Deployment options

This section provides information about the different deployment options available for XG Firewall.

XG Firewall is available in the following formats:

  • Hardware
  • Virtual
  • Software

Hardware

XG Firewall is available in a range of physical hardware devices to cater to the needs of all size of businesses including home users, small businesses, and enterprises.

To find out which device suits your needs, contact our sales team or your preferred partner.

Virtual

You can deploy the virtual appliances as next-generation firewalls. They offer industry-leading network security to virtual data centers, “security-in-a-box” setup for MSSPs and organizations, and “office-in-a-box” setup. By offering comprehensive security features available in its hardware security devices, in virtualized form, these virtual devices offer layer-8 identity-based security on a single virtual device.

Sophos offers a complete virtual security solution to organizations with its virtual network security devices, next-generation firewalls, virtual Sophos Firewall Manager (SFM) for centralized management, and Sophos iView software for centralized logging and reporting.

You can install virtual appliances within environments hosted on VMware, Hyper-V, KVM, and XenApp. Find the full list of supported versions in the Sophos Firewall OS virtual and software appliances help Virtual and software appliance guide.

To install XG Firewall within a virtual environment, the following minimum requirements must be met:

Table 1. Minimum hardware requirements

Hardware

Specification

vCPU

1

vRAM

4 GB minimum

vNIC

2

Primary disk

16 GB minimum

Report disk

80 GB minimum

If you don't meet the minimum requirements for new installations of SFOS 18.0, or if you're migrating from an earlier version, XG Firewall goes into fail-safe mode.

Note Configure the vCPU and vRAM based on the purchased license. Do not exceed the maximum number of vCPUs specified in the license.

Software

You can deploy the XG Firewall software appliance on custom hardware over Windows and macOS systems.

To install XG Firewall on your own hardware the following minimum requirements must be met:

Table 2. Minimum hardware requirements

Hardware

Specification

Network interface cards

2

RAM

4 GB minimum

HDD or SSD

10 GB minimum

64 GB recommended

USB pen drive

1 GB

If you don't meet the minimum requirements for new installations of SFOS 18.0, or if you're migrating from an earlier version, XG Firewall goes into fail-safe mode.

Note Any previous OS or files on the computer will be overwritten when installing the XG Firewall operating system software.