WatchGuard XTM [EOL] Review

Creates New Ways To Secure Your Network


What is most valuable?

Blacklist IP addresses of "hackers", SNMP status monitoring and the Central Management Software.

How has it helped my organization?

Because of the high throughput, we created multiple LAN segments. This reduced the broadcast and the improved the security in traffic monitoring.

What needs improvement?

It's a fine product, but some features like the max bandwidth don't work well.

Also, the VPN errors are not helpful when troubleshooting.

For how long have I used the solution?

For eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Yes, a couple of firmware updates caused a factory reset.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Yes, fallback needs a lot of tweaking to work.

How is customer service and technical support?

Good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Yes, Cisco but the lack of management tools and knowledge made us change to WatchGuard.

How was the initial setup?

Very straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Get at least a maintenance contract for the updates and take a larger WatchGuard than you need. A WatchGuard creates new ways to secure your network.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. SonicWall, but the web interface takes a lot of time to find the right option.

What other advice do I have?

Take a look at the WatchGuard support site. Opening an account is free and you can find there are a lot of helpful topics.

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