WatchGuard Firebox Distributed Locations

Have you deployed the product to distributed locations? If yes, please describe the process.

Hiro Amano
IT Manager at Yamazen Inc
We have ten remote locations. We started with one branch as a test bed, set up a template there, and applied it to the corporate site here. When we applied it to the corporate site it took a little while, about three days. But once the corporate template was done, the other sites were quick. We set up the device, and it shipped it out and, in ten to 15 minutes, it was up and running.
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Richard Marcin
Sr. Systems Administrator at a individual & family service with 201-500 employees
We utilized the template feature to make everything that could be the same, the same across both sites, which are distributed locations. We set it up to have both firewalls set up concurrently, so that we could just swap from one to the other and back if things didn't work. We did have a soft open, where we cut everything over, looked at the logs, tested stuff - with the plan of cutting back intentionally, making adjustments, and doing the final cut-over the next day. We did that at two different sites.
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I.T. Manager at a construction company with 201-500 employees
Deploying it to distributed locations was super-simple.
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IT Manager at Horizon Forest Products
In terms of distributed locations, we have a firewall at all of our locations. Once we got it set up we'd visit a branch, install it, test it, and implement it.
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John Farmer
Manager/Senior Systems Administrator at a tech services company
WatchGuard has an online program where you can configure it locally, then upload your configuration to their website. Once that device in the remote site comes up, it will automatically download the settings and configure it for you automatically.
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Jon Leib
Information Technology Specialist at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
We have hubs in multiple locations. Our strategy for implementing these was once the first one was installed in our main location, then we had the role set up the way we wanted it for the entire organization. We used that to order additional Fireboxes and took them to our other locations. Those were preloaded with the same role sets and put online.
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Prepress/Systems Manager at a printing company with 51-200 employees
When we deploy the product to other locations, we usually just get a box. On it, we make a copy of another box, importing the information into the new box, then change the settings that need to connect to the IP address on the incoming box. After that, we just run out and change the ports over, then go. It's not hard at all.
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