SenITCOn45IT Senior Consultant at a manufacturing company
Marek Modlinski ModlinskiSenior Network Engineer at a computer software company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The product has helped improve our organization by being easy to use and integrate. This saves time, trouble and money."
"If we are receiving spam emails, or other types of malicious email coming from a particular email ID, then we are able to block them using this solution."
"The most valuable feature is MVX, which tests all of the files that have been received in an email."
"The server appliance is good."
"The most valuable feature is the network security module."
"It is stable and quite protective. It has a lot of features to scan a lot of malicious things and vulnerabilities."
"Configuration troubleshooting is eased by the use of the color-coded, live firewall log."
"It allows me to easily connect with more than forty-five remote sites and more than fifty remote users between IPsec and SSL VPN, applying the web filter and application filter to ensure a secure connection."
"We find all of the features valuable because together they fit the needs of our customers."
"I would recommend UTM over XG because it's easier to manage."
"It is a very good product. The threat monitoring process is the most valuable feature."
"It is easy to manage."
"The most valuable feature is the price. I've been requesting prices all over these years between different solutions like Fortinet, Palo Alto, and Check Point and Sophos has been the cheapest and the best of all of them that I have tried. I have been working with Fortinet, it's a fact that the price is surprisingly better."
"The initial setup is pretty easy."
"As far as future inclusions, it would be useful to display more threat intelligence, such as the actual area of the threat and the origin of the web crawling (Tor and Dark Web)."
"It would be a good idea if we could get an option to block based upon the content of an email, or the content of a file attachment."
"It would be very helpful if there were better integration with other solutions from other vendors, such as Fortinet and Palo Alto."
"Technical packaging could be improved."
"It is very expensive, the price could be better."
"I heard that FireEye recently was hacked, and a lot of things were revealed. We would like FireEye to be more secure as an organization. FireEye has to be more protective because it is one of the most critical devices that we are using in our environment. They have a concept called SSL decryption, but that is only the packet address. We would like FireEye to also do a lot of decryption inside the packet. Currently, FireEye only does encryption and decryption of the header, but we would like them to do encryption and decryption of the entire packet."
"Support for IKEv2 is needed in this solution."
"I would like to see the SD-WAN feature improved."
"We would like to have unique viewable IDs for rules and in the packet filter logfile, for easier debugging of old log files."
"It's stable, but the reaction time of the GUI is terrible."
"Sophos should be more user-friendly, have more dashboards, and an easier implementation."
"The five-factor authentication needs improvement."
"Sophos should improve its ability to check something like bandwidth consumption for users or something more real-time."
"There needs to be some improvement in the IPsec VPN. There is implementation only support. I have version one. I'd be most interested in having IP version two from the protocol."
"FireEye is comparable to other products, such as HX, but seems expensive. It may cause us to look at other products in the market."
"When I compare this solution to its competitors in the market, I find that it is a little expensive."
"The user fee is not as high but the maintenance fee is expensive."
"It's an expensive solution."
"This solution is less expensive than FortiGate."
"It is the cheapest product available. It's good if you have a low budget."
"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."
"Our licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis."
"It's reasonably priced."
"This product is free for home users. The more expensive products have better performance."
"I think the pricing of Sophos is very fair."
"It is necessary to pay for a licence to use the solution, but it is not very expensive."
FireEye Network Security is an advanced threat protection and breach detection platform that provides industry leading threat visibility and protection against the world’s most sophisticated and damaging attacks. By leveraging FireEye’s unique technologies and threat intelligence, FireEye Network Security detects what other security solutions miss, providing holistic security from the perimeter to the network core.
FireEye Network Security is ranked 5th in Advanced Threat Protection with 6 reviews while Sophos UTM is ranked 3rd in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 17 reviews. FireEye Network Security is rated 7.8, while Sophos UTM is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of FireEye Network Security writes "Stable, protective, easy to set up, and has a lot of features to scan vulnerabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos UTM writes "Great web and email filtering with reasonable pricing". FireEye Network Security is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Zscaler Internet Access, Cisco Stealthwatch, Check Point SandBlast Network and RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM), whereas Sophos UTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense, Sophos XG, OPNsense and Untangle NG Firewall.
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