Sophos XG 86W Desktop Firewall with TotalProtect Plus

XG 86 rev.1 WiFi HW Appliance with TotalProtect Plus

1 Year, 2 Years and 3 Years options available

SKU: XS8B~CSEK~PVAR Category: Brand: Sophos



Sophos has revolutionized its’ firewall family. The new XGS series firewalls have dedicated Xstream Flow processors, and they’re really something. These multi-core processors just make everything faster!  Check out some of the differences between the XG series and the all-new XGS-series firewalls here!

The Sophos XG 86W is the smallest member of the XG line of Next-Gen security appliances. However, it is hugely popular. This entry-level appliance is easy to own, currently on sale for about $400 at Corporate Armor.

It’s at the foundation of the XG series, which is Sophos’ range of easy-to-deploy, easy-to-manage appliances that can fit just about any network size. From home office to small business to enterprise.

The XG 86W Wgives great visibility into risky activity, as well as the ability to stop both known and unknown threats. And it does it quickly and effectively. When it comes to malware, the XG 86W can see it, stop it, and secure it. And, like all XG firewalls, the XG86 integrates flawlessly with Sophos Intercept X Endpoint Protection software.

If you’re looking for completely centralized network protection in a desktop appliance that’s packed with outsized security features, the Sophos XG 86W is for you.

Under the hood

The Sophos XG 86W has Max Firewall Throughput of 3.1 Gbps, and NGFW Throughput of 350 Mbps. IPS Throughput is 480 Mbps, and IPsec VPN Throughput is 225 Mbps. It has 4 GB of RAM on board, as well. Other than being slightly faster, this is the main difference between this and the XG85 it replaces.

Installation is a breeze, as it is with all Sophos firewalls. The web browser quickstart wizard guides you through securing administrative access, setting up the LAN and WAN ports plus a secure wireless network, and adding an email address for alerting.

You can purchase additional security services a la carte, but the best and most efficient way to get the most out of your XG 86W is to purchase it as part of a bundle. There are two bundle types, EnterpriseProtect Plus, and TotalProtect Plus. Reach out to our specialists for more information on which of these bundles is best for you.

Should I consider a Sophos XG 86W?

The XG 86W is truly a carefree “install and forget” firewall. As long as you maintain firmware upgrades, the standard installation does an excellent job.

From setting up business rules to access points to Remote Ethernet Devices, XG 86W offers an ease-of-use that is nearly unmatched. As with most of the firewalls we review, this appliance is very suitable for small-to medium-sized businesses and remote branch offices. Any firewall designed for this kind of use has to be easy to fire up, figure out, and forget about. After all, it’s built for organizations that may not have tons of resources to throw at IT staff and security. Nevertheless, Sophos believes they deserve first-rate protection, and so does Corporate Armor.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us here, or call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458.


Sophos XG 86W highlights

Max Firewall Throughput of 3.1 Gbps
NGFW Throughput of 350 Mbps
IPS Throughput of 480 Mbps
IPsec VPN Throughput of 225 Mbps
4 GB of on-board RAM

Read our article on the XG86 here!


Sophos XG Series Appliances Brochure

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Product Type

Hardware/Software Bundle


1 Year, 2 Years, 3 Years