Sophos Or Fortinet: Which Next-Gen Firewall Is Right For You? (Comparison)
This is a popular head-to-head when it comes to next-gen firewall options today — do you know how the two solutions differ, and what makes one the better choice for you?
Are you lost when it comes to choosing a firewall?
Firewalls are a foundational component of your cybersecurity. There’s no debate as to whether you need one. But there’s plenty of debate as to which of the many available options (such as Sophos and Fortinet) is right for you.
The Servcom team is proud to help our clients improve their cybersecurity by assisting with the selection of the right cybersecurity technologies. Servcom is a proud provider of Sophos cybersecurity solutions, but you shouldn’t have to take our word for it — let’s look at how Sophos measures up against a major competitor, Fortinet.
Sophos Vs. Fortinet: What Features Do They Offer?
NEXT-GEN FIREWALL FEATURES
|Firewall Rule and Web Policy Test Simulator||✓||✓|
|Dual Antivirus Engines||✓|
|FastPath Packet Optimization||✓||✓|
|Intrusion Protection System||✓||✓|
|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
|Advanced Threat Protection||✓||✓|
|Compromised System Detection||✓||Add*|
|Compromised System Isolation||✓||Add*|
|Lateral Movement Protection||✓|
SERVER AND EMAIL PROTECTION
|Complete Email: Antivirus, Anti-Spam, Encryption, DLP||✓||Add*|
CONNECTING USERS & REMOTE OFFICES
|IPSec and SSL VPN||✓||✓|
|Wireless Mesh Networks||✓||✓|
|Plug and Protect Remote Office Security (RED)||✓|
EASE OF DEPLOYMENT & USE
|Flexible Deployment (HW,SW,VM,IaaS)||✓||No SW|
|Integrates with Other IT Security Products (e.g. Endpoint)||✓||✓|
|Synchronized Security in Discover (TAP) Mode Deployments||✓|
|Free Historical Reporting||✓||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.
Sophos Or Fortinet: Which Firewall Is Right For You?
Unfortunately, we can’t answer this question for your specific business, but we hope this information helps you in your evaluation. While we believe that Sophos’ next-gen firewalls, with their many features and capabilities, offer a more secure user experience, you may still opt for something else.
Servcom USA Makes Cybersecurity Management Simple
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:
- Book a free cybersecurity consultation with our team at a time that works for you.
- Find out how Sophos’ firewalls can better secure your IT environment.
- Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re secure.