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Sophos UTM 9 Standalone or HA (PAYG)

Sophos | 9.714

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

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Really good product

  • July 06, 2018
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I'm really not sure why this product is getting so much negative reviews. Here's my 2 cents:
1. This is probably the only device that can give you VPN + MFA (a Sophos mobile app soft token) right out of the box. Other big name network security devices usually require you to integrate with another service like Okta or add another server like a RADIUS server.
2. Has multiple Site to Site VPN and Remote Access VPN protocols builtin.
3. Can directly dump its log to CloudWatch logs, other network devices require you to add another syslog server to do the same thing
4. Has great IPS, IDS, Firewall functionalities, it is actually difficult to outgrow this device's capability.
5. Sophos charges $.1/hr for t2.small. You have to pay multiple of that price to get equivalent features from large vendors. And you would have to pay $$$$ to hire a competent network engineer to duplicate Sophos features on a vanilla linux box.
6. I've called Sophos Technical Support @ 1 888 767 4679 for difficult problems, such as configuring Sophos in a complicated VPC setup, ask them to explain vague documentations, work some obscure features, etc. Their support has been patient, staying on the phone for hours to diagnose the problems. And the support is getting a lot more AWS knowledgable over the past 2 years I've been using Sophos. So good job Sophos!
I've deployed and have seen deployed 10s of Sophos in a variety of projects for different tasks, remote access VPN, site to site VPN, NAT-T, WAF, packet inspection, firewalls etc. This little device has been solid.

    Rudy G

Have been using product for years successfully

  • April 26, 2018
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Product does a great job at protecting our infrastructure, we use all features, and find the product easy to manage and configure. We use on a small environment, under 20 servers.

    john bell

Excellent all in all Security Virtual Appliance

  • July 25, 2015
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Easy to use, Fast curve learning, works great on minimal core instance, tons of features.
I highly recommend this product.

    DPaW Applications

straightforward, works

  • July 04, 2014
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Good documentation
Easy finding of objects
Good base (redhat derivative, uses rpm's from package management, can use tcpdump via ssh!)
Simple openvpn setup
Easy to map elastic ip's to aliases - great reverse proxy (Passes outlook anywhere =)) and NAT

I was basically suprised at how nice it was =), well done sophos!

    Serhii Borysov

SOPHOS security review

  • May 13, 2014
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Hi friends, I did try SOPHOS during trial period. My short feedback is - looks like I'll use it on the regular scheme - really great product! There is all what I need and nothing nonsense.


Good to Use

  • May 06, 2014
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Sophos is good to user due to it's free and give nice antivirus function.
Combine with amazon EC2 is more powerful and convenient.

    Dankoni "Dankoni"

Wroks well and easy to setup

  • May 01, 2014
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I'll be honest. I started the Sophos trial mainly for the AWS credits, but after five days and 78 blocked SSH login attempts, I will seriously consider purchasing a license for our company.

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