Sophos Reviews

Ersin Bostancı
Real User
Director Of Information Technology at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 24 2018

What is most valuable?

The performance and security are the best features. The security options are great. We never had an attack, which is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits are the firewall.

What needs improvement?

I am not sure there will be a another release of Cyberoam because it will be Sophos going forward. What could be... more»

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

Prices are very high.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We started with Cyberoam. We did not switch from anything else. Before it was Linux machines, but for the service, we... more»

What other advice do I have?

I am rating it a 10 out of 10 because it has never failed us. Talk to people who are actually using it. Actual... more»
Ayodele Mumuni
Real User
Snr Dev Ops Engineer at a tech services company
Jan 01 2018

What is most valuable?

* The combination of server protection * Seamless incorporation with AWS * Its VPN feature

How has it helped my organization?

* It has allowed us to have one solution for our AWS needs. * It allows our developers to be able to securely log into... more»

What needs improvement?

You (currently) need to buy the Sophos software per availability, zone, and per VPC. It should offer an account-based... more»

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

Licensing is a bit complicated, as it is based on products -- so define your requirements and find what best suits you,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

No, we didn't. It was our first choice and it was definitely a good one.

What other advice do I have?

Great product which works without issues or downtime.
Ryan Pealer
Real User
Network Administrator at a government with 11-50 employees
Jan 16 2018

What is most valuable?

To me it is the Web Server Protection, it is not an easy task to protect your web servers from the big bad internet.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use to use a sort of "security as a service," and I had all kinds of issues getting visibility into the system to... more»

What needs improvement?

The UI can be cumbersome and, sometimes, features are not where you think they should be.

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

Go to a vendor and let them assess your needs so you can get a right-sized device.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using an offsite solution that was at least 20 times the cost over a year.

What other advice do I have?

I use it in a self-hosted implementation.
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Hesham Sakr
Real User
IT Infrastructure & Security Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 08 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature, according to the setup we have at our work place here, is the flexibility of the system or the firmware that's running the appliance. It's so flexible,... more»

What needs improvement?

It is performing well. However, the only challenges that we are facing are the effectiveness with blocking the proxy and tuneling applications, aside from proxy and similar... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

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... more»

What other advice do I have?

When it comes to selecting a vendor I think the most important thing would be the level of support and how fast they can respond in critical cases. I would rate Sophos at eight out... more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
Senior IT Infrastructure Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 17 2018

What is most valuable?

* The ease of setting up the VPN connection. * The fact they have the cloud management option, I can manage it on a cloud platform. So anywhere... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's cost-effective. We are not that big a company. It gives us the features that we need.

What needs improvement?

I would like the update process to be easier, to update the firmware of the boxes. I think it's much better automatically than having to do it... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were previously using a different solution, a Cisco ASA firewall, but it was not a next-generation of firewall, next-generation meaning it... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it an eight out of 10. I don't rate it "perfect" because it can always improve. But the features that come along with Sophos are... more»

Sophos Questions

Rhea Rapps
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Fortinet FortiGate vs Sophos UTM. One of the users on our site says about Fortinet FortiGate, "A strong point of FortiGate is that the graphical interface is complete and easy to use, especially if we think there is a list of... more»
Maher AbdelshkourSophos and FortiGate are good solutions, but you need to know the advantages... more»
reviewer175356I would like to strongly recommend for Fortinet products because of following... more»
Jeff StutzmanI have no real experience with Sophos, but can comment on Fortigate. I'm a... more»
Amitava Ganguly
Admin - IT Infrastructure, Networking ,Communications & Security at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
We are planning to procure UTM along with end point solution. Primarily we have selected the following brands and models by going thru different reviews. SOPHOS XG 210 HW & SOPHOS XG 135 HW. FORTIGATE FG 100E & FORTIGATE FG 60E. Ours is a medium size organization with 100 desktops and... more»
Justin Twiss Hi guys, Not familiar with the Sophos units but definitely am with the... more»
ramesh1923Here I would suggest your to go with Fortigate, The model 60E or 100 E is... more»
Milenko JakovljevicCan't tell about Sophos, but we have Fortinet firewall, and we are very... more»

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