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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Nagios Core

    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
    7.9
    79%
    7 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    7 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    7 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    7 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    6 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    7 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    7 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    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

    • Sophos XG Firewall is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.5

    Nagios Core

    75%
    42 Ratings
    8.9

    Sophos XG Firewall

    89%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    Nagios Core

    99%
    3 Ratings

    Sophos XG Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    4.0

    Nagios Core

    40%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Sophos XG Firewall

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Nagios Core

    77%
    18 Ratings
    9.1

    Sophos XG Firewall

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Nagios Enterprises

    Nagios monitoring is well suited for any mission critical application that requires per/second (or minute) monitoring. This would probably include even a shuttle launch. As Nagios was built around Linux, most (85%) plugins are Linux based, therefore its more suitable for a Linux environment.
    As Nagios (and dependent components) requires complex configurations & compilations, an experienced Linux engineer would be needed to install all relevant components.
    Any company that has hundreds (or thousands) of servers & services to monitor would require a stable monitoring solution like Nagios. I have seen Nagios used in extremely mediocre ways, but the core power lies when its fully configured with all remaining open-source components (i.e. MySQL, Grafana, NRDP etc). Nagios in the hands of an experienced Linux engineer can transform the organizations monitoring by taking preventative measures before a disaster strikes.
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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

    Nagios Enterprises

    • Monitoring of services is one of the biggest benefits for our company. Being able to respond in a timely fashion keeps business smooth.
    • Hardware and device monitoring are easy to set up with proper parameters.
    • Notification to key staff to be able to respond quickly makes issues go away faster.
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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

    Nagios Enterprises

    • Nagios could use core improvements in HA, though, Nagios itself recommends monitoring itself with just another Nagios installation, which has worked fine for us. Given its stability, and this work-around, a minor need.
    • Nagios could also use improvements, feature wise, to the web gui. There is a lot in Nagios XI which I felt were almost excluded intentionally from the core project. Given the core functionality, a minor need. We have moved admin facing alerts to appear as though they originate from a different service to make interacting with alerts more practical.
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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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    Pricing Details

    Nagios Core

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Nagios Core editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Single LicenseFree1
    Single LicenseFree2

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Sophos XG Firewall

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Sophos XG Firewall editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Nagios Enterprises

      We're currently looking to combine a bunch of our network montioring solutions into a single platform. Running multiple unique solutions for monitoring, data collection, compliance reporting etc has become a lot to manage.
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      Sophos

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Nagios Enterprises

      The Nagios UI is in need of a complete overhaul. Nice graphics and trendy fonts are easy on the eyes, but the menu system is dated, the lack of built in graphing support is confusing, and the learning curve for a new user is too steep.
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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

      Nagios Enterprises

      I haven't had to use support very often, but when I have, it has been effective in helping to accomplish our goals. Since Nagios has been very popular for a long time, there is also a very large user base from which to learn from and help you get your questions answered.
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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

      Nagios Enterprises

      Because we get all we required in Nagios [Core] and for npm, we have to do lots of configuration as it is not as easy as Comair to Nagios [Core]. On npm UI, there is lots of data, so we are not able to track exact data for analysis, which is why we use Nagios [Core].
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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

      Nagios Enterprises

      • With it being a free tool, there is no cost associated with it, so it's very valuable to an organization to get something that is so great and widely used for free.
      • You can set up as many alerts as you want without incurring any fees.
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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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