Sophos Cyberoam UTM vs. Sophos UTM

As of February 2019, Sophos Cyberoam UTM is ranked 7th in Firewalls with 17 reviews vs Sophos UTM which is ranked 3rd in Firewalls with 33 reviews. The top reviewer of Sophos Cyberoam UTM writes "Web and content filtering, and bandwidth monitoring help keep bandwidth costs in check". The top reviewer of Sophos UTM writes "Initial configuration was super simple. Management and monitoring have never been easier". Sophos Cyberoam UTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos UTM and Sophos XG. Sophos UTM is most compared with pfSense, Fortinet FortiGate and Sophos XG. See our Sophos Cyberoam UTM vs. Sophos UTM report.
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Pros
The most valuable feature of this product is the threat protection.It is a VPN that serves all your needs as an application firewall.Web and content filtering are valuable in preventing people from abusing the network and pushing up the bandwidth price.We have never had to restart a firewall. The firewalls have all worked perfectly fine.The best feature is the flexibility the product offers, in terms of remote access. What we had before was a decentralized mechanism in our organization, but after having this product we were able to get the remote locations into the same LAN. We were able to control the bandwidth and were able to take virtual access of those machines and give them the support, as and when required.Bandwidth Management and aggregation. It is valuable for combining two ISPs. Switching to a secondary/redundant ISP is thus seamless, in the event that the primary ISP goes down. The Bandwidth Management is also valuable for limiting heavy downloaders that may impact negatively on the experience of other users.The product has helped control bandwidth utilization, as well as enhanced connectivity and security to remote locations.User and network policies to be managed on a single screen with powerful filtering and search options.

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The most valuable feature is the IPS. It also protects us from malware.UTM 9 brings along IPSec as well as iPhone and iPad support. This seems small but it’s useful.The isolation of infected machines is a big feature. Also, the ability to detect external sources that change files on a file server is really big.It improved bandwidth utilization and provided link load balancing features for internet and intranet lease lines.Advanced protection (Sophos Sandstorm) - Protects against crypto viruses in real-time.It has helped by identifying threats within the company. If there are computers or servers that are compromised, then we are able to identify them right away in the system.The implementation with the AWS environment was good.It meets our compliance needs in an elastic computer environment.

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The reporting should be improved as well as the backup.Its scalability is not that great.Cyberoam configuration is done through the browser, which is one of the places that viruses spread.Once in a while, an unwanted email will slip in. You have to set your parameters to avoid that happening, but once in a while, an email has slipped past firewall. Once you update the firmware, you notice that it doesn't happen. If an email slips in, I get a little bit worried. I do get the report, but you just don't want that situation happening in the first place.I would like to see a better content management pack and also the website searching should be better.I have problems with the email filtering. Emails pass through without any filtering affecting them. When I get back to them and tell them this is the issue, they check everything and say it is not in their database signature and they have to update it. But you know, by that time, my user has already opened it.There is a lot or room for improvement, because it is still not a fourth or fifth generation firewall. It lacks security features.Needs a mail alert/notification when the device loses any of its connections, during ISP redundancy implementation.

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The solution could be improved by adding cloud soundboxing.We didn’t find any issues but I know there have been some in the last few years.It does have built-in policies, which enable you to disable USB devices, etc. It would be nice if they had more policies because there are not that many of them.Initially, there were issues with the wireless network as wireless access points were disappearing from the dashboard after some time.There is still room for improvement in wireless protection. I don't mean their WiFi device is bad, but there are still things to improve on, such as WiFi roaming.The technical support only communicates via email. I would prefer to communicate directly with someone.They could reduce the price.It is a little too CPU resource intensive, so we would like to see improvements there.

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I have no comment about the pricing.Prices are very high.It is worth the value.It’s value for the money. It’s functionally competitive with higher priced alternative brands.The price is very competitive and the licensing is easy.It is more expensive than cheap routers, but it offers a lot of functionality, and that warrants the price.Licensing is a bit costly, mostly for features requiring subscription.It is very reasonably priced as compared to other solutions in the market.

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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.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.Sometimes more is less, meaning if you want more than three features, take the FullGuard licence.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.The pricing is pretty reasonable. I don't think that it is overly expensive.

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Reviews
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out of 48 in Firewalls
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106,702
Comparisons
54,092
Reviews
30
Followers
2,975
Avg. Rating
8.4
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Cyberoam Unified Threat Management hardware appliances offer comprehensive security to organizations, ranging from large enterprises to small and branch offices. Multiple security features integrated over a single, Layer 8 Identity-based platform make security simple, yet highly effective.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
Gulf Corporation for Technology, Maridive & Oil Services, Fidelity Bank, Petra University, Capital FM Kenya, Safari Park Hotel and Casino, Mayfair Casino, Pacific International Lines, Mozambique Ministry of Education, University of Namibia, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, University of Hawai, New Delhi Municipal CouncilOne Housing Group
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Mining And Metals Company7%
Engineering Company7%
Manufacturing Company7%
Wholesaler/Distributor7%
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Financial Services Firm34%
Manufacturing Company13%
Government13%
Non Profit8%
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Healthcare Company12%
Financial Services Firm12%
Local Government6%
Software R&D Company6%
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Construction Company15%
Manufacturing Company13%
Comms Service Provider12%
University6%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise27%
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Small Business62%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise21%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise28%
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