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RainerAlbrecht
Real User
General Manager at Gemakom
Oct 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is traffic management. We like the diversity of categories for blocking and allowing traffic. This solution is very easy to manage.

What needs improvement?

There is no message displayed for the user on the desktop informing them that access to a web page has been blocked by Application Control. Because of this, the administrator has to check the logs to find out. It would be better if the user could call the administrator and explain that the page has… more»

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

Prior to this solution, we used SonicWall, which was owned by Dell at the time. We switched to this solution because the configuration is more intuitive for the users. You can choose the GUI, or instead, as we prefer, you can use the WatchGuard client. With the client, you can do things like making… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would suggest that for mid-size companies of say one hundred users, you should choose different configurations. For example, Application Control group one, group two, group three. It could be a management group with more bandwidth and has fewer restrictions. Then ordinary users have more… more»
Real User
Systems integrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 23 2019

What is most valuable?

All of the features in the current version of the solution are quite good.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs to improve the interface. I'm not able to easily find things using it. In the future, it would be nice if they could offer deadlock with an addition of desk geolocation.

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

We're quite satisfied with the pricing model.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. It's a great product. I have the capability to have control over multiple devices and play with it before putting it into live mode. For others, I would suggest they just make sure they have at least played with the solution for a few days so they know all… more»

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What is WatchGuard Application Control?

Organizations of all sizes rely on various applications for daily business operations, but how do you ensure only sanctioned applications are being used on your network? With WatchGuard Application Control, you have the power to limit application usage, and keep unproductive, inappropriate, and dangerous applications off your network.

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