Sophos XG Competitors and Alternatives

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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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»
SoheylNorozi
Real User
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 30 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable part of the application is the graphic user interface of the application where you can see specifically what's going on in the system at a glance and quickly assess the system. The… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use the SSL VPN web portal and we actually find it very useful because we don't need to bother with installing additional client-side software.

What needs improvement?

One thing that should be improved in future versions is an issue we have observed and had problems with a few times. When we try to reinstall a backup for FortiOS, you need to do a factory reset… more»

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

I think the cost of the product categorizes FortiOS because it is a bit more expensive than small businesses will usually want to spend. It is not really practical for SMB or for small businesses. It… more»

What other advice do I have?

I do recommend this product to clients for use but it depends on their case needs. For example, in the AAA (Authentication Authorization and Accounting) some of the accounting and some of the VPN… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

As consultants, we provide different customers with different solutions based on what they need. So, there is no specific product that we evaluate as there are always several options. Mainly I use… more»
SegunIyanda
Real User
Software Developer/ IT Analyst at AIICO Capital Limited
Feb 08 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution has similar attributes to other competitors. The encryption detection is good. In terms of administration, it's perfect.

What needs improvement?

The encryption detection could be improved. In my opinion, I think Sophos has better encryption detection than this solution. The security of the solution could be better. The interface needs to be… more»

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

At this time, I'm unsure of what the costs related to the solution are. It's my understanding that support is part of the OEM fee and you do have to pay that yearly. However, it does depend on the… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've used Sophos in the past. There are some technical issues with Sophos, at least on the older version, but with XG they kind-of did an upgrade. The interface of Sophos is great. It makes it easy to… more»

What other advice do I have?

We used to be on the cloud, but we phased it out more than a year ago. I'd recommend the solution. It's one of the best on the market. It's great for financial services institutions. Security is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did look at Barracuda, but we decided against them because it gets a bit too technical. Also, unlike Sophos, for example, you can't pick the license you want and instead have to buy a package that… more»
Real User
CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Feb 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The is SIEM is very valuable for us. The dynamic VPN is great. Their GPS possibilities and the security that it has, especially the SD-WAN functionality, is very good.

What needs improvement?

There is always room for improvement on the solution. Their client VPN is not always working that well, so on computers specifically that could be something to change. It is pretty expensive, but I think all of the solutions are, so it's something that's expected. There are some bugs that are in the… more»

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

The solution costs more than 800 Euros to purchase an F18, which is an entry model, and then another 500 Euros for instant replacement, and 500 Euros for energized updates. The total package would be around 1,900 Euros for a five-year license and all updates for an entry model.

What other advice do I have?

We are a Barracuda partner. We have firewalls in all of our data centers and have a total of around 200 firewalls. I would advise others that it's really a good product for SD-WAN, and for security. I would advise them to consider other products as well. Companies should certainly consider it for… more»
Reseller
Product Manager - Backup & Utilities at NovaStar Software & Consulting GmbH
Aug 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The interface is very good. We use the web sensor, the virus blocker, the spam blocker, bandwidth control, application control, and firewall options. We're quite happy with all of it.

What needs improvement?

The pricing is not as good as it was some time ago. They've since skipped offering a lot of individual features. In the future, Untangle should offer a web server feature. That's the only application… more»

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

We pay $350 USD per year for the solution. There are no additional costs. As long as you're not using a physical appliance, that's all you need.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We've used multiple solutions. We were previously using Sophos, but we switched because of its high price tag.

What other advice do I have?

It's very easy to use the product. In comparison, Sophos has a bigger learning curve. I would rate the solution ten out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this solution we tried both Sophos and WatchGuard.
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