We performed a comparison between Palo Alto Networks K2-Series and Sophos XG based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Firewalls solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The scalability of the product is quite high."
"As long as the solution is kept updated, it's pretty stable."
"I have found the threat profile feature valuable."
"I have found that Palo Alto Networks K2-Series has the best security. They are more user-friendly, older firewalls used to have to be configured using the command-line interface, but in this solution, it can be done in the GUI."
"Palo Alto's App-ID is what differentiates it from other competitors."
"Palo Alto firewalls are scalable enough. We have about 110 employees in our company, and we are about to expand to 130."
"The most valuable features are the intuitive user interface, ease of use, and reporting."
"We've found the solution offers us good stability."
"The most valuable features of Sophos XG are user-friendliness and it is highly secure."
"Content filtering and intrusion prevention are most valuable. Our customers are fully satisfied with the performance of Sophos. It has all the features that they require in a firewall."
"I like it for its simplicity. It is very simple to configure and implement. It is a very good product for medium-sized organizations."
"It is simple to use."
"I have found the solution easy to use and fully integrated."
"The performance is good."
"The stability of Sophos XG is very good. However, there have been some issues with other weaker models because they are limited in hardware in resources."
"The performance of Sophos XG is generally good and it is stable."
"In the past, we've had trouble with Palo Alto's application filtering not getting it right. I would not be recommending layer 7 application filtering yet."
"It would be really helpful to have dashboards that provide information on IOC blockings such as where and how many. It will also be good to know how many hashing files have been reported. It would also be nice to have easy access to this information. Otherwise, it's a painful, manual task."
"Palo Alto releases a lot of bug fixes for their firewalls, which means it's necessary to do frequent upgrades. They should work on decreasing their bugs so that upgrades aren't needed so often."
"The product should get frequent updates allowing us to add new signatures."
"It is recommended that the Palo Alto Networks K2-Series be implemented step by step for the Panorama. Sometimes we can't overwrite the configurations because it fails."
"They could improve by providing more features in the solution."
"If we have issues, they take anywhere from two days to a week to respond. I even wrote to their CEO because there was no response. When it comes to support, this is the worst company."
"Palo Alto has many other products. It would be nice for these products to be centralized under one tool"
"The support service level agreement in regard to the amount of time needed to upgrade things is too low. It should be higher."
"Over the last six months, we have noticed that the hardware is slow, especially the VPN connections."
"While it is possible to configure between two of the solution's devices in the same model, the high available usually fails."
"When it comes to improvements that the vendor can make, we see that the cloud integration for managing all the firewalls is essentially a replacement of the on-prem version we had and is not sufficiently mature."
"I'm just a sole proprietor for IT support, and from my perspective, there could be better ways to educate a proprietor, such as myself, on how to set it up, and program it, and manage it. They do tend to have support, but a lot of times, it is for larger networks. I need something that is simpler and more rudimentary as to how to go about setting up and configuring the firewall, setting up the rules, and that type of thing. So, if there is a missing component there, that would be it."
"Could have a more simplified functionality for users."
"I would like to have a more efficient login process."
"They need to do more quality checks before they release firmware upgrades. Currently, a few Cyberoam firewall customers are facing some issues while upgrading the Cyberoam firmware to Sophos. After the new firmware is installed, they are seeing some performance issues, which require some bug fixes. The performance is fine after getting the required support. Customers who are already using Sophos hardware are quite satisfied with this solution. Their support should also be improved. We are facing difficulties getting support on time through email or phone."
Designed to handle growing throughput needs due to increasing amounts of application-, user-, and device-generated data, the K2-Series offers amazing performance and threat prevention capabilities to stop advanced cyberattacks and secure mobile network infrastructure, subscribers, and services.
Sophos XG Firewall is a complete firewall solution that provides all the real-time security and insights you need to protect your network from ransomware and advanced threats. Sophos XG Firewall provides visibility into suspicious users, unknown and unwanted apps, encrypted traffic, and other threats. With its advanced artificial intelligence capabilities, Sophos XG Firewall immediately identifies potential risks and intrusions on web servers and networks.
Sophos XG Firewall Features
Sophos XG Firewall offers a wide range of security features, including:
Reviews from Real Users
Sophos XG Firewall stands out among its competitors, among other reasons, for its intrusion detection capabilities, its user-friendly management platform, and in general, for being a complete and robust firewall solution.
Niranjan P., a network & system support engineer, writes, “Sophos is a comprehensive solution which allows me to configure all the attendant products, such as Sophos's firewall, endpoint, and encryption features. A nice feature of Sophos is that it offers in sync and heartbeat security. When my clients have a perimeter involving Sophos firewall and endpoints with Sophos Endpoint, they can communicate with each other.”
Antonio D., sales manager at INFOSEC, notes, “The product has a console that is based in the cloud for all their products. In this console, they have email security, firewall security, endpoint security, et cetera. All of the products on offer in the console are very useful for us. The solution is stable. The solution works well for enterprises and large-scale organizations.”
Antony M., ICT/HMIS supervisor at a healthcare company, writes, “The VPN feature is the most valuable. It has come in handy during this period when people are working from home. The filtering feature is also valuable because you can easily filter the sites that you don't want to visit. You can also set timely surfing quotas”
Palo Alto Networks K2-Series is ranked 17th in Firewalls with 13 reviews while Sophos XG is ranked 6th in Firewalls with 97 reviews. Palo Alto Networks K2-Series is rated 8.2, while Sophos XG is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks K2-Series writes "Stable with great deep inspection functionality and good scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos XG writes "Secure, duel switch capabilities, and good support". Palo Alto Networks K2-Series is most compared with Juniper SRX Series Firewall, whereas Sophos XG is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense, OPNsense, Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls and Cisco Secure Firewall. See our Palo Alto Networks K2-Series vs. Sophos XG report.
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