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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    7.8

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    78%

    Sophos UTM

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    7.3
    73%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    8.7
    87%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    7.7
    77%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    7.7
    77%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    7.3
    73%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    7.0
    70%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    8.3
    83%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    8.7
    87%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Sophos SG Firewall Appliances is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Sophos UTM is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.7

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    77%
    4 Ratings
    8.0

    Sophos UTM

    80%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Sophos UTM

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    100%
    1 Rating
    7.8

    Sophos UTM

    78%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Sophos

    It is a great fit for small to medium enterprises who are low on budget. The pricing is very competitive when compared with other major players like Palo Alto and the features match any NGFW Firewall in the market. However, in my opinion when it comes to massive performance requirements, I would say the Sophos SG Firewall Appliances lacks the sheer power that other devices in the market have.
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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

    Sophos

    • Sophos' support is actually pretty decent compared to Fortinet. We as a customer who uses both have first-hand experience in that. Sophos' way of support is much more hands-on. For instance, if you raise a ticket, they will contact you via chat, email, or phone in a timely manner and based on your SLA.
    • Sophos antivirus can speak with your firewall natively so that when a threat happens it can be blocked on a network level. We had first-hand experience of this where there was a potential outbreak on the network but the machines were getting isolated and prevented the spreading of malware.
    • Sophos comes with a whole suite of products like Intercept X, MDM, Antivirus, On-premise, and a virtual firewall. So they are like a one shop stop for all your security needs. We liked Sophos compared to our other firewall, which only had on-premise and virtual firewall boxes.
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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

    Sophos

    • 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.
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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

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Sophos SG Firewall Appliances 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

        Sophos

        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

        Sophos

        The biggest selling point for sophos is their vendor support. Those guys put a smile on our faces. There are multiple ways you can contact their support like chat, or telephone or email. They are very responsive and they do have very knowledgable and patient support staff. We have raised tickets at all odd hours and they have been addressed correctly
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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

        Sophos

        Both are equally good when comparing the features, FortiGate has a better dashboard while Sophos SG Firewall Appliances has good vpn texhniques.Overall price was better for Sophos SG Firewall Appliances,So we considered this for our Remote Branch Location .
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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

        Sophos

        • Positive ROI due to the competitiveness of the product.
        • Positive impact as the device is fully functional and easy to operate.
        • Negative impact when it comes to log integration as it does not support industry logging standards.
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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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