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.
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