WatchGuard Firebox Competitors and Alternatives

The top WatchGuard Firebox competitors are
  • Fortinet FortiGate
  • Juniper SRX
  • pfSense
  • Sophos UTM
  • OPNsense
  • Kerio Control
  • Cisco ASA
Read reviews of WatchGuard Firebox competitors and alternatives
Matthew Titcombe
CEO & Sr. Information Security Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Jul 28 2017

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

Improvements to My Organization: The solution improved the security posture and overall management's TCO. • Valuable Features: One of the valuable features is a standardized OS. • Room for Improvement: It claims it does DLP, but the degree and level of controls are very basic. We recommend that our clients supplement it with other products. • Stability Issues: There were no issues with stability. • Scalability Issues: There were no issues with scalability. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Customer Service: Customer service is excellent. Technical Support: Technical support is excellent. • Previous Solutions: We did not use a previous solution. • Implementation Team: We implemented in-house. • Pricing, Setup Cost and...
Martin Lindemann Frederiksen
Real User
It Forum Gruppen A/S
Feb 28 2018

What is most valuable?

They are all good, but most-used are the Network Protection and Web Filtering licenses.

How has it helped my organization?

We give customers a device that can handle next-gen security threats, which is way better than a typical router.

What needs improvement?

VPN needs IKEv2, but it’s in the roadmap. All other new, cool features will only come to the new Sophos XG Firewall.

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

For under 50 users, MSP licensing is profitable.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No previous solution. For next-gen firewalls, I began with Sophos.

What other advice do I have?

We don't use Sophos UTM on AWS. I would recommend Sophos UTM. But also look at its successor, Sophos XG Firewall, as we... more»
Real User
Regional Manager - Pre Sales at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 24 2018

What do you think of Cisco ASA?

Improvements to My Organization: It helps us to identify key, persistent threats so we can set policies accordingly. • Valuable Features: In-depth monitoring and analysis. It helps us to make better decisions and policies. • Room for Improvement: Integration aspects Traffic shaping • Use of Solution: One to three years. • Stability Issues: Initially there were some stability issues, but in the long-run no. • Scalability Issues: It requires additional licensing to enable 10G ports. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Technical support is very good. • Initial Setup: It is complex. We have to set up ASA, SFR module, and FMC separately, which sometimes requires extensive troubleshooting, even for smaller issues. • Other Solutions Considered: We...

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