Bridge like UTM9
XG has some limitations when it is working as bridge:
Bridge (a Bridged Interface cannot be a member of Bridge)
Have a look at this Kb for more information: https://community.sophos.com/kb/en-us/123276
This will prevent XG to be installed in such environments that cannot be modified but those features are needed.
Competition does not have this kind of problem.
Lucar Toni commented
As far as i know, everything should be possible in V18.0.
Currently I have two core network switches and want to configure them so each switch connects to a bridged port pair on the Sophos - naturally this bridge would need to support VLAN sub-interfaces in order to route this traffic from the switches' VLANs to each other (layer 2 switches).
Having to re-design my network because apparently this isn't actually possible with Sophos.
I have a sophos XG 85w at a branch office. Within this branch office i have several phones that receive multicast traffic from a phone server at corportate. I am unable to select my LAN as a destination interface for my multicast static route because my LAN and WLAN are bridged together. I have never heard of a security appliance that couldn't do this. VERY disappointed