Sophos UTM Competitors and Alternatives

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Dcenterops677
Real User
Data Center Operations at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jul 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The filtering was very good.

What needs improvement?

The licensing could be improved. It restricted us to maybe 55 connections per license, so anything less than 55 VPN connections. But when you grow and have 100 clients coming in, you have to upgrade. I'd prefer to get something which is a… more»

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

I started with 46 users, and clients were growing to 59 and heading on to 60. That's when I suffered limitations with their licensing. We had to go back and forth with the supplier in this area. It didn't work out well for me or the… more»

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

We were using Cyberoam, and then we changed to Sophos. We had an appliance for Sophos, and then because we were moving to a bigger setup, we moved to Check Point. We've since moved to FortiGate. That's the solution we have now.

What other advice do I have?

We've actually stopped using it. We switched to FortiGate because we had side to side VPNs that were are actually bringing issues with the UTM itself, so we had to swap it over. I would rate the overall solution a six out of 10. There's… more»
SegunIyanda
Real User
Software Developer/ IT Analyst at AIICO Capital Limited
Feb 08 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution has similar attributes to other competitors. The encryption detection is good. In terms of administration, it's perfect.

What needs improvement?

The encryption detection could be improved. In my opinion, I think Sophos has better encryption detection than this solution. The security of the solution could be better. The interface needs to be… more»

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

At this time, I'm unsure of what the costs related to the solution are. It's my understanding that support is part of the OEM fee and you do have to pay that yearly. However, it does depend on the… more»

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

I've used Sophos in the past. There are some technical issues with Sophos, at least on the older version, but with XG they kind-of did an upgrade. The interface of Sophos is great. It makes it easy to… more»

What other advice do I have?

We used to be on the cloud, but we phased it out more than a year ago. I'd recommend the solution. It's one of the best on the market. It's great for financial services institutions. Security is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did look at Barracuda, but we decided against them because it gets a bit too technical. Also, unlike Sophos, for example, you can't pick the license you want and instead have to buy a package that… more»
LanreFabiyi
Real User
Head of Infrastructure Network at innovectives
Aug 22 2019

What is most valuable?

You can apply patterns to look for. That can be done for applications also. You can ask for a specific feature to become a pattern. If you were using Office 360 and had 2 ISPs, automatically using SD-WAN will allow you to switch over to the other link based on the criteria you can set yourself. You… more»

What needs improvement?

The solution is good, but they have poor marketing in Nigeria. They need to market their product better. They need to work on their support. Cisco has the best technical support. In comparison, Fortinet's support takes too long. If you are paying for SLAs, you should also get value from your SLAs… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are using the on-premises deployment model. We are an integrator, so we do integrations using Fortinet, Cisco, Sophos, and Palo Alto. If you're an SMB or a small enterprise, I would recommend Fortinet. I would advise users to make sure they are getting value for what they are paying for. I can… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We integrate solutions on the client's request. Most times I push on Fortinet, as it's a robust system. You can integrate your endpoint with Fortinet. You can integrate the cloud on-premises. Because the solution is so robust and offers excellent the features we tend to enjoy using FortiOS. Cisco is… more»
Yassir Ali
Real User
Network and Security Engineer at onb
Sep 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the Stormshield Analyzer, which allows us to collect and analyze data, then generate reports.

How has it helped my organization?

Our organization's main concern is stability, and this is a stable solution. It's more stable than the other firewall that was deployed.

What needs improvement?

This solution has a big problem with web filtering and it needs to be improved. There is a shortage of instructional videos and information on how to configure… more»

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

The SN200 series costs between $500 USD and $600 USD per year, whereas the SN700 series costs approximately $1,000 annually. Support for this solution is an additional… more»

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

Before using this solution, we used one by McAfee. We switched because we have an issue with sanctions for American products. I began with this solution when it was Arkoon… more»

What other advice do I have?

If more videos on YouTube, as well as other media, were created then this product would be used more widely. For anybody who is implementing this solution, my advice is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated two other solutions, one of which is Barracuda, before choosing this solution.
WalterShelver
Real User
Managing Director at CableWeb
Sep 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The setup, the configuration, and the security are the most valuable features. This solution is user-friendly.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has given me more security, I have more control over my VoIP solution, and I can pick up separate VNs.

What needs improvement?

I haven't seen any feature that will allow me direct authentication for a VPN solution. It may not have an integrated VPN for this solution, which could be the reason that they do not have that… more»

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

It's a free solution, with payable add on features.

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

Previously we used Untangle and SonicWall. SonicWall is a paid solution and Untangle is a free solution with extra payable features, the same as Comodo Dome.

What other advice do I have?

We purchased the solution and we are partners. I haven't had a chance to go through all of the features and what this solution offers, but I think that it has an integrated VPN. I am looking forward… more»
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