Firewalls Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
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Network Engineer II at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Uses Sophos UTM
* Firewall * NAT * Intrusion prevention * Site-to-Site VPN * Web filter * Anti-virus view full review »
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Senior Systems Administrator/Network Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Uses Palo Alto Networks WildFire
* App-ID * Easy migration * Credential-based attack prevention * PBF easily configured * Whole team can use the firewall and understand it view full review »
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CEO at Makros SPA
Uses Sophos XG
* Web and Application filter * Wireless integration * Email protection with encryption * Reporting and Dashboards view full review »
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Senior IT Consultant at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Uses SonicWall NSA
Application control: It allows us to block applications, i.e., websites by application type category. It is far more capable than content filtering alone. view full review »
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Senior Network & Security Engineer with 11-50 employees
Uses Fortinet FortiGate
Good VPN, IPSEC and SSL (web-mode, tunnel-mode). An engineer/network administrator has tools to debug VPN issues that can occur during tunnel setup with other vendors' equipment. Advanced routing (RIP, OSPF, BGP, PBR). It gives you a seamless and simple integration into a large network. IPS and AV are working very well. Human readable firewall policies with editable security policies and addresses in single page. This is very useful feature. SSL Inspection and CASI (Cloud Access Security Inspection) profiles. Straightforward SNAT and DNAT. Rich logging options. LDAP integration variants for any case (scalable approach). Can work as explicit web-proxy and supports web-caching. Straightforward HA with different redundancy schemas. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Network & Security Engineer with 1-10 employees
Uses Fortinet FortiGate
All the features are very good, straightforward licensing, Fortinet product integration, standardized FortiOS and automatic uninterruptable firmware upgrade. Easy to use support and licensing portal as well as activation process. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Owner at a tech services company
Uses Fortinet FortiGate
* The prompt and knowledgeable support behind them. * Their reliability and their policy of pre-shipping replacements when a unit has failed. * The simplicity and clarity of their user interface and documentation. * Their 'cookbooks' that walk you through the most common installation scenarios. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Mr with 51-200 employees
Uses Sophos XG
* Internet security, where we have one single point of console; where I can manage my endpoint and my gateway. * Any messages coming in, I am getting the intermission immediately. * If my endpoint is getting infected, I get to know. * If my file is getting infected, I get to know from a single pane point of view. view full review »
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Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at a tech services company
Uses Fortinet FortiGate
FortiGate is really strong in the following: * UTM * IPS-like * Antivirus * App control * AntiBotnet * Anti-Spam web content filtering * L3 routing view full review »
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ICT System Security Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Uses Juniper SRX
The routing feature is most valuable, because SRX is the best enterprise router. SRX has complete MPLS service features with L3VPN, VPLS, EVPN. You can also combine Router and FW in one box, with selective packet filter to bypass flow engine and set traffic to packet mode. view full review »
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Quality Officer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Uses Sophos UTM
The IPS and endpoint protection function. A standard Firewall of an access router, monitoring up to OSI level 4, is unacceptable anymore these days. The endpoint protection solution is integrated, thus running along with the notification function. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Uses Sophos UTM
The UTM/SG platform starts off with the basic functionality of being a good Firewall, adding the additional modules opens up the products set and allows for full web filtering and application control, reverse proxy, APT detection, IPS, VPNs, User portal etc. The licensing model works very nicely to allow you to get the right protection at the right price point for the right deployment size. In the increasingly cloud focused word the Sophos UTM’s ability to deliver Safe web access, Web Filter and Cloud Application control has gone from being a nice to have to being a must have for any size company or organization. The rich access logs it records allows you to get real insight into what your users and devices are accessing on the cloud. Native reporting is basic, but can easily be improved by adding Fastvue Sophos Reporter. view full review »
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Deputy Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Uses Palo Alto Networks WildFire
The most valuable features are: * High availability with active-active and active-passive modes. * Redundant power input for increased reliability. * Fan-less design. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Security Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Uses Fortinet FortiGate
* Complete and cost-effective next-generation firewall features with app identification, and IPS and URL filtering with SSL inspection. view full review »
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ICT Solutions Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm
Uses Fortinet FortiGate
You can create multiple virtual domains (VDOMs) which are treated as separate firewall instances. The reporting you get out of this appliance is excellent and you don't need an external management system. view full review »
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Senior Communications Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Uses Cisco ASA
Outstanding NGFW capabilities, Site to site VPNs and High Availability. Also the integration of FirePOWER services (Web Filtering/IPS/Malware Protection) are a huge step forwards for an already great platform. view full review »
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Deputy Head of IT Department at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Uses WatchGuard XTM
The proxy based policy in Policy Manager is the best feature. It helps me: * Create many different firewall policies for different networks and services * In tracking problems in the policy rule in the traffic monitor of Firebox System Manager view full review »
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Manager of Engineering at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Uses Cisco ASA
Cisco ASA has a well-written command-line interface. Cisco’s AnyConnect SSL VPN is by far the best client VPN technology I’ve ever had to deploy and manage. Upgrades are a breeze. Failovers between units are flawless. FirePower add-ons deepen security with intrusion prevention (IPS), anti-malware protection (AMP), and URL filtering. These particular services can run as a hardware or software module within the ASA. Unlike ASA with CSM, these modules are managed by FireSight, a single pane for all of your FirePower nodes. It’s intuitive and easy to use, but still lacks some automation capabilities (e.g., bulk edits, etc.). view full review »
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Managing Partner, Sr. Solutions Architect, Speaker, Courseware Developer, Technical Trainer at a tech services company
Uses Meraki MX Firewalls
AutoVPN features allow you extremely simple mesh or site to site IPSEC VPN tunnels with no configuration. It's self managed and saves a bunch of time and effort. Setup and configuration is cloud controller based so you just setup anything you need and don't actually have to configure the device other than to ship it to where it's going, and it configures itself with the settings you used without needing to hit the local LAN interface. view full review »
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Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Uses Fortinet FortiGate
* Flexibility * Flow tracking * B2B VPN view full review »
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Network Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Warnock, Tanner & Associates
Uses SonicWall TZ
Easy to use GUI VPN (Site-to-Site and Client-to-Site) Gateway Security Built in A/V options Content Filtering view full review »
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Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Uses Zscaler Web Security
Zscaler is securing entire cooperate traffic using its different modules. This includes URL & aapplication filtering, malware & threat protection, bandwidth control, sand boxing and advanced fire-walling etc. Specifically, I like the URL filtering/user authentication. DLP and firewall features are also an added advantages. Also, there are various traffic forwarding mechanisms such GRE, pac file, VPN etc. view full review »
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Security and Infrastructure Analyst at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Uses Sophos Cyberoam UTM
* NG Firewall * Application Filter * Web Filter * IPS All these features are valuable to us because we can block malicious and unproductive application and sites to improve productivity and security in our network, audit users and machines and protect us against exploitation. view full review »
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Presales Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Uses Palo Alto Networks WildFire
It has one of the best WebUIs that I have used, because at a glance looks simple, but offers us a lot of options to secure all the traffic that is passing through the device (or all traffic that the user decides to pass through). Besides, the way that scan the applications to detect what kind of application is do not affect anything about the device's performance. The way that the product process or handle the traffic, is one of the best in the industry. view full review »
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IT NETWORK ENGINEER at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Uses Fortinet FortiGate
The most valuable features for us are * VPN * WebFilter * Firewall view full review »

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