Sophos XGS 2300 Next-Gen firewall
With the Sophos XGS 2300, we are completely clear of the SMB/desktop range of firewalls, and in to the mid-range. The XGS 2300 is rated for 300-500 users.
But the first thing to know is, Sophos’ new flagship line have dedicated Xstream Flow processors now. These multi-core processors just make everything faster. Including the heavy-lift security functions like…
TLS 1.3 Inspection
According to the latest statistics, approximately 90% of web traffic is encrypted.Problem is, encryption makes traffic invisible to most firewalls.
The XGS 2300 removes the blind spots caused by encrypted traffic. The speedy new processors allow you to use SSL Inspection without sacrificing speed and efficiency.
Deep Packet Inspection
Sophos believes you shouldn’t have to choose betrween security and performance. So, Sophos Firewall includes a fast Deep Packet Inspection engine. It scans your traffic without using a proxy, which tends to slow things down. The inspection processing is completely offloaded to the DPI engine. This reduces latency. In other words, it speeds things up.
Of course, a lot of your network traffic is important application traffic. Traffic that’s supposed to be there, headed for branch offices, remote users, and so on. This trusted traffic can now be directed to FastPath, which will optimize performance further.
The XGS 2300 speeds up your SaaS, SD-WAN. So things like VoiP, video, and other trusted cloud traffic get pushed to FastPath either automatically, or by your own policies.
Configure Your XGS 2300
Sophos XGS 2300 Specs
It has some quite advanced features like on-box reporting and dual AV scanning It also has WAF AV scanning and an email message transfer agent functionality. It’s a 1U rackmount appliance. It pushes 35 Gbps firewall throughput, and 7 Gbps of IPS throughput. Xstream SSL/TLS Inspection is 1.45 Gbps. It offers a diverse range of high-speed interfaces built-in. And there’s a choice of add-on connectivity modules. Whether ensuring maximum uptime for your SD-WAN links, securely connecting remote users, or protecting a growing network, you can tailor them to your dynamic environment.
You can expect the XGS series to truly be carefree “install and forget” firewalls. As long as you maintain firmware upgrades, the standard installation does an excellent job.
Sophos has always offered an ease-of-use that is nearly unmatched. The XGS 2300 is very suitable for medium-to-enterprise sized businesses.
Sophos XGS 2300 highlights
|35 Gbps of Total Firewall Throughput|
|New, dedicated Xstream Flow processors|
|Xstream SSL/TLS Inspection of 1.45 Gbps|
|Extremely fast Deep Packet Inspection|
|Efficient Application Acceleration|