Sophos Cyberoam UTM Reviews
Aug 01 2018
What is most valuable?For me, the web and content filtering are valuable because that, unfortunately, is where the abuse happens a lot. People are abusing the network and pushing up the bandwidth price.
How has it helped my organization?One of the benefits has been cost reduction because I am now able to monitor my bandwidth. I have just enough bandwidth to utilize within the organization, without having to spend significant amounts… more»
What needs improvement?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… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?One of the reasons we invested in the Cyberoam solution was that we were looking at content filtering. That was the initial discussion. While searching for content filtering, Cyberoam appeared. One of… more»
What other advice do I have?See what your market is offering. Here in Zambia, Cyberoam has a lot of support. Take your time and make sure that when you're making a decision, your requirements are met. Cyberoam met our… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?Cisco has a very good product, but there were only a handful of support people available in the country at that time. My vendors said that Cyberoam has very good support, you can actually learn it and… more»
Jul 24 2018
What is most valuable?The performance and security are the best features. The security options are great. We never had an attack, which is pretty good. We use it from a standard location, and… more»
How has it helped my organization?The benefits are the firewall.
What needs improvement?I am not sure there will be a another release of Cyberoam because it will be Sophos going forward. What could be included going forward though? I would like to see a… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Prices are very high.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We started with Cyberoam. We did not switch from anything else. Before it was Linux machines, but for the service, we switched over to Cyberoam for performance purposes.
What other advice do I have?I am rating it a 10 out of 10 because it has never failed us. Talk to people who are actually using it. Actual experience always differs from the product advertisement… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?There were quite a number of vendors in our original shortlist. We chose Cyberoam because it was the leading firewall brand in the world. It still is. We chose it because… more»
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Mar 15 2018
What is most valuable?For me, the most important thing is content management and, obviously, the firewall because we have some servers. We have different levels of users. Some users, we are just giving them email access… more»
How has it helped my organization?Before, I was using TMG, and it was very difficult, back in 2010. A lot of things, like HTTP filtering and HTTPS filtering, were a problem for me at the time. If someone asked me to block YouTube for… more»
What needs improvement?They have some issues with email filtering. Sometimes, I have found emails that have passed through the firewall, so I contacted Cyberoam. They said, "Okay, we are going to update the signature in the… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We were using TMG, previously. As I mentioned, we were not able to filter email. The second thing was content management. Sometimes we have to block HTTPS. We have to inspect a URL with HTTPS. In TMG… more»
What other advice do I have?For a small business, it's okay. It's easy to set up and it's also cheap. I rate it eight out of 10. I'm not giving a 10 because many times, I have problems with the email filtering. Emails pass… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?I checked Fortinet but it was a little expensive at that time for me. We also looked at Cisco but it was expensive. So at that time the two products we compared, because they were easily available in… more»
Mar 04 2018
What is most valuable?The best feature is the flexibility the product offers, in terms of remote access. We have bout 35 locations across the kingdom, and connecting those remote locations with… more»
How has it helped my organization?Let's talk about connecting the branches to the central headquarters. That has really improved our functioning, because we were really facing trouble with remote… more»
What needs improvement?There is a lot or room for improvement, because it is still not a fourth or fifth generation firewall. It lacks security features. I would say security is something that… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?It is worth the value.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?Earlier, I was using Cisco ICER. I switched because it's not a UTM box, and it requested a lot of add-ons, when it comes to flexibility of those devices. For example, if I… more»
What other advice do I have?The first drawback is that Sophos has acquired Cyberoam. So, if I was a new customer who wanted to choose between Cyberoam and Sophos, I would definitely go for Cyberoam… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?I did evaluate FortiGate.
Jan 28 2018
What is most valuable?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… more»
How has it helped my organization?Helps us to aggregate/manage bandwidth from two ISPs, as a fail-safe.
What needs improvement?Needs a mail alert/notification when the device loses any of its connections, during ISP redundancy implementation.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?It’s value for the money.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?No previous solution.
What other advice do I have?I give it an eight out of 10. It’s functionally competitive with higher priced alternative brands.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?Check Point, Fortinet.
Nov 05 2018
It's a single box solution for firewall protection. But, it could use an upgrade to the basic product. It is not as scalable as other products.
What do you think of Sophos Cyberoam UTM?
What is our primary use case?We are using this solution to act as basic firewall protection.
What is most valuable?It's a VPN, and the single box solution serves all your needs like an application firewall. In addition, you can set the proxy server.
What needs improvement?I think that it would be helpful to have advanced application layer security. It's time for Cyberoam to upgrade themselves and add new relevant add ons to their product.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?Compared to other firewalls, it is similar to the same generation of products. It isn't great yet, but it will be.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?The scalability is not that great. I think that the Sophos XG product is more scalable than the Sophos Cyberoam. …
Jan 30 2019
What is most valuable?* Threat prevention * Support of the product by their support team was good; we had no threat issues when using the product in multiple locations.
How has it helped my organization?It did the job well at several locations at an affordable cost. It was easy to maintain by the staff with better support before being acquired by Sophos.
What needs improvement?Sales and support. The sales team is constantly being changed and after acquisition by Sophos, it was treated as a stepchild until they announced the end-of-life cycle with a path to Sophos XG product. We are now looking for options on replacing it and adding e-mail protection.
Jan 14 2019
What do you think of Sophos Cyberoam UTM?
What is our primary use case?My primary use case of this product is as threat protection services and it works well.
How has it helped my organization?This solution has improved my organization because it provides different angles.
What is most valuable?The most valuable feature of this product is the threat protection.
What needs improvement?The reporting should be improved as well as the backup.
For how long have I used the solution?Three to five years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?The stability of the product is good.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?The scalability of this product needs improvement.
How is customer service and technical support?I have not used tech support.
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What is Sophos Cyberoam UTM?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.
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