Sophos XG Previous Solutions

IT Manager-Africa/Technical Services Manager at a mining and metals company with 201-500 employees
I've used heaps of them through the years. I've used Fortigate, which is now Fortinet. I've used Websense, they issued something like that years ago. ISS issued something like that years ago. Sophos UTM, along with Cyberoam UTM, since they are both the same - it's only a different interface and a different hardware look - they provide the best value for the money. You get the best features for the best cost. They are the best, to a certain limit for a certain usage. I never use any of those units as a firewall. What I usually do is, I have an edge firewall responsible for routing, switching, and firewalling. And then I deploy the UTM behind it, only for filtering. The most important criteria when selecting a vendor include getting the best features that you can get for an equivalent cost, so you're paying for what you're getting. You don't want to be paying for the name or the brand or the reputation of it. Also important are pre-sales services and "1000-percent" technical support services, in the environment and the remote areas we operate in, the warranty services as well. View full review »
Kolanji Selvaraj
IT Consultant at Crotus
We have been using the Sophos XG 135 model at our remote sites and it works. This year we deployed the XG 210 model at our data center, but prior to this we used Barracuda. We switched because Barracuda is too expensive. The options are very limited because you have to pay for each additional option. Each one represents a different service, like ADP (Active DDoS Prevention) or firewall. In contrast, Sophos is only a single payment, so we switched even though we lost some options that we liked. View full review »
Hesham Sakr
IT Infrastructure & Security Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Before Sophos there was mix of various legacy solutions that were not really considered firewall grade. The only specific thing that was used was a software-based firewall, but it was used on a very limited scale and only temporarily. View full review »
Senior IT Infrastructure Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We were previously using a different solution, a Cisco ASA firewall, but it was not a next-generation of firewall, next-generation meaning it can do unified threat management. We wanted a new solution that would also give us next-generation features, like anti-malware and end-point management and the like. That informed our choice of Sophos. When selecting a vendor, the stability of the solution and then the technical support are very important. Also, the cost-to-reward ratio, the value we get from the product compared to what we pay for it. In addition, ease of management; how easy is it to manage? If it's too complex to manage it's a problem because you don't want to spend too much time managing it. View full review »
Jeroen Vercoulen
System Engineer with 51-200 employees
We used the Sophos UTM software. We did switch for some customers to the Sophos XG solution because of the customer’s needs. View full review »
Danyllo Cabral
IT Project Consultant at a tech services company
Sean Gambill
Lead NOC Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Previously, we were using another solution. However, we switched as we needed to upgrade our infrastructure. View full review »
Mr with 51-200 employees
Our previous solution was Check Point. I switched to Sophos just because of the pricing issue. View full review »
Ivanildo Teixeira Galvão
Consultant Information Technology at a tech company with 51-200 employees
I still use Fortigate, also Sophos UTM. As I'm a solution consultant, I have different clients where each solution fits the environment. View full review »

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