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Likelihood to Recommend

MikroTik Routers and Switches

MikroTik is suited for large companies that require advanced distributions in terms of contracted bandwidth, and in the same way, allows a single device to specify filtering and firewall rules without acquiring an additional device. There is a range for small companies which is more economical and less robust, but in case it's not necessary, such a strict control over the data consumption of the company is not a feasible solution.
Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos UTM

UTM works great if you want a solid, obvious firewall. There's not a lot of second-guessing as to what you are about to do with every change you make. If you incorporate their wireless access points and RED (remote ethernet device) for remote users or small offices, it's considerably much easier to set up than other comparable solutions. If you are looking to manage your firewalls via the cloud, you are out of luck.
Paul Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

MikroTik Routers and Switches

  • When you are creating a firewall filter rule on a router, the amount of options you have is incredible. For example, most other firewalls or routers will not give you the option to select a connection state, a packet size, specify the packet content etc.
  • You can use the routers in transparent mode, when your router is placed in front of a customer firewall or customer router, allowing only the allocated public IP address to communicate with the Internet and allowing you to allocate a certain bandwidth or speed.
  • The lowest end model routers have the same operating system, features as the more expensive ones making simple for us to test configuration on cheap equipment before commit to buy the more expensive one. The licensing model is very simple as well and easy to understand.
  • The cheapest routers also come with one SFP port, which is great as it is allowing us to connect fiber straight into it. No extra PoE injectors and converter are needed, reducing the number of points of failure.
Adrian Takacs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos UTM

  • Firewall Protection. The protection is unmatched, setup it a little daunting, but once set up it pretty much runs itself.
  • Site-to-site VPN. Super easy to deploy so we are able to network all our sites together.
  • The DHCP server function is actually really nice, I prefer using it over the traditional way of using a DC for DHCP.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MikroTik Routers and Switches

  • Not every aspect of functionality is well described and that would be a point for improvement.
  • There could be a tool for firewall testing.
  • Open VPN should be more intuitive.
Marcin Chabowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos UTM

  • We have yet to be able to implement the mobile device management - I'm not sure if that's because it is difficult, or just a daunting task.
Jon Shurtliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MikroTik Routers and Switches

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Sophos UTM

Sophos UTM 10.0
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The interface is no non-sense and easy to understand. No need for any consultants to help implement this solution. The performance is consistent and solid. Paired with a good amount of firmware and definitions, it's hard to find any fault in this product. It's interoperability with other Sophos products make a compelling argument to invest in more Sophos products.
Paul Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

MikroTik Routers and Switches

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Sophos UTM

Sophos UTM 6.5
Based on 2 answers
The week link of Sophos UTM is the customer support. I haven't had to use it often, but when I do, the wait times can easily be an hour or two. Once I am talking to someone, the support is excellent. The support agents are knowledgeable and can quickly diagnose the issue and get you to a resolution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MikroTik Routers and Switches

Despite having a high cost, the possibility of using a low-end equipment with the operating system RouterOS to support the management of the MikroTik allowed this to prevail as an option like most of the solutions offered in the market, in addition to the possibilities presented for the support and the community information of the same they play important factors in the implementation and the taking of decisions.
Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos UTM

Unlike Sophos UTM, Dell SonicWall's features are mostly subscription based which means you'll have to purchase additional items such as VPN connectivity per user etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MikroTik Routers and Switches

  • We have managed to implement our own network infrastructure to service a small business center at a very low price, and our investment has been returned in less than 6 months.
Adrian Takacs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos UTM

  • It allowed me to add additional controls to my internet access, reducing my malware risks and allowing me to control access to websites easily.
Karim Kronfli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MikroTik Routers and Switches

General

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

Sophos UTM

General

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

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