2015-04-30T13:36:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Sophos UTM?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Sophos UTM, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Real User

My recommendation is that businesses should go for the XG version, not the SG because the XG version of Sophos offers next-generation firewall support and has more improvements. Sophos XG is the next generation firewall that is not available on the UTM version. The difference is in the features between the two and how you deploy them. Sophos XG version covers what is in the SG version plus additional bonuses: the dashboard, the heartbeat between the firewall and the input, etc. I advise first evaluate, know your network, know your needs, and plan for the upcoming two or three years before you purchase. Get in touch with the vendors because these days every vendor wants to sell. They are willing to help the customers and willing to show them what they will get. Make sure you evaluate properly many platforms. Don't just go with one vendor. Go with two or three vendors. Evaluate and then short-list and choose the best for you. The rating has to have criteria: * On performance, I would give Sophos UTM a 10 out of 10 rating. * On price, it is a long discussion because you can get a discounted price if you are an integrator. * As a user and a customer, I would give Sophos UTM a 9 out of 10 rating.

2019-04-02T07:02:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Sophos UTM is a good product for security purposes and maybe if Sophos provided another company option to implement their products then I would say that Sophos UTM is great. On a scale of one to ten with 10 being the best, I would give this solution a nine out of 10.

2019-02-24T10:18:00Z
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ExpertTop 5Real User

We didn’t find any issues but I know there have been some in the last few years. I can’t comment about Sophos on AWS previously but they seem fine now. There were no problems for our client so all I can comment on is the experience they had. I think it’s taken a little while for Sophos to get experience in solving problems with their product in the AWS environment, but they do seem to go the extra mile. This solution rates an eight out of ten, based on our experience. Support was good. You will always find problems with installations so it does hinge on support.

2019-01-16T09:22:00Z
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Top 5Real User

If you're running a full Windows-based shop you're going to have a lot more options, so make sure you shop around. If you're running a Mac-based shop like we are, Sophos is definitely the way to go. Just make sure you can afford it. Regarding how well Sophos integrates with other products, so far we haven't integrated it with anything. We have it on the servers and we have it scanning our Amazon accounts, but that's it. The integration with Amazon is cool. Maybe they could work on that because it seems like a newer feature. You can see what's available but not really do anything yet. For the features, how well it works, and how easy it is to use, I would give Sophos a ten out of ten. Overall, I would give it a nine because it is very costly compared to all competitors.

2019-01-13T09:53:00Z
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Reseller

When considering a new solution, I always make sure that there is good technical support. Also, the pricing is an important aspect.

2018-12-25T09:42:00Z
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Real User

The product works. It helps you identify threats within the environment. We were able to integrate it with different devices and the installation is straightforward. We are using the cloud-based version, but it is through Sophos directly. We are not using AWS. A lot of this stuff is also on-premise.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

Consider the product, as it seems to be one of the top four. We use the both the AWS and on-premise versions. They are both good and about the same.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Do your homework. Compare products. Use what you need depending on your needs. We are only using the AWS version of the product.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Going forward, we need to look at the provisioning pieces and the resource utilization. The AWS version is easier to provision than the on-premise version.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It is definitely worth looking at. It is a pretty good product. It is integrated with our LDAP solution, and that integration is okay. Any LDAP integration can be hit or miss. It doesn't matter what it is, because it's LDAP. Since we use LDAP as a service, it's a little different, but it does work well. We use it for the AWS version.

2018-12-09T08:34:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend to take a look a product, as it is a good product apart from the improvements that I mentioned. We are very happy with the product so far. It is used as a standalone. We don't integrate it with other systems. We are using the AWS version of this product.

2018-12-05T07:52:00Z
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Top 20Real User

If you haven't tried it, do so. Amazon has their products (e.g., Amazon GuardDuty). However, when you are working in a multiple VPC environment along with digital enhancements and features, some of those enhancements and features are not always available with Amazon, but are with Sophos.

2018-12-04T07:57:00Z
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User

In India Cyberoam, which has been taken over by Sophos, has a vast support network and loyal user base. Migration to Sophos was the logical path. Further, pricing for the upgrade was very competitive as Sophos wanted to retain existing customers.

2018-05-02T09:35:00Z
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Consultant

We do not use this on AWS. Before implementing the SG appliance, completely prepare the rules for your network; know what and where you want to implement.

2018-01-17T17:21:00Z
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Top 10Real User

They have supported our business venture since 2010, and will do for many years. We have studied closely the different product portfolio, and each one of them, are carefully developed.

2015-08-28T14:14:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Give us 10 minutes of your time, and we will show you the differences. When I do presentations, I give potential clients demo access to the solution(s) I am presenting.

2015-04-30T13:36:00Z
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