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Sophos UTM Primary Use Case

Dana Bailes - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees

We primarily use the solution for a number of use cases, including the firewall, web filtering, email filtering, and email encryption. UTM does it all. The only thing that we don't use it for is web application and protection. We don't really have any web servers in-house.

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Technical Director at a security firm with 1-10 employees

Sophos UTM is a virtual appliance used for network security.

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Senior Network Engineer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

We are a solution provider and I am the architect of solutions that employ Sophos UTM.

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President at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees

We use this solution ourselves and we also deploy to our clients. It is a capable, general-purpose firewall with VPN tunneling built in, and a lot of web features if you're hosting a website. We are resellers of Sophos and I'm a partner in our company. 

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Software Sales Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Mostly when we see that the client has no security product, we offer both of the products: firewall and endpoint security. We offer endpoint security solutions: EDR and XDR.

Most of the time, we offer Sophos UTM and firewall products, but when we see that the customer has a firewall already deployed, we pitch endpoint security. If they're already using a different product, we cross-sell a product. For example, if someone has an environment with just endpoint security and doesn't have XDR or EDR, we'll suggest upgrading to XDR or we'll upsell XDR.

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James Dagmore - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Manual Workers Union

The features that we're currently using are mainly just for the endpoint protection, which is for the service and the workstations. We basically use it for the servers, the main servers, and then from there for the client, which is basically the laptops and the PCs.

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Director de Tecnologías with 501-1,000 employees

We primarily use the solution for perimeter security in order to protect content. We also use it for the XG firewall.

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IT Manager at a consultancy with 51-200 employees

We primarily used the solution to replace Cyberoam. For a client recently, we replaced their old SD device with the latest version, XG 210.

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Abhijit Mukherji - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Head at Dee Development

I'm IT head at our company in India and we are customers of Sophos UTM.

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System Analyst at Abbey Mortgage Bank

I use this solution for my severs.

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Gonzalo Moreno - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at supernovatel

Most of our clients use Sophos UTM as a perimeter firewall for branch offices. Additionally, we use the Sophos XG, RED firewall for extending the network, and the Sophos Intercept X to complement the firewalls.

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Javier Medina - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber Security Officer at Grupo Vision

Our primary use cases include: 

  • Remote SSL connection
  • Web-filtering
  • Web server protection
  • WAF application.
  • Firewall rules
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Chief Information Security Officer and Founder at a insurance company with 201-500 employees

We implemented the solution into our infrastructure here in the insurance company, to protect the flow between the company and its partner.

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General manager at DotCom, Lda.

Sophos UTM is a complete firewall we use to protect from internet threats and check traffic from our network to the internet. It's a firewall covering all layers of protection.

Sophos has some plugins that run on the cloud, but it's transparent to the end-user. For example, there is something to identify threats on an email system called SenseStorm, which is connected to the Sophos Cloud and identifies new threats then spreads the same pattern to all Sophos installations in real-time. I can say that almost 100 percent of our customer companies who have a file solution use Sophos.

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CEO at Tomans Consulting

We use Sophos UTM as a firewall and access control. The firewall has web filtering and anti-fishing tools. We synced Sophos UTM with our Microsoft Windows Active Directory.

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Adam Hammonds - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Security Engineer at Texarkana IT

We use Sophos UTM as an on-premise firewall.

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System Administrator Server and Networks at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

We mainly use it for web filtration — we have a number of small websites. It's also a VPN — that's filtering, firewalling, and IPS.

Within our organization, there are roughly 250 people using Sophos UTM. Also, we have around 15 XG users.

We plan on using XG for the next few years, but we are going to stop using UTM on our main site.

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Owner at Perspectiva company

I use the solution in my home premises to protect my internal network. I am a customer of Sophos. 

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Science Technician at a government with 201-500 employees

The primary use of the solution is to create a firewall, web filters, and load balance. We also use it as an IPS.

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RobertMaalouf - PeerSpot reviewer
Network and Security Specialist at Tetracom S.A.L

We use Sophos UTM for multi-site VPN, quarantine, sandboxing, and IPF. It blocks malware and other unauthorized apps. 

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Technical Manager at Digital World

We use this solution as a firewall, for DCP filtering, applications, and training.

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Mahmoud Sayed - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior IT Specialist at Shabana Group

We use Sophos UTM to protect our infrastructure.

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Senior System Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees

We use it for email security, malware protection, IPS, and filtering.

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April 2022
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