WatchGuard Firebox Primary Use Case

IT Manager at a engineering company
It's our primary firewall. It's also our UTM device, so we have multiple security layers enabled on it. We're using an M270 firewall with version 12.5. View full review »
IT Manager at WTS Media (Wholesale Tape & Supply)
It's our main firewall. We have over 120 hosts that flow through it. View full review »
Kelly Carlisle
Manager IT at a hospitality company with 501-1,000 employees
WatchGuard Firebox is our edge firewall. Currently, we are using the M470 and we have used many models in the past. View full review »
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Joseph Jansen
IT Specialist at Art Students League
We really don't use the firewall too much, we use it more as a VPN. We've got several different networks that we're joining through WatchGuard. View full review »
Director of Information Technology at a retailer with 201-500 employees
We have multiple sites. We're in the wine business. Our corporate office is where we have accounting and marketing. Our executives are based there as is IT, HR, and payroll. That's where we have the big M200. We have five wineries that we support. Each of the wineries has a WatchGuard on it and we connect them with the business office VPN. We share files across our VPN and we also authenticate our users. Not all of our sites have file servers so we use the business office VPN to get them authenticated onto their machines. We also use that to go out and work on their machines if they have problems or we send files out to them and install software remotely, etc. We also have 11 tasting rooms where we sell our wine, and each of those has a smaller WatchGuard in it. We support the computers that they use in the back office of the tasting rooms. We also support their iPads and the machines that they use to print off orders and FedEx labels and to do inventory stuff. We have two hospitality sites where we will take our distributors to talk to them and educate them about the wine industry and what we're doing in the industry. We provide them with internet while they're there. Some of our people will go to these sites to do retreats and planning. We have WatchGuards there to support them so they can get back to the files they need and get authenticated. We're using a whole variety of models. We've got a couple of M200s, multiple 30s and multiple 15s. We also have about 15 of the AP120s. View full review »
Jason Markle
IT Director at a healthcare company with 1-10 employees
We're a hospital and we use it for developing our incoming and outgoing policies, and we also use it for VPN. View full review »
Network Administrator at a retailer
We have four locations and at every one of them we use WatchGuard. We use them as firewalls and for UTM. They provide protection in terms of detection and prevention. And we also use them for site-to-site VPN, as well as for direct connect, VPN to AWS, and to AWS using VLAN tagging. View full review »
Steve Rubin
President and Owner at Peak Communication Systems, Inc.
We use it in my company and for my clients as well. We sell Internet access, so we use them as a firewall to hopefully protect our clients. We work with one of our partners, who is a certified WatchGuard engineer, and have come up with a fairly good plan to get these completely fired up and working. That makes a huge difference. We're now up to the 7 Series. We've gone through WatchGuard 3 Series, 5 Series, and 6 Series. So, we've gone through several different versions over the years. View full review »
Hiro Amano
IT Manager at Yamazen Inc
Our primary use case is for firewalls. View full review »
Scott Morin
Owner / Sr. System Engineer at Midwest Technology Specialists LLC.
Our primary use cases are for the firewall and for limited routing for small to medium-sized businesses. View full review »
Jon Leib
Information Technology Specialist at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
The primary use case is it is a firewall solution. One of the major selling points was that WatchGuard does adapt in real-time as new threats are discovered, and they push out fixes in real-time. A lot of our servers have been migrated to the cloud, so it is really our primary solution right now. View full review »
IT Director at Wise Ally Holdings Limited
The purpose is to enhance the application control and internet access control of our company in our office and factory. View full review »
Dirk Emmermacher
Network Administrator at Niedersächsischer Turner-Bund e.V.
We use it to protect our web stations and service. We established a branch office VPN to our branch office. Since last month, we have added Mobile VPN tunnels to our headquarter. View full review »
IT Manager at Horizon Forest Products
We use it for our firewall as well as for our branch office VPNs. View full review »
Tyson Swank
Computer Programmer at Crestwood Inc
We have a web server on the optional network. Then, on the trusted side, we just run all our computers out through the Internet. We don't do anything too elaborate with it. View full review »
Richard Marcin
Sr. Systems Administrator at a individual & family service with 201-500 employees
Production business use at multiple interconnected locations. View full review »
Joseph Redmond
Woodworker at Creative Woodworking NW
I use it for protecting my network and for routing. Also, if my network connection goes down with CenturyLink, it automatically switches over to my Verizon cellular. View full review »
I.T. Manager at a construction company with 201-500 employees
We use them as our firewall in every location. It's extensively used and our locations for it are ever-expanding. Right now, we have 14 locations with them. We have everything from the M300 to the T50-W to the T30-W. View full review »
Alexey Shcherbatyi
Network Administrator at Abona Deutschland GmbH
We are using WatchGuard Firebox for defense of our internal infrastructure. View full review »
John Giacco
Network Administrator at Peace Bridge
It is a firewall. I have two M400s. They act as security for the Internet, like a border between us and the Internet. View full review »
IT Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We use it both for VPN tunnels and as a firewall. Our company runs group homes. There are 140 or so sites and employees are traveling to those sites on a daily basis. They use the VPN tunnels going back to the main office to access the file servers. We also have about 12 remote locations connected by WatchGuards on both ends to create a VPN tunnel, with SD-WAN to allow traffic to go between those two sites, both for the file servers and for the phone system. View full review »
Rick Phillips
IT Manager at IDI Distributors Inc.
Our primary use case is VPN connectivity between 50 locations and our headquarters. View full review »
Enterprise Architect at a health, wellness and fitness company with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case is protection for my network from external access. We also use it for some VPN, but mostly it's for protection. It's mixed usage on about a dozen different connections, a dozen different workstations, and access points. View full review »
Shaun Sheng
Technical Support at Dataworld Computer Center
We are not currently using this solution. Rather, we are reselling, and I have implemented these systems. The most recent one I implemented was an M200 model that was being used as a gateway firewall to control their internet usage, primarily for URL filtering. View full review »
John Rhines
Network Administrator at Advanced Software Designs
We use it to keep people out and we use it for a VPN. View full review »
Prepress/Systems Manager at a printing company with 51-200 employees
We use it as a firewall. It protects us from security threats and uses a VPN tunnel. View full review »
System Analyst at a transportation company
We use it to prevent any unnecessary stuff from getting into our network. It's for the usual security features. We do utilize the VPN and there are quite a few people on the VPN right now. View full review »
Ryan Baskharoon
Operations Manager at DLL Technologies
At a specific client location, we are using the WatchGuard Firebox M470 to control all of the security protocols, routing, VLANs, and traffic. We have a 1GB internet circuit coming into the M470 firewall, and SFPs going out to the Netgear M4300-96X modular switch. From this switch, it goes out to the Netgear GS110 devices through SFPs. View full review »
Mohamed Y Ahmed
Technical & Pre-Sales Manager at GateLock
I'm deploying the WatchGuard Firebox for many of my clients, and they all stay satisfied with the product. The primary reason as a common request from most of the users is to protect the environment from the outside network attacks. It is popular because of its security layers dependencies and its great performance. The proxy policy and packet filtering templates make it very clear while I am configuring the Firebox for customers. Also, the variety of actions that are designed per kind of packet payload are dependent on the protocol's payload. View full review »
Owner at
I use it as my firewall. We are using it to filter our email. View full review »
COO/CTO at a pharma/biotech company with 11-50 employees
Intellectual Property protection for our and our clients' data. We strategize for deployments of new products into Federal and State healthcare formularies. View full review »
Network Admin at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
It's our external firewall and VPN solution. View full review »
Greg Selby
Network Engineer at Vanderburgh Police Department
It's our perimeter firewall. View full review »
Roman Laminin
Technical Consultant at Rainbow Security
This device is for Unified Threat Management (UTM). Our primary uses for this solution are as a firewall, antivirus, anti-spyware, web-blocker, and APT blocker. View full review »
Greg Holeman
VP at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's our firewall for the internet. View full review »
Principal at a consumer goods company with 1-10 employees
We just use it as a secondary WiFi device. We're a small office and we needed to set up a WiFi device for a few of our employees. View full review »
VP IT at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
It's our primary edge firewall at the home office. We have two M470s running Active-Passive. We have about 100 users in total here. Everything runs through the firewall, so the users run the gamut from analysts to accountants to executives. View full review »
Christian Watt
Engineer/Technician/Owner at Paramount technologies
We use this solution as an edge firewall and layer-3 routing internally. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about WatchGuard Firebox. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
441,850 professionals have used our research since 2012.