WatchGuard XTM [EOL] Review

It’s a complicated setup but, in the end, it does do what you want it to.


What is most valuable?

  • The connections of the VPN
  • The accessibility of the firewall from outside
  • The stability of the machine
  • A great security firewall that can be fully customized
  • The anti-Spam feature

How has it helped my organization?

XTM is more effective and friendly to use than our previous solution. It's not, of course 10/10, but I have one very good machine and instead of three machines, and it also provides me with very good VPN tunnel stability.

What needs improvement?

I think the anti-Spam feature, and the real time log to inspect the bandwidth users both need improving.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for about two years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It's perfect.

Technical Support:

It's excellent.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before implementing XTM, I had three separate machines -

  1. Anti-Spam
  2. Firewall
  3. Web filtering server

How was the initial setup?

It’s a complicated setup and it has to be followed step by step between the previous configuration of Cisco Pix to XTM.

What about the implementation team?

We used a vendor team who are very good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We told different vendors about our previous configuration, and what they suggested was the best solution they could offer with a low cost

What other advice do I have?

It's a very good product very good characteristics, and in the end it does do what you want it to. However, for a new user, it does not have a very friendly GUI for when you want live information about the bandwidth (users, lines etc.).

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

515, 11.9.1
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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