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Feature Set Ratings

  • Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

10.0

Avast SIG

100%
7.8

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

78%
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Visualization Tools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
4 Ratings

Content Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
4 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
4 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
4 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
4 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
4 Ratings

VPN

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
4 Ratings

High Availability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
4 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Proxy Server

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Avast SIG

100%
1 Rating
7.7

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

77%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast Software

The scenario that Avast is great would be for large companies, where it works through homeoffice. Avast would be a bad idea for the educational institution, that is, a place where it will be directed to an underage audience, but I believe that Avast is on its way to becoming a global use system, so in the future it can be used in scenarios.
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Sophos

It is a great fit for small to medium enterprises who are low on budget. The pricing is very competitive when compared with other major players like Palo Alto and the features match any NGFW Firewall in the market. However, in my opinion when it comes to massive performance requirements, I would say the Sophos SG Firewall Appliances lacks the sheer power that other devices in the market have.
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Pros

Avast Software

  • ‘Designer’ of the site is great
  • Access places
  • The easiness to follow each demand
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Sophos

  • Sophos' support is actually pretty decent compared to Fortinet. We as a customer who uses both have first-hand experience in that. Sophos' way of support is much more hands-on. For instance, if you raise a ticket, they will contact you via chat, email, or phone in a timely manner and based on your SLA.
  • Sophos antivirus can speak with your firewall natively so that when a threat happens it can be blocked on a network level. We had first-hand experience of this where there was a potential outbreak on the network but the machines were getting isolated and prevented the spreading of malware.
  • Sophos comes with a whole suite of products like Intercept X, MDM, Antivirus, On-premise, and a virtual firewall. So they are like a one shop stop for all your security needs. We liked Sophos compared to our other firewall, which only had on-premise and virtual firewall boxes.
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Cons

Avast Software

  • Should be able to leave in only 1 language
  • Make Avast more communicative
  • It has the possibility of leaving it our way
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Sophos

  • The user interface could use a refresh. It's been a few years.
  • Not having the ability to use an Open VPN configuration is a little disappointing.
  • Home license is too restrictive with only 50 IPs.
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Pricing Details

Avast SIG

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Avast SIG editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Sophos

      The biggest selling point for sophos is their vendor support. Those guys put a smile on our faces. There are multiple ways you can contact their support like chat, or telephone or email. They are very responsive and they do have very knowledgable and patient support staff. We have raised tickets at all odd hours and they have been addressed correctly
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      Alternatives Considered

      Avast Software

      In my institution we didn't choose Avast, as they see the best for the team, that is, in this case I didn't have access to the other Avast. But in this case, I can pass on my experience with the Avast that I use. It is great, but it is necessary to improve in several aspects, such as the structure.
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      Sophos

      Both are equally good when comparing the features, FortiGate has a better dashboard while Sophos SG Firewall Appliances has good vpn texhniques.Overall price was better for Sophos SG Firewall Appliances,So we considered this for our Remote Branch Location .
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      Return on Investment

      Avast Software

      • Great for team communication
      • Great for improving our understanding of the product.
      • Terrible in language setting
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      Sophos

      • Positive ROI due to the competitiveness of the product.
      • Positive impact as the device is fully functional and easy to operate.
      • Negative impact when it comes to log integration as it does not support industry logging standards.
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