Sophos is committed to providing you with the best protection, performance and value in the industry and the latest NSS Labs retest of XG Firewall validates that we are delivering on that commitment. As expected, XG Firewall has performed extremely well blocking 100% of all evasions with excellent results across all other areas tested by NSS Labs. The results for both security effectiveness and total cost of ownership (TCO) per protected Mbps are outstanding.
Here’s a summary of the results:
- 100% Evasion Resistance
- 94.82% Exploit Block Rate
- 100% Resiliency Coverage
- 100% Stability and Reliability
- 6,194 Mbps tested throughput
- TCO per protected Mbps of $5.47
We encourage you to explore the full test results which are available for download.
You can also see how XG Firewall places on the NSS Labs Security Value Map (SVM) Chart (click to enlarge):
Sophos XG Firewall customers and partners don’t need to take any action as your firewall is providing optimal protection and performance. For those wondering about the HTML padded evasion techniques missed in the June 2018 NSS Labs Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) public test, those were addressed through adjusting the AV engine file size scanning parameters. No action is required as your firewall device comes with optimized default settings based on careful analysis of the current threat landscape. You can learn more about this setting in the XG Firewall Knowledge Base.
As you know, we never rest, and are relentlessly improving and innovating our products. In fact, we have a substantial new release of XG Firewall coming soon – watch this space for more details in the days ahead.