is there a roadmap for the XGs for the next major versions and the planned functions?
Forgot to put a follow up/bump here, on the road to XGv18 in two years.
SFOS 17.1.3 MR-3 released these days. Bug fix mostly.
V17.5.b is supposed to be due this week.
I think they are late already if they plan to release 18 GA en September the beta for partners or not, should be available now.
Euh !? v18 was at first (24+ months ago) scheduled late 2017. 18 meaning 2018.
You cannot plan any project with Sophos XG if there's features missing. If you need features that's on v18 list, just forget it. No one have any clue when this will appears. Even internal apparently. Additionaly, when v18 will be released, there will be bugs that will take months to sweep. Either you take XG as it is now (i.e. it does what you need it to do NOW) or you look at something else.
Hi, any news about v18 beta and EAP?Best regards
My guess. Next year. Forget July this year.
Any updates on V18 or if the EAP has begun?
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 ....
As a reminder for those who read this, if we are talking the end of this month, we are talking about the Beta.
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.
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.
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.