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Find out what your peers are saying about Sophos Cyberoam UTM vs. Sophos XG and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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"The solution is excellent for web and application filtering and remote access with the VPN.""Having a firewall solution with a data quota is very important when the bandwidth is limited, which really distinguishes it from other products.""Its portal is user-friendly. I am able to manage the user data and access control through this device.""It has been working fine. You just turn it on, and it works.""The most valuable features are the firewall section, the VPN, and how you control live users.""The main features I have found best are the load balancer and ease of use.""Technical support is excellent.""The user interface is well laid out and understandable."

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"Some of the most valuable features are filtering and application control. The DDoS detection also shows traffic jamming and traffic shaping.""The interface is user-friendly and the product is easy to configure.""The features that I have found most valuable are first the Web Filter and the Web Application Firewall SD-Wan on Version 18. Additionally, RED Tunnels allows a Sophos vital to speak to another Sophos vital in headquarters.""I like how you can integrate with other endpoints and Intercept X in one central management platform. I think it's a perfect solution. Sophos will manage everything in one container. You can manage many firewalls or endpoints within one panel.""The valuable features of this solution are the VPN, load balancer, and the QoS for splitting the ISP band.""The solution is a next generation firewall and we have gotten good customer feedback.""I like the tunneling part which we are using for the VOIP. We have various other sites where we connect via tunneling. The tunneling part is very fast and easy to implement.""In my experience, the solution was easy to use, has lots of features, and is easy to configure."

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Cons
"Technical support could be faster.""Cyberoam UTM needs to have more certifications with third-parties, such as NSS Labs.""The product had a hang issue. We needed to reboot, recreate the image, and reconfigure the previous image because the product hanged frequently.""I would say there's room for improvement in terms of the GUI. Because it is better than some of the other standard firewalls. They have the drag and drop features.""There needs to be more documentation that users can access to help them understand the solution or troubleshoot as necessary.""It should have a better VPN client. We decided to find something different than Cyberoam because of the VPN client software. It would be nice to have a user interface not only in English but also in different languages.""We have had some issues with technical support, which is an area that needs improvement.""The solution is at its end of life and some of the appliances are finishing."

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"The management console could be improved and the solution lacks good technical support.""It would be helpful if they had a set of standard templates because it would assist in the beginning, when you are just getting started.""They need to improve the SD-WAN feature.""They should include fiber ports on smaller product models and the tools should be improved for scalability.""There are issues with electricity with this solution.""When you are using it as a controller for the wireless access points, it doesn't perform well. It is not suitable for the public cloud. It is more suitable for enterprise data. It is not really the equipment for cloud data centers. I am looking for a data center firewall.""Having a web portal where you could make requests for the categorization of non-categorized items, would be beneficial.""Their tech support is not great."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is a cost-effective solution compared to other vendors, such as Cisco."
  • "There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "It is not cheap."
  • "We paid for a two-year FullGuard license that includes support."
  • "It's not an expensive product."
  • "I am not happy with the pricing, it could be better."
  • "I had an issue when I was trying to stop a user from using too much bandwidth while I was using Azure, I was not able to stop them."
  • "We pay for licensing the solution. It's my understanding that it is not overly expensive. It may be somewhere around $2,000 for a license."
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  • "The Sophos pricing, in general, is better than SonicWall, Fortinet, WatchGuard, or anybody else."
  • "We paid for our licensing for three years, upfront, and there are no costs in addition to the standard fees."
  • "The price is cheaper than that of some competing vendors."
  • "The pricing is flexible. Sophos looks at a country's economy and offers flexible pricing. This is how they have managed to penetrate the market."
  • "It's approximately $6,000 for each device."
  • "It is not expensive, it's a reasonable price,"
  • "The issue of a recurring license is a hassle because every year, we have to subscribe."
  • "It is not very expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    We are using it as a security shield. It does not allow access before that in case we have restricted a few things from users, so it helps me in that.
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    I don't know whether this will be included in an upgrade, but I would like to get the user utility, like seeing where the users are using more of the data. Sometimes there are heavy downloads, which… more »
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    Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls have both great features and performance. I like that Palo Alto has regular threat signatures and updates. I also appreciate that I can just import addresses and URL… more »
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    Sophos UTM is no longer being developed, according to our reseller. All the development effort is going into XG. So XG will be the only Sophos firewall going forward, UTM will eventually be end of… more »
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    The most valuable features are its nice interfaces and configuration. The endpoint is also very good.
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    Overview
    Cyberoam Unified Threat Management hardware appliances offer comprehensive security to organizations, ranging from large enterprises to small and branch offices. Multiple security features integrated over a single, Layer 8 Identity-based platform make security simple, yet highly effective.

    Sophos XG Firewall is next gen firewall that is optimized for today’s business, delivering all the protection and insights you need in a single, powerful appliance that’s easy to manage.

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    Sample Customers
    Gulf Corporation for Technology, Maridive & Oil Services, Fidelity Bank, Petra University, Capital FM Kenya, Safari Park Hotel and Casino, Mayfair Casino, Pacific International Lines, Mozambique Ministry of Education, University of Namibia, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, University of Hawai, New Delhi Municipal Council
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    Non Profit12%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Government9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
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    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Media Company7%
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    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
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    Government6%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise41%
    Large Enterprise15%
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    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise13%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
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    Sophos Cyberoam UTM is ranked 5th in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 23 reviews while Sophos XG is ranked 5th in Firewalls with 130 reviews. Sophos Cyberoam UTM is rated 7.6, while Sophos XG is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Sophos Cyberoam UTM writes "Useful data quota features, but scalability is an issue and the signature database could be enhanced". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos XG writes "Light and stable with excellent real-time control ". Sophos Cyberoam UTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos UTM, Cisco ASA Firewall, pfSense and SonicWall TZ, whereas Sophos XG is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense, Meraki MX, Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls and Barracuda CloudGen Firewall. See our Sophos Cyberoam UTM vs. Sophos XG report.

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