Who Uses This Software?

Sophos builds security for small, midmarket and pragmatic enterprises.


Average Ratings

13 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Sophos
  • www.sophos.com
  • Founded 1985
  • United States

About Sophos UTM

Sophos UTM helps you consolidate your security without compromising its effectiveness. By combining multiple security layers, its simple to protect your users everywhere while making security easier to deploy and manage. Sophos UTM provides essential next-gen firewall protection for your network, web, email, applications, and users.


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Sophos UTM Features

  • Anti Spam
  • Anti Virus
  • Email Attachment Protection
  • Event Tracking
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • IP Protection
  • Spyware Removal
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Web Threat Management
  • Web Traffic Reporting

Sophos UTM Reviews Recently Reviewed!


I have been using SOPHOS UTM since past 3 years and I will rate it as an average product.

May 18, 2017
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: -The best thing about SPHOS is the ease of use even a nontechie person with enough understanding will be able to set up a basic environment.
-The GUI is extremely user friendly and all the features are very well placed because of which using this product is extremely handy.
-Best for Simple setups i.e if you run an organisation of 20-200 users and you need to provide a basic secure internet connectivity along with some url/web filtering; this product is a good choice.
-As compared to other products in the same segment sophos UTM seems pocket friendly which is why startups in south asia are opting this product.
-Support is just awesome; one can expect resolution within few minutes the call gets logged

Cons: -When it comes to complex networks, I have seen this product failing haplessly especially when it comes to routing protocols
-URL filtering just works but doesn't always behave as it ideally should behave especially when TLS/SSL is used.
-Few advanced features (such as vpn with overlapping subnets) that aren't supported with this box
-Granular control over the applications is missing too; I believe this has to be accomplished masterly as nowadays there is very high risk of layer 7 attacks such as ransomware.

Overall: This product is implemented by me and my team at few of our customer offices.Benefits are enlisted as follows
-We installed this prodct as routed firewall, first line of defense against unprotected network which made our network secure and solved our basic purpose of providing internet connectivity to user by using NAT.
-Its SSL vpn feature benefited the users who are working from home or outside office to access the internal resources flawlessly.
-It helped us manage the bandwidth of leased line.

Our company's ultimate security protection!

Apr 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We have been using Sophos in our company for ensuring data and network protection. Our system administrators find it easy to use, customizable, and powerful enough to catch any rogue device or threats.

The built-in reporting and logging system is very useful to allow the administrators know exactly everything that's happening, and it is best presented using easy to read graphs, and daily summaries.

We've tried their competitor and it seems to us that Sophos is more optimized and works much faster using the same hardware.

Cons: Pricing. But just like anything of value, it comes at quite a high price. Competition may offer a lower price tag.

Sophos UTM Review

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: The setup was smooth and easy, the GUI is simple and has all the features and tools you need. Sophos's key points are the excellent security and threat management which is essential for any company.

Cons: Can't really say anything negative about this product other than the price is a bit too high.

Overall: This solution has secured and protected our business for over 2 years now. Very easy to manage, requires little training to get familiar.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would definitely recommend you check out this solution for your business. Setup is easier than Sonicwall and Cisco, and managing Sophos is simply a breeze. Do yourself a favor and go check their website.

Excellent Firewall and threat management software

Apr 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: Excellent interface, reporting and protection features.

Cons: Some desired features have been on their development todo list longer than would like.

Overall: I have used both free version at home and commercial SG series hardware at office for about 10 years since it was an Astaro product. The quality and features grow every year, and there is very little it can't do. The HTML5 web interface for management is great and laid out quite well for finding what you want to configure or what reports you are looking for.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you know what you're doing when setting up firewall rules. Allowing any to any is a quick way to negate any other protection your firewall provides

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Best value when it comes to basic functions and features for Unified Threat Management (UTM).

May 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: This device can act as a complete solution for your network. The hardware that we are currently using can act as an endpoint protection controller, Wireless WiFi Controller (Sophos AP) and crude bandwidth manager.

Cons: The device is limited when it comes to detailed reports. You may need to dedicate another solution to make sure that events or key network matrices are available in a reasonable timespan.

Overall: Ease of use and product flexibility.

Easily the best interface on the market

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This has easily the best interface of any product in this space. Ease of use is incredible and makes much easier and quicker to action incidents. This feels like a modern tool where others in the same space feel like they are 10 years old

Cons: As has been mentioned by others the price is a little higher, but the value is there. It is also a little tough to get deeper information sometimes.

The UTM is great, does everything we need it to in an easy to use interface.

Jun 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: Easy to use and setup. Understanding and easily seeing routes, and rules is a plus. Interface allows for searching for settings since there are so many.

Cons: Licensing can be confusing and some products overlap so it's hard to know which one is the right one to use.

Very effective product just difficult to set up and maintain when no training is available

Jul 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That it does exactly what its supposed to do, I have no doubt I am safer by owning this, It does everything from web protections to firewall and email security

Cons: that the customer support techs are very difficult to understand because they are not originating from the English language. they know their product really well it just makes for really long tech calls because I am constantly asking to repeat. I have also experienced lots of bugs in the system where things don't quite work the way they should

Overall: safe on the web in our small business

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Decent Tool But Not Overly Impressive

Jul 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Sophos UTM has helped us in terms of protecting our systems from various viruses, malware and ransomware. The best part of this tool is the VPN functionality which we find has helped us reduce on the number of network infections by over 80%!

Cons: I find the User Interface (UI) to be rather cumbersome and the feature set to be rather light in comparison to other tools. The support for the software is rather slow to respond by my standards and could use with some more discipline.

Overall: Protection for various cyber threats

Sophos UTM is soo convienient and easy to use.

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love the simplicity of the UTM interface. It servers perfect as a firewall but also has neat features Active Directory integration and syncing up via heartbeat with their antivirus software.

Cons: With the simplicity there are a few things I would still like to see implemented. Ability to book a single DHCP lease and a few other options.

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Reasonable UTM for SMB

May 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Price is a major plus point . SMB will find this really good as an entry introduction to UTM protection. Works best if you pair up with their endpoint protection.

Cons: The XG seems to be plagued with multiple small but irritating issues. Seems like a beta product. Stick to the SG if possible. Sadly on the cloud platform, only the XG is available.

All in one network security product

Jun 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Supports all kinds of VPNs (IPSec, SSL VPN, remote access)
Supports all kinds of authentication servers (AD, LDAP, TACACS, RADIUS)
Institute user interface
Best in class analytics features
Integrated SOPHOS antivirus engine

Cons: This product is suitable for mid-size network
High Availability (HA) could be developed better
Lesser features of wireless integration in UTM

Overall: Best security features in the lesser price

Simple but effective security for multiple machines

Jan 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's not overly complicated so users don't have to worry about what things to do, they can just ignore it and let it work on its own. I like being able to manage multiple machines online rather than using a local client.

Cons: It's a little oversimplified if anything, I have to trust that it's doing all of the right stuff when it runs.