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Score 9.6 out of 100
10 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast SIG

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.
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

Since we have only ever used the SG firewall appliances that is really all I have ever known. So if I was approached by a colleague about network security then I would suggest the Sophos SG Firewall Appliances hands down. We have never had to look for any other type of replacement or upgrade as these are very well built, super easy to deploy and go above and beyond to keep your network secure.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Avast SIG
10.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Identification Technologies
Avast SIG
10.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Visualization Tools
Avast SIG
10.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Content Inspection
Avast SIG
10.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
Policy-based Controls
Avast SIG
10.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
7.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Avast SIG
10.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Firewall Management Console
Avast SIG
10.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Reporting and Logging
Avast SIG
10.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
VPN
Avast SIG
10.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
6.0
High Availability
Avast SIG
10.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
Stateful Inspection
Avast SIG
10.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Proxy Server
Avast SIG
10.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

Pros

Avast SIG

  • ‘Designer’ of the site is great
  • Access places
  • The easiness to follow each demand
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • Easy to use and understand.
  • The ability to expand beyond it's base specs is amazing.
  • The sense of protection you get from looking at the logs just makes you feel more secure.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avast SIG

  • Should be able to leave in only 1 language
  • Make Avast more communicative
  • It has the possibility of leaving it our way
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • 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.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avast SIG

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.
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Avast SIG

  • Great for team communication
  • Great for improving our understanding of the product.
  • Terrible in language setting
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • Positive. We are able to expand our network by using the Flexi Port Modules that are available.
  • Positive. We are able to boast that our network is more secure than other businesses of the same model.
  • Negative. The VPN needs to be updated to use OVPN configs and then it would be perfect.
  • Negative. The home license needs to have the IP restriction removed for folks who work from home and need to access on-site terminals.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Avast SIG

General

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast SIG
10.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0

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