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Score 8.6 out of 100
44 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.3

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    83%

    Sophos UTM

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    8.2
    82%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    7.6
    76%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    8.5
    85%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    8.6
    86%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    7.8
    78%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    8.6
    86%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    7.4
    74%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    8.7
    87%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    8.2
    82%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    8.5
    85%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    9.5
    95%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Sophos UTM is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    88%
    13 Ratings
    8.0

    Sophos UTM

    80%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    5.5

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    55%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Sophos UTM

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    6.5

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    65%
    6 Ratings
    7.7

    Sophos UTM

    77%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    I like that this tool has a very intuitive and user-friendly GUI which is very easy to navigate and customize according to our taste. Traffic visibility is excellent, we are able to track live traffic apps through the dashboard easily. Flexible when it comes to deployment. Its full-featured offers feature like IPS, SD-WAN, and Advanced Threat Protection and also secure VPN tunnels.
    Patel Gurama | 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

    Pros

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    • Ease of management, you can remotely manage it from anywhere with cloud control.
    • Instant replacement service will send a new firewall to your door the next business day if you have a failure.
    • Support is very responsive and is very knowledgeable.
    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

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    • Very complex and steep learning curve to get up to speed.
    • Multiple ways to configure for the same service or feature. Takes time to determine "your" customized build.
    • Interface can sometimes be clunky when trying to determine how it's organized or arranged. Again, steep learning curve.
    Derek Schroeder | 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

    Pricing Details

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Sophos UTM

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Usability

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall 5.5
    Based on 1 answer
    Easy enough to use and configure using the management UI. Reporting from the web filter is a little clunky, and not very user friendly. To be perfectly honest, once it's set up and running, there isn't a lot to do from the day-to-day side of things, which is not a bad thing.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall 6.5
    Based on 6 answers
    I could go on and on about how good Barracuda's support really is. I have yet to have a problem they didn't help me fix and I always learn something when talking with them. The story that best describes my overall experience with Barracuda's support is this: When I first put in the xSeries they had a problem with a policy route. There was a bug in the code and in the one situation I was it, it just would not work. I went up the levels of support and they couldn't fix it. Well, next thing I know I am on the phone with 2 of the guys that programmed the thing and they work out the solution in no time and get me going. That is support. That is what I have come to expect from Barracuda. If the tech on the phone doesn't know the answer, they do not stop until they find it. Grant it, I also have to admit I do not call support with every problem, I try to work it out on my own first as that is how I learn best, so when I do call support it is going to be complicated.
    Paul Metzger | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos UTM

    Sophos UTM 7.7
    Based on 5 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

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    Our Cisco firewall was always difficult to make any changes against. It had no user-friendly GUI interface. We were calling technical support most of the time whenever we needed to make any changes. The Barracuda CloudGen Firewall has a GUI interface which we are looking forward to getting better acquainted with as we move off of our old Cisco. Of course, Barracuda's technical support is always there and is top notch!
    Jay Glatt | 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

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    • It has saved time through it easy management software.
    • It has made it easier for us to track down resource access issues.
    • It has helped us manage bandwidth.
    • It has helped us by alerting us of unusual network activity.
    • Their support is excellent.
    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

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