Compare Azure Firewall vs. Sophos UTM

Azure Firewall is ranked 35th in Firewalls while Sophos UTM is ranked 4th in Firewalls with 30 reviews. Azure Firewall is rated 0, while Sophos UTM is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos UTM writes "Has a solid state hard drive and can boot in less than sixty seconds". Azure Firewall is most compared with Palo Alto Networks VM-Series, Cisco Firepower NGFW and Fortinet FortiOS, whereas Sophos UTM is most compared with pfSense, Fortinet FortiGate and Sophos XG.
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Always consider what you might need to reduce your wasted time and invest it in other solutions.Watch out for hidden licensing and incredibly high annual maintenance costs.We paid about $7,000 for the Cisco firewall, plus another small Cisco router and the lead switch. It was under the combined license. It's a final agreement.The cost is a big factor for us. This is why we are using it only in our restricted area. They are very much higher than their competitors in the market.Licensing is expensive compared to other solutions.Pricing is high, but it is essentially a corporate decision.The cost is a bit high compared to other solutions in the market.Cisco recently has become very expensive.

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This solution is less expensive than FortiGate.The biggest issue with Sophos is the pricing. It's definitely more expensive. As I said, we looked at Webroot, which is a big alternative, and Sophos was almost three times the price of Webroot. That's a pretty big difference.Sometimes more is less, meaning if you want more than three features, take the FullGuard licence.We purchased the appliance with five years onsite support and licenses.Pricing for the upgrade was very competitive as Sophos wanted to retain existing customers.The pricing and licensing are both good and better than Sophos's competitors. This is why we went with the product.The AWS Marketplace product should be a better fit, but it is a little pricier.Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace is pretty straightforward. Because were entirely on AWS and don't have anything anywhere else. It made the most sense for us as a one stop shop.

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Also Known As
Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASAAstaro
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Overview

Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) is Cisco's end-to-end software solution and core operating system that powers the Cisco ASA product series. This software solution provides enterprise-level firewall capabilities for all types of ASA products, including blades, standalone appliances and virtual devices. Adaptive Security Appliance provides protection to organizations of all sizes, and allows end-users to access information securely anywhere, at any time, and through any device.

Adaptive Security Appliance is also fully compatible with other key security technologies, and so provides organizations with an all-encompassing security solution.

Block more threats and quickly mitigate those that do breach your defenses with the industry’s first threat-focused NGFW.

Azure Firewall is a managed, cloud-based network security service that protects your Azure Virtual Network resources. It is a fully stateful firewall as a service with built-in high availability and unrestricted cloud scalability.

The global network of highly skilled researchers and analysts, protecting businesses from known and emerging malware - viruses, rootkits and spyware.
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Sample Customers
There are more than one million Adaptive Security Appliances deployed globally. Top customers include First American Financial Corp., Genzyme, Frankfurt Airport, Hansgrohe SE, Rio Olympics, The French Laundry, Rackspace, and City of Tomorrow.
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Financial Services Firm17%
Manufacturing Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
University8%
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Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company8%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Financial Services Firm12%
Healthcare Company12%
Pharma/Biotech Company6%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company20%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company8%
Media Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise38%
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise39%
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Small Business61%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise22%
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Small Business51%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise30%
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