Sophos UTM Other Solutions Considered

ZaherEL Bsat
Pre-Sales Manager | Infrastructure and Security at National Information Technology Company
We tried and tested Fortigate from Fortinet. We tested several appliances about six years back. Not Palo Alto at that time, only Fortinet. We evaluated other open-source Linux software but not appliances. We decided to go with Sophos UTM based on several factors related to the tests we did at that time. Evaluation is very important so that you can see what are you buying and what you are going to face in the future. View full review »
Joseph Mallozzi
Project Engineer
As a networking engineer, all new products in this category interest me. I find myself testing a lot of different products personally. Here at Flexible Systems, I did not try any other products prior to switching to Sophos. Since we are an MSP, we have had plenty of exposure to many brands of firewalls (Cisco ASA, SonicWall, WatchGuard, Fortinet, ADTRAN, and Edgewater). I personally would choose the Sophos UTM over any other product, including the Sophos XG platform. View full review »
Ayodele Mumuni
Snr Dev Ops Engineer at a tech services company
We looked at a few, but I can't remember right now. View full review »
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Anthony Petecca
Manager IT and Security at Health Street
We looked at Webroot, primarily. That was pretty much the only one we evaluated that was even close to being a competitor. We did look at a few others, but we didn't even do the trials because \Webroot and Sophos offered so much more. Webroot seemed really nice for Windows, but we have a lot of Macs. Our servers are Windows, and we definitely went with Sophos for the servers because it has a little bit more capability with Webroot. An example would be that if you have a file server, it will actually detect if a source is changing stuff on the file server. Suppose that a client was connected to them. That client wouldn't even need protection. Sophos is smart enough to understand, "Hey, a client just uploaded this virus." Webroot wouldn't do that. Sophos also lets us do full isolations of the servers or workstations. So if something gets infected, we can isolate that machine with the click of a button, clean it up, and then release it back into the network. That's not something Webroot was capable of handling either. Those were two big things to us because both of those features stop viruses from spreading. Everyone's going to get infected at some point. We just want to stop the spread as soon as possible. View full review »
Scott Rouse
Architecture and DevOps at hc1.com
We looked at a couple other products. However, overall, Sophos UTM seemed to fit the bill. It has allowed us to have a solution that we can maintain and not have to babysit all the time. View full review »
Frank Scalzo
Director of Cloud Technology at Avalere Health\Inovalon
I went and looked at Check Point eight years ago, because back then, I loved Check Point. They also weren't many solutions like this back then. AWS Marketplace did not even exist eight years ago! After comparing Check Point and Sophos pricing, I questioned whether the decimal for Sophos was in the wrong spot. Sophos's competitors were so much higher in price. Originally, cost sold me because Check Point and Sophos had the same features. Now, Sophos has surpassed Check Point's features. View full review »
M.K. Goyal
Asst General Manager(C&IT) at NMDC Iron & Steel Plant
FortiGate 1000D. View full review »
John Xavier
CIO at Quartesian
We originally considered Barracuda and another solution. We chose Sophos because we thought that it provided superior service. Also, they have a long history in the market, and I received a recommendation from one of my consultants. View full review »
CTO0a65
CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We evaluated SonicWall, WatchGuard, and Stormshield (Netasq) solutions. View full review »
Max Pupov
DevOps at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I am also using OpenVPN. Partially, for historic reasons, things were built prior to me being able to evaluate stuff. At the moment, we are using both solutions. In terms of pricing, when I need to spin up anything small with smaller requirements, I am using the free OpenVPN instead of Sophos UTM. View full review »
Ibrahim El Sayed
Network & Hardware Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did not evaluate other solutions prior to choosing this one. View full review »
GlobalNe150a
Global Network Security Admin at a Consumer Goods with 201-500 employees
We also considered Symantec and McAfee. We did not chose them because we had experience with both of them and were not happy with their platforms. We chose Sophos for its ease of use and it detects malware and viruses that other companies can't detect. View full review »
Ian Cowley
Consultant
Linux ipchains and modern equivalents. View full review »
Maroun Abboud
Data Department Manager at BTC Networks
Prior to Sophos, it was mainly Juniper and Fortinet. View full review »
Securityde9c
Security Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We looked at Symantec, but liked Sophos's licensing better. View full review »
Neeraj Panwar
Cloud Network Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We did not have experience with a firewall prior to installing this solution. View full review »
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