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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.
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Pros
"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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Cons
"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."

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"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."

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"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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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "They seem to be at the top end in terms of pricing, but they are worth the price. They are probably a little bit lower than Palo Alto. If the customers are relying on Cisco products and they are thinking more in terms of scaling to another layer in a year, it is pretty much in a good price range."
  • "We're using the smart license for this firewall. The models that we have require licensing for remote access."
  • "There are licensing costs."
  • "I just bought it off the shelf, and I'm using it with my previous one, so I have not spent that much."
  • "The price is fair. It's not the cheapest, but it's not bad."
  • "For me, personally, as an individual, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall is expensive."
  • "The product is very expensive."
  • "This is an expensive product, although when you buy this solution, you can do many things so it provides good value for the investment."
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  • "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."
  • "It is a cheap firewall. We are not paying for any license."
  • "There is a license for this solution and it is priced competitively. We paid approximately $2,000 for the license."
  • "The licensing is on an annual basis and is very reasonably priced."
  • "There is a license required for this solution and we are on a three-year contract. I am satisfied with the price."
  • "The solution comes with a yearly licensing fee."
  • "The pricing for this product is good. Its pricing is very low, enticing small businesses to purchase it over its competitors."
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  • "We bought a three-year license, and we renew it whenever it expires. The price could be better. It's always very expensive."
  • "I think the price is good."
  • "We chose Stormshield for its price, as the Azure firewall was too expensive."
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    Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewall, Cisco ASA NGFW, Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA, Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls, Cisco ASAv, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall
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    Overview

    The Cisco Secure Firewall portfolio delivers greater protections for your network against an increasingly evolving and complex set of threats. With Cisco, you’re investing in a foundation for security that is both agile and integrated- leading to the strongest security posture available today and tomorrow.

      From your data center, branch offices, cloud environments, and everywhere in between, you can leverage the power of Cisco to turn your existing network infrastructure into an extension of your firewall solution, resulting in world class security controls everywhere you need them.

      Investing in a Secure Firewall appliance today gives you robust protections against even the most sophisticated threats without compromising performance when inspecting encrypted traffic. Further, integrations with other Cisco and 3rd party solutions provides you with a broad and deep portfolio of security products, all working together to correlate previously disconnected events, eliminate noise, and stop threats faster.

      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.
      NETASQ's integrated intrusion prevention engine uses protocol conformity analysis, application filtering and antivirus analysis to inspect authorized traffic flows and strengthen application security. NETASQ enables you to establish and configure user-based security policies, giving you greater control over which network resources each user is authorized to access.
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      Sample Customers
      There are more than one million Adaptive Security Appliances deployed globally. Top customers include First American Financial Corp., Genzyme, Frankfurt Airport, Hansgrohe SE, Rio Olympics, The French Laundry, Rackspace, and City of Tomorrow.
      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
      ACESUR group, Ministry of Education Oman, Anios Laboratories, Zain, DLM Location
      Top Industries
      REVIEWERS
      Financial Services Firm16%
      Comms Service Provider13%
      Computer Software Company9%
      Government8%
      VISITORS READING REVIEWS
      Comms Service Provider20%
      Computer Software Company19%
      Government7%
      Educational Organization5%
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      Manufacturing Company15%
      Non Profit12%
      Financial Services Firm6%
      Construction Company6%
      VISITORS READING REVIEWS
      Comms Service Provider25%
      Computer Software Company20%
      Energy/Utilities Company8%
      Government7%
      REVIEWERS
      Financial Services Firm29%
      Pharma/Biotech Company14%
      Retailer14%
      Real Estate/Law Firm14%
      VISITORS READING REVIEWS
      Comms Service Provider30%
      Computer Software Company25%
      Government8%
      Wholesaler/Distributor3%
      Company Size
      REVIEWERS
      Small Business35%
      Midsize Enterprise24%
      Large Enterprise41%
      VISITORS READING REVIEWS
      Small Business28%
      Midsize Enterprise19%
      Large Enterprise53%
      REVIEWERS
      Small Business48%
      Midsize Enterprise35%
      Large Enterprise17%
      VISITORS READING REVIEWS
      Small Business30%
      Midsize Enterprise22%
      Large Enterprise48%
      REVIEWERS
      Small Business46%
      Midsize Enterprise38%
      Large Enterprise15%
      VISITORS READING REVIEWS
      Small Business39%
      Midsize Enterprise19%
      Large Enterprise42%
      Buyer's Guide
      Sophos Cyberoam UTM vs. Stormshield Network Security
      November 2022
      Find out what your peers are saying about Sophos Cyberoam UTM vs. Stormshield Network Security and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
      657,849 professionals have used our research since 2012.

      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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