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.
You can install Sophos Firewall as a virtual appliance on the following platforms and operating systems:
|Citrix XEN Center 6.2.0
Citrix XEN Center 7.2
|Proxmox Virtual Environment 6.0-4
On Microsoft Server platform 2016
|Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
|vSphere Client version 220.127.116.11000
vSphere Client version 18.104.22.16800
vSphere Client version 22.214.171.124000
VMware Workstation 12
VMware Workstation 14
VMware Workstation 15
You can install Sophos Firewall as a software appliance on custom hardware over Windows or macOS systems.
Set up a new firewall
You can set up your Sophos Firewall devices with Sophos Central and manage them centrally. See Set up a new firewall with Sophos Central.