WatchGuard XTM Review

Scalability to enterprise backbone bandwidth needs work, however, cost-price performance is at its best.


Valuable Features

  • Lots of enterprise-grade features in SMB firewall
  • Cost-price performance is at its best

Improvements to My Organization

We are now able to combine lots of functionality, and this contributes to bandwidth optimization, traffic monitoring and traffic analysis.

Room for Improvement

  • Web GUI interface
  • Scalability to enterprise backbone bandwidth

Use of Solution

I've used it for five years.

Deployment Issues

The issue that we had was that the integration with Active Directory was a bit of a hassle.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

There aren't issue as long the environment is between 200 to 2000 users.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

3/5.

Technical Support:

3/5.

Previous Solutions

We previously used both Fortinet and Sonicwall. We made the switch is due to the lack of support efficiency of Fortinet, and product instability of SonicWALL.

Initial Setup

It's straightforward.

Implementation Team

We are resellers of WatchGuard.

ROI

It's hard to calculate exactly, but it is better than what it was with Fortinet.

Other Advice

Create a features list and choose the best price-for-performance firewall appliance that matches your list.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: WatchGuard, Fortinet and Sonicwall Resellers
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