Firewall Buyer’s Guide: Sophos, Cisco, Fortinet and SonicWall (Comparison)

Looking for a feature-rich, reliable and user-friendly firewall to keep you secure? See how the big names measure up against each other.

As with any security solution, there are a lot of options when it comes to firewalls. Do you know which one you should choose?

Servcom USA will show you the features offered by each of the leading firewall brands, and how they stack up against one another.

Firewall Buyer’s Guide Sophos, Cisco, Fortinet and SonicWall (2020_2021 Report)

Next-Gen Firewall Feature Comparison

NEXT-GEN FIREWALL FEATURES

SOPHOS CISCO FORTINET SONICWALL
Firewall Rule and Web Policy Test Simulator
Dual Antivirus Engines
FastPath Packet Optimization
Intrusion Protection System
Application Control Partial
Synchronized App Control (using Endpoint telemetry)
Shadow IT Cloud App Visibility
Block Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs)
Web Protection and Control
Web Keyword Monitoring and Enforcement
User and App Risk Visibility (User Threat Quotient) Partial
SSL Inspection Mode – TLS 1.3 Version Support IPS Engine Only

ADVANCED THREAT PROTECTION FEATURES

SOPHOS CISCO FORTINET SONICWALL
Advanced Threat Protection
Compromised System Detection Add*
Compromised System Isolation Add*
Lateral Movement Protection
Sandboxing

SERVER AND EMAIL PROTECTION

SOPHOS CISCO FORTINET SONICWALL
Full-Featured WAF Add* Add*
Complete Email: Antivirus, Anti-Spam, Encryption, DLP Add* Add*

CONNECTING USERS & REMOTE OFFICES

SOPHOS CISCO FORTINET SONICWALL
IPSec and SSL VPN No SSL VPN
Wireless Mesh Networks
Plug and Protect Remote Office Security (RED)
SD-WAN

EASE OF DEPLOYMENT & USE

SOPHOS CISCO FORTINET SONICWALL
Flexible Deployment (HW,SW,VM,IaaS) HW Only No SW NO SW
Integrates with Other IT Security Products (e.g. Endpoint)
Synchronized Security in Discover (TAP) Mode Deployments
Free Historical Reporting Add* Add*
Free Central Management Partial
Central Management for Partners
User Self-Serve Portal

*These features are only available with the purchase of an additional product or service.

Which Firewall Is Right For You?

The fact is that today’s cybercriminals have a vast arsenal of weapons to choose from when they target an organization like yours. You need a firewall that offers a multi-layered defense to keep you secure.

As you can see from the comparison above, Sophos’ next-gen firewalls have more features than the competition and offer a better user experience. Whereas other options may be limited, or require you to invest in add-on services and products, Sophos’ offers every protection you need with one solution.

Servcom USA Will Manage Your Firewall For You

While you may understand that you need a next-generation firewall, now you have to go about getting one. It’s a lot of work to handle it on your own – but you don’t have to.

Instead, you can choose to work with a trusted, expert IT services company like Servcom USA. We have experience working with firewalls, cybersecurity technology, and organizations like yours – we can help you make the right choice, and handle the set-up for you from beginning to end.

Getting the firewall you need can be done in three simple steps:

  1. Book a cybersecurity consultation with our team at a time that works for you.
  2. Find out how Sophos’ firewalls can better secure your IT environment.
  3. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re secure.

Connect With The Carolinas Top IT Company

  • Servcom USA 3284 Lake Wylie Drive,
    Rock Hill, SC 29732
  • Phone: (803) 232-5702

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