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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Firewall

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos UTM

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.
Paul Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Azure Firewall
8.0
Sophos UTM
Identification Technologies
Azure Firewall
8.0
Sophos UTM
Visualization Tools
Azure Firewall
7.0
Sophos UTM
Content Inspection
Azure Firewall
7.0
Sophos UTM
Policy-based Controls
Azure Firewall
9.0
Sophos UTM
Active Directory and LDAP
Azure Firewall
8.0
Sophos UTM
Firewall Management Console
Azure Firewall
9.0
Sophos UTM
Reporting and Logging
Azure Firewall
7.0
Sophos UTM
VPN
Azure Firewall
8.0
Sophos UTM
High Availability
Azure Firewall
9.0
Sophos UTM
Stateful Inspection
Azure Firewall
8.0
Sophos UTM

Pros

Azure Firewall

  • Azure Fire wall is easy to use
  • Azure fire wall is easy to set up
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos UTM

  • 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.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Firewall

  • Azure Fire wall pricing may not always be competitive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos UTM

  • 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
Michael Cattano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sophos UTM

Sophos UTM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Paul Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sophos UTM

Sophos UTM 7.4
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Firewall

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos UTM

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.
Nate Binkley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Firewall

  • Azure Firewall decreased our overhead by over 7%
  • Azure fire wall has increased efficiency within the security department
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos UTM

  • 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.
Jon Shurtliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Firewall

General

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

Azure Firewall Editions & Modules

Edition
Deployment$1.251
Data Processing$.0162
  1. Per Deployment Hour
  2. Per GB Processed
Additional Pricing Details

Sophos UTM

General

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

Sophos UTM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing 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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Firewall
8.0
Sophos UTM
8.2

Usability

Azure Firewall
Sophos UTM
10.0

Support Rating

Azure Firewall
Sophos UTM
7.4

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