If you’re planning a migration from SonicWall to XG Firewall, or at least thinking about it, you’re not alone. More and more organizations are making the switch from SonicWall to Sophos for better visibility, protection and automated threat response.
To help you out, we’ve prepared a Firewall Migration Planning Guide that provides a helpful overview of key areas of both firewalls, so that you’re better prepared when the time comes to initiate your migration.
The guide looks at the similarities and differences in these areas:
- Licensing and deployment
- Navigation, dashboards and reports
- Security, policy and rules
- Diagnostics and troubleshooting
- Networking and VPN
Licensing and deployment are very similar, as is navigation, so you’ll be able to find your way around in no time.
You will probably notice one big difference after switching though – XG Firewall offers a whole new level of visibility into hidden risks that may be have gone unseen on your network until now.
The protection technologies that both firewalls offer may be similar, but XG Firewall takes a unique and innovative approach to managing your security posture, which is more intuitive, insightful and easy to manage.
Once you’ve seen it and worked with it, it seems so obvious – but, it’s hard to go back to doing things the old way.
Of course, it’s not just about making protection easy to manage – security effectiveness and performance per protected Mbps are also critically important, and this is where XG Firewall really excels. NSS Labs testing rates our firewall among the best in both categories, ensuring you get more protection for your money.
The guide also provides some additional considerations related to consolidating some of your other IT security needs into a single XG Firewall appliance, such as Web Application Firewall protection for your servers and email protection, particularly if you need leading anti-spam, DLP and encryption.
The guide also covers the benefits of Sophos Synchronized Security, which enables your firewall to automatically identify compromised endpoints or hosts on your network and automatically isolate them until they are cleaned up, preventing unwanted data leakage, lateral movement, or other communications until the infected host can be cleaned up and returned to normal.
Overall, you’ll find that XG Firewall brings a fresh new approach to the way you manage your firewall, respond to threats, and monitor what’s happening on your network.
Download the Firewall Migration Planning Guide or find more about the benefits of switching from SonicWall to Sophos.