Intercept X and XG Firewall – The Perfect Pair

Using both the XG Firewall and Intercept X takes protection, visibility and performance to a whole new level. Both security solutions are considered world class products, but they can work more efficiently and better together. The XG Firewall and Intercept X can create a synchronised security system that is able to share information and respond automatically to threats, in real-time.

If you’re already using Intercept X, adding Firewall XG allows you to benefit from a next-generation, industry-leading firewall. It can also transform your entire IT security system by creating a more integrated cyber security ecosystem.

Read on to find out more of the benefits of this perfect pair and how to enable Synchronised Security to your network.

Benefits of the XG Firewall and Intercept X

There are several advantages that can highly benefit your organisation. Let’s have a look at the key benefits of this perfect pair.

 No need for day-to-day management

The XG Firewall and Intercept X allow you to elevate your protection and essentially put your network on autopilot. Helping to reduce the need for day-today-management while also having full access to the Sophos Central cloud console.

The Sophos Central cloud console consolidates all your alerts, reporting and policy management in one place.

Secure Remote working for your employees

The product duo help keep your organisation and its employee’s safe while working remotely. You can feel reassured knowing your organisation’s data and digital assets are secure and protected from any threats.

Automate your response to threats

When either XG Firewall or Intercept X identify a threat, they work collectively to provide an automatic response with dynamic firewall rules. Resolving the situation as efficiently and securely as possible. The security duo can isolate a compromised host to prevent spread, hacker communication and data loss.

Get deeper visibility to accelerate performance

XG Firewall and Intercept X gives you a deeper visibility into your top network risks and all networked applications. Therefore, driving better security decisions and enabling you to prioritise important application traffic and block or shape unwanted traffic.

Enable Synchronised Security to your network

Enabling synchronised security to your network is easy, whether your replacement firewall is up for replacement or not.

Sophos’ XG Firewall acts as a nerve-centre for synchronising your organisation’s security, either as a purpose-built synchronised security appliance that works alongside your current firewall, or as an industry leading replacement.

If you already have XG Firewall, you can easily add the Intercept X endpoint protection to your organisation’s devices and servers to unlock the full potential of your XG Firewall. Either way, you can manage it all from the Sophos Central cloud console.

During this pandemic, Sophos are also offering a free XG Firewall 90-day trial. So, if you need to set up IPsec or SSL VPN connections for secure remote working, you can now benefit from this offer. You can then deploy using your preferred virtual environment, including VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM. If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of adding XG firewall, click here.

Jennifer Wilson
Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson joined Phoenix in early 2020 as a Digital Marketing Specialist and has since progressed to a Digital Marketing Manager. Jennifer is responsible for the Digital Marketing Team and is passionate about supporting the business and its goals through creative marketing campaigns. Jennifer works closely with specialists within Phoenix and vendors to ensure all our marketing campaigns are educational, impactful, and add value to our customers.

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