Sophos UTM Scalability

ZaherEL Bsat
Pre-Sales Manager | Infrastructure and Security at National Information Technology Company
Sophos UTM has different aspects. If you have an HA distribution, high availability, you can scale up. When you go and purchase Sophos UTM, you have to plan and say what the environment is. This planning has to be done before buying. If you buy a small appliance and after two years, you are 50 or 70 employees there are upgrade options. It should be between you and Sophos. They can give you a free appliance if you subscribe for three years on subscription, for example. If you have an existing subscription and you want to have HA, this means another device has to be set as redundant. The only downside is that it has to be the same version and the same model. In my company, we have around 35 loyal customers. These customers have purchased and are redeeming Sophos UTM with us. Altogether, we are 55 employees. Most of them are at the office. Concurrently around 35 others are on site at other clients. We have around 35 servers. We have the published Sophos UTM on the main server, help desk, share point, etc. We've got around nine published services, plus 10 VPNs running concurrently for our support engineers to connect and work on our internal infrastructure for the allotment servers. We have 50 Sophos UTM installations at least that are actively browsing, downloading, and being protected by the web filter and other features there. It depends on the organization, but for us we only require one person to manage this solution, even working remotely at home. View full review »
Joseph Mallozzi
Project Engineer
You should never come across a scalability issue if you follow Sophos’ sizing guidelines. Finding this information can actually be difficult. Also, Sophos does not make it clear what they mean by “users” when you are sizing a firewall, which then leads to undersized implementations. View full review »
Ayodele Mumuni
Snr Dev Ops Engineer at a tech services company
Adding new servers was seamless. Adding new users and allowing for VPN access was also fantastic. View full review »
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Anthony Petecca
Manager IT and Security at Health Street
It seems very scalable. All you do is install the client, and it pulls it in. You don't have to actually have more Sophos servers running. It all goes back to their central, cloud-based platform, which is nice. View full review »
Juan C. Sanchez Pignalosa
CEO And Founder at Advisor Consulting Group Corp
The scalability is awesome as when you need the network protection systems to grow immediately, you just activate and license the exact same box, and configure it in cluster mode for Active-Active mode in Cluster/High Availability. View full review »
Scott Rouse
Architecture and DevOps at hc1.com
It works for what we have, as we only need a couple of them. Scalability-wise, we don't need a whole lot. View full review »
Frank Scalzo
Director of Cloud Technology at Avalere Health\Inovalon
I have not run into a scalability issue since it is scalable past my license. View full review »
M.K. Goyal
Asst General Manager(C&IT) at NMDC Iron & Steel Plant
No scalability issues. View full review »
Md. Dipu Khan
CEO at NG
The scalability is also fine. Currently, we have 20 employees using the product to date and only one employee needed to maintain the product. At the moment we don't have any plans to increase usage in the company. Not now, next year maybe. View full review »
John Xavier
CIO at Quartesian
We are a small company with a small infrastructure. For our infrastructure, it is perfectly solid. I don't have experience using it on a larger scale. View full review »
CTO0a65
CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The Sophos UTM solution is very scalable. You can build a hardware cluster with up to 10 nodes. View full review »
Max Pupov
DevOps at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
My throughput is moderate versus high throughput applications. I am always holding a predefined number of instances, so I haven't had any issues. View full review »
GlobalNe150a
Global Network Security Admin at a Consumer Goods with 201-500 employees
Since it is cloud-based, scalability works great. We have around 300 users in our environment. View full review »
Ian Cowley
Consultant
Not applicable. View full review »
Maroun Abboud
Data Department Manager at BTC Networks
No issues encountered. View full review »
Ryan Pealer
Network Administrator at a government with 11-50 employees
Our current use of the product doesn't need any scaling out. View full review »
Martin Lindemann Frederiksen
It Forum Gruppen A/S
Scaling out cannot be easier, as there are many migration paths. View full review »
Milos Lichtenstein
IT SM & Security Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
No, everything works perfectly. View full review »
Darren Weiner
Solutions Architect at National Renewable Energy Laboratory
We are running about a couple hundred EC2 instances. Overall, the AWS Marketplace product should be a better fit, but it is a little pricier. View full review »
Securityde9c
Security Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The scalability is good for us. We are only a company of about 400, so it is perfect. View full review »
MichaelCook
Senior Solutions Specialist at centerprise international
We are not a very big organization, so we do not see any issues going into the future. We feel that it will continue to scale appropriately for our organization's needs. View full review »
securityspec4553
IT Security Specialist at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The scalability is not something I have experience with because our organization is pretty lean. View full review »
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