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"At this point, we find that this product has high productivity and high availability and there is no need for improvement.""It is a highly stable product. We rarely receive any serious outdates, so it works quite well.""It is a secure product.""It is scalable and stable.""Cisco ASA is very strong.""It protects our network.""The stability of the product is good.""It is a comprehensive suite and complete package."

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"Technical support is good. They respond right away.""Kerio has improved my organization's security.""The statistic feature enables us to better use bandwidth management. We monitored the use by mobile, type of application, department, and by users. The bandwidth was solid. Our internet speed is optimized for our research.""The flexibility of the system, the capacity to provide the right level of security, and the ability to be integrated into different kinds of infrastructures are the most valuable features.""The most valuable feature is to provide users with the ability to log in to the portal page, keep track of their data usage and perform bandwidth management.""All of the features of Kerio Control are equally good. Most valuable to us are the firewall rules, the intrusion detection system, and IP address features.""What I like the most about Kerio is that I can use the software appliance as a solution, so if the hardware fails for any reason then I can quickly replace it with hardware that I have in stock.""It prevents people from visiting undesirable sites and ensures that they use the internet for their designated jobs."

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"We have found that the simplicity of the XG 210 is its most valuable feature.""Sophos XG has cybersecurity. It integrates with the antivirus software.""It gives me a very good, stable connection in all tunnels.""The SL VPNs are the most valuable feature. I have a lot of systems out of the head office that need to connect to the local networks, and they all connect wirelessly via the Sophos VPN client.""What I like about his program, is that it is easy to use and easy to manage.""The filtering is very easy to do. You can segment and create profiles for usage very easily.""The solution seems pretty stable. We've had no issues so far.""I like the fact that it can self remove malware and do updates on the cloud via Sophos Central."

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"<p>If there is old hardware, or appliances, it does not necessarily work with the new Cisco generation firewalls.""It is not easy to configure.""The scalability is a bit limiting, to be honest. In terms of when you look to changing landscape in terms of threats, I think to me, my personal it's a bit limiting.""Tech support could not answer all of our questions. I had to do research on the web to solve my issues.""Migration with other appliances is not easy. It has to be done manually, and this takes a long time.""The pricing is a bit high.""Cisco ASA should be easier to use. It is a bit tough to navigate and see what is going on.""Even on a smaller scale, people are finding you need HA pairs, and there's no way that the ASA can do that, at least in the virtual version."

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"I would like to see them develop a bit more flexibility creating VLANs.""They should add wireless features.""I would like for them to add more security features.""The improvement that we are looking for is for when decide to move some part of our application to the cloud.""I would like to be able to inspect https packets for the purpose of virus scanning.""Kerio Control has just improved on their biggest problem, which was to introduce better support for high-availability requirements in production.""Their support is getting better but still needs improvement.""Improvements are needed to the Next Generation Firewall Protection, specifically with user-level protection."

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"When I call, I have to wait at least one to two hours to reach them.""The only issue that Sophos XG now needs to improve is the product's reporting capability.""I would like to have remote access to clients using a static IP for a certain period of time.""The initial set up process can be a little tricky, especially when you are registering with Sophos using your registration number. Setup is not necessarily complex, but it's not trouble-free. You do have connectivity issues at the initial setup with registering the device on the Sophos platform to access the advanced features. It doesn't always go through the first time around. That may be an issue with the quality of our automation. I'm not sure exactly what it is.""The program is rather expensive.""The UTM itself needs improvement. When you're navigating it seems like it takes forever to load anything. The hardware is okay. It's just the software that could be more responsive.""It's easy to use, but it's hard to configure exact settings. They need to make it easier to access advanced features.""On reports, they sometimes give a summary, but it lists different users as unknown. There are times that I really want to know which user or which IP is causing a problem."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The cost is a bit higher than other competitive solutions on the market.""It is considered on the "high end" of the spectrum.""Cisco recently has become very expensive.""The cost is a bit high compared to other solutions in the market.""Purchasing from the AWS Marketplace was easy. It was just point and click.""It is pay-as-you-go, so it much cheaper than buying in the plants.""Our individual release cycle has been quicker because the entire development and testing environment has been automated because of these virtual instances. It has aligned our development workflow. This is where we have seen the ROI increase.""With the Cisco ASA, you do get what you pay for. What would really be awesome is to see Cisco blow out a real cheap version where you can use the sandbox, but leave it step-wise and go to another product relatively easily, like getting you hooked on candy."

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"Pricing is good, but the licensing took a lot of time.""The price is inexpensive.""It's very affordable.""The pricing is in-line with our expectations in terms of the quality that we get for it.""There is a yearly upkeep fee.""My advice is to use your own hardware, and do not use theirs.""It is priced low enough for entry-level, but it has the power to grow with a company without them having to replace it.""The biggest advice that I could probably give people is when you buy the solution be prepared to either buy the unlimited license or buy more licenses than you think. Each user license gives you one employee and each a user gives you five devices. In the world nowadays where everybody has a cellphone, tablet, desktop, and laptop, that's four devices. You still get one more device per person. That covers your servers and back-ends."

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"For licensing the XG 210, we paid approximately $3000 for three years. There are no additional fees on top of this.""It's a suitable price and license.""We are paying about $1,500 yearly for the Enterprise Plus. As far as I know, there aren't costs above this standard fee.""The Sophos pricing, in general, is better than SonicWall, Fortinet, WatchGuard, or anybody else.""We paid for our licensing for three years, upfront, and there are no costs in addition to the standard fees.""The price is cheaper than that of some competing vendors."

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Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewall, Cisco ASA NGFW, Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA, Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls, Cisco ASAv
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Overview

Cisco ASA firewalls deliver enterprise-class firewall functionality with highly scalable and flexible VPN capabilities to meet diverse needs, from small/branch offices to high performance data centers and service providers. Available in a wide range of models, Cisco ASA can be deployed as a physical or virtual appliance. Flexible VPN capabilities include support for remote access, site-to-site, and clientless VPN. Also, select appliances support clustering for increased performance, VPN load balancing to optimize available resources, advanced high availability configurations, and more.

Cisco ASAv is the virtualized version of the Cisco ASA firewall. Widely deployed in leading private and public clouds, Cisco ASAv is ideal for remote worker and multi-tenant environments. The solution scales up/down to meet performance requirements and high availability provides resilience. Also, Cisco ASAv can deliver micro-segmentation to protect east-west network traffic.

Cisco firewalls provide consistent security policies, enforcement, and protection across all your environments. Unified management for Cisco ASA and FTD/NGFW physical and virtual firewalls is delivered by Cisco Defense Orchestrator (CDO), with cloud logging also available. And with Cisco SecureX included with every Cisco firewall, you gain a cloud-native platform experience that enables greater simplicity, visibility, and efficiency.

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Kerio Control brings together next-generation firewall capabilities -- including a network firewall and router, intrusion detection and prevention (IPS), gateway anti-virus, VPN, and web content and application filtering. These comprehensive capabilities and unmatched deployment flexibility make Kerio Control the ideal choice for small and mid-sized businesses.

Sophos XG Firewall is next gen firewall that is optimized for today’s business, delivering all the protection and insights you need in a single, powerful appliance that’s easy to manage.

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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.Triton Technical, McDonald's
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Find out what your peers are saying about Kerio Control vs. Sophos XG and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Kerio Control is ranked 6th in Firewalls with 32 reviews while Sophos XG is ranked 7th in Firewalls with 20 reviews. Kerio Control is rated 8.2, while Sophos XG is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Kerio Control writes "Through the ease of how quickly we could roll out the VPN to everybody, we had whole companies remotely working overnight". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos XG writes "Offers a high level of visibility of what's happening on your network or on your client machines". Kerio Control is most compared with pfSense, Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos UTM, OPNsense and Fortinet FortiGate-VM, whereas Sophos XG is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense, Sophos UTM, WatchGuard Firebox and OPNsense. See our Kerio Control vs. Sophos XG report.

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