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"We were able to see what devices are talking to each other, giving us more visibility.""It has helped us tighten our security posture. Now, staff can only access things that they should be accessing.""The most valuable feature is the automatic scaling. With its microservices, it scales both up and down, depending on traffic and throughput.""The UI was also one of the huge selling points. My web development manager was blown away with the detail and the granularity that you can get out of the UI. It is a very strong and informative UI, with the amount of data it provides."

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"The features that I've known to be most valuable are both the web security features as well as the web firewall capabilities. As a partner of Sophos firewall, we have some clients and they are using Sophos firewall UTM and we are using it as well.""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."

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"I would like better reports and in-depth reporting.""We are having some issues with their LDAP and integrating it with the Active Directory. We can't seem to set it up.""There should be a bit more customer care, with regular review meetings on it or regular reports. It would be nice to have a quarterly or biannual review of what ShieldX has blocked."

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"The only time we face a problem or issues is when we place a ticket. We have found that response is very slow.""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."

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"For other security professions who are looking for something which is low in cost that does microsegmentation, they should look at ShieldX. It might not be the big name out there, but it does everything that you are looking for in microsegmentation at a very low price.""For a three-year deal we paid £55,000 plus tax... But, and this is a big "but," this was over two years ago. ShieldX had only just hit the market. We were the first company in Europe to buy ShieldX."

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"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."

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Overview

The ShieldX Elastic Security Platform dynamically scales to deliver comprehensive and consistent controls to protect data centers, cloud infrastructure, applications and data no matter where they are or where they go to make the cloud more secure than on-premise deployments. Our frictionless approach leverages agentless technology as well as the ShieldX Adaptive Intention Engine which autonomously translates and enforces intention into a set of comprehensive controls - microsegmentation, firewall, IPS and more - making security the easiest thing you do in the cloud.

The global network of highly skilled researchers and analysts, protecting businesses from known and emerging malware - viruses, rootkits and spyware.
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Computer Software Company84%
Government4%
Comms Service Provider3%
Insurance Company1%
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Manufacturing Company19%
Comms Service Provider8%
Computer Software Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company19%
Media Company6%
Government4%
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Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise16%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise37%
Large Enterprise17%
Find out what your peers are saying about ShieldX vs. Sophos UTM and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
473,673 professionals have used our research since 2012.

ShieldX is ranked 6th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 2 reviews while Sophos UTM is ranked 1st in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 16 reviews. ShieldX is rated 10.0, while Sophos UTM is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of ShieldX writes "Proactively monitors, blocks, and reports what it has blocked; and self-updates meaning there is zero maintenance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos UTM writes "Great web and email filtering with reasonable pricing". ShieldX is most compared with VMware NSX, Guardicore Centra, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, Fortinet FortiGate and OPNsense, whereas Sophos UTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense, Sophos XG, OPNsense and Untangle NG Firewall. See our ShieldX vs. Sophos UTM report.

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