Firewalls Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
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Jeff Berndsen uses Sophos UTM
Network Engineer II at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Firewall * NAT * Intrusion prevention * Site-to-Site VPN * Web filter * Anti-virus View full review »
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Ryan Pealer uses Sophos UTM
Network Administrator at a government with 11-50 employees
To me it is the Web Server Protection, it is not an easy task to protect your web servers from the big bad internet. This solution does it elegantly and, if configured correctly, even hides the server's base system from prying eyes. View full review »
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Jijish Gopi uses Cisco ASA
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
If you compare it with other products, other firewall products in the market, at this moment, it doesn't have that many features, no impressive feature in it, in fact. The one thing I like about the product is the logging features, the way it logs, the way it forwards the logs in Syslog. It generates the particular Syslog. Compared to other products, that is the only feature, I feel, that is good. I have worked with other firewall products, so I know it very well. The logs are pretty good. Then it forwards. When it forwards the logs to a third-party syslog server, it then writes the Syslog very well. That is the only feature I like about it. View full review »
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Steven SL. uses SonicWall NSA
Senior IT Consultant at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
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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Chingiz Abdukarimov uses Fortinet FortiGate
Senior Network & Security Engineer with 11-50 employees
Good VPN, IPSEC and SSL. Can work as explicit web-proxy and supports web-caching. Straightforward HA with different redundancy schemas. View full review »
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Iz uses Fortinet FortiGate
Senior Network & Security Engineer with 1-10 employees
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 »
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reviewer32902 uses Fortinet FortiGate
Owner at a tech services company
* 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 »
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Vikas-Gupta uses Sophos XG
Mr with 51-200 employees
* 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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MaheshPatel uses Fortinet FortiGate
Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at a tech services company
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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Ales Ciber uses Juniper SRX
ICT System Security Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
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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Theo Van Elswijk uses Sophos UTM
Quality Officer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
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 »
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Ayodele Mumuni uses Sophos UTM
Snr Dev Ops Engineer at a tech services company
* The combination of server protection * Seamless incorporation with AWS * Its VPN feature View full review »
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EtienneLiebetrau uses Sophos UTM
IT Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
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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Davide Molteni uses Fortinet FortiGate
Senior Security Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
* 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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Simon Chaba uses Fortinet FortiGate
ICT Solutions Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm
You can create multiple Virtual Domains (VDOMs), which are treated as separate firewall instances. The reporting you receive out of this appliance is excellent. You will not need an external management system. View full review »
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Alberto E. Luna Rodriguez uses Cisco ASAv
Senior Communications Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Outstanding NGFW capabilities, Site to site VPNs and High Availability. Also the integration of FirePOWER services are a huge step forwards for an already great platform. View full review »
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Somono Chek uses WatchGuard XTM
Deputy Head of IT Department at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
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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David Varnum uses Cisco ASA
Manager of Engineering at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
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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Jeff Khan uses Meraki MX Firewalls
Managing Partner, Sr. Solutions Architect, Speaker, Courseware Developer, Technical Trainer at a tech services company
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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NetworkEng896 uses Fortinet FortiGate
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
* Flexibility * Flow tracking * B2B VPN View full review »
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Aaron Krytus uses SonicWall TZ
Network Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Warnock, Tanner & Associates
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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ramesh1923 uses Zscaler Web Security
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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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Rodrigo Xavier uses Sophos Cyberoam UTM
Security and Infrastructure Analyst at a tech company with 51-200 employees
* 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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Mohammed Al-Hanash uses Fortinet FortiGate
IT NETWORK ENGINEER at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features for us are * VPN * WebFilter * Firewall View full review »
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Adao Costa uses Palo Alto Networks VM-Series
Managing Partner with 11-50 employees
The best features are: * User identification * Application identification * Logs and monitoring. View full review »

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