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Sophos XG and UTM performance question

We're having 1Gbit internet installed and by Sophos' own tech sheets the XG 210 would be an appropriate device.

Do the spec sheet numbers line up with performance in reality?

Is the XG 210 likely to handle 1Gbit line speed with all services turned on?

Is there a rule of thumb for performance sizing on these devices depending on what services are turned on?

Thanks in advance .

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  • I am not abundantly familiar with XG quite yet, but I do know that in UTM, Snort is used and is still a single-threaded process - which is the web filter used in UTM.  It's also widely known to bring internet speeds to a crawl.  As an example, I have a 50mb download, at best I get with IPS on, it's at 7.5mb.

    I *believe* XG is using something different, but performance wise and configuration, I don't know if it limits the speeds with the tech it uses.

    PFSense Plus 23.05 64-bit | Intel Xeon 4-core v3 1225 3.20Ghz
    16GB Memory | 500GB SSD HDD | Fiber Conn (awaiting ATT Fiber)
    (Former Sophos UTM Veteran, XG Rookie)

  • Hi Amodin,

    quick note, on the UTM they run multiple copies of snort (like in the XG). You can tweak the copies of snort -> Sophos UTM: Low throughput with Intrusion Prevention (IPS)

    bye Josef

    BERGMANN engineering & consulting GmbH, Wien/Austria

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