Firewall Features: Buyers Guide


Most small to medium-sized businesses are looking for hardware, software, or both to prevent breaches, stop advanced threats and give exceptional visibility into the network and security operations. As a Sophos provider, Spectra Networks prefers the world's best visibility, protection, and response with the Sophos XG Firewall. The features we find the most helpful for our clients include:

Advanced Threat Protection

This important feature can identify bots, advanced persistent threats (APTs), and other threats that are already operating on your network. This ensures malicious traffic detection, botnet detection, and command and control (C&C) call-home traffic detection. Sophos XG Firewall uses powerful next-gen protection technologies like deep learning and intrusion so your network will never go down.  

Identify and Isolate Compromised Systems

To prevent data loss and further infections, the Sophos XG Firewall will immediately identify not only the infected host but also the user and process in the event of an incident. It also has the power to automatically block or isolate compromised systems until they can be investigated and cleaned up. internet-1676139__340

Expose Hidden Risks

Superior visibility into risky activity, suspicious traffic, and advanced threats helps you regain control of your network. HTTPS scanning provides for visibility into encrypted web traffic to protect the network against threats that can be transmitted via HTTPS. It will block unrecognized SSL protocols and invalid certs as well. In addition, it offers HTTPS man-in-the-middle decryption. 



Sophos XG Firewall protects from zero-day threats by sending potentially harmful files to the cloud sandbox to be detonated and observed in a safe environment.   Do you know and understand the features that your business network needs? Call Spectra Networks at 978.219.9752 or visit our website. Our team can analyze your business needs and suggest what security practices will best fit your company. ]]>