Sophos UTM Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Akhtarul Islam
Real User
CEO at Aveata Limited
Apr 01 2019

What is most valuable?

* Data loss protection * Spam protection * User email protection

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, the data protection was just open. There was no data security nor data logs of data misuse. After installing the product, we achieved awareness of our data… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like them to improve the product's overall protections. This would be good for all product users. E.g., let the user know of the next type of attack that is… more»

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

We do annual licensing.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Before using WatchGuard, I used Sophos and Kaspersky.

What other advice do I have?

Do a PoC with three products, including WatchGuard, then chose WatchGuard.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I also did a PoC with Kaspersky and Bitdefender. We chose WatchGuard because of their great features.
Real User
Network Administrator at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 06 2018

What needs improvement?

I think that there should be better security of other firewall appliances. Migration is another main issue. If you migrate from the ASA to the new Fire Power Threat Defense appliance, it is not an easy migration. You have to do some of the migration manually, and if you are relacing those firewalls it will take a long time. It should be a smoother migration process. Some of the new engineers are… more»

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

Cisco has recently become very expensive. Other solutions on the market are cheaper than this solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have also evaluated Fortinet and Sophos UTM as possible solutions.
Manuel Torfs
Real User
Company Owner at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Jan 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the cloud solution because it is configurable from anywhere. It is very user-friendly and not hard to learn.

How has it helped my organization?

The security level of our organization has changed by using Meraki MX Firewalls. We didn't have the UTM before but now we have sandboxing, tray scanning, attack preventions, and monitorization. Our… more»

What needs improvement?

We feel that Cisco provides smaller features with fewer possibilities versus other solutions out there.

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

Our users find the entire package quite expensive. The price of the application itself is not expensive but if you take a license, it costs more than the application itself. If you get it for five… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is a good fit for our business needs and our client needs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Sophos products and there is something to be said about their ability to build a price out of what your user wants. This is not an option with Meraki.
Ali Asvadi
Real User
President at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
May 27 2018

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

What is our primary use case?

To protect network perimeters.

How has it helped my organization?

Security. The main options feature protection and security against attacks.

What is most valuable?

Reliability and performance, those are key factors.

What needs improvement?

I have only one request and that is to have Fortinet as a market download in Azure. 

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

So far, so good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I'm an integrator, so I use SonicWall, Sophos, and Fortinet.
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