About XG Firewall

XG Firewall is a network security solution that helps businesses streamline endpoint detection and response, firewall security and compliance management operations. The application enables employees to detect cyber threats, block suspicious applications and assess data breach risks via a unified platform.

It lets administrators isolate a compromised network host to prevent data leakage, malware or virus spread and hacker communication. Features of XG Firewall include data synchronization, access control, security management, analytics, email tracking, auditing and more. Additionally, it allows IT teams to trigger an automated response with dynamic firewall rules and lateral movement protection to identified threats.

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Web browser (OS agnostic)

17 Reviews of XG Firewall

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.24 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(9)

9

4 stars

(6)

6

3 stars

(0)

0

2 stars

(1)

1

1 stars

(1)

1

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September 2019

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Dennis from COPY CAT GROUP

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2019

Better insight to Network and internet usage

Bandwidth control, intrusion prevention and network security

Pros

The indepth reports on the users activity with ability tonrestrict access to specific network resource in a user friendly interface.

Cons

The enduser access to their usage report. It would be great if the user can have a portal to check on activities on their account

September 2019

Thierry from MICROPRO

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Networking

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2019

Sophos XG Firewall

Le rapport qualité/prix comparé à ceux des autres marques offrant des produits de cette qualité fait de Sophos un très bon choix en matière de pare-feu.

Pros

La gamme XG des pare-feu Sophos comporte des produits de qualité et aux performances très élevées. La gestion intégrée des Access Points Wifi pour le mesh est un plus intéressant pour les environnements comportement de nombreux AP.

Cons

Les sites devant permettre la gestion distantes des équipements est actuellement très lent et compliqué à utiliser.

Reasons for Choosing XG Firewall

Sophos est moins cher et plus simple à paramétrer.

August 2019

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Juan Martin from Netuy

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

August 2019

Disappointing

Not good. Used it for a year, before that used Kerio Control, after many problems and failures went back to Kerio.

Pros

Support is good, also the warranty. Bought 2 XG 210 appliances for HA, had to replace them on warranty 3 times, it was done without issues. Antivirus and overall filtering is good.

Cons

Used it on versions 15 and 16, each update broke something, even minor ones. HA in paper sounds good but it was a risk, almost every time we updated it crashed and had to force a restart. Interface is slow and poorly designed. Its almost impossible to get a clear view of what traffic is passing in real time. Overly complex and limited at the same time.

Response from Sophos

Replied August 2019

I'm sorry to hear you had such a disappointing experience with early versions of the product. We've invested heavily in our quality and testing processes since then. I hope you'll consider giving us another chance in the future.

October 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2020

Takes Getting Used To...

I realize that it sounds overall negative, but I do actually expect to have a positive term (committed to a minimum of 3 years). Learning curves are inevitable. I really enjoy the flexibility, the power, and the ability to keep multiple firewalls in sync with each other. Security is complicated, and so far I feel like it will get the job done, and done well.

Pros

I feel pretty confident in its ability to keep the network secure. Ours is connected to the Sophos UTM and Endpoint Protection software, and I do really like how they are able to talk to each other. There is good amount of customizability, and since switching to Sophos from our previous vendor, I've enjoyed that ability to better differentiate the networks and even time-based access on a per network basis.

Cons

There's a few things I wish were different. The biggest gap is that it doesn't have any sort of mDNS reflector. Our previous router had that, and needing to configure a separate server for that purpose has been far more involved that I would like. If the router had the feature built-in, it would bring me much joy. The other big one is the logging. It's really designed more for a business environment where you "trust" your employees. So the logs aren't designed to help you figure out if someone is trying to break rules, but rather to find potentially compromised devices. Since I work at a boarding school, we really want to work with the families to correct bad behavior, not just set up some obstacles and walk away. And then, coming from Ubiquiti, I have found the interface cumbersome to understand. It's taken a fair amount of getting used to. While there are many features, I feel like I have to do a lot of clicking and hunting to get changes implemented, confirmed, and troubleshot.

Reasons for Choosing XG Firewall

They were able to provide a device that didn't compromise performance for security, and they were willing to work with us regarding budget, needs, and support. Ubiquiti's device loses a lot of performance when features are enabled, and still only provides medium security. Untangle looked fantastic, but they refused to budge with the payment options/costs if we wanted support. PfSense physical devices are a bit pricey, but their software is a blizzard of options, and I just couldn't see finding the time or energy to learn it and then teach it to others. Our Sophos vendor was willing to work with us all around help us meet our budget, along with help us get everything configured to our needs. And that... is worth a lot.

Reasons for Switching to XG Firewall

I wanted something that provided better security without a major hit to over network throughput.

November 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2020

The best Next Generation Firewall

As an administrator level, I have had good results offering and implementing XG Firewall Sophos, first with an easy installation, in addition to the equipment configuration and the different nat rules, it also has a very intuitive and friendly interface in which you can make any configuration for keep your network more secure, compared to other equipment such as Fortinet, Sophos at the moment of its installation in the network of your company, in the dashboard it shows the statistics of attempted attacks that are being registered, and not only shows that, it shows more description such as the ips of where they attack you, what type of attack is the one they are trying to carry out, there is no vulnerability if the equipment is properly configured. Best of all, is the synchronization technology, since you can have a centralized console to manage more than one XG Firewall, this central console, you do not need to be in a VPN to enter your firewall, from the centralized console you can access your equipment without any problem.

Pros

It is very easy to administer, with the best security against attacks on your network, keeping your equipment always updated from any type of attack, the web interface is very friendly in which you can manage any rule to keep your infrastructure more secure.

Cons

There is nothing I don't like about the firewall.