WatchGuard XTM [EOL] Review

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

Valuable Features

  • 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

Improvements to 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.

Room for Improvement

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

Use of Solution

I've used it for about two years.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

It's perfect.

Technical Support:

It's excellent.

Previous Solutions

Before implementing XTM, I had three separate machines -

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

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.

Implementation Team

We used a vendor team who are very good.

Other Solutions Considered

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

Other Advice

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.).

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