Performance, cost effective, scalable, customizable
Improvements to My Organization:
After switching from Cisco, Juniper, Astaro and Microsoft network response improved and more control of packet (for me, pfpacket technology is better than packet filter.)
Room for Improvement:
Graphic report implementation tool (now possible with extra software)
Use of Solution:
No, perfect scalability from 20 to 500 users
Cisco, Microsoft and when TMG progressively died it was necessary to switch to unix technology, many corporations require low budget and high performance.
The initial approach is very complex because of the multiple functions, but after a short learning curve it is able to handle the standard functions.
In my case, I buy network appliance from Lanner Inc. ltd (watchguard supplier) and deploy the image depending on the desired size and functionality required by the customer.
Cost and Licensing Advice:
Identify the most suitable hardware for the required size.
Other Solutions Considered:
Yes, Astaro and PaloAlto plus Juniper, but the renewal planes (AV, UTM, etc.) are very expensive.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Jan 20 2014