Cyberoam vs. Smoothwall UTM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cyberoam
Score 6.4 out of 10
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Sophos’s Cyberoam offers UTM and NGFW products. Cyberoam provides the full suite of modularized firewall services, as well as real-time reporting, for enterprise-level use.N/A
Smoothwall UTM
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Smoothwall UTM is a firewall security suite for educational environments. It includes the standard firewall services, as well as load balancing, and has hardware and software deployment options.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Cyberoam
8.7
2 Ratings
2% above category average
Smoothwall UTM
9.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Identification Technologies8.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Visualization Tools8.52 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Content Inspection7.52 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP8.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Firewall Management Console8.52 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting and Logging9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
VPN8.52 Ratings10.01 Ratings
High Availability9.52 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Stateful Inspection9.52 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Proxy Server9.52 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CyberoamSmoothwall UTM
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CyberoamSmoothwall UTM
Likelihood to Recommend
Cyberoam
Our organization found that Cyberoam is a cost-effective solution compared to other vendors. Cyberoam was having issues with SSO for Web Filtering. For, web filtering and application blocking, Cyberoam does not contain enough signatures or data so we can not achieve the goal of all of the sites that need to be blocked. Cyberoam is great because of its ease of use feature.
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Smoothwall
After a year of using the Smoothwall UTM Firewall solution, we can say that it is a secure solution, it offers a graphical interface for configuration and access with easy understanding and usability, the security features and blocking of url and applications work very well and also protects against malware and ransomware. For small and even intermediate scenarios I recommend it, but not for very large scenarios. Licenses can be renewed and are priced very well compared to competitors.
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Pros
Cyberoam
  • Accurate and precise bandwidth shaping
  • Utm features are completely reliable,uses mainly for conducting exams smoothly.
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Smoothwall
  • easy to manage by its web platform that allows quick access to system functions
  • allows the administration of the company's network by creating IP navigation permissions to prevent access to unprotected pages
  • this system can be installed on computers with very few resources and even with old equipment just by adapting an additional network card. This is helpful for companies that are starting and do not have much capital to invest but need to protect their systems
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Cons
Cyberoam
  • Without mentioning an alternative brand, there is another leading company who has updated with firewall UI quite a bit. They offer an expanded line-up to meet a wider array of needs including specific appliances for web caching, proxy servers, and other products that have the same and familiar UI across the products. Each of the products does have some overlap so that customers can choose the right appliance for their use case.
  • After being acquired by Sophos, we saw our year-over-year costs escalate significantly since our original maintenance contract. They should consider revisiting the pricing, especially for education.
  • They should consider a current market analysis and see how the market is changing and adapting with other lower cost appliances for their product line up.
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Smoothwall
  • Rare problems have been noticed when there are many connections at the same time.
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Alternatives Considered
Cyberoam
The main factor is cost, as we are a startup organization. That's the main reason we choose Cyberoam stacks up against other network security services.
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Smoothwall
Smoothwall is a system that is cheaper than just a free license due to being a Linux distribution. Simplewall is a bit more for robust equipment or large networks.
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Return on Investment
Cyberoam
  • Considerable change was noted in the utilization of administrators after switching from the software firewall.
  • It is relatively better priced when compared to fortigate.
  • Better log handling after the switch.
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Smoothwall
  • Internal network security and intruder protection for a cost-effective solution.
  • The solution contributed and greatly reduced malware attacks and ddos ​​attacks.
  • Reports allowed more accurate analysis.
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