Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) vs. Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avast SIG
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Avast Business Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) is designed to replace traditional hardware by delivering cloud-based firewall capabilities from Avast's global cloud network. The service ensures network security is always on, always updating, and always protecting the business. SIG is built to eliminate the gaps in protection caused by legacy, on-premise security hardware.N/A
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Sophos SG Firewall Appliances are designed to provide optimal protection for organizations of all sixes from small remote offices, to global organizations requiring high-availability andN/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)
10.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
7.8
4 Ratings
9% below category average
Identification Technologies10.01 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Visualization Tools10.01 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Content Inspection10.01 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Policy-based Controls10.01 Ratings7.74 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP10.01 Ratings7.74 Ratings
Firewall Management Console10.01 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Reporting and Logging10.01 Ratings7.04 Ratings
VPN10.01 Ratings8.34 Ratings
High Availability10.01 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Stateful Inspection10.01 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Proxy Server10.01 Ratings7.52 Ratings
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User Ratings
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
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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Support Rating
Avast Software
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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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