Sophos UTM Other Advice

ZaherEL Bsat
Pre-Sales Manager | Infrastructure and Security at National Information Technology Company
My recommendation is that businesses should go for the XG version, not the SG because the XG version of Sophos offers next-generation firewall support and has more improvements. Sophos XG is the next generation firewall that is not available on the UTM version. The difference is in the features between the two and how you deploy them. Sophos XG version covers what is in the SG version plus additional bonuses: the dashboard, the heartbeat between the firewall and the input, etc. I advise first evaluate, know your network, know your needs, and plan for the upcoming two or three years before you purchase. Get in touch with the vendors because these days every vendor wants to sell. They are willing to help the customers and willing to show them what they will get. Make sure you evaluate properly many platforms. Don't just go with one vendor. Go with two or three vendors. Evaluate and then short-list and choose the best for you. The rating has to have criteria: * On performance, I would give Sophos UTM a 10 out of 10 rating. * On price, it is a long discussion because you can get a discounted price if you are an integrator. * As a user and a customer, I would give Sophos UTM a 9 out of 10 rating. View full review »
Joseph Mallozzi
Project Engineer
I can’t recommend this product more! Though, stay away from the wireless models, since you cannot put them in HA. They start to give you some weird issues once you start getting into multiple SSIDs and networks. The number one piece of advice is to read and follow the sizing guide, if you do not, you will undersize the firewall. Just to reiterate: * Configuration could not be made any easier. * The product is extremely intuitive. * It does not take much effort or thinking to understand how it works. My company has rolled out devices as small as the SG 105 and as large as the SG 330. I personally have an SG 210 in my home. I have gone through all the training involved for configuration and implementation. I also use the product at home and have been extremely happy with Sophos UTM overall. View full review »
Ayodele Mumuni
Snr Dev Ops Engineer at a tech services company
Great product which works without issues or downtime. View full review »
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Anthony Petecca
Manager IT and Security at Health Street
If you're running a full Windows-based shop you're going to have a lot more options, so make sure you shop around. If you're running a Mac-based shop like we are, Sophos is definitely the way to go. Just make sure you can afford it. Regarding how well Sophos integrates with other products, so far we haven't integrated it with anything. We have it on the servers and we have it scanning our Amazon accounts, but that's it. The integration with Amazon is cool. Maybe they could work on that because it seems like a newer feature. You can see what's available but not really do anything yet. For the features, how well it works, and how easy it is to use, I would give Sophos a ten out of ten. Overall, I would give it a nine because it is very costly compared to all competitors. View full review »
Juan C. Sanchez Pignalosa
CEO And Founder at Advisor Consulting Group Corp
They have supported our business venture since 2010, and will do for many years. We have studied closely the different product portfolio, and each one of them, are carefully developed. View full review »
Scott Rouse
Architecture and DevOps at
It is definitely worth looking at. It is a pretty good product. It is integrated with our LDAP solution, and that integration is okay. Any LDAP integration can be hit or miss. It doesn't matter what it is, because it's LDAP. Since we use LDAP as a service, it's a little different, but it does work well. We use it for the AWS version. View full review »
Frank Scalzo
Director of Cloud Technology at Avalere Health\Inovalon
If you haven't tried it, do so. Amazon has their products (e.g., Amazon GuardDuty). However, when you are working in a multiple VPC environment along with digital enhancements and features, some of those enhancements and features are not always available with Amazon, but are with Sophos. View full review »
M.K. Goyal
Asst General Manager(C&IT) at NMDC Iron & Steel Plant
In India Cyberoam, which has been taken over by Sophos, has a vast support network and loyal user base. Migration to Sophos was the logical path. Further, pricing for the upgrade was very competitive as Sophos wanted to retain existing customers. View full review »
Md. Dipu Khan
Sophos UTM is a good product for security purposes and maybe if Sophos provided another company option to implement their products then I would say that Sophos UTM is great. On a scale of one to ten with 10 being the best, I would give this solution a nine out of 10. View full review »
John Xavier
CIO at Quartesian
I would recommend to take a look a product, as it is a good product apart from the improvements that I mentioned. We are very happy with the product so far. It is used as a standalone. We don't integrate it with other systems. We are using the AWS version of this product. View full review »
CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We highly recommend this solution for SMBs for its reasonable pricing and wide range of network services. View full review »
Aimee White
Website and EComm at a local government with 10,001+ employees
We didn’t find any issues but I know there have been some in the last few years. I can’t comment about Sophos on AWS previously but they seem fine now. There were no problems for our client so all I can comment on is the experience they had. I think it’s taken a little while for Sophos to get experience in solving problems with their product in the AWS environment, but they do seem to go the extra mile. This solution rates an eight out of ten, based on our experience. Support was good. You will always find problems with installations so it does hinge on support. View full review »
Max Pupov
DevOps at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Do your homework. Compare products. Use what you need depending on your needs. We are only using the AWS version of the product. View full review »
Global Network Security Admin at a Consumer Goods with 201-500 employees
The product works. It helps you identify threats within the environment. We were able to integrate it with different devices and the installation is straightforward. We are using the cloud-based version, but it is through Sophos directly. We are not using AWS. A lot of this stuff is also on-premise. View full review »
Ian Cowley
Takes awhile to build a comprehensive rule set because of the relatively slow Web GUI. If you build, backup, restore and reconfig between the boxes. View full review »
Maroun Abboud
Data Department Manager at BTC Networks
Give us 10 minutes of your time, and we will show you the differences. When I do presentations, I give potential clients demo access to the solution(s) I am presenting. View full review »
Ryan Pealer
Network Administrator at a government with 11-50 employees
I use it in a self-hosted implementation. View full review »
Martin Lindemann Frederiksen
It Forum Gruppen A/S
We don't use Sophos UTM on AWS. I would recommend Sophos UTM. But also look at its successor, Sophos XG Firewall, as we do not know how many years Sophos UTM will "live." (Note that it will be free to migrate from UTM to XG). View full review »
Milos Lichtenstein
IT SM & Security Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We do not use this on AWS. Before implementing the SG appliance, completely prepare the rules for your network; know what and where you want to implement. View full review »
Darren Weiner
Solutions Architect at National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Going forward, we need to look at the provisioning pieces and the resource utilization. The AWS version is easier to provision than the on-premise version. View full review »
Security Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Consider the product, as it seems to be one of the top four. We use the both the AWS and on-premise versions. They are both good and about the same. View full review »
IT Security Specialist at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
When considering a new solution, I always make sure that there is good technical support. Also, the pricing is an important aspect. View full review »
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