Sophos vs. Dell SonicWALL - Make the right choice

Sophos Appliance

Five reasons your next firewall should be a Sophos firewall

Unique Features

Sophos UTM gives you all the features you need, including email encryption and DLP, mobile NAC, unlimited IPSEC VPN connections, effective wireless, and off-premise content filtering.

Plus our simple, intuitive user interface makes it easy to deploy and manage all your protection.

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Simple management

Sophos UTM is easy to use, thanks to the configurable real-time dashboard, flexible modular licensing, and intuitive reusable network object definitions.

Network protection

Easily configure firewall rules that cover multiple destinations, sources and services. Plus country blocking and intrusion prevention (IPS).

Web protection

Check out the web protection deployment options, policy settings, filter action wizard, policy test tool, and convenient built-in web reports.

App control

Easily control web applications proactively or in real-time using the popular flow-monitor where you can block, shape, or throttle web application traffic on the fly.

Advanced Threat Protection

ATP features include multi-layered protection, selective sandboxing, and the ability to identify infected hosts on your network.

Connecting remote offices

Easily deploy and configure our unique RED devices to securely connect remote offices to your primary network security appliance.

Email protection

Our integrated SPX email encryption and DLP features make it easy to achieve compliance and reduce the risk of data loss

Mobile NAC

These new features enable the UTM to push network configuration information to SMC and enforce network access control policy for non-compliant mobile devices.

Wireless protection

Sophos UTM’s integrated WiFi controller makes it easy to setup and manage access points and wireless networks, including guess access.

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Lightning Speed

We've engineered Sophos UTM to deliver outstanding performance. Our SG Series appliances us Intel multi-core technology, solid-state drives, and accelerated in-memory content scanning for exceptional speed.

See how it stacks up against Dell SonicWALL in independent tests.

(SG 210)
(NSA 2600)
Read the Miercom performance report

No Extra Hardware

At Sophos we put everything on one box, including spam protection, WAF and reporting. No need to buy extra hardware. And just one appliance to manage - making your life easier every single day!
Buyers Guide
Dell SonicWALL
TZ Series
Network Firewall/Protection
Advanced threat protection
Site to site and remote user VPN
Secure web gateway
Spam protection
Email encryption and DLP
Endpoint protection
Dual antivirus
Mobile network access control
Reverse proxy
Web application firewall
User portal
Full Reporting
Integrated 2 factor authentication
Best TMG feature parity
FREE central management
Refers to functionality included in a unified solution only
Comparable functionality with separate appliance only Requires Sophos Mobile subscription

Always improving

We’re constantly improving your protection with frequent hardware enhancements and software updates – our recent 9.2 release included over 100 new features! Plus this year we’ve doubled our network security engineering team to make sure we continue to innovate quickly.

Security Experts

We just do security! As a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for UTM, Mobile Data Protection and Endpoint, Sophos is at the forefront of the security industry.

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"Sophos works so well and is extremely easy to manage."

Shane Swanson, Chief Operating Officer, ARRC Technology

"We found the Sophos administration to be turnkey. It was incredibly easy. We turned it on, made a few, minor adjustments, and we were off and running."

Roland Leduc, IT Manager & Process Manager, Dynamic Paint