Sophos XG Firewall
Sophos ramped up the capabilities in its XG Firewall line in December, adding Sophos Sandstorm for zero-day ransomware and targeted threat protection, Secure Web Gateway policy enforcement, and dynamic application traffic identification. The security vendor also extended its Security Heartbeat connection with the XG Firewall, restricting traffic to and from endpoints that it detects have irregular activity, and blocks infected endpoints from communicating with other devices or servers. Sophos also added Microsoft Azure support and updated its firewall rule screen for a better user experience. The next-gen firewall offering is available on- premise or in the cloud.