XG Firewall - Roadmap?


is there a roadmap for the XGs for the next major versions and the planned functions?


  • In reply to Big_Buck:

    How about Cyber / Sec / OpSec? Firewalls and UTMs are security products, yet on some security basics Sophos still falls far short.

    For instance, it's baffling that XG still offers CLI-access to only one single account. If multiple administrators need to use the CLI they would have to share that account... To boot, if I'm not mistaken that account has to be named "admin".

  • In reply to Big_Buck:

    Hi, any news about v18 beta and EAP?

    Best regards

  • In reply to darnoK:

    My guess.  Next year.  Forget July this year.

    Paul Jr

  • In reply to Big_Buck:

    Any updates on V18 or if the EAP has begun?

  • In reply to tom greene:

    Hello Tom,

    according to my information, we should not wait long time (and that we are waiting a long time, isn't). No longer than till to the end of this month.




    P.S. I hope, but who knows, we know Sophos ....

  • In reply to alda:

    As a reminder for those who read this, if we are talking the end of this month, we are talking about the Beta.

    Paul Jr

  • In reply to Big_Buck:

    Waiting for v18 
    We hope basic features such as monthly executive reports and advanced policy helpdesk (auto detection web policy) are also immediately added like UTM.

  • In reply to bitiai:

    You can wait, but, realisticaly speaking, you will not install v18 at your business before many, many, many months.  Possibly late 2020.  If history repeats.

    v18, technically, means 2018 ...  v17 is where v15 should have started to begin with.  Particularly for the MTA.  XG v17 still have pretty serious issues to iron out.  Logs, DHCP, et.c.

    I calculate that things will be ironed out for v18 in around 4 years.

    Paul Jr


  • In reply to Big_Buck:

    Don't forget all the issues with Snort implementation which is more resource heavy than the competition, and it keep using old linux packets with vulnerabilities like with openvpn which XG is using and old version and refuse to update.

    Dont forget either that in the last version MR7 they have broken the SSL VPN service and the only way to make it work again is regenerating the certificates which means that you need to remove all the configuration and start over.

    Sophos XG is a bunch of opensource tools glued together with almost no custom development but the UI.

    I think this products needs 3-4 years of development to be mature, or duplicate the development team, I am going to give them the last chance with v18, if the stability, bugs, and performance remains the same I will move to something else.