Sophos Security Bundle Update for XG Firewalls
Sophos Security Bundle Update
Sophos Security Bundles are changing for XG firewalls, with options now in line with the new in 2021 XGS firewall series. The also recently introduced Xstream Protection is the new standard for Sophos security services. Sophos has simplified bundle options for the XG firewall, going from the long-standing group of four to two: Xstream Protection & Standard Protection.
That means, as of July 30, 2021, gone for XG firewall customers are the legacy Sophos security bundle options known as EnterpriseGuard, EnterpriseGuard Plus, FullGuard, and FullGuard Plus service bundles (and their associated hardware counterparts EnterpriseProtect and TotalProtect). Those with existing subscriptions under the previous bundles get automatically migrated to one of the new Xstream options. Take a look at the chart below for a rundown.
Sophos Security Service Bundle Changes for XG Firewall
|Legacy Subscription||New Subscription(s)||What's New|
|EnterpriseGuard (EnterpriseProtect)||Standard Protection||No change|
|EnterpriseGuard Plus (EnterpriseProtect Plus)||Xstream Protection||Central Orchestration|
|FullGuard (TotalProtect)||Xstream Protection - plus individual subscriptions for Email Protection & Web Server Protection||Central Orchestration & Zero-Day Protection - Email & Webserver no longer part of software bundle|
|FullGuard Plus (TotalProtect Plus)||Xstream Protection - plus individual subscriptions for Email Protection & Web Server Protection||Central Orchestration & Zero-Day Protection - Email & Webserver no longer part of software bundle|
|Enhanced Plus Support||Enhanced Support - plus an Enhanced to Enhanced Plus Support Upgrade with the same term||Enhanced Plus Support is only available as an Enhanced to Enhanced Plus Support Upgrade|
What Do I Need To Do?
If you have a Sophos Security bundle with time left on your XG firewall subscription, you won't need to take any action. Your subscription automatically updates to one of the options outlined above. But do note when the time to renew arrives, if you previously had a FullGuard or FullGuard Plus subscription, you'll now need to renew not only with Xstream Protection, but also a la carte Email Protection & Webserver Protection security services to maintain the same level of coverage. Anyone now migrated over to Xstream Protection gets a bonus - Central Orchestration, which makes setting up SD-WAN VPN a breeze.
Head to our Renewals & Licensing Finder to renew when the time comes. Need a little help getting a grasp on your Sophos Security Services setup? Just give us a call at 317-225-4117 and our experts can walk you through your network situation & ensure your Sophos security is optimized.