Sophos UTM Review

Network Protection and Web Filtering help us provide next-gen threat handling


How has it helped my organization?

We give customers a device that can handle next-gen security threats, which is way better than a typical router.

What is most valuable?

They are all good, but most-used are the Network Protection and Web Filtering licenses.

What needs improvement?

VPN needs IKEv2, but it’s in the roadmap.

All other new, cool features will only come to the new Sophos XG Firewall.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There are no more stability issues than with other vendors, so I would say it's very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scaling out cannot be easier, as there are many migration paths.

How are customer service and technical support?

It’s satisfactory.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No previous solution. For next-gen firewalls, I began with Sophos.

How was the initial setup?

It is straightforward. There is a wizard running at first boot, making it easy for you to select the level of protection you want.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For under 50 users, MSP licensing is profitable.

What other advice do I have?

We don't use Sophos UTM on AWS.

I would recommend Sophos UTM. But also look at its successor, Sophos XG Firewall, as we do not know how many years Sophos UTM will "live." (Note that it will be free to migrate from UTM to XG).

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
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