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Last update: 2021-10-15

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 the following platforms and operating systems:

Platforms Operating systems
Citrix XenApp Citrix XEN Center 6.2.0

Citrix XEN Center 7.2

XCP-ng-Center 8.0
KVM Proxmox Virtual Environment 6.0-4

On Microsoft Server platform 2016
Microsoft Hyper-V Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2016
Nutanix Prism
VMware vSphere Client version 6.7.0.30000

vSphere Client version 6.7.0.20000

vSphere Client version 6.7.0.40000

VMware Workstation 12

VMware Workstation 14

VMware Workstation 15

Software appliances

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

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