Azure Firewall vs. Sophos XG Firewall

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Firewall
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Firewall is a managed cloud-based network security service that protects Azure Virtual Network resources.
$0.02
Per GB Processed
Sophos XG Firewall
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Sophos XG Firewall provides comprehensive next-generation firewall protection powered by deep learning and Synchronized Security. The vendor states XG Firewall supplies unmatched insights and exposes hidden user, application, and threat risks on the network, and say the product is differentiated by its ability to respond automatically to security incidents by isolating compromised systems, with Security Heartbeat™.N/A
Pricing
Azure FirewallSophos XG Firewall
Editions & Modules
Data Processing
$.016
Per GB Processed
Deployment
$1.25
Per Deployment Hour
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure FirewallSophos XG Firewall
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Azure FirewallSophos XG Firewall
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
Azure FirewallSophos XG Firewall
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Azure Firewall
8.0
1 Ratings
6% below category average
Sophos XG Firewall
7.3
10 Ratings
15% below category average
Identification Technologies8.01 Ratings6.310 Ratings
Visualization Tools7.01 Ratings6.710 Ratings
Content Inspection7.01 Ratings6.310 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.01 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP8.01 Ratings7.39 Ratings
Firewall Management Console9.01 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Reporting and Logging7.01 Ratings7.010 Ratings
VPN8.01 Ratings8.010 Ratings
High Availability9.01 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Stateful Inspection8.01 Ratings6.710 Ratings
Proxy Server00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
pfSense
pfSense
Score 9.3 out of 10
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pfSense
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Azure FirewallSophos XG Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
6.3
(10 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure FirewallSophos XG Firewall
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
This is the best product for small-size organizations with a low budget that want advanced and deep-level security features. Sandboxing and advanced malware protection are the most valuable features available on Sophos devices. Other features like applications and web content make your organization more secure, and you can put more restrictions on users.
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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
  • You can scan every packet deeply through sandboxing.
  • Control the user traffic through content filtering.
  • Put the restrictions on user web traffic through web filtering.
  • Control any type of malware through anti virus.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Azure Fire wall pricing may not always be competitive
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Sophos
  • If using Endpoint security and the Firewall it would be nice to have an easier back and forth between the portals rather than have two separate tabs open. Especially if using more than one in multiple locations.
  • If dealing with different revisions options are moved around and sometimes in places that doesn't normally seem like they should be there.
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Usability
Microsoft
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Sophos
It is a good and pleasant experience to use Sophos XG firewall and it offers more then what we expect and the price is ok in the current market level
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Support Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Sophos
Honestly we didn't get the premium support from them, but our partner has been supportive. Online forums are also a good place to learn things from.
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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
We have been a Sophos customer for the most part but i have seen some other offerings from SonicWall, Barracuda, and Cisco. While they all offer nice products, we've always been content with our Sophos XG firewalls, especially as they release more and more features/etc.
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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
  • Easy to integrate with Active Directory & LDAP
  • We don't need to purchase any additional 2FA & VPN Tools so the cost is saved for us
  • High Availability
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ScreenShots

Sophos XG Firewall Screenshots

Screenshot of Sophos XG Firewall v17.5 Control Center