I have been using most basic functions of Sophos Firewall and so far I have been lucky that I do not have any issues with updating firmwares. I would not have the capacity or ability to troubleshoot should anything went wrong. So I have decided to retire the SG115Rev2 in favour of a simple home router. But before I do that, does anyone know if I can install a simple software in SG115Rev2 that will be similar to a home router?
Installing a 3rd party software on the sophos hardware will require you to learn a new product, configure it and do software updates to the included firmware packages just like XG. You can and if you go…
I think an SG is two generations old? (I.e. XG and now XGS.) In which case, moving on in another direction makes sense.
At least in the XG/XGS world, if you wait until the firmware is available on the XG/XGS -- which involves a weeks-long rollout process after the new firmware is announced, during which time it's getting wider and wider testing -- I don't think you'd have issues. And, unlike home routers, if you do have an issue you can fallback to the saved previous version. So I don't think it's too dangerous to continue with Sophos, though the SG itself might be an issue. (Or is the SG for UTM? I get confused about that.)
But it's your network. I imagine repurposing the SG might be about as tricky as troubleshooting a firmware update gone wrong... you really are doing something non-standard and troubleshooting the issues that may arise. Also, Sophos runs on Linux, so the appliance is sized for Linux, not Windows or something else.