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"We pay for the service on a yearly basis. The last time we paid was in June, for a year. At the time, it was about $20,000.""It is the cheapest product available. It's good if you have a low budget.""Our licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis.""The solution is very low cost compared to competitors. You have a good firewall, a lot of functions for less than the price of some omni firewall competitors.""It's reasonably priced.""I think the pricing of Sophos is very fair.""The prices can be better, they could make it a lot cheaper.""This product is free for home users. The more expensive products have better performance."

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Top Answer: In my opinion and as a result of years of experience: - Both are great firewalls with excellent performance and a useful integration witch Active directory and LDAP - Fortinet is easier to… more »
Top Answer: Sophos UTM is no longer being developed, according to our reseller. All the development effort is going into XG. So XG will be the only Sophos firewall going forward, UTM will eventually be end of… more »
Top Answer: With Sophos, we have not had any incidents this year. The security provided has been good. It has proven to be okay for our needs.
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Crystal Eye XDR 

Extend, Detection and Response 

Crystal Eye XDR (Extended Detection & Response) protects, detects and responds to threats across your whole organisation, all from a single unified platform. It secures your organisation from the cloud to the endpoint with a range of integrated security controls.


  • Security incidents are becoming more complex while compliance obligations are becoming harder to meet.
  • Organisations are struggling with too many products from different vendors which aren’t integrated together.
  • Companies need to be able to quickly identify real threats from all the noise and then initiate rapid response procedures to minimise business impact.


  • XDR solves these problems by avoiding the complexity of configuring and monitoring separate security systems.
  • XDR offers a single unified platform that delivers security protection, threat detection and incident response across your whole organisation.


  • Reduce the risk of a security incident.
  • Reduce time to detect and respond to an event.
  • Reduce the cost of securing your business.

XDR – Extended Detection & Response

  • XDR involves the collection and correlation of event data from endpoint, network and cloud sensors to identify real threats anywhere in your environment and automatically trigger a coordinated response to secure your business.
  • The first fully-integrated detection and response platform is ready to go out-of-the-box, so it delivers a consistent level of security without the complexity of integrating products from multiple vendors.
  • Our network-based and cloud-based sensors (Crystal Eye XDR) deliver Network Detection & Response (NDR), in combination with our host-based sensors (XDR Endpoints) deliver End-Point Detection & Response (EDR) which all work together to deliver Extended Detection & Response (XDR).
  • Crystal Eye Orchestrate is our centralised management console which takes care of the service delivery and also acts as a data lake to collect all the data for correlation and response coordination. This is a significantly simpler process due to the standard data format and shared data storage used across the Crystal Eye products, which avoids the laborious task of normalising and correlating data from different technologies.

More than SIEM

  • XDR avoids the complex integration required with Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) and breaks down the silos between different systems by having a single data store for all events.
  • Where SIEM focuses on pulling the data together into events, XDR has the added benefit of pro-active and automated rapid response to stop threats in their tracks before real damage occurs. XDR goes a step further to provide advanced threat detection with research analysis labs to support defensive efforts.

Integrated SOAR

  • Our XDR solution has integrated Security Orchestration, Automation & Response (SOAR) processes which allow you to automate responses to low-risk threats and coordinate responses to high-risk threats with the relevant resources.
  • These capabilities are typically not accessible for most organisations, but our integrated SOAR approach provides a comprehensive, cost-effective response solution available to businesses of any size. Our automated incident response process gets executed immediately when a breach occurs and is significantly cheaper than alternative options.
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Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider6%
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company18%
Media Company4%
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Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise17%
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise20%
Find out what your peers are saying about Palo Alto Networks, Cynet, Cisco and others in Extended Detection and Response (XDR). Updated: November 2021.
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Crystal Eye XDR is ranked 8th in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) while Sophos UTM is ranked 2nd in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 20 reviews. Crystal Eye XDR is rated 0.0, while Sophos UTM is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos UTM writes "Great web and email filtering with reasonable pricing". Crystal Eye XDR is most compared with , whereas Sophos UTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense, Sophos XG, Untangle NG Firewall and OPNsense.

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