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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

I recommend FortiGuard [Web Filtering Service] for small and medium businesses. It is well suited if you need to block bad websites like pornography, so I especially recommend using it for schools. For example, you can implement a firewall between the public internet and your local network of computer labs, students, and staff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos Web Content Filtering

Sophos Web Content Filtering suits better along every organization that needs web filtering base on roles/users, and schedules to be applied throughout the network. All IT Admins have the need to control and report to General Management what are the users doing within their internet surfing, along with Web Protection and Productivity. This is why, in my opinion, every network/corporation/home network should have web filtering for categorization, protection and reporting. I do not see a scenario where it is less appropriate since nowadays everything is network connected to the Internet, so everything within our networks should be reported and controlled.
Juan Carlos Sanchez Pignalosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

  • The logging provided in FortiGuard Web Filtering Services is fantastic. It allows you to capture all requisite information. I personally have my log view set to show address accessed, time browsed, user, machine, all IP addresses involved, computer name, site Category, and the action taken.
  • In 4 years I have had to report 6 incorrect website ratings. Every time I've reported an issue, there has been an update to the site listing by the next morning.
  • Creating separate rule sets is simple, allowing for easy management of different groups of users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos Web Content Filtering

  • Ease of administration
  • Great technical support
  • Millions of domains added daily with Sophos Labs Reputation Service
Juan Carlos Sanchez Pignalosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

  • Interface was not easy for some other users, but after they got it down, it worked well.
  • Took a little while to get help from support. Had to call the project manager to get help. But they took care of the issue after the fact.
Tony Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos Web Content Filtering

  • Initial Setup Guide could be more detailed
  • WebGui Interface, needs some smoothness
  • More simple models (in the hardware version) for smaller organizations to be able to implement this system
Juan Carlos Sanchez Pignalosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Took a little longer for support to get our problem solved, but when the upper tier tech support was involved, we got excellent customer support.
Tony Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos Web Content Filtering

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Alternatives Considered

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

We selected FortiGuard Web Filtering because it came in the service bundle with our FortiGate unit. After testing the service for a couple of months, we disabled the web filtering that was running on our client machines and have not looked back. It's been easy to manage, effective, and fast. There isn't much more you can ask for from a filtering solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos Web Content Filtering

We select Sophos (all of their product line) because of the awesome tech support and level of Next Generation commitment to deliver to us as representatives to give to our end users. This is mainly why I will always recommend Sophos products. There are many brands that offer similar technology, but for us, the only product that delivers post service support, is always Sophos.
Juan Carlos Sanchez Pignalosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

  • The subscription is a bit expensive. However, taking its value into consideration makes it worthwhile.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos Web Content Filtering

  • Super positive impact, the Sandstorming Add On, it increases protection at it's maximum level (for new or existent/variant threats).
  • Customers often have the need of a system capable of report everything that the network is being handed, Sophos Web Content Filtering achieves this.
  • The ROI is very fast since top management quickly see results on filtering and reporting of what is really going on within their networks.
Juan Carlos Sanchez Pignalosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

General

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

Sophos Web Content Filtering

General

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

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