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3737 Answers

Gonzalo Moreno - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

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.

NathanaelOdofin - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

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.

James Dagmore - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

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.

Adam Hammonds - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We use Sophos UTM as an on-premise firewall.

Abhijit Mukherji - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

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

reviewer1292835 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Reseller

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

Collins Amaife - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

I use this solution for my severs.

Jeevan Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

Dana Bailes - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

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.

Marek Modlinski Modlinski - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

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

Mahmoud Sayed - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

We use Sophos UTM to protect our infrastructure.

reviewer1452492 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Reseller

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.

reviewer1143483 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

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

reviewer1420764 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

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

Javier Medina - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Our primary use cases include: * Remote SSL connection * Web-filtering * Web server protection * WAF application. * Firewall rules

Bjoern Koeckert - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

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.

reviewer1223154 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

We primarily use this solution for: * VLAN separated network * Proxy / SSL-Interception * VPN (IPsec and SSL) * Reverse Proxy / Webserver Security * Email Security / Mail gateway * HA (Hot-Standby) * IPS / ATP

Ibrahim El Sayed - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We use this solution for IPsec & site-to-site SSL VPN. My environment involves connecting all of our branches with the head office through one Sophos XG 210 device. This is done using IPsec and SSL VPN, after which we apply a web filter, as well as an application filter to ensure that we are getting a secure connection.

Bob Obrinsky - PeerSpot reviewer

I use this solution in both the home and office, and I am also a reseller of the product. It is used for Unified Threat Management for SMB to Mid-Size companies. It provides VPN solutions for our clients, and it has the absolute best UI in the industry.

Edward Cetron - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

SMB firewall.

ZaherEL Bsat - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are partners with Palo Alto and several IT certificate vendors, like Sophos. We deploy Sophos UTM for customers. Internally we use Sophos, but we deploy solutions including both Sophos and Palo Alto Networks to our customers. We are an IT integration company. Our services include the deployment of security appliances. Our environment includes Sophos UTM for internal use, which means it is protecting the network. It is protecting our environment. We publish our services like the help desk, mail server, and other servers. Sophos UTM offers us protection for publishing and the VPN.

Md. Dipu Khan - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We use this solution for communication endpoint, encryption, and network security. We are focused on providing security software to the small to mid-market enterprises; the essence of our delivery is internet security.

Joshua Robertson - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

* Network border protection for clients and internal company * It is used for small to medium-sized businesses and networks.

it_user72771 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

A client wanted to trial Sophos UTM 9 before deploying it into a production environment because, historically, Sophos has not had the best of reputations in AWS. The client had used Sophos in other environments, hence they wanted to stick to what they know.

Anthony Petecca - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Threat management for servers is our primary use case. We're not using it on all workstations, just a few. We're primarily using it on servers. The version we're using is fully in the cloud, not on-prem.

securityspec4553 - PeerSpot reviewer

Our primary use case of this solution is IDS and IPS. We also use it for application availability.

GlobalNe150a - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I am using it for security, antivirus, and malware detection.

Securityde9c - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It is used as an antivirus.

Darren Weiner - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We use it for antivirus.

Max Pupov - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

* Firewalls * Developer access * VPN traffic * Rerouting and routing. I am using it to route traffic for developer access or regular traffic for my instances. I have a web application, and I control access to and from it in one of my environments.

Scott Rouse - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Our Sophos UTM provides a secure VPN solution. It allows us to have a VPN solution that limits access to certain sensitive areas in our environment.

John Xavier - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We are using as a firewall product.

Frank Scalzo - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Every single Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) has Sophos in front of it. I also use it for Outbound Gateways in my WorkSpaces environment.

Todd285 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

My primary use case is as a VPN, a firewall and a web filter.

MichaelCook - PeerSpot reviewer

The primary use case for using this product is as a firewall.

Neeraj Panwar - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It helps us with protection, with concurrent use of the VPN.

M.K. Goyal - PeerSpot reviewer

We were looking for a solution which provided a single view for both a wired and wireless network. We were previously using the Cyberoam 200ia firewall appliance and wanted an appliance which could support 1500 to 3000 corporate users. The solution also required a wireless access controller scalable to at least a 125 second wave 802.11 ac wireless access point. We purchased a Sophos XG 450 appliance with Sophos wireless access points.

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