Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, Sophos UTM in Technical; Anyone using this?
I am currently looking into alternatives with TMG 2010 being retired and having looked at the options ...
6th December 2013, 10:26 AM #1
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Anyone using this?
I am currently looking into alternatives with TMG 2010 being retired and having looked at the options available I would much like to jump to Sophos UTM.
Can anyone offer some feedback on it
Software or Hardware based?
OS Support? 2012R2?
6th December 2013, 10:48 AM #2
Yeah I'm using it at home and I'd recommend it!
Software or Hardware based? BOTH
Usability? ? via an web interface, comes iwth a "User Portal" for users to manage Spam Settings and connect to VPN (aka UAG) published apps.
Cost? Not sure - using the home licence which is free
Yearly costs? Not sure - using the home licence which is free
Support? Sophos support - varies depending on licence
Updates? regular and can be set to automatically apply
OS Support? 2012R2? Supports all OS's as far as I know.
Full range of what TMG/UAG does and all via a web console!. It offers full AD integration for users and is highly configurable
I have it running as a VM with 1 vCPU and 1GB RAM (YMMV) can also deploy/mamage AV using the Sophos Endpoint client
Def worth considering
6th December 2013, 10:51 AM #3
Interesting... does it really do everything TMG will do?
I'll have to have a closer look at this...
6th December 2013, 10:56 AM #4
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Thanks for the Info Gatt, It does seem the perfect replacement for TMG
6th December 2013, 11:02 AM #5
As far as I can tell,
- Network Protection - Firewall Rules, NATting, etc
- Web Protection - URL/Domain filtering (including application control (eg Facebook, YouTube, Ebay, etc)
- Mail Protection - SMTP/POP3 scanning / Quarantine
- Endpoint Protection - Sophos Endpoint Proection Client (eg Antivirus)
- Wireless Protection - not used so not sure how this works
- Webserver Protection - basically this is how you publish your internal webservers externally
- Remote Access - This is allows users access to VPNs, and internal sites or RDP - bit confusing at first as they label it as "HTML5 VPN Portal" - but does similar thing to UAG
First time I used it, it was a bit confusing to navigate round, but very quickly got to grips and its been worth it
Generates some good reports too..
Thanks to Gatt from:
pantscat (6th December 2013)
6th December 2013, 11:05 AM #6
Cheers @Gatt... very helpful!
9th December 2013, 11:37 AM #7
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Something you will never regret, highly recommended
10th December 2013, 02:28 PM #8
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We currently use TMG with Websense. If Sophos was to be a complete replacement for this setup, it would need to have good web filtering that matches the functionality of the main players (Websense, Smoothwall, Bloxx etc)
Does it do:
Anonymous proxy detection?
Force safe search?
Location specific filtering?
If it did all of this (or most of it) then it would definitely be worth a look depending on cost of course.
10th December 2013, 02:41 PM #9
The only thing in that list that I'm, not sure about is Quota's?
Originally Posted by woody
It certainly does the rest!
12th December 2013, 03:45 PM #10
Have a look at SonicWall as well, had a demo and it look really good and almost half the cost of Sophos over 3 years !!!!
13th December 2013, 10:09 AM #11
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I have a meeting on Monday scheduled with Sophos to discuss requirements.. I will feedback costs here.
I may have to arrange a call back from dell to discuss. I do like what their SRA platform provides which could be a solution to combat BYOD and Remote assistance especially with the LGFL2 blocks...
NSA and SRA would be needed for that full solution which could be a bit more costly, I am definitely going to look in to it
13th December 2013, 10:23 AM #12
You can add/enable the modules you need. So if you wanted it to do everything except web filtering (coz you already have smoothwall etc), you can do that.
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