Sophos UTM Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
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Real User
Project Engineer
Feb 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable to features are: Web Application Firewall, Sophos UTM Manager, IDS/IPS, Remote Access, and RED. * WAF: This is excellent for hardening web servers. The firewall will reverse proxy your web servers, eliminating the need to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The UTM product has definitely improved the way our organization functions. We have set a standard across clients and engineers. Everyone is trained on the product and knows how to manage the devices. UTM is probably the most complete... more»

What needs improvement?

This product could use some improvement with web filtering. It takes a lot of time and effort to set up and maintain.
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Snr Dev Ops Engineer at a tech services company
Jan 01 2018

What is most valuable?

* The combination of server protection * Seamless incorporation with AWS * Its VPN feature

How has it helped my organization?

* It has allowed us to have one solution for our AWS needs. * It allows our developers to be able to securely log into servers to deploy and manage software. * It has allowed us to design a bespoke cloud space for our clients, while still... more»

What needs improvement?

You per availability, zone, and per VPC. It should offer an account-based solution. When you buy a Sophos license, you have to buy a license for each location. We have clients in the US. We have clients in Ireland. We have clients in the UK.... more»
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Real User
IT Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Jul 12 2017

What is most valuable?

The UTM/SG platform starts off with the basic functionality of being a good Firewall, adding the additional modules opens up the products set and allows for full web filtering and application control, reverse proxy, APT detection, IPS, VPNs,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The Sophos UTM planform has allowed us to improve or implement the following security practices: * Details Web filtering and user access Control * SaaS QoS * Network segmentation with firewall and IPS * WiFi protection * Web Application Proxy... more»

What needs improvement?

At Enterprise level the SUM (UTM Manager) needs to be updated to reflect all of the capabilities At the Reporting level for user internet browsing the On-box Reporting is very basic and even adding the Sophos iView only give you limited... more»
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CEO And Founder at Advisor Consulting Group Corp

What is most valuable?

The web filter and the ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) are great and easy to manage, and the integrated WAF (Web Application Firewall) allows the administrator to seamlessly protect HTTP/S services without having to pay thousands of dollars.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our datacenter cloud services such as email, and web services for internal and external use, had to be protected with different systems and the web services where left really unprotected, since we used an standard IPS/IDS to protect ourselves... more»

What needs improvement?

Sophos UTM has many improvements that I would suggest, but the main one is for the Application Control to be managed with users as well, and with timeframes (schedules) for the administrator to allow certain apps outside an specific... more»
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Network Engineer II at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Firewall * NAT * Intrusion prevention * Site-to-Site VPN * Web filter * Anti-virus

How has it helped my organization?

Before using the Sophos appliance, we consistently struggled with users clicking on things they shouldn't be. This led to virus/malware infections that seemed to propagate through the network at an alarming speed. Since we incorporated the... more»

What needs improvement?

I wish the internet failover worked better. As it stands right now, when we have an internet failure on WAN1, it takes several minutes before our WAN2 connection picks up the traffic, with many things not working until I manually fail over to... more»
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User Assessments By Topic About Sophos UTM

The most valuable to features are: Web Application Firewall, Sophos UTM Manager, IDS/IPS, Remote Access, and RED. * WAF: This is excellent for hardening web servers. The firewall will reverse proxy your web servers, eliminating the need to open ports. Instead the firewall will run an instance of Apache and proxy all traffic to and from the real web servers. (This is also handy when you have a single public IP.) * SUM: The Sophos UTM Manager is a must have for any MSP. The SUM is a centralized portal for quick access to all the firewalls you manage. This also keeps track of who logs into the firewall by AD account. It is great for keeping track of a help desk, and who is making changes. * IDS/IPS: General Intrusion Prevention and detection. It works very well. * Remote Access: VPN access is always a need, and the UTM includes this free with all their license models. A very nice feature that I use a lot is the HTML5 portal. The portal allows you to have web-based access to resources behind the firewall. The best use for this would be when a client does not have any servers on-site. You can set up the HTML5 portal with SSH/Telnet to manage switches on-site, all done through the browser. * RED: REDs simplify the setup for multi-location clients. A license is not required for a RED, and only one UTM is needed. REDs are great for mobile sites, as they can be tossed in a bag and can run off 4G/LTE. Configuration is effortless, and they create a direct tunnel back to the main office, getting you up and online in no time.
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