WatchGuard Firebox Simplify

Does the solution simplify any aspects of your job or business? If yes, please describe with examples.

Hiro Amano
IT Manager at Yamazen Inc
I has simplified my job. Before Watchguard, we had one person inside and two people outside to set up our network. Now I can do it by myself.
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Richard Marcin
Sr. Systems Administrator at a individual & family service with 201-500 employees
Because of the way it's organized and the user-friendliness of the device, it does make my job managing the firewall profiles and security a lot easier. My most recent example is converting a FortiGate over to these. The configuration is a lot more understandable. There's nothing you have to do through the command line that becomes invisible, unless you use the command line. Being able to definitively know what the configuration is, visually, editing it offline without making changes while I'm looking at it, and playing with it and not affecting production have all been a big time-saver for me. Templates allowed me to create and define a bunch of objects once and use them in both places.
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IT Manager at Horizon Forest Products
It makes managing the network a lot easier. It takes care of our network for us.
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Joseph Jansen
IT Specialist at Art Students League
In terms of my job, it's taken so little of my attention. I have worked with Cisco firewalls and they were complex. WatchGuard is easily understood and managed. It's easy to watch traffic go through the network, to look for ports that are closed or open, and to see what's actually moving through the network and what's not. It has made it easy to understand network traffic.
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John Farmer
Manager/Senior Systems Administrator at a tech services company
The solution simplifies my job because I don't have to monitor it all the time. It is doing the job for me automatically. The Blocked Sites is a great tool where it automatically blocks stuff according to their intrusion prevention systems (IPS). It compares signatures and can block those signatures automatically, so I don't have to go through everything and do the blocking. It just automatically blocks it for me. The automation of it is awesome.
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IT Manager at a engineering company
They do a lot of little security announcements about what's going on with other companies in the industry, so that part has made my job easier.
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Jon Leib
Information Technology Specialist at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
It very much simplifies my job. Before we got the WatchGuard solution, I was doing everything on a per machine basis. All of the security, firewall, and port security had to be done on the front-end before anything could go out. This could take hours to days depending on the system being used, and then it would have to be in the IT department getting provisioned. Now, the provisioning goes more toward what types of software are needed. We have it completely unified across locations with a security standard through the WatchGuard systems due to the roles that we've set up for the organization. We just set the same roles in place, then we are able to ensure that everything is uniform across all locations.
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Prepress/Systems Manager at a printing company with 51-200 employees
It simplifies my job because I can make any changes all in one location. I can login at the user-friendly site versus trying to do it in a programming or networking level site.
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John Rhines
Network Administrator at Advanced Software Designs
The solution simplifies my job. I don't even have to think about it. Everything is set and I leave it alone. And it just does its job.
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John Giacco
Network Administrator at Peace Bridge
HostWatch makes it so I can see, in real-time, activity in the event that there is something weird happening on the network. This simplifies my job.
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