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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?


How was the initial setup?


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


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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CFO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Jan 18 2018

What is most valuable?

Ease of setup. All WatchGuards are pretty much the same to setup and manage. We experienced that WatchGuard is easy to setup regarding VPN compared to other firewalls of other brands.

How has it helped my organization?

* Efficient to setup, run, and maintain. Saving man hours and cost in the process. * The client is easy to use and stable. * Simple to backup settings. * Simple to move settings between WatchGuard… more »

What needs improvement?

Client-based administrative tool. Cloud-based central administration of all devices from one point would be nice (although there is always an added risk regarding this).

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

Very competitive pricing regarding throughput compared to other alternatives.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Juniper and SonicWall. Switched at the time because we had IT personnel working for us with WatchGuard expertise and preference.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated between WatchGuard and what we already had at the time. The Juniper that we had at the time, which was fine, was complete overkill for our needs, but when realised it was already sunk… more »

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.

WatchGuard Firebox customers

Ellips,, Clarke Energy, NCR, Wrest Park, Homeslice Pizza, Fortessa Tableware Solutions, The Phoenix Residence

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