Sophos UTM Pros and Cons

Sophos UTM Pros

ZaherEL Bsat
Pre-Sales Manager | Infrastructure and Security at National Information Technology Company
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.
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Anthony Petecca
Manager IT and Security at Health Street
The isolation of infected machines is a big feature. Also, the ability to detect external sources that change files on a file server is really big.
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Scott Rouse
Architecture and DevOps at hc1.com
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.
It makes it a lot easier for us to maintain things. Prior to it, things were more difficult. This means less time on us. We can focus on other things. The recovery is more in man-hours for us than anything else.
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Frank Scalzo
Director of Cloud Technology at Avalere Health\Inovalon
Sophos has a single pane of glass which allows me to manage all my VPCs from a single instance, managing all my firewall from one place.
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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.
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Md. Dipu Khan
CEO at NG
The features that I've known to be most valuable are both the web security features as well as the web firewall capabilities. As a partner of Sophos firewall, we have some clients and they are using Sophos firewall UTM and we are using it as well.
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John Xavier
CIO at Quartesian
It helped to connect our satellite offices to the main Amazon infrastructure in a circular way.
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Aimee White
Info Sec Consultant at Size 41 Digital
UTM 9 brings along IPSec as well as iPhone and iPad support. This seems small but it’s useful.
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Max Pupov
DevOps at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It works well without any maintenance. So far, it has worked pretty well regardless of the traffic.
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Ibrahim El Sayed
Network & Hardware Administrator at Nile Projects & Trading Co.
It allows me to easily connect with more than forty-five remote sites and more than fifty remote users between IPsec and SSL VPN, applying the web filter and application filter to ensure a secure connection.
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Sophos UTM Cons

ZaherEL Bsat
Pre-Sales Manager | Infrastructure and Security at National Information Technology Company
With Sophos UTM, there is a general rule in the firewall when the country blocking can block some countries from accessing your data. In the current version, you still need to add it by putting in the IP range. This feature would be helpful for administrators and it gives them the advantage to block stuff in less time.
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Anthony Petecca
Manager IT and Security at Health Street
It does have built-in policies, which enable you to disable USB devices, etc. It would be nice if they had more policies because there are not that many of them.
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Scott Rouse
Architecture and DevOps at hc1.com
The documentation during the AWS integration was a little fuzzy on getting it to work with how the whole public exposure versus private exposure, then routing some of the traffic.
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Frank Scalzo
Director of Cloud Technology at Avalere Health\Inovalon
I would like them to move from the Classic Load Balancer to the Network Load Balancer. This would make it easier to do certain things with Amazon. They are able to do some enhancements with Network Load Balancer that they are unable to do with Classic Load Balancer.
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M.K. Goyal
Asst General Manager(C&IT) at NMDC Iron & Steel Plant
Initially, there were issues with the wireless network as wireless access points were disappearing from the dashboard after some time.
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Md. Dipu Khan
CEO at NG
The only time we face a problem or issues is when we place a ticket. We have found that response is very slow.
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John Xavier
CIO at Quartesian
We had some problems with the configuration. They had provided a CloudFormation template, and we had to go several rounds to make it work.
They could definitely improve on the support, especially in other countries.
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Aimee White
Info Sec Consultant at Size 41 Digital
We didn’t find any issues but I know there have been some in the last few years.
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Max Pupov
DevOps at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The product could be simplified and made more self-explanatory.
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Ibrahim El Sayed
Network & Hardware Administrator at Nile Projects & Trading Co.
I would like to see the SD-WAN feature improved.
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Learn what your peers think about Sophos UTM. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
425,604 professionals have used our research since 2012.