Sophos Virtualization Security Overview

Sophos Virtualization Security is the #4 ranked solution in our list of top Virtualization Security tools. It is most often compared to Trend Micro Deep Security: Sophos Virtualization Security vs Trend Micro Deep Security

What is Sophos Virtualization Security?
Sophos Virtualization Security is designed to efficiently secure virtual environments running on either VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V. It eliminates scan storms and update storms by offloading malware detection to a centralized security virtual machine. It Keeps Virtualized servers running at peak performance while staying protected from malicious attacks with on-access, on-demand, or scheduled malware detection, as well as automated, multi-component clean-up. Sophos Virtualization Security provides real-time capabilities to provide strong protection for your servers and data against malware, including zero-day attacks.
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What users are saying about Sophos Virtualization Security pricing:
  • "For virtualization security, the cost is approximately $50 USD per seat."

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Technical & Pre-Sales Manager at GateLock
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
Good performance, scalable, and multi-platform

What is our primary use case?

They have two deployment models for this solution. The first is the full package endpoint, on-premises solution. This gives the customer all of its security features, like the ability to lock down servers. This is a resource-heavy deployment. The second type of deployment is the SVM (Security Virtual Machine) solution. This is a virtual appliance. We install it to allow communication between all of the virtual machines and the management, also. This deployment will not give the customer all of the features available in the full package. The choice between deployment models is based on the… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The SVM deployment has very good performance."
  • "The solution would be improved if all of the advanced features were included in the SVM."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is implementing this solution is to take care when choosing the deployment model. They have to know which restrictive access servers and which published servers are needed to get the most security and the most performance. The biggest lesson that I have learned from working with this solution is that all of the virtualization platforms are equal. It is just a change in the name. When running optimally, they are all the same, but the configuration may be different. There is now a firewall inside the virtual platform, which is something that didn't exist before. We have…
Network Security Engineer at Tatva networks pvt ltd
Real User
Good MAC-based security for VPN, but client-level bandwidth allocation does not work properly

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our customers. Some people have requirements for this type of solution, such as setting up a VPN or using a remote connection. It will give them a mechanism for authentication.

Pros and Cons

  • "Using this solution allows us to set up rule-based access control."
  • "We are unable to reliably specify bandwidth limits for particular clients, which is something that needs to be improved."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
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Technical Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
Scales well for every environment and notifies us about potential infections

Pros and Cons

  • "When it comes to their firewall, it notified me about a possible infection."
  • "I would like to see some new features for improving the security part of the solution."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Sophos Virtualization security with an eight on a scale of ten.
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