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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.0

    Azure Firewall

    80%

    Sophos UTM

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Firewall ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Identification Technologies

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure Firewall and Sophos UTM are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Azure Firewall

    80%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Sophos UTM

    80%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    Azure Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Sophos UTM

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Azure Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8

    Sophos UTM

    78%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    Azure Firewall is well suited for most mid sized and large sized companies that deal with thousands of users within multiple environments. Azure Firewall allows you to protect business assets by preventing malicious attacks from entering the network. Azure Firewall would be less suited for a small company that does not use a vpn or have users outside of the office as something smaller would be more appropriate.
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    Sophos

    UTM works great if you want a solid, obvious firewall. There's not a lot of second-guessing as to what you are about to do with every change you make. If you incorporate their wireless access points and RED (remote ethernet device) for remote users or small offices, it's considerably much easier to set up than other comparable solutions. If you are looking to manage your firewalls via the cloud, you are out of luck.
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    Pros

    Microsoft

    • Azure Fire wall is easy to use
    • Azure fire wall is easy to set up
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    Sophos

    • Firewall Protection. The protection is unmatched, setup it a little daunting, but once set up it pretty much runs itself.
    • Site-to-site VPN. Super easy to deploy so we are able to network all our sites together.
    • The DHCP server function is actually really nice, I prefer using it over the traditional way of using a DC for DHCP.
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    Cons

    Microsoft

    • Azure Fire wall pricing may not always be competitive
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    Sophos

    • Navigating the portal can be tricky depending on what needs to be done
    • It would be helpful if the SSLVPN client agent had more logging capabilities
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    Pricing Details

    Azure Firewall

    Starting Price

    $1.25 Per Deployment Hour

    Editions & Modules

    Azure Firewall editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Deployment$1.251
    Data Processing$.0162

    Footnotes

    1. Per Deployment Hour
    2. Per GB Processed

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Sophos UTM

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Sophos UTM 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

      t2.small - $0.123 - Total / hr m3.medium - $0.417 - Total / hr m3.large - $0.883 - Total / hr m3.xlarge - $1.366 - Total / hr m3.2xlarge- $1.982 - Total / hr c3.large - $0.555 - Total / hr c3.xlarge - $1.11 - Total / hr c3.2xlarge - $1.72 - Total / hr c3.4xlarge - $2.59 - Total / hr c3.8xlarge - $3.68 - Total / hr c4.large - $0.55 - Total / hr c4.xlarge - $1.099 - Total / hr c4.2xlarge - $1.698 - Total / hr c4.4xlarge - $2.546 - Total / hr c4.8xlarge - $3.841 - Total / hr m4.large - $0.868 - Total / hr m4.xlarge - $1.365 - Total / hr m4.2xlarge- $1.931 - Total / hr

      Usability

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Sophos

      The interface is no non-sense and easy to understand. No need for any consultants to help implement this solution. The performance is consistent and solid. Paired with a good amount of firmware and definitions, it's hard to find any fault in this product. It's interoperability with other Sophos products make a compelling argument to invest in more Sophos products.
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      Support Rating

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Sophos

      The week link of Sophos UTM is the customer support. I haven't had to use it often, but when I do, the wait times can easily be an hour or two. Once I am talking to someone, the support is excellent. The support agents are knowledgeable and can quickly diagnose the issue and get you to a resolution.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Microsoft

      Azure Firewall is a very competitive product that exceeds or meets the competitions offerings and is able to effectively manage a company network and securely lock down the domain environment with seamless integration and easy to use tools while offering great support assistance. We selected Azure Firewall because the customer service that comes with the product is second to none and allows us to keep maximum uptime to protect our assets.
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      Sophos

      I would rate Sophos second on this list right below Webroot. Webroot has an easier user interface and policy builder. However, Sophos would be on top of its UI would be improved. I would rank CrowStrike third and McAfee last. Sophos is great for complex environments that have multiple needs.
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      Return on Investment

      Microsoft

      • Azure Firewall decreased our overhead by over 7%
      • Azure fire wall has increased efficiency within the security department
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      Sophos

      • Sophos came in right on budget for our needs - perfect ROI
      • Security is like life insurance - you can always buy more, but finding that sweet spot where you are covered just right is key.
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