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Attribute Ratings

  • SolarWinds Threat Monitor is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

SolarWinds Threat Monitor

85%
8 Ratings
8.0

Sophos UTM

80%
10 Ratings

Usability

SolarWinds Threat Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Sophos UTM

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.0

SolarWinds Threat Monitor

80%
2 Ratings
7.8

Sophos UTM

78%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds

Due to the high price that SolarWinds has, I do not recommend it for small companies. And if I recommend SolarWinds in large companies with complex infrastructures where constant monitoring and review of the network is required, this system is very complete and helps everyone in the technology team, both network administrators, database administrators, Security Administrators, and Server Administrators are all very happy with this system.
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Sophos

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.
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Pros

SolarWinds

  • Can integrate with any cloud platform.
  • Easy to use and operate GUI.
  • Advanced Threat protection and monitoring.
  • Highly scalable.
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Sophos

  • 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.
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Cons

SolarWinds

  • Steep learning curve.
  • Usually takes a bit to get the scans to run easily in a new environment.
  • Could have more reporting options.
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Sophos

  • Navigating the portal can be tricky depending on what needs to be done
  • It would be helpful if the SSLVPN client agent had more logging capabilities
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Pricing Details

SolarWinds Threat Monitor

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

SolarWinds Threat Monitor editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Sophos UTM

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Sophos UTM 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

      t2.small - $0.123 - Total / hr m3.medium - $0.417 - Total / hr m3.large - $0.883 - Total / hr m3.xlarge - $1.366 - Total / hr m3.2xlarge- $1.982 - Total / hr c3.large - $0.555 - Total / hr c3.xlarge - $1.11 - Total / hr c3.2xlarge - $1.72 - Total / hr c3.4xlarge - $2.59 - Total / hr c3.8xlarge - $3.68 - Total / hr c4.large - $0.55 - Total / hr c4.xlarge - $1.099 - Total / hr c4.2xlarge - $1.698 - Total / hr c4.4xlarge - $2.546 - Total / hr c4.8xlarge - $3.841 - Total / hr m4.large - $0.868 - Total / hr m4.xlarge - $1.365 - Total / hr m4.2xlarge- $1.931 - Total / hr

      Usability

      SolarWinds

      No answers on this topic

      Sophos

      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.
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      Support Rating

      SolarWinds

      SolarWinds offers live chat support for all its products built-in. So if you are working on something you can just reach out to someone at that time, and usually get an answer pretty quick. If you are trying to get something done it's a lot better than submitting a ticket and waiting for the email response.
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      Sophos

      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.
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      Alternatives Considered

      SolarWinds

      We selected SolarWinds after reviewing a few products. It came highly regarded by another district, as many of our neighboring districts were looking for stronger safety measures after another experienced a ransomware attack. It was selected because the customer service was highly toted and the strength of the programs was noted by other districts
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      Sophos

      I would rate Sophos second on this list right below Webroot. Webroot has an easier user interface and policy builder. However, Sophos would be on top of its UI would be improved. I would rank CrowStrike third and McAfee last. Sophos is great for complex environments that have multiple needs.
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      Return on Investment

      SolarWinds

      • Pros: Saves time in building use cases
      • Pros: Intrustion detection functionality stands out in the market
      • Cons: Product support is not that good which needs great attention to hold customers
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      Sophos

      • Sophos came in right on budget for our needs - perfect ROI
      • Security is like life insurance - you can always buy more, but finding that sweet spot where you are covered just right is key.
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