Perimeter 81 vs. Sophos Cloud Web Gateway (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Perimeter 81
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Perimeter 81 is a Zero Trust Network as a Service from the company of the same name in Tel Aviv, designed to simplify secure network, cloud and application access for the modern and distributed workforce.
$10
per month per user
Sophos Cloud Web Gateway (discontinued)
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Sophos Cloud Web Gateway has been discontinued since 30 June 2020.N/A
Pricing
Perimeter 81Sophos Cloud Web Gateway (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
Essentials
$10
per month per user
Premium
$15
per month per user
Premium Plus
$20
per month per user
Enterprise
Custom
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Perimeter 81Sophos Cloud Web Gateway (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details+$50 per month per gateway. Discounts available for annual pricing.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Identity Management
Comparison of Identity Management features of Product A and Product B
Perimeter 81
10.0
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Sophos Cloud Web Gateway (discontinued)
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Ratings
Multi-Factor Authentication10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Zero Trust Security
Comparison of Zero Trust Security features of Product A and Product B
Perimeter 81
9.8
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Sophos Cloud Web Gateway (discontinued)
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Ratings
Continuous Verification10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Secure Web Gateways10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Segmentation Leveraging9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin Access Control10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access
Score 8.7 out of 10
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access
Score 8.7 out of 10
Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway
Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway
Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Perimeter 81Sophos Cloud Web Gateway (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(2 ratings)
9.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Perimeter 81
I'd suggest that Perimeter81 is recommended when you want something that is easy to administrate, with little maintenance, unlike a VPN/secure network that you host and manage internally. We've had incidents when there has been downtime at Perimeter81, which has effectively locked us out of some of our secure services (anything locked down via IP). They have made improvements to their infrastructure and it seems to have improved in recent months, but this is something to keep in mind for critical connections
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Sophos Secure Web Gateway is great for almost any business that needs an easily-manageable proxy server. We're a medium-sized enterprise, but the product would work great for much larger companies as well. The only real limitations would be hardware resources, but it isn't that intensive. The administration of it is very intuitive, and it was quick to set up. Where it might not make sense is across multiple sites, unless all internet traffic is funneled through one place. It would be a bit complicated to maintain multiple setups.
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Pros
Perimeter 81
  • Simple easy to read icon.
  • You can hover over and see if you are logged in via the systems tray on your computer.
  • Easy to switch between regions around the world.
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  • When IT Admins need to deploy virtually.
  • When IT Admins want to have high availability without an extra cost (via the Virtual Appliance Deployment).
  • When IT Admins want to control and give the internet fair use within the organization.
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Cons
Perimeter 81
  • Customer support was lacking before, now seems better.
  • Had much difficulty using Chrome as my browser to install the app.
  • Increase the throughput speeds at time would be nicer.
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  • Administrator Permissions: There's not enough granularity on the administrative side. We ran into an issue where we wanted to restrict junior admins from being able to see traffic per user. But in doing so, it also prevented them from adusting some other settings they had to have access to, like setting exceptions for sites.
  • CA Database: I occasionally run into issues where the list of certificate authorities in the appliance is not up to date, and I have to manually add a CA. These aren't rare, never-heard-of authorities, either, but they are usually subsidiaries of one of the major ones.
  • Feedback: Sometimes it takes some good detective skills to track down why a legitimate site isn't working. It's often because of content hosted elsewhere (images, for example), but the reports aren't always clear as to what actually gets blocked. It takes some trial and error sometimes to unblock something that should be okay for our business.
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Alternatives Considered
Perimeter 81
In the beginning, it was a bit rough getting it to work and getting any kind of quality support from customer service. But recently they really improved their service and customer service. I believe they raise 100M in new funding which provides them the resources to make a better product with better tools and a better help desk.
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Discontinued Products
Sophos Secure Web Gateway has flexible pricing and deployment options. It offers a huge range of categorization options and they also pull web categorization info from other services
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Return on Investment
Perimeter 81
  • I think it is just a cost of doing business.
  • I don't think the cost is too prohibitive.
  • We also use it as an example of what a small cost can provide big protection for your security.
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Discontinued Products
  • We have not had a single instance of malware since installing Web Gateway. We have other ways to prevent infections and attacks, of course, so this is just one tool in the box, but we had a handful before this from people visiting sites they should not have. Web Gateway has prevented those, at least.
  • There was some pushback initially as users had to deal with some business sites not working (usually due to CA problems). After the initial growing pains, however, we've seen very few other problems.
  • The appliance updates itself, in the middle of the night, so that reduces some overhead and planned downtime.
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