Sophos Network Access Control Reviews

Sophos Network Access Control is the #6 ranked solution of our top Network Access Control tools. It's rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Aruba ClearPass - Sophos Network Access Control vs Aruba ClearPass

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IkechukwuOnwumere
Real User
Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Jan 20 2020

What is most valuable?

Sophos has an endpoint side, a firewall side, access control, and a phishing side. It is an entire network security solution. What Sophos has done is integrate almost the entire OSI layer infrastructure. It gives me visibility across my infrastructure. It gives me visibility into all the mobile… more »

How has it helped my organization?

If there is an infected system, the firewall will alert me and we can actually take that system off the network and isolate it. The Sophos people will resolve that issue and then bring the system back to the network.

What needs improvement?

What needs to be improved on is the fact that Sophos consumes a lot of processor resources and, once it starts scanning, the RAM utilization is very high. I am a little bit worried about where Sophos is. A system with 4 GB would struggle. Even when it scans systems that have 8 GB, they struggle… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Sophos, including Intercept X which is their anti-virus software for endpoints. I would also advise, if you are getting Sophos, to make sure you upgrade systems from 4 GB to 8 GB and make sure you upgrade your systems from Windows 7 to Windows 10, so you will be fully protected.
Marco-VIVALDELLI
Real User
CEO at MARVIV SRLS
Oct 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The scalability of the system and the performance of the system and the solution's most valuable features.

What needs improvement?

The solution could increase the integration with other platforms or other systems. This would be very useful.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing is on a yearly basis.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

For on-premises I used a different solution but it's not so easy to compare the solutions because they are both on a different level. We used a Bitdefender-like private solution, but this solution is… more »

What other advice do I have?

We're a Sophos partner. We tend to use both deployment models. Mainly, the hardware is on-premise, but all the management is on the cloud. For me, it's a better way to use this solution. The system… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't evaluate other options before choosing Sophos.
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Enoch Richard
Real User
Security Analyst at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Mar 17 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution offers very good visibility. The fact that it is a single management solution is quite useful. Whether it's on-premises or on the cloud, we're able to manage it centrally. The solution is quite user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

We don't have much experience with the solution just yet. It's only been a few months. I'm not sure which features are lacking. A few items are complex when it comes to handling the initial setup. The solution could offer more useful… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is okay, but the cost of scaling can be expensive if a company must buy more devices.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We're also using Cisco and Fortinet solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. If the metrics were easier to find, we would rate it higher.
Reseller
IT Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 22 2020

What is most valuable?

The user interface makes it easy to configure and use. The troubleshooting tool is helpful. Technical support is fast and they have been good at resolving our problems.

What needs improvement?

This solution needs to including machine learning and AI functionality to assist with intrusion prevention. In Indonesia, there are a lot of false positives. For example, many websites from our government and local industries are blocked by the IPS. More advanced security features could be added. I… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used similar security products by Hillstone, WatchGuard, and Palo Alto. I have found that the features in all of these products, overall, are the same.

What other advice do I have?

Sophos Network Access Control is easy to implement, use, and manage, and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Enoch Richard
Real User
Security Analyst at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Mar 18 2020

What do you think of Sophos Network Access Control?

What is our primary use case?

We offer integration services to our customers. They are usually looking into solutions that are out there that are good, and which can work to support the organizational enterprise.

What is most valuable?

There is really good visibility for the appliance. They also have a single management solution be it on-premise or in the cloud. We've been able to manage it from a single solution.

What needs improvement?

The difficult thing was finding the metrics.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Sophos Network Access Control for about three months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not seen any bugs so I believe it is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

What is Sophos Network Access Control?

Sophos NAC Provides comprehensive, easy-to-deploy network access control that protects enterprise networks from the threats posed by non-compliant, compromised, or misconfigured endpoint computers. The software solution is vendor-neutral and works with existing network infrastructure and security applications. Computers are permitted or denied access to the network, based on a centrally defined, policy-driven assessment - and isolated, quarantined for remediation, automatically remediated, or sent alerts. Administrators can define and manage policies uniquely for managed and guest computers, including checking their security status and ensuring that no unwanted applications are run.
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