The Sophos XG 85 is the entry-level model of Sophos firewalls, designed to easily fit within the budget of startups, retail spaces, as well as being a great option for serious home office security. It's an excellent option for those who need the advanced protections of Sophos products.
Despite the low price, the XG 85 firewall still features most of the features and optional upgrades as more expensive models. You get one of the best stateful inspection firewalls on the market, with simple access and configuration via the Sophos Central Dashboard. Their "three clicks to anywhere" design approach makes navigation simple. Full traffic-shaping capabilities are available as well, along with IPSec and VPN security support. Plus, a fanless design ensures they do not add any additional noise, even to small offices.
Note: As an entry level model, the XG 85 does not include support for on-box reporting, dual AV scanning, WAF AV scanning and email MTA functionality. Users needing these features should look to the XG 105/105W models instead.
The XG 85 also has:
- 4 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
- 2 USB ports
- 3 Gbps firewall throughput
- 225 Mbps VPN throughput
- 580 Mbps IPS throughput
- 360 Mbps antivirus throughput