2019-04-18T09:59:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Sophos XG?

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Steve Lowrey - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner / IT operator at Fairview Schools
Reseller
Top 5
2022-05-26T13:46:00Z
May 26, 2022

The pricing depends on the size. Each Sophos XG solution is custom fit to the size of the client's network. For example, for the XG 135, you're looking at a yearly subscription. You can get a one-year subscription for a few hundred dollars, or a three-year subscription for $1,500-$1,600, so it's not bad. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. I would rate the pricing as a three point eight on a scale of one to five. I've had schools running different firewalls with subscriptions and different web filters with subscriptions, and I've found that it is less expensive for smaller schools to run Sophos XG with its unified threat management instead of multiple appliances.

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BS
Data Professional at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-03-31T01:15:00Z
Mar 31, 2022

We bought the three-year license, and there are no additional costs.

ML
Associate Technical Director at INTELEC3
Real User
Top 20
2022-03-11T20:49:05Z
Mar 11, 2022

Its price is good. All features are grouped in the same license. It is an all-in-one license, and the license price is acceptable.

AdemolaOlamide - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Development Manager at Computer Learning centre
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-02-21T16:27:45Z
Feb 21, 2022

The price of the Sophos XG is very good. There are not any licensing costs, it is a one-time purchase price.

SegunIyanda - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Developer/ IT Analyst Individual Contributor at AIICO Capital Limited
Real User
Top 10
2022-02-21T09:41:10Z
Feb 21, 2022

We pay for two licenses for the use of Sophos XG annually and it is a flat fee. We do not have everyone going through both of the Sophos XG firewalls a the same time and the Sophos XG on Microsoft Azure is only accessible from the VPN. Sophos XG has changed its pricing model for extreme protection. I rate the price of Sophos XG a two out of five.

AP
IT Manager at a engineering company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-02-16T13:24:49Z
Feb 16, 2022

The price of Sophos XG is reasonable.

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Terry Cheung - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at TopSOC
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-02-02T14:53:56Z
Feb 2, 2022

My customers pay a license for one or three years to use Sophos XG.

GL
IT Architect at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-01-31T17:59:08Z
Jan 31, 2022

There is a license required to use this solution and my customers pay for it annually.

KO
Network engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-12-09T23:51:00Z
Dec 9, 2021

There is no need to get one edition, just the licensing, as we are talking about a common bundle which encompasses all the features.

KL
Owner at InternetWorld Solutions Sdn Bhd
Reseller
Top 5
2021-12-07T21:36:48Z
Dec 7, 2021

For every firewall, you will need to pay the license for the following year. If they don't pay for the license renewal, they basically won't get the support from Sophos.

HA
IT Manager at Saknafta Egypt
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-07T20:25:36Z
Dec 7, 2021

The subscription for this product is yearly. The last time I bought it two years ago it was about $2,000. There's just a subscription fee. There aren't any other costs.

NA
Head Operations at Intersect Technologies
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-06T13:30:00Z
Dec 6, 2021

The price is cheaper compared to others.

TO
Managing Director at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-10-29T17:53:22Z
Oct 29, 2021

It is a price-based solution, not based on technology. Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.

PB
Tech Doctor at a recruiting/HR firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-10-26T16:17:55Z
Oct 26, 2021

The pricing was reasonable. VPN licensing is included.

MA
Technical Support Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Reseller
2021-10-21T17:49:14Z
Oct 21, 2021

We find the pricing to be reasonable and not overly expensive.

KV
IT support officer at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-09-27T22:56:00Z
Sep 27, 2021

Because Sophos is sold by the brand that we had before that and Cyberoam does not exist anymore, it costs less because we stayed within the older firewalls. The price was also very good. It was not expensive before because of their value at the time. I think it's not cheap but not very expensive, either. It's in the middle.

Nadeem Syed - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Haniya Technologies
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-16T08:44:57Z
Sep 16, 2021

Its price should be better. Initially, the clients have to pay for the appliance. Then, they have to pay for the software that is installed on the appliance. Depending on whether they have a one-year, two-year, or three-year license, they just have to renew the license of the software after it expires. They don't have to renew the appliance license. So, they have to pay for the appliance only once, and after that, they just renew the software license. That's all.

BB
CTO at MEDWIZ SOLUTIONS
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-14T14:33:42Z
Sep 14, 2021

We bought it as is. We bought it with four years of support. However, I can't speak to how much it costs.

AM
Creative Head/Director at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-08T09:53:48Z
Sep 8, 2021

I don't believe we have a license for this product.

TI
Senior Network Security Engineer at Soffit
Real User
Top 5
2021-08-12T15:09:32Z
Aug 12, 2021

The price is good for the moment.

NS
Sr Information technology consultant at onkar international pvt ltd
Real User
Top 20
2021-08-11T19:44:48Z
Aug 11, 2021

There's no additional cost for installation. The provider from which we purchased, the vendor, himself arranged all installation and configuration. They helped us. However, even through customer care, a company can ask for assistance.

Cameron Andrews - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at Knox
Real User
Top 10
2021-07-30T08:05:47Z
Jul 30, 2021

Because we're in education, Sophos gives us a very competitive price for it.

Nidhal Ben Jeddou - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Support Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-07-20T15:23:50Z
Jul 20, 2021

The solution is not expensive since one pays as he goes. He pays just for the functionality he requires, meaning there is no need to pay for all that Sophos offers. If a person needs email protection, he will pay just for this. The same holds true if he needs web filtering.

Debendra Chaudhary - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at OM Networks Pvt Ltd
Real User
Top 10
2021-06-18T14:51:51Z
Jun 18, 2021

The solution is more cost-effective than FortiGate, Cisco and Palo Alto, which have very expensive licenses.

Sandesh Khade - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at k sera sera
Reseller
Top 10
2021-06-05T10:27:33Z
Jun 5, 2021

The pricing is not an issue. We pay almost it's $40,000 per year. Longer contracts offer better pricing. I'm taking a renewal with a four-year core contract.

Chris Booyens - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Thyme IT
Real User
Top 10
2021-06-02T13:39:04Z
Jun 2, 2021

It comes at a fair price as compared to some of the other products out there. Its price is in the middle. It is not the cheapest, and it is also not as expensive as Juniper, Check Point, and definitely Cisco. Nowadays, everybody is very cost-sensitive, and people don't want to spend unnecessary money, but even before that, it was a fairly priced product. You've got your choice of what license you want. There are basically two types of licenses, and it depends on what you need to do, and everything is included in that license. There is no cost for VPN and DMZ. You purchase the license, and you know upfront what you're getting or what you're not getting, and that's it. It is one license fee and done and dusted.

AJ
Founder & Chief Operating Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-31T16:16:35Z
May 31, 2021

We pay our licensing fees yearly. I don't think that it is expensive when you compare it with other solutions available on the market.

Vipin Garg - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder at Multitechservers
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-13T17:36:06Z
May 13, 2021

The price is good and licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis.

Thameem Ansari - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior solution architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-20T11:14:57Z
Apr 20, 2021

There is no license required to use this solution.

SK
Senior Consultant at Wavednet Group
Consultant
Top 20
2021-03-30T20:23:03Z
Mar 30, 2021

The price can be a bit steep but for the number of features, it is worth it. Additionally, the enterprise version of this solution is priced well for all the features that you receive. If you are thinking about implementing Fortinet, SonicWall, or any other product you will pay extra for additional security features and might need to purchase additional licenses. If they just spend a little more on this solution they will get the extra features for the same amount.

JN
Senior Engineer at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-30T06:17:11Z
Mar 30, 2021

Its licensing cost is around 700 bucks a year or something like that. It is 100 bucks a month at the most. It seems to be standard licensing with no additional costs.

MA
Head of Network Department at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-26T09:34:09Z
Mar 26, 2021

The price is fair.

JB
Dipl. Ing. at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2021-03-05T21:52:53Z
Mar 5, 2021

The pricing is good due to the fact that you get so much functionality from one overall solution. The base license covers all features you need to protect against threats from internet. Setting up the device basically is intuitive and there are a lot of help from internet community.

EM
Head ICT at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-02T12:11:22Z
Mar 2, 2021

The price for the firewall is reasonable. The endpoint, however, is expensive. The price is not very standard, considering where we are coming from.

Manojkumar Deshmukh - PeerSpot reviewer
G.M.(Works) at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-03-02T10:43:40Z
Mar 2, 2021

We generally buy it for a three-year license.

Manuel Gellida - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Dinamica en Microsistemas de Informatica, S.A. de C.V.
Reseller
Top 5
2021-03-02T07:07:25Z
Mar 2, 2021

The pricing has recently changed on Sophos. Their licensing and cost structures are much more clear now. It's much better than it was.

Alex Clerici - PeerSpot reviewer
System Integrator at Tecnimex srl
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-22T18:03:13Z
Feb 22, 2021

You need a license to use the solution. We offer the license as a box license, or we can offer a license like an MSP, as a service provider. We often acquire the licenses and we give them to our customers as an MSP.

Israel Caravantes - PeerSpot reviewer
CIO LATAM at i-Track Systems Development, S.A. de C.V.
Reseller
Top 10
2021-02-18T15:28:18Z
Feb 18, 2021

The license includes most of the features that are necessary, but the basis of the firewall does not include everything, which helps us to continue to sell. When comparing with Palo Alto and Cisco, Sophos is cheaper.

KM
Programmer / Analyst at Maridive & Oil Services
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-16T16:59:56Z
Feb 16, 2021

At first, I thought the price was very high. But when I read about the machine's features, we decided to go with it. Now I think the price is reasonable.

Antony Muturi - PeerSpot reviewer
ICT/HMIS Supervisor at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-14T18:07:05Z
Feb 14, 2021

In terms of price, it is a mid-range product.

Ryan Dominic Momblan - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at Microgenesis Business Systems
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-04T14:04:29Z
Feb 4, 2021

We have a platinum partnership with Sophos at this time. I'm more on the technical side. I don't really have any insights into licensing and pricing as it's not an aspect of the solution I directly deal with on a regular basis. I'd advise those considering any solution to really take the time to study the product and understand different aspects of it. Every solution is different, and therefore it's important to be able to navigate them. Doing some extra research at the outset will ensure you don't purchase the wrong firewall, which can be a waste of time and money. I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We're quite happy with the product so far.

FK
Head Of Network & Technical Support at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-30T17:11:03Z
Jan 30, 2021

The hardware is inexpensive but the license is expensive.

AnkitMittal - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at Vibs
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-28T12:06:00Z
Jan 28, 2021

Sophos is very good for small companies because of the cost of the product compared to other solutions. The price is reasonable.

FA
Systems Administrator Team Leader at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-23T16:34:47Z
Jan 23, 2021

We pay an annual license.

SS
ICT Manager at toril community cooperative
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-23T06:34:19Z
Jan 23, 2021

It is very expensive.

HP
Senior Network Architect at Virtua Technologies
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-14T15:56:27Z
Jan 14, 2021

The price of this solution is mid-range. Obviously, it will never beat OPNsense because that product is available free of charge. Sophos XG is not expensive for a firewall, especially when you compare it with Check Point. Check Point is a really expensive product. Sophos XG is a bit more expensive than companies like BitDefender and Kaspersky, but their endpoint software is very good.

Miyoba Sichimwi - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Security Officer at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-14T13:48:05Z
Jan 14, 2021

Sophos is very good when it comes to pricing. A firewall has a lot of things to look for when you're buying it, including throughput and its features. When we purchased this product, Sophos was the best on the market.

JV
Senior IT Manager at a agriculture with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-11T15:19:21Z
Jan 11, 2021

It is not that expensive compared to the other solutions. It is about the same price range as Fortigate, which we used previously. Licensing is on a yearly basis.

Devanand PR - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-08T10:24:00Z
Jan 8, 2021

The pricing is economical.

WG
Network Security Administrator at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-04T15:20:53Z
Jan 4, 2021

For our company, the price was reasonable.

SR
IT Security Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
MSP
Top 20
2021-01-04T11:51:39Z
Jan 4, 2021

The price is good, it's not an expensive product.

Milos Tolpa - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Engineer at FormatPC
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-30T15:56:35Z
Dec 30, 2020

Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.

AW
IT Analyst at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-12-28T13:28:55Z
Dec 28, 2020

When you compare with Barracuda, Sophos is quite a bit cheaper. With Sophos, you can upgrade on what you need and upgrade as time goes on. I think that it's relatively open, compared to other products.

SA
IT Executive at Hotel Maluri Kuala Lumpur
Real User
2020-12-28T09:30:14Z
Dec 28, 2020

The pricing is a bit expensive. That is mostly due to the US exchange. If the exchange is bad, it's quite an expensive option for us.

Mohamed Abdel Hassanein - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at FORESEC
Reseller
Top 5
2020-12-27T09:06:03Z
Dec 27, 2020

The price is in the mid-range and it is very good for small to medium-sized businesses. One license opens everything.

Alexandre RASTELLO - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior IT Consultant - Sophos Architect at ARENTIA S.A.
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-17T14:34:26Z
Dec 17, 2020

Sophos XG isn't expensive compared to Check Point. Sure, Check Point is the Rolls-Royce of firewalls: It's great, it's fun, technically good tunned, but it's very expensive. But the specs and technical side of Sophos XG are close to Check Point, and the price is lower. It's better for our customers. I can do the same complex configurations with Sophos XG that I used to do on Check Point firewalls.

MG
VP of Operations at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-11T03:00:57Z
Dec 11, 2020

We prepaid in advance to get the max discount.

RJ
Firewall Engineer at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-04T09:09:00Z
Dec 4, 2020

It's not very expensive.

NM
Networking Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-19T16:44:25Z
Nov 19, 2020

The issue of a recurring license is a hassle because every year, we have to subscribe. It causes us problems in our organization.

Jasim Alsafran - PeerSpot reviewer
Network & System Administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-11-10T19:53:33Z
Nov 10, 2020

It is not expensive, it's a reasonable price. There are some additional fees for additional tools.

ML
Chef IT at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-11-08T06:56:35Z
Nov 8, 2020

It's approximately $6,000 for each device. We have three devices and it was somewhere around $18,000.

TC
Information Systems Infrastructure Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reseller
Top 5
2020-11-04T09:35:58Z
Nov 4, 2020

The pricing is flexible. Sophos looks at a country's economy and offers flexible pricing. This is how they have managed to penetrate the market.

Unmesh Deshpande - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Kingsway Hospitals
Real User
Top 10
2020-07-19T08:15:43Z
Jul 19, 2020

There's no annual licensing fee. When we purchased the product, it was with a five year agreement bundled in with the product price and the recent rollout is not yet five years old. When we renew, we'll renegotiate. I can't differentiate between the product costs and the licensing costs at this point. We're very lucky that we get one of the best deals in the country in terms of pricing. The Sophos-backed pre-sales and implementation team were very cooperative and collaborative which really helped us make the decision to choose Sophos.

KS
Manager IT at a retailer with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-07-14T08:15:52Z
Jul 14, 2020

The price is cheaper than that of some competing vendors.

Devanand PR - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-07-05T09:37:53Z
Jul 5, 2020

Licensing costs are generally set for three years.

Jay Thompson - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Operational Officer at Merchant Light LLC
Reseller
2020-06-25T10:49:20Z
Jun 25, 2020

We paid for our licensing for three years, upfront, and there are no costs in addition to the standard fees.

it_user1359756 - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner/President at TeamLogic IT of Oklahoma City
MSP
2020-06-15T07:34:13Z
Jun 15, 2020

The Sophos pricing, in general, is better than SonicWall, Fortinet, WatchGuard, or anybody else. Because of the partner program, the pricing I get is extremely good compared to what I would get from any of the others.

ZE
‎Chief Operating Officer at Al Manar
Real User
2019-08-29T09:32:00Z
Aug 29, 2019

Price-wise the solution offers acceptable rates. You can find cheaper solutions on the market, but when you go cheaper you have fewer features. Today, based on iQuate market the price is very reasonable and affordable, and it's good if you get a good discount. Discounts can be offered by the vendor. If it's a competitive upgrade which means the customer is upgrading from another vendor, Sophos provides extra discounts so they can win the deal. In general, it is a good price.

TG
Chairman at BASL
Real User
2019-08-28T09:52:00Z
Aug 28, 2019

We pay on a yearly basis. We have Sophos XG, but we also have Intercept X for our endpoint and recently we just deployed Intercept X for the servers. I've not done a calculation of the costs of all three to know what my yearly maintenance costs would be.

HB
Lead Advance Engineer at IHCC
Real User
2019-08-25T05:17:00Z
Aug 25, 2019

We bought a license for three years and we will renew it but I think the price is too high. If it could be less expensive, more end-users or partners will be able to afford it.

it_user736143 - PeerSpot reviewer
Operations Manager at iBound
Real User
2019-08-25T05:17:00Z
Aug 25, 2019

We tend to go for the bundle because it's pricing is competitive. If a unit comes out and they bundle the hardware with the software, it seems to work for us. I've seen that with future upgrades coming up, that features like this will be taken away. The option to get a combo with hardware means the software portion is mostly free, and then you pay upfront for the three-year license for everything. However, with the changes, I don't think that's going to be available anymore. It might sway our clients away from Sophos. Maybe there's something that can be worked out. Other than that, we've been happy with the price. It's competitive if you compare it to the competition, from a price point of view.

AV
Support Services Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-08-25T05:17:00Z
Aug 25, 2019

We don't have any costs above the licensing of the solution itself.

Olufemi Adalemo - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer at Leystel Nigeria Limited
Reseller
2019-08-22T05:49:00Z
Aug 22, 2019

We are paying about $1,500 yearly for the Enterprise Plus. As far as I know, there aren't costs above this standard fee.

Ibrahim El Sayed - PeerSpot reviewer
Network & Hardware Administrator at Nile Projects & Trading Co.
Real User
2019-08-01T08:02:00Z
Aug 1, 2019

It's a suitable price and license.

Sherif Fouad - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-05-23T06:10:00Z
May 23, 2019

We have the annual license for Sophos XG. It all depends on what you would like to have in the package that you are purchasing.

Kolanji Selvaraj - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Consultant at Crotus
Consultant
2019-04-18T09:59:00Z
Apr 18, 2019

Even when you purchase the product from Sophos, they ask for a separate contract for support which is on an hourly basis. For licensing the XG 210, we paid approximately $3000 for three years. There are no additional fees on top of this.

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MF
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Hi security and IT pros, Which firewall product would you choose for your company: FortiGate 200F or Sophos XG 310? Why this would be your choice? Thanks in advance. 
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Hi peers, A week ago I lost my data through the malware from which I failed to recover as the file got corrupted.  Now, I want to work with a firewall and so am looking for suggestions on whether I should purchase Cisco Firepower or Sophos XG. Which one is a good match for an SMB? What would you recommend?
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Bennett Gomonda - PeerSpot reviewer
Pre-Sales Support Engineer at Skyband Corporation
May 18, 2022
I prefer Sophos. I find it easy to use and it has better features on malware and threat management.
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May 19, 2022
I recommend Sophos XGS firewall. It will offer the best solution for malware protection.  Also, I recomend Sophos CIXA with XDR (Sophos Endpoint), so you can use Syncronized Security.
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