Looking to go to Sophos XG

Hi everyone. I have wanted to try out Sophos XG for a while now. The only thing that has stopped me is that I was worried that I wouldn't be able to sustain my Verizon FiOS Gigabit Down/UP connection with the hardware limitations in the Sophos XG home edition. I am currently running pfSense on this hardware. It has an Intel Atom C2758 2.4Ghz 8-Core CPU, 16 GB RAM, and a 120gb SSD.

I know the Sophos XG Home will ignore some of the cores and RAM but will I be able sustain my Gigabit connection with features like IPS, AV, SSL decrypt, etc. turned on? If so, is 120 gb SSD enough or do I need larger for reporting/logs? I wouldn't be against buying an appliance but from what I have seen they cost a lot of money plus you have to buy a license to get the extra features. The ones I saw also didn't really say they support gigabit with the features above turned on. If my hardware won't get the job done, is there any hardware that will? Does anyone else here use Sophos XG with FiOS? Any issues with it?192.168.0.1



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[edited by: caley feli at 4:47 PM (GMT -8) on 23 Jan 2021]

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  • Hi , As far as I know, There's no limit on the bandwidth. I use core i5-3470 and 8 gigs RAM for XG (although it only utilizes 4 cores and 6 gig RAM as per the hardware limitations). I use…

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  • Hi , As far as I know, There's no limit on the bandwidth. I use core i5-3470 and 8 gigs RAM for XG (although it only utilizes 4 cores and 6 gig RAM as per the hardware limitations). I use two 100 Mbit lines simultaneously and have no issues. Once I got a chance to test 500 Mbit connection and it performed quite well in terms of bandwidth while having IPS,AV applied. 
    For your scenario, it can vary depending on the amount of traffic it processes. You can always have SFOS home version installed on a separate disk and boot from it to test with all the policies applied.

    Devesh Mishra
    Community Support Engineer | Sophos Technical Support
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  • Hi , As far as I know, There's no limit on the bandwidth. I use core i5-3470 and 8 gigs RAM for XG (although it only utilizes 4 cores and 6 gig RAM as per the hardware limitations). I use two 100 Mbit lines simultaneously and have no issues. Once I got a chance to test 500 Mbit connection and it performed quite well in terms of bandwidth while having IPS,AV applied. 
    For your scenario, it can vary depending on the amount of traffic it processes. You can always have SFOS home version installed on a separate disk and boot from it to test with all the policies applied.

    Devesh Mishra
    Community Support Engineer | Sophos Technical Support
    Sophos Support Videos | Product Documentation | @SophosSupport | Sign up for SMS Alerts
    If a post solves your question, use the 'Verify Answer' link.
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