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XG Firewall

The next thing in next-gen: Ultimate firewall performance, security, and control.


Unrivaled Security, Simplicity, and Insight

With features you just can’t get anywhere else.

  • Full protection suite of network, wireless, IPS, VPN, web, app, email, and web application firewall technology
  • Automatically identify and isolate infected systems on your network until they can be cleaned up
  • Unprecedented visibility, including user and application risk, with traffic-light style indicators and rich reporting
  • Unified policy management that makes powerful policies and rule sets easy and intuitive
  • Industry-leading performance at every price point with XG Series hardware appliances utilizing FastPath

Instant Visibility

Sophos XG Firewall provides unprecedented visibility into your network, users, and applications directly from the all-new control center. You also get rich on-box reporting and the option to add Sophos iView for centralized reporting across multiple firewalls.

System Panel

The system panel displays the real-time status of system performance, services, connections, and other system parameters. Green indicates everything is fine, orange indicates a warning, and red indicates something needs immediate attention.

Each item is clickable to reveal additional details and graphs, as well as helpful system and network tools you can use for troubleshooting purposes such as ping, traceroute, packet capture, command-line access, and much more.

Security Heartbeat™

The Sophos Security Heartbeat widget indicates the health status of all your Sophos Cloud-managed endpoints. If any systems are running unwanted applications or infected, they will show here as yellow or red.

Clicking the widget reveals full details on the affected computer, including the user, hostname, IP address, and even the process responsible, enabling you to quickly take action. You can also use Security Heartbeat status in your policies to limit access to network resources for affected systems.

Traffic Insight

This provides an overview of traffic processed in the last 24 hours, including web activity, allowed and blocked apps and web categories, as well as network attacks.

You can quickly determine when your peak traffic periods are and how effective your policies have been at blocking unwanted activity and traffic.

Sandstorm and Advanced Threats

The Sandstorm widget provides an indication of suspect payloads and the sandboxing analysis results. Clicking it provides detailed reporting insights into suspicious file downloads.

The ATP widget provides an immediate indication of the presence of advanced threats on your network like botnets. Clicking it will reveal helpful details about the infected system, including the hostname, IP address, and source of the malicious traffic.

Top Risk Users

Unique to Sophos, User Threat Quotient (UTQ) is an indication of a user’s risk level based on recent web and advanced threat activity. This widget is green when risk levels are low, and turns red when a threshold of risky activity is detected indicating the number of high-risk users.

The score is analyzed over a seven day period, and clicking on it will take you directly to the detailed UTQ report.


The connections widget shows the status of various connected devices and users, including Remote Ethernet Device (RED) VPN connections, pending and active wireless access points, remote SSL VPN connections, and the current live users count.

Clicking the various components of this widget will take you directly to the respective setup or reporting screen.


The messages panel displays important system notices, warnings, and alerts with blue, yellow, and red icons respectively. Examples include default password warnings, HTTPS and SSH WAN access warnings, registration notifications, license notifications, and firmware updates.

Click any message to review the full details and take action.


This panel displays the top five reports that may have data of interest or require action based on automatic background analysis. Examples include high-risk applications, objectionable websites, web users, intrusion attacks, web server attacks, and more.

Clicking any of the listed reports will open the full report, or you can choose to download a PDF version.

Active Policies

The Active Policies panel right on the control center indicates exactly how many policies you have of each type, how many are unused, disabled, changed, and recently added.

Unused policies are a good indication of policies that may benefit from some housekeeping, as they can present potential openings or vulnerabilities in the network that are no longer required.


The menu items are logically organized, offering quick access to all areas of the system. In fact, you’re never more than two clicks from anywhere.

The navigation provides immediate access to monitoring and analysis tools, all protection and policy settings, firewall configuration, and system settings.

Stop Ransomware, Botnets, and other Advanced Threats


Sophos XG Firewall, Sandstorm, and Intercept X provide the ultimate defense against the latest advanced threats like ransomware. Working together, they automatically identify, block, and respond to the latest zero-day threats. It’s purpose-built, powerful protection you simply can’t get anywhere else.


Sophos XG Firewall provides all the latest advanced technology you need to protect your network from botnets, hacks, and advanced threats. You get Advanced Threat Protection, IPS, Sandboxing, Web and Email Protection.

Sophos Sandstorm Cloud Sandbox

Sophos Sandstorm uses next-gen sandbox technology, giving your organization an extra layer of security against ransomware and targeted attacks. It integrates with your XG Firewall and is cloud-delivered, so there’s no additional hardware required.

And it’s great value for the money. You get all the benefits of enterprise-grade protection without the enterprise price tag.

Why You Need A Cloud Sandbox

Automatic Incident Response

Sophos XG Firewall is the only network security solution that is able to fully identify the source of an infection on your network and automatically limit access to other network resources in response. This is made possible with our unique Sophos Security Heartbeat™ that shares telemetry and health status between Sophos endpoints and your firewall.

Complete Next-Gen Protection

XG Firewall integrates all the advanced networking, protection, user, and app controls you need to stay secure and compliant.

A Firewall That Thinks Like You

So you don’t need to think like a firewall.

We’ve rethought the way firewall rules and user-based policies are managed. XG Firewall offers an all-new, unified policy model that enables you to see and manage all your rules and policies in one place.

Powerful Management and Scalability

Sophos XG Firewall offers full-featured, centralized management and reporting, unique branch-office connectivity options, and the most flexible deployment options in the industry.

Sophos Firewall Manager Centralized Management

Use Sophos Firewall Manager to monitor, configure, and administer all your firewalls conveniently from a single console.

Sophos iView Centralized Reporting

Provides full visibility across your entire estate of firewalls with consolidated reporting and off-box storage management for important log data.

Clustering and Redundancy

Active-active clustering and active-passive failover provide scalability and business continuity.

Flexible Deployment Options

Choose from a variety of different hardware appliance models, virtual environments, or even deploy it on your Intel server hardware platform of choice.

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