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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cyberoam

We've been happy with them for the most part for use in our K-12 segment. Please also know that the review is for thoughts and sharing and does not represent or infer a product endorsement by myself or on behalf of the University of Hawaii system.
Mark Yap | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cyberoam
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Identification Technologies
Cyberoam
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Visualization Tools
Cyberoam
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Content Inspection
Cyberoam
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
Policy-based Controls
Cyberoam
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
7.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Cyberoam
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Firewall Management Console
Cyberoam
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Reporting and Logging
Cyberoam
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
VPN
Cyberoam
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
6.0
High Availability
Cyberoam
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
Stateful Inspection
Cyberoam
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0

Pros

Cyberoam

  • Easy to use compared to other firewall/UTM products
  • Good for SMB and enterprise, but also high marks for a K-12 use case
  • Longevity and reliability
Mark Yap | 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

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.
Mark Yap | 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

Alternatives Considered

Cyberoam

At the time Fortinet wasn't open to changes and ease of use for our type of use case. Since then, the company has come a long way with ease of use of their product. We selected Cyberoam because of its UI and ease of use specifically for CIPA compliance for K-12
Mark Yap | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

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Return on Investment

Cyberoam

  • Positive - time and cost savings on management
  • Positive - still best in class for ease of CIPA compliance for K-12
  • Negative - escalating costs are pushing us away from the solution
Mark Yap | 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

Pricing Details

Cyberoam

General

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cyberoam
9.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0

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