We performed a comparison between Sophos Cyberoam UTM and Stormshield Network Security based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It's very scalable. You can go to different models of the ASAs and they scale up to as big as you want to go."
"The solution is excellent for enterprise-level networks."
"The initial setup was not complex."
"Cisco ASA works very nicely from an administration perspective. The management of the device is very nice. The ASDM (Adaptive Security Device Manager) is the software that we use and it is very easy to configure using the GUI."
"Netting is one of the best features. We can modify it in different ways. Site-to-site VPN is also an awesome feature of Cisco ASA. The biggest advantage of Cisco products is technical support. They provide the best technical support."
"The dashboard is the most important thing. It provides good visibility and makes management easy. Firepower also provides us with good application visibility and control."
"The most valuable feature is that it's secure."
"We are mostly using it for remote access, so the remote access feature is the most valuable, but all other features are also needed and required. It is also a very straightforward and reliable solution."
"The most valuable feature is the solution is easy to configure for users."
"Technical support is excellent."
"The solution is excellent for web and application filtering and remote access with the VPN."
"It is very easy to use."
"The main features I have found best are the load balancer and ease of use."
"Cyberoam UTM's most valuable feature is that it can be configured any way you like."
"The solution is easy to use."
"I find Sophos Cyberoam UTM very good. I like the feature of being able to block off Mac IDs that host users. For example, you have a Mac or Windows laptop and you created a hotspot. Other devices like mobiles and tablets e.g. iPads connected to that hotspot. We can block those devices that connected to the hotspot we created, only through Sophos. It's a good feature we didn't find in other UTMs."
"I like how you can configure the rules. There is the task for the rules and a task for the network configuration. It also provides SMD filtering, and it can be integrated with the active directory for the users, their mission, and the VPN configuration. We are here in Sudan, and Stormshield didn't work in Sudan for more than a decade. Stormshield is a very strong firewall and very easy to configure and maintain. I am just working with the firewall solution, and we don't have any other solutions like endpoint solutions or something like that."
"The most valuable features are the IPS, the firewall function, and the price."
"I like that it works fine. Stormshield is a very good solution."
"One of the challenges we've had with the Cisco ASA is the lack of a strong controller or central management console that is dependable and reliable all the time."
"The Firepower FTD code is missing some old ASA firewalls codes. It's a small thing. But Firepower software isn't missing things that are essential, anymore."
"Third-party integrations could be improved."
"The main problem we have is that things work okay until we upgrade the firmware, at which point, everything changes, and the net stops working."
"Cisco ASA is starting to get old and Firepower is taking over. All the good things happening are with Firepower."
"A major area of improvement would be to have more functionality in public clouds, especially in terms of simplifying it. The high availability doesn't work right now because of the limitations in the cloud."
"The configuration is an area that needs improvement."
"I'm not a big fan of the FDM (Firepower Device Manager) that comes with Firepower. I found out that you need to use the Firepower Management Center, the FMC, to manage the firewalls a lot better. You can get a lot more granular with the configuration in the FMC, versus the FDM that comes out-of-the-box with it. FDM is like Firepower for dummies."
"The solution is at its end of life and some of the appliances are finishing."
"The VPN is an area that can be improved."
"Sometimes, during part of the configuration, if you don't have a lot of technical knowledge, then you may struggle a bit to configure it."
"The policy is a bit too vague."
"The product had a hang issue. We needed to reboot, recreate the image, and reconfigure the previous image because the product hanged frequently."
"It should have better VPN protection. Some of the VPN applications are not blocked by this firewall. Some VPNs are able to get through this firewall, which is why I am planning to replace this firewall with a good one in the near future."
"The configuration requires an expert to be set up, so it could be made simpler."
"While the security features are excellent, they could be improved."
"With Stormshield, there are difficulties joining things, and it can be complex depending on the architecture."
"It could be better if it were more user-friendly. It's too complicated for us to use it. The price could be better as well."
"The filtering configuration could be better. We have some difficulties with the filtering configuration and the filter extension. It's not that easy. It's not that straightforward. In the next release, I would like to see a reporting system. Stormshield doesn't have any tutorials on how to do the configuration and things like that. They just have documentation on the website. If you want to configure, for example, Cisco or Fortinet, you can find tutorials on YouTube. They show you how to configure the features, and so on. In Stormshield, there is nothing on social media or the internet on how to configure different things. The lack of documentation or the lack of material makes it difficult for others to adopt this solution."
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Sophos Cyberoam UTM is ranked 5th in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 17 reviews while Stormshield Network Security is ranked 7th in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 3 reviews. Sophos Cyberoam UTM is rated 8.2, while Stormshield Network Security is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Sophos Cyberoam UTM writes "Reliable, easy to set up, and excellent for remote access with the VPN". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Stormshield Network Security writes "Well-priced solution with good firewall but installation guidance is patchy". Sophos Cyberoam UTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense, Sophos UTM, Sophos XG and KerioControl, whereas Stormshield Network Security is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense, Sophos XG, Sophos UTM and Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls. See our Sophos Cyberoam UTM vs. Stormshield Network Security report.
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