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Apr 08 2019
What is most valuable?To be quite honest, from my personal experience all the features of Sophos UTM are useful, which includes publishing templates and the ease of publishing any servicing needs. From the VPN side, all… more»
How has it helped my organization?When we started with Sophos UTM, we were using Microsoft Threat Management Gateway (TMG) which formed part of the firewall. It's not anymore there, it has been discontinued. Sophos UTM is an SSD… more»
What needs improvement?There is definitely room for improvement with Sophos UTM. For the SG version of Sophos UTM, they can add blocking of countries in the NAT section, not only in the firewall section. When you are… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?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… more»
What other advice do I have?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… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?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… more»
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. The third key feature is something called EDR. It's… 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 starting to get into business-level stuff. When we… 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 many of them.
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 almost three times the price of Webroot. That's a pretty… 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 shop like we are, Sophos is definitely the way to go… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?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… more»
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Jan 12 2019
Application Control should be able to be managed with users; however, we now have a protected, standardized network.
What is most valuable?The web filter and the ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) are great and easy to manage, and the integrated WAF (Web Application Firewall) allows the administrator to seamlessly protect HTTP/S services… 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 different systems and the web services where left really unprotected, since we… 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 users as well, and with timeframes (schedules) for the administrator to allow… 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 that you acquire any Sophos Licensing with Professional Services added, that… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We used a commercial product, Untangle, with our own brand called Rhino Box. Untangle did not invest in the development of features as we expected, such as the adoption of IPSec VPNs (they had it but… 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 product portfolio, and each one of them, are carefully developed.
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 of touch from our operational group
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 traffic for individuals which may be more of a… 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, once you get used to it, it is pretty normal to use.
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 most sense for us as a one stop shop. The pricing is… 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 integration can be hit or miss. It doesn't matter what… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?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.
Dec 04 2018
It has a single pane of glass which allows me to manage all my VPCs from a single instance, managing all my firewalls from one place
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 from one place, which is huge for me. When you have… 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. They are able to do some enhancements with Network… 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 'Bring Your Own Licence' (BYOL) licensing model. The BYOL… 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 along with digital enhancements and features, some of… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?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… more»
Jan 11 2019
It improved bandwidth utilization and provided link load balancing features for internet and intranet lease lines
What is most valuable?* A good package overall * A nice UTM appliance with a good GUI and reports. * Configuring web access controls in the appliance is a bit typical and requires debarring and… more»
How has it helped my organization?It improved bandwidth utilization and provided link load balancing features for internet and intranet lease lines. It also provided good security for internal users.
What needs improvement?Initially, there were problems of wireless access points not getting detected and lease lines were getting disconnected after one hour. Sophos replaced the appliance, but… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?We purchased the appliance with five years onsite support and licenses.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We used to use Cyberoam 200ia. It required to an upgrade due to end of life and the changed requirement of its organisation.
What other advice do I have?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… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?FortiGate 1000D.
Apr 16 2019
What is most valuable?The features that I've known to be the 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 that are using Sophos firewall UTM and we use it as… more»
What needs improvement?One additional feature that should be included in the next release is synchronized security, which would enable all the security to work together as a system. Another suggestion is to add advanced threat protection (ATP) to defend against… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?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.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We previously used Cyberoam but Sophos acquired Cyberoam. That's why we migrated to Sophos.
What other advice do I have?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… more»
Dec 05 2018
What is most valuable?It provides a solid firewall.
How has it helped my organization?It helped to connect our satellite offices to the main Amazon infrastructure in a circular way.
What needs improvement?We had some problems with the configuration. They had provided a CloudFormation template, and we had to go several rounds to make it work.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?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… more»
What other advice do I have?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… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?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… more»
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