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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

Since we have only ever used the SG firewall appliances that is really all I have ever known. So if I was approached by a colleague about network security then I would suggest the Sophos SG Firewall Appliances hands down. We have never had to look for any other type of replacement or upgrade as these are very well built, super easy to deploy and go above and beyond to keep your network secure.
Matthew James | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Sophos UTM
Identification Technologies
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Sophos UTM
Visualization Tools
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Sophos UTM
Content Inspection
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
Sophos UTM
Policy-based Controls
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
7.0
Sophos UTM
Active Directory and LDAP
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Sophos UTM
Firewall Management Console
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Sophos UTM
Reporting and Logging
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
Sophos UTM
VPN
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
6.0
Sophos UTM
High Availability
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
Sophos UTM
Stateful Inspection
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Sophos UTM

Pros

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • Easy to use and understand.
  • The ability to expand beyond it's base specs is amazing.
  • The sense of protection you get from looking at the logs just makes you feel more secure.
Matthew James | 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • The user interface could use a refresh. It's been a few years.
  • Not having the ability to use an Open VPN configuration is a little disappointing.
  • Home license is too restrictive with only 50 IPs.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos UTM

  • 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
Michael Cattano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sophos UTM

Sophos UTM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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 Rating

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sophos UTM

Sophos UTM 7.4
Based on 3 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

No answers on this topic

Sophos UTM

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.
Nate Binkley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • Positive. We are able to expand our network by using the Flexi Port Modules that are available.
  • Positive. We are able to boast that our network is more secure than other businesses of the same model.
  • Negative. The VPN needs to be updated to use OVPN configs and then it would be perfect.
  • Negative. The home license needs to have the IP restriction removed for folks who work from home and need to access on-site terminals.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos UTM

  • 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.
Jon Shurtliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

General

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

Sophos UTM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Sophos UTM
8.2

Usability

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
Sophos UTM
10.0

Support Rating

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
Sophos UTM
7.4

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