Sophos UTM Pricing and License Cost

ZaherEL Bsat
Pre-Sales Manager | Infrastructure and Security at National Information Technology Company
The Sophos UTM license is annual or you have a choice for a two or three-year term. The Sophos UTM licensing is based on if you have an appliance. There are several layers of subscription you can take: * Sophos UTM Full Guard includes everything but a few features. * Sophos UTM Full Guard Plus includes all the most used features, i.e Wifi, ITF, ITS, web publishing WAF, etc. There is a huge price list. The prices in the MENA area (the Middle East and North Africa) is completely different than North America. The products are completely different in the MENA area from the United States. Each region has its own scheme of pricing based on the VAT and the tax refund. The price might be different for the people who are in the United States and the UK. After you select the level of subscription, you pay once. View full review »
Joseph Mallozzi
Project Engineer
I am not in sales and cannot comment on this. I design and implement network configurations. I would recommend to follow Sophos’ sizing guidelines for choosing which license and model to use. Sophos has their own way of going about this and supplies partners with all the information required. If you follow their documentation and guidelines, there should be zero questions about licensing and sizing. Sophos also offers free training when selling their products from within the partner portal. View full review »
Ayodele Mumuni
Snr Dev Ops Engineer at a tech services company
Licensing is a bit complicated, as it is based on products -- so define your requirements and find what best suits you, as you do not need the whole suite of software they provide. For AWS, it is pretty straightforward. You buy it, then you have all your licenses that you need, approximately 60 or 70, or it might even be unlimited. However, that is for one margin to expand to different margins. If you have an on-premise AWS, or one of our clients wanted on-premise AWS Assistant, the problem is to build the Sophos UTM on it. We get the software, then the licensing was not explained well because when you buy the licenses, you buy five (or 50) licenses, that is for the first module. So if you expand to second module, you have to buy more licenses of that. Again, it is one of those things where it is not well explained. Unless you are in the United States, or you have to use Sophos, you can't contact Sophos directly. You have to use a third-party company, and they all have different ways of how they explain their licensing. So, we have clients that want the database on-premise, and we went to get the Sophos licensing system and stuff like that. It was just they were doing it a different way to who we had in Ireland, so the conformity is a bit iffy. It is one of those things where it is not very well explained, so it is a lot of grunt work, a lot research has to be done before you progress, and there are the pitfalls that you encounter. There are quite a few of them. Once you get it working, it is a fantastic product. It is just getting it that is the issue. View full review »
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Anthony Petecca
Manager IT and Security at Health Street
The biggest issue with Sophos is the pricing. It's definitely more expensive. We looked at Webroot, which is a big alternative, and Sophos was almost three times the price of Webroot. That's a pretty big difference. We actually went with both Webroot and Sophos. We went with Webroot for most of the client machines. We're only using Sophos for the servers and the really important client machines, like the ones the managers use. That way, we can split our cost up a little bit. View full review »
Juan C. Sanchez Pignalosa
CEO And Founder at Advisor Consulting Group Corp
I recommend you get the three year licenses, since Sophos offers three years for the price of two. I would also recommend that you acquire any Sophos Licensing with Professional Services added, that way, you'll have the best experience possible. View full review »
Scott Rouse
Architecture and DevOps at
Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace is pretty straightforward. Because were entirely on AWS and don't have anything anywhere else. It made the most sense for us as a one stop shop. The pricing is pretty reasonable. I don't think that it is overly expensive. View full review »
Frank Scalzo
Director of Cloud Technology at Avalere Health\Inovalon
We originally purchased the solution through the AWS Marketplace. I started my proof of concept doing pay-as-you-go, then moved to a VAR for a 'Bring Your Own Licence' (BYOL) licensing model. The BYOL license still requires you to accept the terms of the AWS Marketplace to deploy. It is easy to purchase through the AWS Marketplace. In addition, if you have a budget for the AWS Marketplace, then your purchases will appear on your regular Amazon bill, which makes things even easier. View full review »
M.K. Goyal
Asst General Manager(C&IT) at NMDC Iron & Steel Plant
We purchased the appliance with five years onsite support and licenses. View full review »
Md. Dipu Khan
Everything involving pricing and licensing is maintained by our Bangladesh Sophos country managers. The pricing is okay and the licensing is also included in the price. View full review »
John Xavier
CIO at Quartesian
Purchasing it through the AWS Marketplace went smoothly. We did not have any issues and the pricing was decent. We decided to purchase through the AWS Marketplace because of the integration with the AWS infrastructure, firing it up and configuring it was very seamless. View full review »
CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The pricing for Sophos UTM is quite acceptable compared to other UTM vendors. If you would like to run an active-passive HA system, you only need to buy an additional hardware without subscription. At other vendors, you need subscription for both devices. In the case of a software/virtual appliance subscription, you pay by protecting user/IP addresses. You can do this to as much hardware resources as you like. View full review »
Aimee White
Website and EComm at a local government with 10,001+ employees
We procured this solution via the AWS Marketplace because of BYOL (bring your own licence). That was the driving force behind the choice. In addition, they had test and production environments in AWS already so it was easy to get a sign-off. View full review »
Ibrahim El Sayed
Network & Hardware Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution is less expensive than FortiGate. View full review »
Ian Cowley
If you can afford it, go for a small Check Point, as it is easier to manage. View full review »
Ryan Pealer
Network Administrator at a government with 11-50 employees
Go to a vendor and let them assess your needs so you can get a right-sized device. View full review »
Martin Lindemann Frederiksen
It Forum Gruppen A/S
For under 50 users, MSP licensing is profitable. View full review »
Milos Lichtenstein
IT SM & Security Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sometimes more is less, meaning if you want more than three features, take the FullGuard licence. View full review »
Security Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The pricing and licensing are both good and better than Sophos's competitors. This is why we went with the product. View full review »
Senior Solutions Specialist at centerprise international
The price is something that one will need to consider. View full review »
Unified Communications Specialist at Agentra
I have no problem with the cost or licensing of this solution. This is a primary reason whay I wanted this solution. It does the same thing cheaper than other name brands. View full review »
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