The firewall team has been working furiously over the last several months on the latest release of XG Firewall and, after an extensive beta, we’re really pleased to announce that XG Firewall v16 is available now.
This release is a major update that includes over 120 new features and enhancements across all areas of the firewall.
It’s easier to use, with new navigation, enhanced logging and troubleshooting tools, and streamlined workflows.
It’s more powerful, with new policy tools that make it easy to build sophisticated web, email, and routing policies custom tailored to your needs.
It’s got more innovative, with new Synchronized Security features like dynamic app identification and new Security Heartbeat™ options that improve protection, response, and visibility into what’s happening on your network.
We’re excited to announce that the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management* is out, and Sophos is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for the fifth year running.
We continue to be one of only three vendors in the Leaders Quadrant. And we think that says a lot about our standing in the eyes of customers, partners and industry analysts.
It’s official: the highly anticipated public beta for the Sophos XG Firewall v16 is now underway, and we’d love for you to get involved. The product team has been working furiously for the last several months making this one of the most ambitious and exciting product releases ever. It’s loaded with tons of new features and enhancements that we think you’re going to love.
Our UTM has been the leading solution for protecting network infrastructure in Amazon Web Services (AWS) for years now. Over that time, we’ve added more and more purpose-built features and capabilities to Sophos UTM that continue to make it an ideal fit for securing your AWS cloud-based servers and networks. So it’s with great pleasure that today we’re announcing the availability of our new Outbound Gateway (OGW) protection for AWS. It provides unique visibility, policy enforcement, and elastic scalability to outbound web traffic from AWS.
You may be wondering how SG UTM fits in with this new Synchronized Security era we’re entering. The answer is: very well! It’s already got some great Synchronized Security-like integration built-in, and it’s a great platform to start your Synchronized Security journey.
SG UTM, Endpoint and SMC integration
As you probably know, SG UTM has enjoyed tight integration with Sophos Endpoint and Mobile solutions for some time now. Customers have taken advantage of SG UTM’s integration with Sophos Endpoints for off-site web policy enforcement, and with Sophos Mobile Control for NAC-like features to keep non-compliant devices off the network. In fact, it’s these kinds of features which inspired the Synchronized Security strategy. Sophos UTM has been a leader in this area, and still offers some of the best integration between products available.
Sophos UTM has added to our collection of industry awards, after being recognized as the Best UTM Solution at the SC Magazine Awards 2016 Europe, held earlier this week in London.
As the editor-in-chief of SC Magazine points out, these awards are designed to recognize the leading players in the industry and to encourage and praise innovation.
It’s an honor to be considered, and the Sophos SG UTM has now swept this award three times in a row, repeating twice in London and also winning in North America recently.
The judges were impressed by Sophos SG UTM, and its many advantages over the other products considered in this category.
We’ve created a comprehensive library of “How To” videos to help you get the most out of your XG Firewall, including a series of Getting Started and Networking videos.
Today, I’d like to share a short Networking video that shows you how to configure an IPsec VPN on an iPhone on the XG Firewall side and on the iPhone side.
We begin within the XG Firewall Network Security Control Center. From the left navigation menu, select System, VPN and then Cisco VPN Client.