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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. *... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

SonicWall used to be our primary choice of firewall. I am just an engineer and I do not have control over which... 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 per availability, zone, and per VPC. It should offer an account-based solution. When you buy a Sophos license, you... 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,... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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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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... 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... 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... 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... 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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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»
M.K. Goyal
User
Asst General Manager(C&IT) at NMDC Iron & Steel Plant
May 03 2018

What is most valuable?

* A good package overall * A nice UTM appliance with a good GUI and reports. * Configuring web access controls in the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It improved bandwidth utilization and provided link load balancing features for internet and intranet lease lines. It... more»

What needs improvement?

Initially, there were problems of wireless access points not getting detected and lease lines were getting disconnected... more»

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

We purchased the appliance with five years onsite support and licenses.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used to use Cyberoam 200ia. It required to an upgrade due to end of life and the changed requirement of its... more»

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... more»
Dragan Pavlovski
Real User
Head of IT at a construction company with 201-500 employees
Jul 07 2017

What is most valuable?

All the features are valuable. * Web protection: Allows me to control unnecessary web traffic into the company network. * Email protection:... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before implementing Sophos UTM, we had a lot of problems with: * Malicious URLs * Spam * Unnecessary internet traffic * difficulties in... more»

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

Think twice when you are choosing your Sophos UTM/XG. I made a mistake the first time because I needed more powerful hardware for my network. I... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not use a different solution before this one.

What other advice do I have?

I love all Sophos products, but the combination of Sophos XG, Sophos RED, and Sophos advanced endpoint protection with intercept X is something... more»
it_user413994
Consultant
Quality Officer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 16 2017

What is most valuable?

The IPS and endpoint protection function. A standard Firewall of an access router, monitoring up to OSI level 4, is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

All the necessary functions being incorporated into one solution with notifications configured, I know I am secure... more»

What needs improvement?

* A cleaning up function to remove unused references. * A dashboard to show that the various parts of the solution... more»

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

I looked at some open source variants but being able to use the best professional (free for the home version) product... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I did take a look at other open source solutions, but found the Sophos UTM, being the best professional free for Home... more»

What other advice do I have?

Start simple and step-by-step, and start using the product fully.
Boris Kočar
Real User
Business Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Jul 13 2017

What is most valuable?

Reverse proxy, SSL VPN, web & email protection For me, those features were most valuable from a security point of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Less and faster administration, full control of traffic, and a lot of futures included in the base price.

What needs improvement?

The goal for small companies is to have one administration dashboard -- from where you can manage antivirus for... more»

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

Sophos UTM’s are not the cheapest but they are not the most expensive. Create a checklist of what you need, and go... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Cisco.

What other advice do I have?

Create a checklist with your requirements, test the solution, and if it passes everything, implement it.
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