Fortinet on IBM Cloud vs. Sophos XG Firewall

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Fortinet on IBM Cloud
Score 8.3 out of 10
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IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions automates provisioning and integration of FortiGate appliances, via Fortinet on IBM Cloud.N/A
Sophos XG Firewall
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Sophos XG Firewall provides comprehensive next-generation firewall protection powered by deep learning and Synchronized Security. The vendor states XG Firewall supplies unmatched insights and exposes hidden user, application, and threat risks on the network, and say the product is differentiated by its ability to respond automatically to security incidents by isolating compromised systems, with Security Heartbeat™.N/A
Pricing
Fortinet on IBM CloudSophos XG Firewall
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Fortinet on IBM CloudSophos XG Firewall
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Fortinet on IBM CloudSophos XG Firewall
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Fortinet on IBM Cloud
8.7
1 Ratings
Sophos XG Firewall
8.4
7 Ratings
Identification Technologies9.11 Ratings7.87 Ratings
Visualization Tools9.11 Ratings7.37 Ratings
Content Inspection9.11 Ratings8.77 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.11 Ratings9.17 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP8.21 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Firewall Management Console9.11 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Reporting and Logging9.11 Ratings8.47 Ratings
VPN8.21 Ratings9.17 Ratings
High Availability8.21 Ratings9.17 Ratings
Stateful Inspection8.21 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Proxy Server8.21 Ratings7.86 Ratings
User Ratings
Fortinet on IBM CloudSophos XG Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.9
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Fortinet on IBM CloudSophos XG Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
To protect the local network, [FortiGuard] was utilized. To handle communication between networks, FortiWAN was employed. Wi-Fi communication technology, such as FortiAP, was used. As a result of the solution, different business areas now have wireless connectivity. Because it supports simultaneous connections, it can be easily integrated into small and big solutions.
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Sophos
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.
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Pros
IBM
  • Monitoring
  • Communication
  • Security
  • Network
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Sophos
  • 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.
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Cons
IBM
  • Sales
  • ITOPS
  • Financial
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Sophos
  • 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.
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Usability
IBM
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Sophos
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
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Support Rating
IBM
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Sophos
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.
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
Although prices are not always affordable, it is a very complete choice that may integrate well with other technologies and gives good technical assistance. Fortinet solutions are ideal for businesses with a significant number of users. It is suggested that you acquire their annual maintenance plan.
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Sophos
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.
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • Return on investment that is acceptable
  • Operating cost reduction
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Sophos
  • 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
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