Note: Version 18.5 is currently available for the new XGS Series hardware. Version 18.5 for XG Series hardware, virtual, software, and cloud deployments is expected to be available shortly.
This release includes support for a new range of hardware appliances, the XGS Series.
All XGS Series next-generation firewalls have a dual-processor architecture, which combines a multi-core x86 CPU with a dedicated Xstream Flow Processor for hardware acceleration. The Xstream Flow Processor is a Network Processing Unit (NPU), which accelerates trusted traffic flows, freeing up resources on the host CPU for more resource-intensive tasks, such as TLS inspection and deep packet inspection.
Flexibility and performance enhancements
Does anyone know if with version 18.5 also IPv6 DHCP-PD Supporter becomes?
SG Hardware will support V18.5 when XG Hardware support is released. There is no difference.
This is likely not included in V18.5. See: https://docs.sophos.com/nsg/sophos-firewall/18.5/Help/en-us/webhelp/onlinehelp/nsg/sfos/concepts/Architecture.html
What about SG Hardware? Will it run on them too? SG Models are still under support.
Also dropping support for AP55 while they are also still under support is a big nogo for us
V18.5 will be released for the XG Hardware as well.