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.

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»
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»
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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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.
Maroun Abboud
Real User
Data Department Manager at BTC Networks
Oct 13 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution, in general, is great. There isn't one feature that stands out; holistically it's a very good solution.

What needs improvement?

The solution doesn't have a web proxy built into the system like Sophos. This is something they should work to change. Sophos also has a scanner that's on the interface itself. This solution would be improved if it added this functionality to it as well.

What other advice do I have?

We use the E-2000, 3000 and 5000 series versions of the solution. We use the public cloud deployment model. If an organization is not looking for a web proxy, it's a very, very good product. It's stable. It's simple, and the support is great. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.
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.
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