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Oche Ankeli
Real User
Head of IT at Digital Oak Ltd
Feb 19 2020

What is most valuable?

I use all the features. they're all excellent. One of the aspects of the solution that I like the most is the fact that I can control my peripherals without having to use… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In terms of security, we were a bit lacking before we introduced Sophos. I was using another Endpoint solution before. While we were using that, I realized that I was… more»

What needs improvement?

If you're talking about technical support, their endpoint support needs improvement. Their UTM is doing well, however. If it's possible, they should make all the features… more»

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

We have a yearly license with Sophos which is around $1000-$1200 or so per annum. There are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fee.

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

We previously used Kaspersky Advanced. We switched because we discovered that there were a lot of features that we didn't have on Kaspersky that were available on Sophos… more»

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I would recommend the solution. New users should ensure that they get every module that they need. I had a friend whose server was… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options before switching from Kaspersky to Sophos.
Sandro Pasquato
Real User
Senior Technical Account Manager at Npo Sistemi
Dec 08 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the synchronized security. It's a unique feature on the market at this time only offered by Sophos. As a reseller, we often win bids and get clients because of this unique trademark feature. It's a complete… more»

What needs improvement?

When you compare Sophos SafeGuard to Palo Alto and other enterprise firewalls solutions, Sophos doesn't have the same market. Palo Alto targets the SMB market and Sophos would like to approach the enterprise market, but it can be difficult… more»

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

The licenses are renewed every three years. The licenses are dependant on the number of users and computers you have to protect. This is a complete product that is offering full-feature bundles. On occasion, if a customer is looking for… more»

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

Approximately five years ago, I was using another solution but it was very different, and everything has changed. We are only dealing with Sophos software solutions. I can't compare it to a solution that I used five years ago.

What other advice do I have?

Sophos is the leading brand for information security. Sophos is a complete solution that has a range of firewalls and all of the software bundles from the endpoint to the data center. Along with our service providers and our team, who have… more»
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Marc-Kamel
Real User
Presales Manager at provad
Oct 29 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution allows us to easily manage devices from Sophos Central cloud. Policy deployment is easy and quick to do. This solution integrates well with the antivirus… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution helps us to improve security, especially for sensitive data. It helps to prevent the leakage of data from the laptops.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have more control over the files in the Sophos encryption system. This solution needs to have more data loss prevention techniques. Having a DLP integrated… more»

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

Licensing for this solution is on a yearly basis. They tell you from day one how much it costs and what features you get. One of the great things about Sophos is if we… more»

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

We did not use another solution prior to this one.

What other advice do I have?

We are using the cloud version of this solution because the on-premises version does not have anti-ransomware or machine learning capability. My advice for anybody who is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated other encryption solutions and we found that this was the easiest one to use, especially with cloud management. Another reason that we chose this solution is… more»
Mohamed Y Ahmed
Real User
Technical & Pre-Sales Manager at GateLock
Mar 14 2020

What is most valuable?

Sophos SafeGuard has one of the most perfect advantages, which is the data keys for encryption. This solution uses an agent, and the agent is talking with many operating systems. It encrypts on the cloud and on the hard disk. Even if you want to create it with login access before the Windows boot… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is giving our customers the capability to encrypting their sensitive data from being breaches by attackers as even if dropped for any reason in them hands it will be encrypted and not useful. It is working for too many kinds of data, data in rest, data in use and data in motion. By full disk… more»

What needs improvement?

The encryption could be improved. If they could find a way to make the encryption and decryption to be the same on the work-stations, it would be better. Some of the encryption settings have a complex configuration. Here in Egypt, they don't prioritize the selling of this solution and there is no… more»

What other advice do I have?

The more customers that use this solution the better it will be in terms of developing or improving the technical issues. It will be an opportunity to have issues resolved as it will give it some importance. They are progressing and doing some amazing things because Sophos Central is now managing… more»
BilelRadaoui
Real User
Project Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 05 2019

What is most valuable?

The Intercept X feature is the most valuable feature. You can't find this feature in other firewalls because Intercept X works as if it has an interaction between the endpoint and the firewall. It makes a connection between the endpoint protection and the firewall. If Intercept X finds some behavior… more»

What needs improvement?

Sophos SafeGuard is a German product. Sophos isn't really active in Europe. The Middle East, Africa, South Africa works with Sophos but their primary users aren't in Europe. They should market and push this solution to the European market.

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

The licensing costs depend on the series. For example, XG 85 can be around $200. If you go to ACC or to a four or five-year enterprise solution, you will find these devices can cost $10,000. It depends on the series.

What other advice do I have?

Working with this solution will depend on your budget. If you purchase Sophos your data and your network will be secured. It's not more expensive than similar products. I recommend going with Sophos. I would rate Sophos a 7.5 out of ten because there are better firewalls out there.
Mohamed Y Ahmed
Real User
Technical & Pre-Sales Manager at GateLock
Sep 26 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of the solution are the fact that they are able to encrypt the hard disk and to encrypt USB sticks.

What needs improvement?

The solution is not using other features like booting encryption, because it causes very heavy processing of the workstation. If they could find some way to handle the encryption and decryption to be lighter on the workstation it would be better. It would be ideal if the solution could make the processing possible on an appliance, instead of having to install it on a machine. Also, it should be in… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend the solution. I would rate the solution eight out of ten. There's not a good market for this type of solution here in Egypt. It might be because here in Egypt there isn't a great need for this kind of solution yet. There are no compliance regulations from the government. However, the solution offers good features and I believe would be good for customers. There are so many areas… more»
BocarKane
Real User
IT Manager at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Oct 27 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the cloud-based supervision that is offered by Sophos Central. The performance of this solution is good. The monitoring features are easy to use.

How has it helped my organization?

When our clients know that they have the ability to monitor their network security, they are satisfied.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a support-cloud, where Sophos creates a single package that contains all of its products.

What other advice do I have?

Sophos has another cloud platform that supports firewall management, and it is very easy to deploy. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
Chavara-Matekwe
Real User
Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Oct 28 2019

What do you think of Sophos SafeGuard?

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for file encryption.

What is most valuable?

The reporting and file encryption are the solution's most valuable features. The user experience and the quality of the features are good.

What needs improvement?

The tutorials need to be simplified. The existing ones need to be easier to follow and we could use some tutorials for basic setups. They should aim to be more like Cisco, which offers very good tutorials and materials. If there was a way to automate the configuration, that would be ideal.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for almost one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

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Protect your confidential information and comply with regulatory mandates safely and securely with SafeGuard Enterprise, Utimaco's comprehensive modular information protection platform. SafeGuard Enterprise is a modular information protection control platform that enforces policy-based security for PCs and mobile devices across mixed environments. SafeGuard Enterprise offers full transparency to end-users and is easy to administer from a single central console.
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