Sophos UTM is #2 ranked solution in top Unified Threat Management (UTM) tools
. PeerSpot users give Sophos UTM an average rating of 8 out of 10.
Sophos UTM is most commonly compared to Fortinet FortiGate: Sophos UTM vs Fortinet FortiGate
. Sophos UTM is popular among the midsize enterprise segment,
accounting for 52% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a
comms service provider, accounting for 39% of all views.
What is Sophos UTM?
Sophos UTM is a unified threat management platform designed to protect your businesses from known and emerging malware including viruses, rootkits and spyware. The solution provides a complete network security package with everything your organization needs in a single modular appliance.
Sophos UTM Features
Sophos UTM has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
- Web and Email Filtering
- General Management
- Network Protection
- Network Routing and Services
- Advanced Threat Protection
- Email Encryption and DLP
- Web Policy
- End-User Portal
- VPN IPsec Client, VPN SSL Client, and Clientless VPN
- Web Application Firewall Protection
- UTM Endpoint Protection and Management
- SEC Endpoint Integration
- Logging and Reporting
Sophos UTM Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing Sophos UTM. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
- Simplifies your IT security without the complexity of multiple point solutions
- Intuitive interface to help you quickly create policies to control security risks
- Provides clear, detailed reports to give you the insight you need to improve your network performance and protection
- Complete control to block, allow, shape and prioritize applications
- Two-factor authentication with one-time password (OTP)
- Integrated wireless controller
- Allows you to connect remote offices with easy VPN and Wi-Fi
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Sophos UTM solution.
PeerSpot user Dana B., Network Administrator at a manufacturing company, says “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.”
A Technical Director at a security firm mentions, "Sophos SG UTM had all the basic functionality that you needed. It is user-friendly and easy to manage for any integrator."
Marek M., Senior Network Engineer at a computer software company, comments, “Sophos UTM is the simplest of these products to set up. 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.”
A Software Sales Manager at a tech services company explains, “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.”
James D., IT Manager at Manual Workers Union, states, “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.”
Sophos UTM was previously known as Astaro.
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