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XGS 8500 for Unrivaled Enterprise/Campus Edge Security

 The Sophos XGS 8500 Firewall is engineered for large-sized enterprises looking for top-tier protection. With threat intelligence, powerful performance, and centralized management, XGS 8500 provides comprehensive security management and performance.  

Sophos XGS 8500

Physical Specifications

  • Mounting :2U sliding rails (included)
  • Dimensions
    Width x Height x Depth
    :438 x 88 x 645 mm
    17.24 x 3.46 x 25.39 inches
  • Weight :18 kg/39.68 lbs (unpacked)
    27.3 kg/60.19 lbs (packed)

Environment

  • Power supply : 2 x hot-swap internal auto-ranging
    100-240VAC, 50-60 Hz PSU
  • Power consumption :318 W/1,085 BTU/h (idle)
    645 W/2,200 BTU/h (max.)
  • Operating temperature :0°C to 40°C (operating)
    -20°C to +70°C (storage)
  • Humidity :10% to 90%, non-condensing

Product Certifications

  • Certifications :CB, CE, UKCA, UL, FCC, ISED, VCCI, BSMI, RCM, NOM, KC, SDPPI, Anatel, CCC. Planned: TEC

Performance

  • Firewall throughput :190,000 Mbps
  • Firewall IMIX :81,000 Mbps
  • Firewall Latency (64 byte UDP) :5.5 µs
  • IPS throughput :93,000 Mbps
  • Threat Protection throughput :34,000 Mbps
  • NGFW :76,000 Mbps
  • Concurrent connections :58,000,000
  • New connections/sec :1,700,000
  • IPsec VPN throughput :141,000 Mbps
  • IPsec VPN concurrent tunnels :15,000
  • SSL VPN concurrent tunnels :24,000
  • Xstream SSL/TLS Inspection :24,000 Mbps
  • Xstream SSL/TLS concurrent connections :2,500,000

Physical Interfaces

  • Storage (local quarantine/logs) :2 x min. 960 GB NVMe SSD
    HW RAID built into CPU
  • Ethernet interfaces (fixed) :8 x GbE copper
    12 x SFP+ 10 GbE fiber*
    2 x QSFP28 (up to 100 Gbps)
  • Bypass port pairs :2
  • Management ports :1 x RJ45 MGMT
    1 x COM RJ45
    1 x Micro-USB (cable incl.)
  • Other I/O ports :2 x USB 3.0 (front)
  • Number of Flexi Port slots :2 + 2 for high-density module
  • Flexi Port modules (optional) :8 port GbE copper
    8 port GbE SFP fiber
    4 port 10 GbE SFP+ fiber
    4 port GbE copper bypass (2 pairs)
    2 port 40 GbE QSFP+ fiber
    8 port 10 GbE SFP+ fiber
    2 port GbE Fiber (LC) bypass
    + 4 port GbE SFP Fiber
    2 port 10 GbE Fiber (LC) bypass
    + 4 port 10 GbE SFP+ Fiber
    High-density module (NIC): 12 port
    GE copper + 4 port 2.5 GE copper
  • Max. total port density (incl. use of modules) : 70
  • Optional add-on connectivity :SFP DSL module (VDSL2)
    SFP/SFP+ Transceivers
  • Display :Multi-function LCD module
* Transceivers (mini GBICs) sold separately

The Sophos XGS 8500 Firewall, with its Xstream dual processor architecture, offers enhanced performance while integrated Zero-Day Protection strengthens security in large enterprises and campus networks. Its synchronized security integrates endpoint and network protection, and its deep learning technology enables quick threat detection. With features such as web filtering, application control, and detailed reporting capabilities, Sophos XGS 8500 provides better insights and control over the network.

The multi-core CPU and Xstream Flow Processor accelerate security-related procedures such as deep packet inspection, sandboxing, web protection, and app control for enhanced threat protection. Advanced technologies like deep learning and intrusion prevention safeguard organizations from evolving malware attacks. The integrated SD-WAN of XGS 8500 allows multiple WAN connections by intelligently routing application traffic, making it ideal for large enterprises with distributed branches and offices.

The Sophos XGS 8500 can be centrally managed with Sophos Central, a cybersecurity cloud management platform. Sophos Central promotes zero touch deployment, with the initial configurations processed in it and exported via flash drive for uploading to the device. It also simplifies the tasks of setting up full mesh networks, interconnecting SD-WAN networks between multiple firewalls, and ensuring policy enforcement across the entire network.

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