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Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cisco Umbrella

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Sophos XG Firewall

    86%
    Sophos XG Firewall ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    7 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    7 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    6 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    7 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    7 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    7 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    7 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    6 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Umbrella is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • Sophos XG Firewall is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Cisco Umbrella

    84%
    69 Ratings
    9.0

    Sophos XG Firewall

    90%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Cisco Umbrella

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Sophos XG Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.4

    Cisco Umbrella

    94%
    4 Ratings
    9.0

    Sophos XG Firewall

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.3

    Cisco Umbrella

    73%
    67 Ratings
    9.1

    Sophos XG Firewall

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    Cisco Umbrella

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Sophos XG Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco Umbrella

    Cisco Umbrella provides another layer of protection on top of firewalls and antivirus. Cisco Umbrella makes whitelisting, blacklisting, and categorical web filtering easier through the use of a single admin portal. Updates to these lists are populated almost instantly to all of your local and remote devices. Cisco Umbrella may be overkill for smaller businesses that do not have a distributed workforce.
    Nicolas Tenthorey | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos XG Firewall

    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.
    Rahul Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cisco Umbrella

    • Cisco Umbrella protects our devices and users from malicious sites of all kinds.
    • Cisco Umbrella allows us to add additional web site types we may want to block for specific users.
    • Cisco Umbrella keeps the list of sites blocked current by utilizing data from their entire security platform.
    Jeff Collins | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos XG Firewall

    • 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.
    Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Cisco Umbrella

    • Keeping up to date on known malicious sites and blocking those is difficult for all vendors, but this could always be improved upon.
    • A more detailed descriptions of what is included the Security Categories would be useful. Generic descriptions are provided. For example, state lottery sites could be detailed in the description of the Gambling category.
    Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos XG Firewall

    • 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.
    Mike Goularte | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cisco Umbrella

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Sophos XG Firewall

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco Umbrella

    Cisco Umbrella 10.0
    Based on 3 answers
    It is a great product. It is easy to manage and is affordable. We are a Cisco shop, so it is easily integrated with our other security suite of products to include Threat Response and SecureX.
    Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos XG Firewall

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Cisco Umbrella

    Cisco Umbrella 9.4
    Based on 4 answers
    The product was easy to install and get running. To maintain the product is also a simple matter of maintaining lists of wanted and unwanted domains or URLs. The basic and advanced security features all do what they are intended to do with no known erroneous outcomes
    Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos XG Firewall

    Sophos XG Firewall 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    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
    nawas khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Cisco Umbrella

    Cisco Umbrella 7.3
    Based on 67 answers
    Our network team mostly works with Cisco support but from what I understand, they were pretty helpful because we're an enterprise company. We use a few other Cisco products, so we do get a pretty good response from Cisco customer support. I'm not a fan of Cisco's SSO because we can't put it behind Okta but that's beyond the scope of this.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos XG Firewall

    Sophos XG Firewall 9.1
    Based on 2 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco Umbrella

    Cisco Umbrella 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Overall, the implementation was smooth with little issues. Testing some of the advanced features and ensuring they did not impact our user population was the greatest challenge
    Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos XG Firewall

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco Umbrella

    We used a product before this called iPrism by EdgeWave and also briefly tried Barracuda Web Security in the cloud. We were having such a large influx of service desk calls about proxy-based layer 7 web filters that we wanted to step back and pick something more at the DNS level, to protect our employees but not hover over their social media use, etc. Cisco will also employ a layer 7 proxy if a site is suspicious, which does require us to push a certificate out should we want that feature. For most policies we have it enabled.
    kevin mcgillicuddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos XG Firewall

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Cisco Umbrella

    • On the positive side, the product does help block known bad sites, resulting in less time that technicians spend cleaning infections.
    • On the negative side, the problem that causes Windows to incorrectly report no Internet access has taken a lot of time for many technicians.
    • Reporting features for individual clients help us more efficiently provide browsing reports when needed.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos XG Firewall

    • 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
    Pretty Varughese | TrustRadius Reviewer

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