Sophos XG Firewall Version 17
Sophos in October launched the latest version of its XG Firewall to fill the gaps in areas where firewalls have traditionally lacked visibility and capability. One of the marquee features of the latest version of the Synchronized App Control is its ability to leverage information from the endpoint to classify previously unclassified network traffic and applications through the firewall. This is important because unclassified network traffic accounts for some 60 percent of traffic through the firewall, said Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager of products. The new Sophos XG Firewall also adds a policy test simulator so that partners can test the effects of policy creation on existing policies. Oxfordshire, England-based Sophos also added the ability to run the firewall in tap mode, allowing partners to get the benefit of Sophos alongside a different firewall brand.