Download Sophos XG Firewall 18.0 MR5

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Sophos released a new version of its XG Firewall earlier this month with 18.0 MR5 as version numbers. This software runs on physical hardware as well as in a soft appliance for VMware, Hyper-V, Xen and KVM delivered† In addition to the paid variants for businesses, Sophos offers this firewall for home use at no cost, such as on this page can be read. For the various image and update files you can visit the MySophos Portal† The list of changes in this release is as follows:

What’s new in v18 MR5:

VPN Enhancements

  • A huge 50% increase in concurrent IPSec VPN tunnel capacity
  • Port 443 sharing between SSL VPN and the Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • IPSec provisioning file support for remote access via Sophos Connect v2.1


  • integration with Azure Virtual WAN for a complete SD-WAN overlay network


Certificate Management and Security

  • Form enhancements for creating certificate signing requests and certificates
  • Enhanced security for private keys
  • Upload/download support for PEM format certificates
  • Enhanced workflows for certificate management

Synchronized Security

  • Enhanced registration and de-registration in high-availability (HA) installations
  • Missing Heartbeat enhancements to reduce notifications sent for intended/expected changes in endpoint status

Sophos Central Firewall Reporting

  • New Cloud Application (CASB) report
  • MSP Flex Pricing for MSP partners

Issues resolved in v18 MR5

  • 50+ field reported issues have been resolved

More info available here: v18 MR5 release notes

Version number 18.0 MR5
Release status Final
Website Sophos
License type Freeware/Paid
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