Sophos XG Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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BartVan Es
Real User
IT Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 22 2018

What is most valuable?

It's an easy, straightforward management platform to use.

How has it helped my organization?

We have currently bumped into several issues with the Stormshield firewall. It has some unexpected behavior in the terms of activating interfaces that were previously… more»

What needs improvement?

* Better management of high availability features * Application awareness to a higher degree * VPN throughputs: Stromshield needs a higher throughput on some models. When… more»

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

They have a very interesting pricing for their devices. For mid-sized companies, they sell their appliances for good prices.

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

The reason why they chose Stormshield to begin with is unknown to me.

What other advice do I have?

I don't have many positive things to say about this firewall because we keep bumping into issues. Now, we are looking to leave Stormshield. Search for a vendor based on a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The shortlist that I have now is Palo Alto, Check Point, WatchGuard, Fortinet, and Sophos. I have narrowed this list down based on technical specifications, pricing, and… more»
Tanzir Ahmed
Real User
Network Manager with 1-10 employees
Aug 08 2018

What is most valuable?

We are using it as a normal type of firewall.

How has it helped my organization?

It helps us perform our daily jobs.

What needs improvement?

I would like them to add a dashboard because it's difficult to operate. The product only has basic features.

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

It is not that expensive.

What other advice do I have?

It crashed, and we could not change it for some reason. I don't want to keep Juniper within my network anymore. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Dedicated support team * Easy… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are evaluating Palo Alto, Barracuda, and Sophos because we need a Next-Gen firewall.
Manuel Torfs
Real User
Company Owner at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Jan 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the cloud solution because it is configurable from anywhere. It is very user-friendly and not hard to learn.

How has it helped my organization?

The security level of our organization has changed by using Meraki MX Firewalls. We didn't have the UTM before but now we have sandboxing, tray scanning, attack preventions, and monitorization. Our… more»

What needs improvement?

We feel that Cisco provides smaller features with fewer possibilities versus other solutions out there.

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

Our users find the entire package quite expensive. The price of the application itself is not expensive but if you take a license, it costs more than the application itself. If you get it for five… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is a good fit for our business needs and our client needs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Sophos products and there is something to be said about their ability to build a price out of what your user wants. This is not an option with Meraki.
NirmalKannan
Real User
IT Manager at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
Nov 05 2018

What do you think of Sophos Cyberoam UTM?

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution to act as basic firewall protection.

What is most valuable?

It's a VPN, and the single box solution serves all your needs like an application firewall. In addition, you can set the proxy server.

What needs improvement?

I think that it would be helpful to have advanced application layer security. It's time for Cyberoam to upgrade themselves and add new relevant add ons to their product.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Compared to other firewalls, it is similar to the same generation of products. It isn't great yet, but it will be.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is not that great. I think that the Sophos XG product is more scalable than the Sophos Cyberoam. …
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