Untangle NG Firewall vs. WatchGuard XTM

Untangle NG Firewall is ranked 21st in Firewalls with 3 reviews vs WatchGuard XTM which is ranked 7th in Firewalls with 13 reviews. The top reviewer of Untangle NG Firewall writes "It is the easiest and most cost-effective product to use". The top reviewer of WatchGuard XTM writes "Helps me create firewall policies for networks and services". Untangle NG Firewall is most compared with pfSense, OPNsense and Sophos XG. WatchGuard XTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense and Sophos UTM. See our Untangle NG Firewall vs. WatchGuard XTM report.
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Pros
None of my clients has had a ransom or breach using Untangle.Web Filter is effective, Web Cache offers bandwidth savings, and the VPN setup is easy.​It is very easy to deploy and monitor. ​It is not attached to an appliance, meaning if you get a good PC/server, then you can already run a firewall.

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I like the hostwatch because I can see what traffic uses the most bandwidth and I can block that site.I could still keep the data rates really high, up near the two gigahertz data speeds, without compromise on the security perimeters being acted simultaneously.We have used technical support for WatchGuard many times and overall, we are satisfied with it. They are always listening and there is a good reaction time to our findings. When there are issues, they really try to resolve them.Application Control is fantastic with over 2,500 applications and the granularity that we can either allow people to view but not be able to log on to Facebook; or view it and log onto it if they're in the marketing department, but not play Facebook games. There are all sorts of different options like that. So it's highly granular.Reputation Enabled Defense indicates that some websites are so infested that it's not even worth visiting them, and therefore saving the bandwidth of going through the detection process.They have a reporting system which can store data over a very long period of time. Not many other firewall vendors provide a reporting system, but if they do, like Fortinet does, then you've got buy that as an additional product and that can be more than twice as expensive as the initial investment in the firewall. And without reporting over a long-term period, you're just about wasting your time.It is stable and does not require you to reboot all the time.​It configures in all-in-one place.​

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It would be much easier if there was a mobile app.The ability to setup a DDNS for each WAN independently would be a very handy feature.The product needs to have a better support group for its online support, specifically for its help desk.The management console for partners is a bit tricky (buggy).

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The setting policies need improvement. It needs an easier way to do static NAT and check on what policy is being used for that specific traffic.Setup of this solution is complex, it's not plug and play.Sometimes we have had issues with stability of the product.WatchGuard doesn't have a product that allows them to get into the data center. And that's just because there is no hardware to do the job. The software could do it, but there's no hardware that allows that to happen at the moment. So it doesn't scale as well as some other products, that's for sure.The initial setup is neither simple nor complex. If you know the base in networking and how the firewall works, you will be able to figure it out.​Cloud-based central administration of all devices from one point would be niceSyslog (Dimension) is focused on presentation, but needs more focus on utility like SonicWall syslog (GMS/Analyzer).The VPN errors are not helpful when troubleshooting.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is the most cost-effective to use.

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It is cost-effective.Like all other manufacturers, there are a lot of features and different pricing. The best is to talk to a representative.​Very competitive pricing regarding throughput compared to other alternatives.It costs less than the SO works and others (like SonicWall, Cisco, and Barracuda) without increasing so much CPU use.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.

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Overview

Untangle NG Firewall takes the complexity out of network security—saving you time, money and frustration. Get everything you need in a single, modular platform that fits the evolving needs of your organization without the headaches of multiple point solutions.

Enjoy the flexibility to deploy Untangle’s award-winning NG Firewall software on third party hardware, as a virtual machine, or as a turnkey appliance.

Rest assured that the browser-based, responsive and intuitive interface will enable you to create policies quickly and easily. Then, drill down into database-driven reports—the most comprehensive and detailed in the industry—to get visibility into exactly what’s happening on your network.

Small businesses need big security, too, and the WatchGuard XTM Series firewall/VPN appliances deliver that strong protection Ð but without the hefty price tag. Enterprise-grade security includes full HTTPS content inspection, VoIP support, and optional security subscriptions like Application Control and Intrusion Prevention Service.
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Sample Customers
North American Stamping Group, Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (CPNJ), Brown County Schools, IN, City of Bridgeton, MO, Lancaster County, SC, Vision Charter School, Clay County Sheriff’s Department, NC, Breakwater School, Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, NH, Admiral Farragut Academy, Flow Companies, No Ordinary Hotel, KECdesign, AVG, Cyren, Kaspersky Lab, Lastline, NCP engineering, Trend Micro, Websense
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm36%
Logistics Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
Local Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company7%
Transportation Company7%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business73%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise6%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise24%
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