Virtual and software appliances

You can install Sophos Firewall as a virtual or software appliance.

With Sophos Firewall virtual and software appliances, you can implement network security and Synchronized Security (for endpoints) within the virtual infrastructure. These appliances deliver the full security of the hardware appliances. You can manage these centrally through Sophos Central.

Virtual appliances

You can install Sophos Firewall as a virtual appliance on Nutanix Prism, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 and 2012, KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), and Citrix XenApp platforms.

Software appliances

You can install Sophos Firewall as a software appliance on custom hardware over Windows or macOS systems.