Sophos UTM Competitors and Alternatives

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Shashidhara B N
Real User
Director - Technology Solutions & Services at Connectivity IT Services Private Limited
Jul 27 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for me over-all is that Juniper is simplified and can still do everything that is necessary to be effective. On the SRX box, it has what I call a one model concept for security. I work especially with hybrid environments. With an SRX we have a single management dashboard… more »

What needs improvement?

I have not given a lot of thought as to what needs to be improved because so much of technology and capabilities are expanding. Probably Juniper could come up with their own dedicated endpoint security. Today they have an integration with Sophos. If you really look at what SRX has as far as… more »

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anyone considering Juniper as a solution would be to first understand that the product needs to be chosen to fit the environment. You want to get the one right box that has the capacity you need. You have everything you need in the model by just updating your license. You do not have to… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The main competitors for Juniper are Palo Alto, Check Point, and Cisco. Juniper has a lot of features that are good for engineering. Things like Fortinet and Cyberoam can not really compete with these others when it comes to these important features. Specifically, when you talk about Juniper SRX you… more »
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 »
Real User
CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Feb 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The is SIEM is very valuable for us. The dynamic VPN is great. Their GPS possibilities and the security that it has, especially the SD-WAN functionality, is very good.

What needs improvement?

There is always room for improvement on the solution. Their client VPN is not always working that well, so on computers specifically that could be something to change. It is pretty expensive, but I think all of the solutions are, so it's something that's expected. There are some bugs that are in the… more »

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

The solution costs more than 800 Euros to purchase an F18, which is an entry model, and then another 500 Euros for instant replacement, and 500 Euros for energized updates. The total package would be around 1,900 Euros for a five-year license and all updates for an entry model.

What other advice do I have?

We are a Barracuda partner. We have firewalls in all of our data centers and have a total of around 200 firewalls. I would advise others that it's really a good product for SD-WAN, and for security. I would advise them to consider other products as well. Companies should certainly consider it for… 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 »
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