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Anyone use XG firewall to replace the web appliance I was told the XG is the replacement for straight up web filtering . any feedback helps
the SWA is a full featured industrial grade web proxy .. thats all it does in life.. the firewall products "can" filter web traffic.. but they do a bunch of other stuff..
It totally depends on your use case .. if you have 10 users in a small buisness firewall filtering is fine in most cases .. if you have say 10-100 users, you could get a 200-300 series and be fine.
If you have hundreds/thousands of users and need dedicated web filtering with all of the advanced filtering features, then the swa is king.
In reply to Red_Warrior:
Few hundred users web-filter only is what we need. I a being told the XG firewall has all the functions as the web appliance plus more. Is it true they are planning to replace the web appliance with the XG ?
any updates would help. I am trying to convert from our current web appliance to the XG for web filtering it seems wrong ?
In reply to Peter Bast:
unfortuntally I can only offer a wishywashy oppinion..
I think they are both great products... (with a couple hundred users, either will work fine) if your already using swa and like it.. and dont need to replace it or upgrade/replace a firewall.. then I would probally stick with the swa.. as for EOL.. The swa has a roadmap and I am not aware of any plan to retire it. However that been said the roadmap for XG is much more agressive and includes many features.. including webfiltering.
best thing I could suggest is to contact your account manager and get a trial for the XG, set it up in proxy mode and test it out.. Then you can make the best decion for your usecase.