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"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.""Good basic firewall functions with advanced firewall scanning."

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"The interface is very good.""The Untangle firewall is a software firewall, so it runs on generic hardware. We found that was probably the best feature, and it's why we chose it when we started using it three years ago.""The most valuable features are IPS, MAPI, NAT, and VPN.""Easy to set up and easy to integrate.""All features are useful. We are using premium features such as bandwidth sharing, failover, web filters, SSL controls, antivirus, and VPN. We use these features to the fullest. These features are available in the paid firewall license, not the free one.""Its detection, antivirus, and filtering features are the most valuable. The facility to connect by using the VPN connection is also a very valuable feature. It is very strong, secure, and reliable. We have implemented the Untangle solution in all hardware. It is also a user-friendly solution. It is easy to learn and easy to configure.""They have a command center that makes it easy to log into and see all of your appliances nationwide."

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Cons
"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.""Updates come out agonizingly slowly, a trickle."

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"The pricing is not as good as it was some time ago. They've since skipped offering a lot of individual features.""The web content filtering needs improvement.""The pricing should be reduced because it is expensive.""Web-filtering policies could be improved.""We seek the availability of the hardware in our region. The hardware-based firewall from Untangle is currently not available in our region. It should have threat protection on a real-time basis. This feature, available in Check Point and Sandstorm kind of scenario, is currently missing in Untangle NG Firewall.""The common center facility that Untangle provides should be available on-premises. There are great corporations here in Mexico that like the Untangle solution, but they don't like the fact that the monitoring and access to the appliance are in the cloud. They request for the common center facility to be available and installed on-premises.""They don't have any feature that allows you to drop the session."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"We pay $350 USD per year for the solution. There are no additional costs. As long as you're not using a physical appliance, that's all you need.""It is not expensive. The best part is that it is based on the pay-per-use kind of scenario. An increase or decrease in the number of people doesn't make any difference. We are really happy about using this particular scenario.""It is not expensive. It is cheaper than Fortinet.""The pricing model is better than with SonicWall."

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Questions from the Community
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: The most valuable feature is ransomware protection.
Top Answer: The prices can be better, they could make it a lot cheaper.
Top Answer: They have a command center that makes it easy to log into and see all of your appliances nationwide.
Top Answer: The pricing model is better than with SonicWall. I am not able to discuss the pricing specifically because pricing with every partner is different.
Top Answer: They don't have any feature that allows you to drop the session. If you log in and you see your ARP table with many connections and you want to drop one for some reason or another, such as… more »
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Overview
The global network of highly skilled researchers and analysts, protecting businesses from known and emerging malware - viruses, rootkits and spyware.

Untangle NG Firewall takes the complexity out of network security—saving you time, money and frustration. Get everything you need in a single, modular platform that fits the evolving needs of your organization without the headaches of multiple point solutions.

Enjoy the flexibility to deploy Untangle’s award-winning NG Firewall software on third party hardware, as a virtual machine, or as a turnkey appliance.

Rest assured that the browser-based, responsive and intuitive interface will enable you to create policies quickly and easily. Then, drill down into database-driven reports—the most comprehensive and detailed in the industry—to get visibility into exactly what’s happening on your network.

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North American Stamping Group, Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (CPNJ), Brown County Schools, IN, City of Bridgeton, MO, Lancaster County, SC, Vision Charter School, Clay County Sheriff’s Department, NC, Breakwater School, Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, NH, Admiral Farragut Academy, Flow Companies, No Ordinary Hotel, KECdesign,
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Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company15%
Comms Service Provider7%
Computer Software Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company19%
Media Company6%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company15%
Media Company5%
Government5%
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Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise17%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise39%
Large Enterprise16%
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Small Business100%
Find out what your peers are saying about Sophos UTM vs. Untangle NG Firewall and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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Sophos UTM is ranked 3rd in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 17 reviews while Untangle NG Firewall is ranked 5th in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 7 reviews. Sophos UTM is rated 8.6, while Untangle NG Firewall is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Sophos UTM writes "Great web and email filtering with reasonable pricing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Untangle NG Firewall writes "Good VPN features, helpful reporting and alerting, built-in content filtering, and excellent support". Sophos UTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense, Sophos XG, OPNsense and Cisco ASA Firewall, whereas Untangle NG Firewall is most compared with OPNsense, pfSense, Sophos XG, Fortinet FortiGate and SonicWall TZ. See our Sophos UTM vs. Untangle NG Firewall report.

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