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    Sophos WS1000

    Hi, i got a flyer on my desk this morning advertising the Sophos WS1000 web filtering appliance.

    anyone used it? or know anything about it?

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    Ive had about 4 of them now, currently got a Smoothwall UTM appliance in on trial and huuuuuuuuuugely impressed by that so suspect that will get bought, tbh with all the issues we have with Sophos I wouldn't be spending money on something else from them at present when I find the Anti-Virus software to be a slow PC hogging product that quite literally cripples PCs with its over-zellous tendencies. Just imagine if it did that to the internet going through it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Ive had about 4 of them now, currently got a Smoothwall UTM appliance in on trial and huuuuuuuuuugely impressed by that so suspect that will get bought, tbh with all the issues we have with Sophos I wouldn't be spending money on something else from them at present when I find the Anti-Virus software to be a slow PC hogging product that quite literally cripples PCs with its over-zellous tendencies. Just imagine if it did that to the internet going through it!!!
    Seconded

    We use Sophos for anti virus and Smoothwall 8 for filtering.

    wouldn't go near Sophos again, it is free for us which is the only reason i think we use it. It eats PC power. the amount of trouble on access scanning has caused on our old machines is incredible.

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    Do you have a link for smoothwall 8?

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    Liam,

    Drop me a line Monday and I'll see what we can do for you

    Tom

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    We have bought the Smoothwall UTM1000 and we are very impressed with it as well! It took a little configuring, but we are now currently using it on our curriculum and admin networks as well as our seperate VLANed Wireless network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Ive had about 4 of them now, currently got a Smoothwall UTM appliance in on trial and huuuuuuuuuugely impressed by that so suspect that will get bought, tbh with all the issues we have with Sophos I wouldn't be spending money on something else from them at present when I find the Anti-Virus software to be a slow PC hogging product that quite literally cripples PCs with its over-zellous tendencies. Just imagine if it did that to the internet going through it!!!
    Don't blame you - it's a shame that quite a few LA's up and down the country have contracts with them.

    Wouldn't go near Sophos again, it is free for us which is the only reason i think we use it. It eats PC power. the amount of trouble on access scanning has caused on our old machines is incredible.
    Give it time, hopefully some of the other AV vendors will lower prices to start to compete with Sophos.

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