategies. Sophos Firewall also enables performance-based SLA link selection and routing based on real-time packet loss, jitter and latency with zero-impact rerouting of application traffic when transitioning between links.
SD-Branch Orchestration Made Easy
Extending your network to remote locations or branch offices with our SD-RED remote edge devices couldn’t be simpler – in fact they are zero-touch and orchestrating your SD-WAN overlay network from Sophos Central is a simple point-and-click exercise.
Xstream FastPath Acceleration
The new Xstream Flow Processors in all XGS Series appliances accelerate SD-WAN IPsec VPN tunnel flows taking full advantage of the hardware crypto capabilities in XGS Series appliances. They can also offload and accelerate other important trusted traffic from the cloud.
SD-WAN Orchestration Made Easy
A game-changer for anyone managing multiple sites.
If you’ve ever set up more than a couple of VPN tunnels between different sites, you know how time consuming and tedious this process can be. Sophos Central Orchestration makes interconnecting your SD-WAN overlay network in the cloud – a quick and easy task - from the cloud.
Setup full mesh, hub-and-spoke, or any type of SD-WAN overlay networks with full tunnel redundancy and fail-over with just a few clicks. You simply select what gets connected, and Sophos Central takes care of all the heavy lifting on the backend to automatically setup all the necessary tunnels and rules.
An Innovative Solution to SD-WAN VPN Connectivity
Zero-touch auto provisioning enables deployment by non-technical staff
Secure VPN tunnel connectivity with your Sophos Firewall from anywhere via our lightweight robust Layer 2 SD-RED tunnel
Selective routing options for any mix of VPN and local WAN access
Flexible connectivity options, including 3G/4G/LTE, copper, fiber, Wi-Fi, and PoE (SD-RED 60 only)
Zero-Touch Deployment to Your Remote Locations
How it works:
It requires no technical skills at the remote site. Simply enter the SD-RED device ID into your Sophos Firewall and ship it. As soon as it’s plugged in and connected to the internet, our provisioning service automatically connects it to your firewall and establishes a secure, dedicated VPN tunnel.
SD-RED devices are very affordable, and there’s no added licensing cost for SD-REDS. It’s included in your Sophos Firewall Network Protection License.
Powerful and Reliable Application Routing
Sophos Firewall enables direct-to-the-cloud application-based routing for over 3,300 different applications, reducing your need to backhaul through your datacenter. Accelerate application performance and improve the user experience.
Identifying and routing custom or obscure application traffic can be a challenge for many firewalls. With Sophos Synchronized Security, your endpoints help identify these applications reliably to ensure every application on your network is prioritized and routed efficiently.
Our unique zero-touch SD-RED edge devices make extending your secure network to branch offices and ICS devices easy. SD-RED lightweight Layer 2 tunnels provide a robust secure VPN solution. It works reliably even in the most hostile and high-latency network situations.
Azure Virtual WAN
Sophos Firewall’s integration with Azure Virtual WAN enables you to build a scalable SD-WAN network deployed across the global Microsoft enterprise WAN backbone, while utilizing Sophos Firewall’s full suite of protection capabilities for securing applications and traffic flows