Sophos Reviews

Unmesh Deshpande
CTO at Kingsway Hospitals
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Jul 28, 2020
A great UI with very intuitive features; comprehensive documentation ensuring issues are easily resolved

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is for protection and to have better governance for our LAN usage. I've got a lot of people working from outside on the corporate infra and all policy based decisions happen there. The solution is basically a firewall that protects us from various internet threats, but other than that provides controlled and properly managed access using various rules of VPN and other fingerprints of people logging in. I'm the CTO of the company and we are customers of Sophos.

Pros and Cons

  • "Great interface and in-built help is very intuitive."
  • "Lacking network access control, user profiling and analytics dashboards."

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend this solution but it's only suitable if it fits the needs of the company so I would suggest carrying out some research. Why does the company need a firewall? What rules do they want to deploy on the firewall? Based on the answers to those questions the company can make a call. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.
Mike Parsons
Senior CyberSecurity Architect and Mentor at BlueTeamAssess LLC
Real User
Top 5
Sep 17, 2020
Reliable, scalable and very simple to set up

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is basically having a synchronized perspective on what's going on between endpoints, firewalls, and whatever other types of preventative measures the customer has.

Pros and Cons

  • "The thing that I like about it is the synchronized security. You can tie endpoint protection and firewalls and a whole range of other services and products. You can get your servers taken in under this."
  • "The problem is that if you have a lot of different components going on, each managed under a different umbrella, then you're going to be spending a lot of time hopping back and forth between the different components to see, "Well, I got hit here. What did my firewall see? I got hit in the firewall, the firewall says it allowed that attack in, did it land on anything to compromise any of my endpoints?""

What other advice do I have?

We're partners with Sophos. We're a consulting company and we provide some managed services. Sophos products are some that I deploy and manage for my customers. I don't have the EDR or any of the really sophisticated stuff. The client doesn't think that they have a need to go to another level. I don't have EDR or MTR deployed for the customer. I work primarily with small businesses. So sometimes it's kind of hard to get them to invest more than what they feel comfortable doing. Other organizations should give it serious consideration if they are looking for a solution. The price point is not…

Sophos Questions

Sherwin Saavedra
ICT Manager at toril community cooperative
Jan 14 2021

I'm researching firewalls. Which firewall would you recommend betweeen Sangfor and Sophos XG? 


Harsh Parekh
Owner at Smile Software Pvt. Ltd.
Jan 04 2021

Which product is better for a banking institute - WatchGuard Firebox T55 or Sophos XG 135 FullGuard Plus with Enhanced Support?

Mohamed Y AhmedWatchGuard Total security its security effectiveness is more reliable than… more »
Sajjad Ahmad
System Support Engineer at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
Jan 04 2021

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. 

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 »
Gonzalo MorenoIn my opinion and as a result of years of experience: - Both are great… more »
Theodoros Theodorou
IT Manager at a wellness & fitness company with 51-200 employees
Dec 03 2020

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 »
Girish Vijay
Deputy Manager IT at Carl Bechem Lubricants India Pvt Ltd
Nov 26 2020

I'm looking for feedback on Sonicwall NSA 3650 Vs Sophos XG 310. Which of these firewalls is best suited to a 300 person organisation?

Pranav JyotiBoth have some unique features and per my experience with both the vendors… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Sophos XG.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

drwThere is no built-in option for let's encrypt certificate management for use… more »
drwThe BGP engine is very limited.
Dinesh Khot Khot
Manager - IT Infra at quant

I am researching firewalls. What is the difference between Sophos XG and pfSense? 

CristianoLimaBasically the major difference between Sophos XG Firewall and PFsense is that… more »
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Sophos SafeGuard?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Oche AnkeliSynchronized security is one very cool feature of the Sophos Endpoint you don’t… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

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

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

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Sophos Network Access Control.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Sophos Network Access Control?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

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

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

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Sophos Phish Threat.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Sophos Phish Threat?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

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

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

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Sophos Cyberoam UTM.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Sophos Cyberoam UTM?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

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

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

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Sophos XG?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

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 »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Welerme Haplasca
Executive Officer at a consultancy with 201-500 employees

I am an information technology officer with experience working in government.


We are currently evaluating BitLocker with Windows, Sophos Safeguard, and Checkpoint Full Disk Encryption. What are the advantages and disadvantages of these products? Which would you recommend? 


Thanks! I appreciate the help.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

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

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

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Sophos Virtualization Security.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Sophos Virtualization Security?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

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

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

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Sophos Email Appliance.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Sophos Email Appliance?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

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

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

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Sophos EPP Suite.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Sophos EPP Suite?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!