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Hiro Amano
Real User
IT Manager at Yamazen Inc
May 22 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the GUI, especially the real-time bandwidth usage report. Also, its integration with WiFi… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were using Websense before, for website filtering, and we had to configure the device to block and monitor. Then we… more»

What needs improvement?

I don't know if it's just my version, but the WiFi access point integration has just started. It's getting better but if… more»

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

The price is so small that I don't pay attention to it anymore. I think we pay a few thousand dollars for two to three… more»

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

We were using Cisco Professional Services whenever we had to tweak our IP forms or QoS and those advanced types of… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you have a small IT staff and want an easy-to-set-up solution, I would one hundred percent recommend WatchGuard. If you… more»
Shaun Sheng
Real User
Technical Support at Dataworld Computer Center
May 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the Active Directory integration. WatchGuard is very easy to integrate with. The URL… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The reports are detailed. Rather than showing the IP address for a query, such as "who is the most active internet user"… more»

What needs improvement?

This solution needs the option to add an external hard drive. The competitors have this. With WatchGuard, you have to get… more»

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

The subscription that was purchased is for three years but it is usually for one year at a time. There are no costs in… more»

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

We used an older model of the WatchGuard solution, the T50 e-series, but we have replaced it. We received a discount on a… more»

What other advice do I have?

Based on the reactions from people who I have implemented this solution for, some of them find it difficult to use before… more»
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Ryan Baskharoon
Real User
Operations Manager at DLL Technologies
Mar 19 2019

What is most valuable?

Here are just some of the valuable features: * WebGUI * Spam blocker * Website filtering * Internet security * Tech… more»

How has it helped my organization?

WatchGuard Web GUI is one of the best consoles I have worked with. It makes each step very simple, while you can get… more»

What needs improvement?

I don't think that WatchGuard would need to improve on their product. They have some of the least expensive appliances and… more»

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

The setup cost is extremely low for what you get with the Firebox M470. The cost of the Firebox M470 was a third of the… more»

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

I used a Sophos firewall that was already installed when we took over the account. The Sophos Web GUI is not that easy to… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you want a robust firewall that has a great price point, this is the best way to go.
Roman Laminin
Consultant
Technical Consultant at Rainbow Security
May 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for small and medium businesses is the support for various protocol proxies. Without any… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I can say that it has been defending our organization. There are from ten to one hundred attacks per day to our IT forum… more»

What needs improvement?

It would be wonderful if the WatchGuard team develops nice products for threat intelligence. They have a subscription… more»

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

The cheapest configuration, for maybe five people, is approximately $500. There are several other license steps that vary… more»

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

I have experience with Check Point UTM, and I find that this application has approximately the same functionality, but it… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is a very reliable and very easy solution. I think it is the best solution in the world, judging by its price and… more»
Reseller
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Mar 19 2018

What do you think of WatchGuard Firebox?

How has it helped my organization?

I’m a reseller. The solution is among the top-three solutions in our portfolio.

What is most valuable?

WebBlocker, because it has the best URL category database ever.

What needs improvement?

Make WatchGuard Firebox capable of integrating with third-party vendors like FireMon, Splunk, Tenable, etc.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with stability.

How is customer service and technical support?

Excellent.

How was the initial setup?

Easy.

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

Cheap.

What other advice do I have?

I rate it 10 out of 10 because it is easy to deploy and use, the best of breed in the UTM firewall…

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What is WatchGuard Firebox?

WatchGuard's approach to network security focuses on bringing best-in-class, enterprise-grade security to any organization, regardless of size or technical expertise. Ideal for SMBs and distributed enterprise organizations, our award-winning Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances are designed from the ground up to focus on ease of deployment, use, and ongoing management, in addition to providing the strongest security possible.

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