Sophos Reviews

Sherif Fouad
Real User
Project Manager at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 25 2019

What is most valuable?

The application filters available with Sophos XG are brilliant. The sandboxing and the way the firewall or the UTM integrates with the installed endpoint antivirus clients… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have a serious problem because our offices are scattered around the world in very remote areas. We cannot deploy proper branch office guides, active directory sites, and… more»

What needs improvement?

There was a big issue with the Cyberoam and with the SG units as well, i.e. the previous Sophos UTM model. With Sophos XG, you get the chance to block what sites operate… more»

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

We have the annual license for Sophos XG. It all depends on what you would like to have in the package that you are purchasing.

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

I used Cyberoam previously, although I always used it as a UTM only. What made me move to Sophos is that they were acquired, i.e. they acquired Cyberoam to start with the… more»

What other advice do I have?

I recommend that everyone should have a proper understanding of new network requirements and then enjoy it. Sophos XG is definitely a good product. On a scale of 1 to 10… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated FortiGate but wasn't happy with it. I evaluated another group called WatchGuard. WatchGuard has good features in it, but it's for a smaller business scale than… more»

Sophos Questions

Sajjad Ahmad
System Support Engineer at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
Feb 18 2020
I have around ten years of experience as a system support engineer for an engineering company.  We are currently evaluating Sophos UTM and Fortinet FortiGate. What are the technical differences between the two. Which would you recommend? Thanks! I appreciate the help. 
Ronald RosenbaumI can’t really comment on FortiGate. We’ve been working with Sophos for years… more»
Narendra SinghWe replaced Fortinet with Sophos as our public-facing UTM in 2017 & since then… more»
Alessandro TurchiI would have no doubt in recommending Fortinet. I do not know the Sophos UTM… more»
Network & Endpoint Security Consultant at a tech company with 1-10 employees
Jan 20 2020
I have experience working with small to large enterprise network design and architecture, server administration, and cybersecurity research and analysis. I am currently evaluating Sophos XG and FortiGate. What are the biggest differences between the two? Which would you recommend?  Thanks! I… more»
ReonSmithFrom my experience regarding both the Sophos and FortiGate firewalls, I… more»
Manoj DusadhIn one sentence, the biggest difference between Sophos and FortiGate is the… more»
Sabyasachi SenI have extensively used Sophos (previously Cyberoam) and FortiGate also. The… more»
Melwyn DSouza
Sr Solutions Architect - Growth and E&U Vertical, Global Network Solutions, Digital Solutions at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Dec 13 2019
I am a pre-sales consultant with 15+ years of experience in Telecom & ICT Pre-Sales, Business Analysis, & Enterprise Business Enablement. I am currently researching Meraki and Sophos. What are the main differences between the two? Which one is good with security and SD-WAN? Thanks! I appreciate… more»
Stuart HardyTo be honest, if you are still buying firewall appliances and UTM licenses you… more»
Nick StaicuI presume the topic is UTM appliances (as Meraki and Sophos have many products)… more»
Elom KutsienyoSophos gives on-premise UTM functionalities that work like traditional UTMs… more»
Theodoros Theodorou
IT Manager at a health, wellness and fitness company with 51-200 employees
Dec 13 2019
I am an IT Manager for a company that provides access to professional indemnity and medico/dento-legal assistance. Do you know if Sophos Intercept X and Carbon Black can be used side by side on endpoints? Thanks! I appreciate the help.
Brian AllisonOfficially the answer is Intercept X and anti-virus from other mfgs. can… more»
Antonio LightbourneI’m not sure but if you are using Sophos Intercept X I would suggest just adding… more»
Joao Neves
Dec 05 2019
Hi,  I'm a system and network engineer in the financial services industry. I'm looking at both PA and Sophos for firewalls. Which one do you recommend? Why? What are the pros and cons? Thanks for your help! Joao
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Nov 28 2019
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Sophos UTM vs Sophos XG. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Sophos UTM and Sophos XG? Which of these two solutions would you recommend… more»
Suheyl KhakiUTM specifically SG series is a very mature and stable platform. It lacks some… more»
Anthony PeteccaTo my understanding, UTM and XG are from different legacy companies that are… more»
Richard ArtesI've been told by our Sophos reseller that Sophos are pushing the XG as next… more»
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Fortinet FortiGate vs Sophos UTM. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Fortinet FortiGate and Sophos UTM? Which of these two solutions… more»
Narendra SinghThe main difference is the Operating system (OS). Fortinet uses their own… more»
Ramyamahesh Nk
Regional Manager with 11-50 employees
I am trying to compare Sophos and pfSense for my company. Which one is best and why? What is the biggest difference between Sophos and pfSense? Thanks for helping me with this important decision.
Karl Hart, Acse, Ceh, Chfi, CissppfSense is just a basic firewall with VPN and Captive Portal functionality but… more»
reviewer241575With Sophos is easy to configure and you have the support from the frabicant… more»
Bob AlfsonIn fact, Karl, the 50-IP free version is for home use only, and not even then if… more»