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Joseph Mallozzi
Real User
Project Engineer
Feb 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable to features are: Web Application Firewall, Sophos UTM Manager, IDS/IPS, Remote Access, and RED. * WAF… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The UTM product has definitely improved the way our organization functions. We have set a standard across clients and… more»

What needs improvement?

This product could use some improvement with web filtering. It takes a lot of time and effort to set up and maintain.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I am not in sales and cannot comment on this. I design and implement network configurations. I would recommend to follow… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

SonicWall used to be our primary choice of firewall. I am just an engineer and I do not have control over which products… more»

What other advice do I have?

I can’t recommend this product more! Though, stay away from the wireless models, since you cannot put them in HA. They… more»
Ayodele Mumuni
Real User
Snr Dev Ops Engineer at a tech services company
Jan 01 2018

What is most valuable?

* The combination of server protection * Seamless incorporation with AWS * Its VPN feature

How has it helped my organization?

* It has allowed us to have one solution for our AWS needs. * It allows our developers to be able to securely log into… more»

What needs improvement?

You (currently) need to buy the Sophos software per availability, zone, and per VPC. It should offer an account-based… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing is a bit complicated, as it is based on products -- so define your requirements and find what best suits you, as… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No, we didn't. It was our first choice and it was definitely a good one.

What other advice do I have?

Great product which works without issues or downtime.
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Anthony Petecca
Real User
Manager IT and Security at Health Street
Jan 13 2019

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»
EtienneLiebetrau
Real User
IT Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Jul 12 2017

What is most valuable?

The UTM/SG platform starts off with the basic functionality of being a good Firewall, adding the additional modules opens up the products set and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The Sophos UTM planform has allowed us to improve or implement the following security practices: * Details Web filtering and user access Control *… more»

What needs improvement?

At Enterprise level the SUM (UTM Manager) needs to be updated to reflect all of the capabilities At the Reporting level for user internet browsing… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing options with virtual are great and scaling up and down is typically not an issue if you reseller is involved. Sometimes buying the… more»

What other advice do I have?

Sophos is a great security partner for any organization. Investing in their suite of products gives you a good cohesive strategy for security… more»
Jeff Berndsen
Consultant
Network Engineer II at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Firewall * NAT * Intrusion prevention * Site-to-Site VPN * Web filter * Anti-virus

How has it helped my organization?

Before using the Sophos appliance, we consistently struggled with users clicking on things they shouldn't be. This led to virus/malware infections… more»

What needs improvement?

I wish the internet failover worked better. As it stands right now, when we have an internet failure on WAN1, it takes several minutes before our… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing model is very straightforward, it's a bit pricey, but for what you get, it's well worth it.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did originally try to use PFSense. The software was hard to use, and the level of technical expertise was not good. Ultimately, after several… more»
Juan C. Sanchez Pignalosa
Real User
CEO And Founder at Advisor Consulting Group Corp
Jan 12 2019

What is most valuable?

The web filter and the ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) are great and easy to manage, and the integrated WAF (Web… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our datacenter cloud services such as email, and web services for internal and external use, had to be protected with… more»

What needs improvement?

Sophos UTM has many improvements that I would suggest, but the main one is for the Application Control to be managed with… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I recommend you get the three year licenses, since Sophos offers three years for the price of two. I would also recommend… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used a commercial product, Untangle, with our own brand called Rhino Box. Untangle did not invest in the development of… more»

What other advice do I have?

They have supported our business venture since 2010, and will do for many years. We have studied closely the different… more»
Scott Rouse
Real User
Architecture and DevOps at hc1.com
Dec 09 2018

What is most valuable?

* The VPN side of it. * The ease of configuration of the VPN. * Some of the end user self-serviceability of it without having to have a whole lot… more»

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

The UI on it could stand a little improvement. In some areas, it is a little slow and clunky. It is sometimes not easy to find something. However… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace is pretty straightforward. Because were entirely on AWS and don't have anything anywhere else. It made the… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»
Frank Scalzo
Real User
Director of Cloud Technology at Avalere Health\Inovalon
Dec 04 2018

What is most valuable?

Its scaling capability. Sophos has a single pane of glass which allows me to manage all my VPCs from a single instance, managing all my firewall… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our company trusts Sophos without even seeing it, as it provides us comfortability while allowing for flexibility.

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»
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