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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    80%
    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco AnyConnect is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Cisco AnyConnect

    87%
    72 Ratings
    8.0

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.5

    Cisco AnyConnect

    95%
    3 Ratings

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    Cisco AnyConnect

    89%
    50 Ratings

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    Cisco AnyConnect

    100%
    1 Rating

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    10.0

    Cisco AnyConnect

    100%
    1 Rating

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Cisco AnyConnect

    88%
    85 Ratings

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    Cisco AnyConnect

    90%
    1 Rating

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    10.0

    Cisco AnyConnect

    100%
    1 Rating

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco AnyConnect

    This is a very solid connection with a nice timeout and retries grace period. It seems to keep the connection even if there are momentary network breaks in service. It then re-establishes that connection if it was brief enough making for a more simple tool standard users can use. This tool also works great with Apple machines in nearly the same manner as Windows.
    Jason Lane | 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

    Pros

    Cisco AnyConnect

    • Autoconnections are seamless for the users. There's nothing for them to do once it's all setup.
    • It recognizes security certificates for the PC and user, so you can easily lock down the connectivity to the specific users and/or machines you need for your environment.
    • Unless the WIFI is extremely poor, the software can make the connection and allow your users to function on the VPN.
    Debbie Johnson | 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

    Cisco AnyConnect

    • Next generation features are lacking.
    • Split handling scenarios are limited.
    • Sensitive to timeouts.
    • Auto reconnect features does not work as expected.
    • Auto mtu discovery does not work on some cases.
    • Not a full featured solution on the client side.
    • Detailed reporting is missing.
    • Lack of multi device management.
    • Application, url based dashboards needs to be enhanced.
    Anonymous | 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

    Pricing Details

    Cisco AnyConnect

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 9.5
    Based on 3 answers
    It has been in use for the past 5 years and has worked without any issues during that time. It also allows us unprecedented flexibility and access resources as if on premise. With remote work force more and more prevalent, this solution has been a constant. As we move our on-premise resources into the cloud, there will come a time when we stop using AnyConnect.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 8.9
    Based on 50 answers
    It's easy to use for the end user and reliable. They just need to login to their computer and connect to the VPN and they are on the network and have access to network resources. For the admins, it does take some time to configure things correctly but, once configured, it's quite easy to manage connection profiles and client software.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Reliability and Availability

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We use it all day, every work day and the availability has always been very high. The connection once established is also very stable and remains connected.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We use Cisco AnyConnect to connect to on-prem resources. The delay in connecting is not noticeable.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 8.8
    Based on 85 answers
    During the implementation of the solution, the Cisco team is always present and ready, from the initial planning to the final deployment. Once up and running, the system is quite stable. In general, inconveniences could arise when making a general change takes centralized changes to be done, and then assistance from Cisco support is required, which will be provided without further delay and with great professionalism. Local problems could also arise related to the client's installation on remote users' machines. Most are due to each user's home network issues, over which there is no control, but initial troubleshooting is, nevertheless, mandatory. This last fact makes it necessary to have some diagnostic method. Then it becomes important to have the DART (Diagnostics and Reporting Tool) functionality, which is functionality included in the Cisco AnyConnect client. It is useful to perform this task and be able to resolve local problems or problems related to inconveniences with the home network by gathering information that allows determining the reported problem cause. It turned out to be a great tool since it can perform remote diagnoses.
    Rodrigo Avila | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Cisco support is a good resource to deal with issues if they arise.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco AnyConnect

    - Cisco is a better name in the market - Cisco products are better in quality and performance - Cisco product support is reliable and provides supports within the agreed SLA - Already using other Cisco products majorly, it is the trust that has already been built on Cisco products that has helped us to decide on using the Cisco products.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    No answers on this topic

    Scalability

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It is a simple application with a minimal interface.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Cisco AnyConnect

    • We are able to seamlessly work on multiple clients daily, and it allows us to quickly handle more projects at the same time.
    • Cisco AnyConnect has allowed our own company's coworkers to remotely connect back to the corporate network, easily assisting work schedules and processes, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Being forced to work remotely, meant our processes still happened quickly and efficiently, by being able to leverage and use Cisco AnyConnect VPN.
    • Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have worked 100% remotely for a few years now. This was always due to the reliable connectivity and ease of use with Cisco AnyConnect VPN. I live 2+ hours from our nearest corporate office, and even further from some of my client locations, and I have always been able to connect to any of my multiple Cisco AnyConnect VPN connections, within seconds.
    Mitchell Bumgarner | 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

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