Acronis Files Connect

4 Ratings
Score 8.4 out of 101

Sophos Network Access Control

5 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Files Connect

If you have enough Mac clients working off a server, and they need search, or have been causing issues with Office docs, then this is definitely for you. Even if it's just a few users, the price of a small license is quite reasonable. If you don't have these issues, I wouldn't bother. The Mac does SMB "relatively" well.
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Sophos Network Access Control

Sophos Network Access Control would be most effective in an enterprise environment where there are many different groups of users, including guest users because it has the ability to block unauthorized users and control the access of guest users. It would not be well suited for an environment with less than 1000 users because as far as I know, the license requires at least that many users.
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Pros

  • Spotlight Search
  • Mac Connectivity
  • Fixing bad behavior of Mac Office, Adobe Apps, etc.
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  • Provides enforcement of security policies for Windows PCs
  • As part of the Sophos Security Suite provides outstanding protection from viruses
  • Uses a very nice web-based GUI
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Cons

  • Would love some type of remote administration (web interface, Mac app, whatever)
  • Some logging level between "OH GOD, TOO MUCH" and the "mediocre" default
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  • Customer support was basically non-existent during the time we needed it the most. This should be #1 priority for any company.
  • Lack of support for Linux servers and Mac OS
  • The reporting system relies on information provided by the agents
  • Wide scale removal process needs some vast improvements. When using a batch removal script, it wrecks the NIC drivers to the point that they have to be removed and reinstalled.
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Alternatives Considered

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I have used Mcafee Antivirus Suite, Trend Micro, and Vipre Antivirus. I actually had more experience with Vipre than anything else so that is the one that I will be comparing it too. From what I remember, Vipre was more expensive but had better customer support. Other than that, they both do pretty much thing as well as what all the others do. I personally do not believe that any enterprise level antivirus solution is better than any other, it boils down to which one can your company afford, and which one fits best with your needs.
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Return on Investment

  • Been a great ROI. We wouldn't be able to function without it, given how many Mac users we have.
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  • Positive -- We were able to control guest users access
  • Positive -- Using the entire Sophos Security Suite I only remember one major virus while I was with the company which saves on downtime, and IT man hours
  • Negative -- The time we spent removing this, and reinstalling NIC drivers because the removal process crashed them cost the company in IT man hours.
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Pricing Details

Acronis Files Connect

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Sophos Network Access Control

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details