WatchGuard Firebox Competitors and Alternatives

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Sherif Fouad
Real User
Project Manager at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 25 2019

What is most valuable?

The application filters available with Sophos XG are brilliant. The sandboxing and the way the firewall or the UTM integrates with the installed endpoint antivirus clients… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have a serious problem because our offices are scattered around the world in very remote areas. We cannot deploy proper branch office guides, active directory sites, and… more»

What needs improvement?

There was a big issue with the Cyberoam and with the SG units as well, i.e. the previous Sophos UTM model. With Sophos XG, you get the chance to block what sites operate… more»

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

We have the annual license for Sophos XG. It all depends on what you would like to have in the package that you are purchasing.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used Cyberoam previously, although I always used it as a UTM only. What made me move to Sophos is that they were acquired, i.e. they acquired Cyberoam to start with the… more»

What other advice do I have?

I recommend that everyone should have a proper understanding of new network requirements and then enjoy it. Sophos XG is definitely a good product. On a scale of 1 to 10… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated FortiGate but wasn't happy with it. I evaluated another group called WatchGuard. WatchGuard has good features in it, but it's for a smaller business scale than… more»
Reseller
Product Manager - Backup & Utilities at NovaStar Software & Consulting GmbH
Aug 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The interface is very good. We use the web sensor, the virus blocker, the spam blocker, bandwidth control, application control, and firewall options. We're quite happy with all of it.

What needs improvement?

The pricing is not as good as it was some time ago. They've since skipped offering a lot of individual features. In the future, Untangle should offer a web server feature. That's the only application… more»

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

We pay $350 USD per year for the solution. There are no additional costs. As long as you're not using a physical appliance, that's all you need.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We've used multiple solutions. We were previously using Sophos, but we switched because of its high price tag.

What other advice do I have?

It's very easy to use the product. In comparison, Sophos has a bigger learning curve. I would rate the solution ten out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this solution we tried both Sophos and WatchGuard.
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