Sophos UTM Valuable Features

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

The web and email filtering are the two biggest and most valuable aspects of the solution for us.  

The solution overall has just been a good, cost-effective solution for us.

The solution offers a lot of functionality.

The solution scales well.

We've found the technical support to be helpful.

The stability and performance are quite good.

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Adam Hammonds - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner / Network Security Engineer at Texarkana IT

The packet filtering's great. You get out what you put into it. It works great as long as you know your security and configure everything adequately. If you just pop one in and it's not configured, then it's basically wide open. It kind of depends on the admin skill, but it's an excellent product.

UTM has sand-storming, got dual inline virus scanning, filtering, DNAT, translations, etc. You can implement Google Safe Search for schools and stuff.

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GG
Technical Director at a security firm with 1-10 employees

Sophos SG UTM had all the basic functionality that you needed. It is user-friendly and easy to manage for any integrator.

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

Sophos UTM is the simplest of these products to setup. If you follow the instructions using the wizard, which is just a few steps, then you will have a firewall to protect you and your customer.

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EA
President at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees

I would say the email for sure and the basic firewall functions are great features. It also has advanced firewall scanning. If you receive a file, you can have it scanned through Sophos. It's a really complete product.

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

The overall visibility of the console is what I find most valuable, plus it's very user-friendly. It can be integrated with other solutions such as SOAR, SIEM, etc., even when you have an existing firewall. I really like that the console can be integrated. You'll see everything on the same window, and the single window feature of the machine is so good. These are the features I really like.

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James Dagmore - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Manual Workers Union

The fact that it's on the cloud means we don't have to administer it on our network or deal with a physical machine, which saves us money.

The solution has many great features.

From the console, we can start different scannings on different machines. We enjoy the centralized reporting part of it. 

The initial setup is simple.

We enjoy its general stability.

The solution can scale.

So far, the solution has been problem-free.

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Bashir Bashir - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Administrator at Vegol

It's a little bit easier to use. It's user-friendly, and then there's a lot of documentation for it online, so it's easy to manage without necessarily dealing with a big learning curve. It is easy to understand, basically.

If you need to troubleshoot, everything is basically on Google. 

The solution is stable. 

It's a scalable product.

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AR
Director de Tecnologías with 501-1,000 employees

The content filtering is the solution's most valuable aspect.

The initial setup is pretty easy.

The solution is pretty easy to manage.

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ES
IT Manager at a consultancy with 51-200 employees

At the moment we have deployed the web filtering application as they have their own web servers and their email protection. The web filtering is great. At the moment, we haven't heard any negative feedback from the client.

There is plenty of documentation that can help you check scenarios or different situations that might you have.

The stability is great.

The cost of the solution is very reasonable.

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Abhijit Mukherji - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Head at Dee Development

The solution has many good features. There was a steep learning curve moving to version 18 but we're now at a point where the solution is more efficient and effective. When talking about VLANs the solution makes it easy to separate rules for everything. The solution is easy to use with simple implementation.  

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AH
Head of IT

The management suite is easy and the agent is easy to develop.

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CA
System Analyst at Abbey Mortgage Bank

The most valuable feature is ransomware protection. It is known for ransomware protection.

In terms of additional features, I'm still getting to understand more about how it works.

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PN
Director with 11-50 employees

During the pandemic, telework grew, however, so did attacks. There was a higher degree of ransomware and so on. With Sophos, we have not had any incidents this year. The security provided has been good. It has proven to be okay for our needs.

The initial setup is very simple.

The solution is stable.

the scalability is good.

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Nikoloz Kratsashvili - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Cartlis

The solution's user interface is very user-friendly. It's very easy to navigate.

They have an all-in-one product for small businesses. Basically, I do not want to manage the firewall for four products. I'll take it all in one. It makes everything easier to manage. 

It's really good and it's been working really well over the last few years. 

The initial setup has been very simple and straightforward. 

The stability, overall, is excellent. I haven't had a problem in the last two years.

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Gonzalo Moreno - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at supernovatel

The most valuable features of Sophos UTM are the ease of use, it is very user-friendly. You can understand what they implement in the new firmware, and it's easy to manage the firewalls.

When I implement a solution, I have to teach the customers how to use it and when I have used other solutions, such as Check Point, it was difficult.

Sophos UTM has good integration with wireless and endpoint solutions

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HM
Chief Information Security Officer and Founder at a insurance company with 201-500 employees

The solution is quite stable. 

The scalability has been great.

The initial setup is straightforward.

Technical support is very responsive.

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SI
General manager at DotCom, Lda.

The three most important features for us are web protection, web server protection, and network protection.

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NO
CEO at Tomans Consulting

Sophos UTM is a robust solution and it provides flexibility.

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Adam Hammonds - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner / Network Security Engineer at Texarkana IT

All of Sophos UTM's features are valuable. The intrusion prevention is great, and I like dual virus scanning on the network layer because we scan it through Avira and Sophos. Web filtering is also a fantastic option for clients who want to really lock down internet access. And of course, it has the basic firewall features like port blocking and all of the stuff that most standard firewalls include.

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YA
Network and Security Engineer at ONB

The most valuable feature of Sophos UTM is the efficiency and mail filtering module.

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WY
IT Engineer at Wise Communication

It's an easy solution to learn because the graphics are very intuitive. I really like the log because of the amount of information it provides.

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Mohammed_Sajid - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Network Administrator at abl

The solution's sandboxing, application center, and database engine are good. 

The endpoint device detection tool integrates very well with Edge devices. 

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Fathi Kharfi - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Of Network & Technical Support at Tadhamon International Islamic Bank

The product is easy to manage and easy to install. It's straightforward to manage.

It is stable.

The solution is scalable. 

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OT
Chief Information Technology Officer at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees

Sophos UTM provides security for our network here and access through a VPN connection for our remote users. It also offers the flexibility to create different tools for accessibility.

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RR
Owner at Perspectiva company

Sophos has great security features and does a good job of protecting my network. The firewall feature is very, very good. 

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FR
Occupational safety technician at Concremat

The web filtering is great.

The initial setup has been fine. 

You can increase usage if you need to.

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Wisnu Nursahid - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager for Network Security at VTI

Sophos UTM's best feature is SIM in the cloud, which combines the gateway solution and endpoint solution to send telemetry data to the cloud and provides full contact visibility regarding security.

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GC
Science Technician at a government with 201-500 employees

What I like about the solution is the ease of use.

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VM
Assistant Manager IT Zircon Technology at Zircon Techonolgy

The solution is easy to handle and configure. 

The product also offers remote deployment capability with a Sophos SD-RED device. 

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Saurabh Bhansali - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of IT at Venus Jewel

Sophos UTM has a good user interface and granular security controls.

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Mohammad Mojtaba Sohrabi - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at newoutlook.it

Sophos is a unified solution. We have anti-virus protection, firewall rules, knotting, and DACC all in one box. With Fortinet, everything is separate with multiple devices and solutions.  

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AC
IT Director at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

The most valuable features of this solution are the firewall application and application control.

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TI
Senior Network Security Engineer at Soffit

Sophos UTM's most valuable features are profiling and its simple configuration.

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Buyer's Guide
Sophos UTM
November 2022
Learn what your peers think about Sophos UTM. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2022.
656,474 professionals have used our research since 2012.