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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Sophos XG Firewall

    85%
    Sophos XG Firewall ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    7 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    7 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    7 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    6 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    7 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    7 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    7 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    7 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    6 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Sophos XG Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • MikroTik Routers and Switches and Sophos XG Firewall are tied in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    92%
    6 Ratings
    9.0

    Sophos XG Firewall

    90%
    7 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Sophos XG Firewall

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.8

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    88%
    3 Ratings
    9.1

    Sophos XG Firewall

    91%
    2 Ratings

    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 XG Firewall

    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.
    Rahul Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    • Affordable, it has more features compared to other brand at the same price.
    • Widely available, by today it's easy to obtained one, even online retailers sell it.
    • Highly customizable, you may write a powerful script to enhance the function.
    • Flexible, you can make different configuration approach based on you needs.
    Alex Anwar | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos XG Firewall

    • 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.
    Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    • Some of the wiki articles have not been updated or are not accurate enough. We spent a couple of days trying to find an example of implementing a mobile IPSec client solution. But once this has been implemented, it has been solid (always worked). A bigger community would help, and I am finding it hard to find the time to contribute to these articles.
    Adrian Takacs | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos XG Firewall

    • 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.
    Mike Goularte | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Sophos XG Firewall

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Usability

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    MikroTik Routers and Switches 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Almost perfect, despite some issue that need to be addressed by the manufacturer. If this issue has been addressed, a full 10 mark will be given.
    Alex Anwar | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos XG Firewall

    Sophos XG Firewall 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    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
    nawas khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    MikroTik Routers and Switches 8.8
    Based on 3 answers
    There is no SOC, NOC, where you can contact to try to resolve any difficulties. The problems that these devices have are solved largely through the community, with workaround alternatives, or if the support team responds to a request, the response times are too high for the current needs of technological communications.
    Tanner Moreno | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos XG Firewall

    Sophos XG Firewall 9.1
    Based on 2 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    Cisco Routers are one of the best in the market, however they are also very expensive and not suitable for a small deployment or any deployment which requires just a couple of routers. MikroTik on the other hand are less expensive and provides many features that you require for a small scale deployment. they fit in with the budget and do what you need them to.
    Umair Ali Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos XG Firewall

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    • First of all it's cheaper than Cisco routers.
    • It has more functionality than Cisco routers that cost 4 times more.
    • It has a GUI. But it has CLI too.
    Marcin Chabowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sophos XG Firewall

    • 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
    Pretty Varughese | TrustRadius Reviewer

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