Sophos XG Firewall v17: Simple Steps To Shape it

Sophos XG Firewall v17: Simple Steps To Shape it

Sophos XG Firewall v17 is loaded with tons of new features and enhancements. It’s set to be one of our most exciting product releases – and we’d like to invite you to be part of the beta testing.

What’s new?

sophosXG Firewall v17 delivers innovative technology, including a breakthrough in network visibility: Synchronized App Control. This automatically identifies, classifies and controls custom, evasive and generic network applications that are currently going unidentified.

It also greatly streamlines configuration and day-to-day management in key areas by providing more powerful tools that are intuitive and easy to use for Firewall, IPS, Web, NAT and VPN.

Security and Control

  • Synchronized App Control – a break-through in network visibility, taking application control to a whole new level
  • Web keyword monitoring – for dynamic content control and enhanced online child safety in education
  • IPS and App Control UI enhancements – enables smart filters and makes custom policies easier to build and maintain

Management and Trouble-shooting

  • Firewall rule management enhancements – management of large firewall rule sets are more straightforward
  • Policy Test Simulator – simpler validation and troubleshooting of firewall rules and policy settings
  • VPN Setup Improvements – easier configuration and management of site-to-site VPN connections


  • IKEv2 VPN support – better IPSec VPN interoperability with other systems
  • Wildcard FQDN support – fully qualified domain objects are more powerful and predefined cloud services
  • NAT rule enhancements – fully object based means more powerful rules that can forward multiple services and ports in a single rule.