Zones are a new nice concepts because multiple interfaces can be grouped together. However qhat I would like to see and get from Zones are Virtual Firewall concepts as other vendors have.
In some public tenders, customers explicit require virtual firewall (every vendor has different names and you know what I am talking about).
Until Sophos will not provide this kind of functionality, they will never be able to fight on equal terms with other vendors in big installation.
Nicholas Pomee commented
I have similar issues, however i do work around this with VERY locked down policies. However cannot give access to clients because there is no separation in management console.
+1 for Virtual Firewall
I was talking about this to Sophos on InfoSec 2016 in London. To be able to use Sophos UTM / XG in a bigger environment this is a must to have if Sophos wants to beat competitors like Cisco / Fortinet
Needed. For some tenders, this missing feature does force us to use another vendor.
Simon Slaytor commented
100% Agree, Virtual Firewall is an absolute must for my organisation. I've passed over using XG for Fortinet due to exactly this reason.
Pete Holland commented
we have a tender that requires this also, would like to go sophos
We do not to forget that many companies now need multi tenant functionality and adding this extra feature will lead Sophos as a good fighter against other top player. XG 750 is powerful but without virtual firewall feature is very limited. Please think about it!
Damir Imamovic commented
Very important feature. We are also using another vendor with VDOMs capabilities and customers are using it heavily. In even midsized deployment you will receive request from CSO or from Security admin to separate firewalls in to domains in order to easy up management at least.
Besides this, we have open tender for two xg750 but can't bid due lack of this feature.
Today I received another Public Tender invitation where Sophos cannot partecipate. Virtual Firewall is a must for big public tenders.
Please add ASAP and you can do more business.