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Sophos UTM 9 Standalone or HA (BYOL)

Sophos | 9.714

Linux/Unix, Other 9.7140000000000004 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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6 AWS reviews

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79 reviews
from G2

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    Remy A.

Good overall product with some minor improvements to be made

  • July 18, 2015
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best about the product?
Using the UTM for over 2 years now, and still like it very much. The setup is easy and within 15 minutes your up and running. Web GUI has everything you need, all grouped together (some things aren't that logical, but as with the latest updates this is improving a bit).
For me this are the top features i like about the UTM;

-- It's relative light weight, so easy to run on some older hardware you have laying around. But I don't have any problems with newer more "enterprise" hardware as well.
-- A ton of functions (like a UTM should have). Everything from simple Firewall & NAT to Email (encryption) & advanced routing protocols
-- Easy and nice Web UI (speaking as a someone who normally skips products with a GUI), it contains all the information you need.
-- The Live log is just great!
-- The ability to "map" hosts, users, groups etc. is very handy. This way you just have to change your settings in one place in stead of reconfiguring everything where you use that particular host.
-- LDAP/AD integration is essential for enterprise usage, and works as expected.
What do you dislike about the product?
-- The CLI, it's just a regular Bash shell but with minimal packages. There also isn't a way to install your own sinds there is no package manager and build software is missing. I think they can improve here a lot. For instance adding a package manager so we can install software on or one but preferable add a "Cisco-like" CLI, so that we can manage all the functions that are in the Web UI with a sophos-*** command.
-- Some minor inconsistency in the menus, but as i mentioned already, this is improving and not that big of a problem.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Looking for a good solution I can deploy at my customers offices. It offers all I need, with the UTM Manager it's a breeze to manage all the instances.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Have a good look at the different licensing options, they are based on the amount of active IP's so it's fairly easy to make your decision.

It's FREE :)

    Jeff Collins

Rolling out Sophos UTM in EC2

  • September 06, 2014
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

There are virtually no instructions on the Sophos or Amazon web sites, beyond the video <>. There is no advice on how to size the UTM VM instance and how it interacts with internal interfaces (virtual network cards). This lack of clear documentation is a major stumbling block when attempting to deploy UTMs in EC2. Personally I wasted over twenty hours, and was almost on the point of giving up when I was finally able to get a UTM working in EC2. Despite the fact I have access to Premium Support from Sophos, they offered almost no support on how to size and deploy a UTM in EC2. The support from Amazon was very spotty. The Amazon technicians I dealt with had never used a soft UTM and did not understand how they work, so I spent a lot of time educating them about the Sophos architecture. All in all, the product is fine but the obstacles to deploying it in EC2 are very daunting. In summary, the lack of documentation could make the Sophos UTM almost useless in the Amazon cloud. If you are brave enough to attempt to use this product, make sure you have phone support from Amazon.

    Lahav Savir

Best Value for Money IPS and VPN Solution

  • December 25, 2013
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

The Sophos UTM is a very straight forward, easy to use appliance that does exactly what you want, GOOD IPS (Snort based), Stable VPN with very good interchangeability to AWS and other vendors plus lot more UTM features - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Emind has chosen Sophos UTM for lot's of our deployments.

Talk to us: if you need more help.

Lahav Savir, Cloud Architect


Good solution for VPN

  • March 12, 2013
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

This is a fairly easy solution for AWS VPC connectivity, although I did have to update the firmware before being able to effectively establish a VPN IPSec connection.

The interface is well thought out and is quick to respond to input.


UTM in cloud for education

  • January 15, 2013
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

At work, I always use Sophos UTM solution in production. This UTM supports many standards and good for study.