WatchGuard Firebox ROI

IT Manager at a engineering company
I believe there has been ROI, with the level of protection and things that are being blocked that we're aware of. And there is just the peace of mind of knowing certain things. Some of this I'm simplifying a little bit because, again, a lot of these things have been implemented over the last four-and-a-half years. I'm thinking now of other features I've implemented that I'm very proud of, like locking down remote access software so people can't just come and use any remote access software to get in or out of our office. There's a sense of security because I only allow the remote-access software that we pay for and use. I don't allow any other protocols to get through. It is making sure we don't have people who work here doing weird things, but it also makes it harder for other people to break in. Just that peace of mind and all the other layers we have working is worth the money, in my opinion. View full review »
Hiro Amano
IT Manager at Yamazen Inc
From a pure cost standpoint, we cut our fees in half by moving to WatchGuard. And in terms of time, we are spending one-third or even one-fifth of the time we were spending on Cisco devices. Those are substantial savings. View full review »
Jon Leib
Information Technology Specialist at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
It saves a lot of time. On a weekly basis, without having to do a per machine basis, it probably saves me about three and a half to four hours a week. View full review »
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IT Manager at Horizon Forest Products
We have absolutely seen return on investment. We saved a small fortune switching over. It paid for itself, literally, within the first couple months. View full review »
Richard Marcin
Sr. Systems Administrator at a individual & family service with 201-500 employees
Joseph Redmond
Woodworker at Creative Woodworking NW
The service seemed fairly expensive, but when I saw it stopped a malicious file and saved our computer from having to be rebuilt, I upped it to their Security Suite. It definitely showed itself to be useful, and I'm glad that I have it. It's prevented network intrusions, which is invaluable. Having 100 percent uptime so far has made it a great value. View full review »
I.T. Manager at a construction company with 201-500 employees
We haven't had anything get through it. It's hard to say what your return on investment is when you're saving problems. You can't quantify how many possible threats you're saving in a day. View full review »
John Giacco
Network Administrator at Peace Bridge
For the price point, what we do with it, and the time that the last one lived for on our network, we have gotten our money's worth from it. I'm satisfied with the product for the most part. View full review »
Rick Phillips
IT Manager at IDI Distributors Inc.
ROI is very abstract for a security tool. As far as being able to create VPN tunnels versus having it managed by another vendor, as I said, it saves us about $125,000 a year, maybe a little more. Even comparing it so an SDYN solution from an outside vendor, it's a lot less expensive. View full review »
Prepress/Systems Manager at a printing company with 51-200 employees
The solution saves us about an hour a month. View full review »
John Farmer
Manager/Senior Systems Administrator at a tech services company
We have seen ROI. It has been just paying for itself for the last six years. The solution saves us time. Per week, it probably saves us at least five hours. View full review »
Ryan Baskharoon
Operations Manager at DLL Technologies
Our ROI has been over 35% just on the equipment and the job. View full review »
COO/CTO at a pharma/biotech company with 11-50 employees
I have far less ( 50-75%) less admin time trying to figure out why our system is so slow. That's gone. The admin screens are informative, especially the Dimension application, reducing your search time for the information you need to assess what your users and network are doing. View full review »
Roman Laminin
Technical Consultant at Rainbow Security
I can see ROI within several months. View full review »
CFO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
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