XG Firewall how-to video: configure an IPsec VPN on an iPhone

XG FirewallWe’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.

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Sophos XG Firewall beats out Fortinet, Dell SonicWall and others in performance tests

Miercom testMiercom, a leading, independent test center, recently conducted a comparative test of UTM/Next-Gen Firewall appliances from leading network security vendors including Sophos, Fortinet, Check Point, Dell SonicWALL and WatchGuard.

Miercom ran an extensive set of tests, including raw firewall throughput at a variety of real-world packet sizes. We were pleased with the results, as our XG 135w outperformed similar competing models in all tests by a significant margin. (See comparison chart below)

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How to: view and manage live connections on your XG Firewall

XG FirewallWe’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 view and manage connections on your XG Firewall.

We begin within the Network Security Control Center, where you click on the Connections widget to go to System Tools > Connection List.

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How to: set up wireless access points on your XG Series appliances

XG FirewallWe’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 covers the basics of setting up wireless networking on a W model XG Series appliance with integrated wireless access point.

You can see the status of your wireless access points in the Network Security Control Center. If you have an appliance with built-in wireless, the access point will be configured with default settings after the initial setup.

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How to: create zones, assign interfaces and add network policies on your XG Firewall

XG FirewallWe’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 walks you through the basics of interfaces, zones and network policies.

Zones are an intuitive and convenient model for configuring and managing enforcement on your firewall. Default zones include LAN, WAN, DMZ, VPN and Wi-Fi.

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Sophos UTM Elevated 9.4 is now available!

UTM Elevated 9.4After a successful beta, we’re pleased to announce the initial availability of UTM Elevated 9.4.

UTM 9.4 elevates protection against targeted and evasive threats with the addition of Sophos Sandstorm, supports the latest RED 15w and AP 15C hardware, and adds some of your top requested features.

Here’s everything you need to know about the roll-out of UTM Elevated 9.4.

In this initial soft launch phase, you can download the 9.4 Up2Date package and apply it to your existing UTM 9.35 device, or download the full 9.4 ISO installer for new software or virtual deployments.

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SG UTM and XG Firewall both win awards – thanks to you

It’s time for you to take some credit. As you know, every day at Sophos, we’re constantly striving to build the best firewall products for you: our partners and customers. It’s your support, input and involvement that ensure we’re consistently delivering tremendous value with superior protection that’s easy to manage.

Let’s face it, every once in a while, it’s really great to get a bit of recognition from respected industry experts. So I’m delighted to share that both our SG UTM and new Sophos XG Firewall have received awards from SC Magazine and PC Pro Magazine respectively.

It’s a great reflection of our continued investment in both product lines to make them the best that they can be – none of which could be possible without you.

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