Next Generation Firewall
NGFW 2018 Follow-On Test Report: Sophos XG Firewall 750 SFOS v17.0.7 MR7

NGFW 2018 Follow-On Test Report: Sophos XG Firewall 750 SFOS v17.0.7 MR7

AUTHORS: Devon James, Michael Shirley, Tim Otto

This document provides test results for the Sophos XG Firewall 750 SFOS v17.0.7 MR7. During the NSS Labs 2018 Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Group Test, the Sophos XG Firewall 750 SFOS v17 MR7 failed to detect 12 evasions. This affected its placement in NSS’ 2018 NGFW Security Value Map (SVM)™.

After working closely with NSS, Sophos updated its software and released Sophos XG Firewall 750 SFOS v17.0.7 MR7. The updated device was subjected to testing under the same NGFW Test Methodology (v8.0) and appropriately handled 190 out of the 190 evasions it was tested against. Furthermore, the XG 750 improved its exploit block rate by 1.3% and improved its performance by 350 Mbps.

As with all NSS Labs group tests, there was no fee for participation. All testing was conducted independently and was not paid for by any vendor.