Sophos UTM Benefits

ZaherEL Bsat
Pre-Sales Manager | Infrastructure and Security at National Information Technology Company
When we started with Sophos UTM, we were using Microsoft Threat Management Gateway (TMG) which formed part of the firewall. It's not anymore there, it has been discontinued. Sophos UTM is an SSD appliance. It has a solid state hard drive and can boot in less than sixty seconds. It is an appliance that has more stability than software solutions. It all depends on which hardware you have installed. Sophos UTM has improved the porting section. It has improved security by seeing the gaps. For example, when you discover that an entry has been using a certain application, with Sophos UTM acting as a Layer 7 firewall, you can block the application, not the port. In the application firewall, you can block the next update for Bitcoin or for Facebook. It has settings to block a port or wifi or just block the application and firewall. Sophos UTM will be able to detect the application type and filter network users. Sophos UTM did help us a lot on the throughput of the internet because at that time we were using ADSL. Now it is fiber, which means we are able to manage the throughput of the firewall by also putting the quality of service first. For example, we are able to configure 2MB for YouTube or 5MB are guaranteed for the service which is published. In the past, with TMG you had to buy third-party tools that also did not have the same functionality. Currently, Sophos UTM and XG are helping our customers. The features available in the UTM and XG are a combination of all the firewalls in the market which means all the features. The IT Admin or IT Security in any organization would like to have Sophos UTM because it is full of all the features you think about for enterprise. Sophos UTM normally will deploy a batch or an upgrade and add more features, every six to eight months based on the RMD. View full review »
Joseph Mallozzi
Project Engineer
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 all-in-one firewall that I have used to date. Having the UTM Manager has probably made the most impact, with over 150 firewalls in our portal, management and monitoring have never been easier. View full review »
Ayodele Mumuni
Snr Dev Ops Engineer at a tech services company
* 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 having an excellent level of protection. View full review »
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Anthony Petecca
Manager IT and Security at Health Street
We don't have to worry about viruses anymore. Before Sophos, we didn't have anti-virus at all because we're a newer company and we're just now starting to get into business-level stuff. When we installed it on a few of the users' machines, we saw that they did have very minor infections - they downloaded something they shouldn't have, something that could have hurt the computer. We were able say, "Well, we're glad they didn't click on that." View full review »
IT Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
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 everywhere, inside and out * WAN expansion with SSL VPN and IPsec VPN over the Internet * Two Factor Authentication requirement for PCI compliance * Reduced the need for expensive MPLS deployments View full review »
Jeff Berndsen
Network Engineer II at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 appliance into our network, we don't have to worry as much since it does in-line virus checking, and if a computer does get infected the Sophos appliance lets us know via it's Advanced Threat Protection so we can get a much faster response time. View full review »
Juan C. Sanchez Pignalosa
CEO And Founder at Advisor Consulting Group Corp
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 from web attacks (from the outside) which nowadays are really sophisticated. Also, we had to employ many work hours to have a protected, standardized network. With Sophos EndPoint and Sophos UTM, we simplified and also protected our network at the same time, with less work force. View full review »
Scott Rouse
Architecture and DevOps at
It has made our organization more secure, because we are using a VPN. We are not accessing services directly. It allows us to segregate some of the traffic for individuals which may be more of a developer role rather than an operational role needing access to developer resources, but not necessarily production operational resources. Previously, it was all intermixed, and access was kept under control by other means. This makes it easier and more streamlined. View full review »
Frank Scalzo
Director of Cloud Technology at Avalere Health\Inovalon
Our company trusts Sophos without even seeing it, as it provides us comfortability while allowing for flexibility. View full review »
M.K. Goyal
Asst General Manager(C&IT) at NMDC Iron & Steel Plant
It improved bandwidth utilization and provided link load balancing features for internet and intranet lease lines. It also provided good security for internal users. View full review »
Dragan Pavlovski
Head of IT at a construction company with 201-500 employees
Before implementing Sophos UTM, we had a lot of problems with: * Malicious URLs * Spam * Unnecessary internet traffic * difficulties in connecting and controlling branch offices After implementing Sophos UTM, the percentage of infected computers because of bad URLs was been reduce by 90%. A lot of spam emails were blocked. Additionally, I created a whitelist for company emails and a blacklist for unnecessary emails. Branch offices have the same protection like the main office and communication between offices is very easy. We created rules for one-way communication for some branch offices and two-way communication for another office. You have got a lot of abilities for different configurations between offices. But after migrating to Sophos XG and the new XG OS, things got easier, more secure, and more interesting. Specifically, we had the ability to generate different reports for different protection types, different end users, or different services. With the new XG OS, I have better control of my network and I can easily detect malicious and unnecessary traffic. View full review »
Quality Officer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
All the necessary functions being incorporated into one solution with notifications configured, I know I am secure against threats from the internet. (Up to the limits of the solution in the constantly evolving and dangerous Internet). View full review »
John Xavier
CIO at Quartesian
It helped to connect our satellite offices to the main Amazon infrastructure in a circular way. View full review »
Boris Kočar
Business Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Less and faster administration, full control of traffic, and a lot of futures included in the base price. View full review »
CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
This product helped us a lot in having a greater visibility into the network traffic coming inside and passing away from the company. The Sophos’s unique RED devices helped us a lot to build up extremely, easy Layer 2 VPN connections. View full review »
Aimee White
Website and EComm at a local government with 10,001+ employees
The solution allows the client to use cross-region AWS VPCs to connect remote dev offices. View full review »
Max Pupov
DevOps at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
All my needs are met at the moment. View full review »
Global Network Security Admin at a Consumer Goods with 201-500 employees
It has helped by identifying threats within the company. If there are computers or servers that are compromised, then we are able to identify them right away in the system. View full review »
Ian Cowley
Not applicable. View full review »
Data Department Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
As we are a solution provider and not product oriented, we give the best solution for our customers, with a good price. We are the number one company in the region, BTC, and operate in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. View full review »
Ryan Pealer
Network Administrator at a government with 11-50 employees
We use to use a sort of "security as a service," and I had all kinds of issues getting visibility into the system to see if there were issues with my network. That is no longer a problem, I can now see every packet that passes in and out of my network. View full review »
Martin Lindemann Frederiksen
It Forum Gruppen A/S
We give customers a device that can handle next-gen security threats, which is way better than a typical router. View full review »
Milos Lichtenstein
IT SM & Security Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We replace customers' old and expensive devices such as firewalls, anti-spam, etc. with Sophos, as it has all these features. You don't need four boxes if you can have all these features in one box. View full review »
Arndt Reimers
Systemadministrator at MCON Group GmbH
This product is for beginners and for hardcore professionals; beginners can get their feet wet and professionals can easily look into the product. View full review »
Darren Weiner
Solutions Architect at National Renewable Energy Laboratory
It meets our compliance needs in an elastic computer environment. View full review »
Bob Obrinsky
Owner with 11-50 employees
This solution makes remote support of clients extremely easy and flexible. Modifications can be made in minutes. New definitions of network objects, users, groups, etc. can be made from anywhere in the UI. View full review »
Medhat Mohammed Elsamoly
Network & System Engineer at a tech services company
I have done hundreds of setups of this solution. View full review »
Senior Solutions Specialist at centerprise international
It has ease-of-use and it fits the purpose of our firewall protection needs. View full review »
Neeraj Panwar
Cloud Network Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
This solution improved our firewall capability. We installed an identity process, and this is extremely helpful. View full review »
Unified Communications Specialist at Agentra
We have a better level of protection and we have the ability for our devices to be more of a self-sustained type of resource. View full review »
Joshua Robertson
IT Specialist at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Sophos SG has provided us with the tools to protect our networks, detect malicious activity, and customize security to our clients' needs. View full review »
CEO with 501-1,000 employees
Web application firewall (WAF): We removed our old internal reverse proxy, and it now controls all the security aspects of our web servers with Sophos UTM WAF. View full review »
Edward Cetron
Owner with 11-50 employees
Protected it against malware and allowed us to serve our servers safely. View full review »
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