WatchGuard XTM Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
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Real User
Deputy Head of IT Department at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The proxy based policy in Policy Manager is the best feature. It helps me: * Create many different firewall policies for different networks and services * In tracking problems in the policy rule in the traffic monitor of Firebox System Manager

How has it helped my organization?

With this product, I can easily block group websites with its WebBlocker based on predefined categories such as: Social Network, Sex Material, and Video Streaming We can also use Application Control to block some applications based on... more»

What needs improvement?

1. It is difficult to configure WatchGuard with your internet settings. Actually, a normal internet setting/configuration is easy. However, I had a problem with multi WAN and multi LAN. I have a few different LAN subnet and two WAN. What I... more»
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Real User
Software Developer, Head of IT Department at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Jul 06 2017

What is most valuable?

Packet filters and proxy policies are valuable features. They allow you to configure restrictions by domain name. These features are useful to block web pages which have multiple IP addresses, such as Facebook.

How has it helped my organization?

It was installed as two redundant XTM 850s (active-passive). The XTM 850s perform as a general firewall and as a filter of WAN traffic. Routers are configured as a load balancer for internal VLANs and for WAN as well. Other network... more»

What needs improvement?

The management console and web interface are very bad. They should improve it and add more command lines and easy scripting functionality. I also suggest adding/improving smart and easy logging and debugging tools.
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Real User
Global Director MSS with 11-50 employees
Jun 28 2017

What do you think of WatchGuard XTM?

Valuable Features Performance, Security Services integration, Management, Tools all included, VPN. • Improvements to My Organization Security is a requirement for any organization, using WG products you can deploy faster solutions to big problems with a fair price. Based on WG, we can deploy 30 offices in a few days, and maintain an excellent visibility of the network traffic for the entire network, using a single console. • Room for Improvement Intrusion Prevention, Antivirus, and Data Loss Prevention • Use of Solution I have been working with WatchGuard products for more than 15 years. With these specific appliances +2 years. • Stability Issues In my experience with WG, stability issues are associated with bad configurations. • Scalability Issues Yes, in...
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Real User
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 boxes. * The GUI is easy and intuitive.

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).
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Real User
Analista de Suporte Pleno at a tech services company
Sep 17 2017

What do you think of WatchGuard XTM?

Valuable Features It costs less than the SO works and others (like SonicWall, Cisco, and Barracuda) without increasing so much CPU use. But if you use, for example the SSL connections (using a certificate), the memory use will increase, but having a better product is less expensive than the SonicWall SSL inspection. • Improvements to My Organization I'm working for a provider, supporting the clients with MSSP. The customer client needs less attention. • Room for Improvement Syslog (Dimension) is focused on presentation, but needs more focus on utility like SonicWall syslog (GMS/Analyzer). • Use of Solution For three years. I have used the following versions: M400, XTM 25-W, XTM 330, XTM 515, T50, M500, XTM 330, T30, and Fireware 11.12.4. • Stability Issues Yes, in...
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User Assessments By Topic About WatchGuard XTM

1. It is difficult to configure WatchGuard with your internet settings. Actually, a normal internet setting/configuration is easy. However, I had a problem with multi WAN and multi LAN. I have a few different LAN subnet and two WAN. What I want to do is to route traffic from LAN1 through WAN1 and use WAN2 as failover. And for LAN2, it would route through WAN2 and use WAN1 as failover. So all traffic from LAN1 supposed to go through WAN1 only unless WAN1 is down, then it will go WAN2. However, I still could see some packet from LAN1 go through WAN2 at the same times. I checked the Traffic Monitoring in WatchGuard and I figured it out that is because of default “Outgoings” policy. Unfortunately, I could not disable default “Outgoings” policy and if I do “all clients could not access the internet even if I created another Outgoing Policy to replace the default one”. I used to ask my Vendor to help with this problem, but they could not do it. 2. I would like to see more granularity on each IP bandwidth that is used. I want to check which IP consume internet Bandwidth the most, but it is not convenient to check the total bandwidth that one IP is consuming. I need to go to “Traffic Management” to see which group IP that used most of the bandwidth, and then I go to “Hostwatch” to check bandwidth of each IP and sum the consumed bandwidth by myself. 3. It cannot block Internet Download Manager nor the Torrent application “BitComet” Internet Download Manager and BitComet are two applications that I cannot block in “Application Control”. I used to ask my vendor for help, but they still could not do it. Other application (Messenger, other peer-to-peer application, social network, VOIP .. etc), WatchGuard can block them.
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What is WatchGuard XTM?

Small businesses need big security, too, and the WatchGuard XTM Series firewall/VPN appliances deliver that strong protection Ð but without the hefty price tag. Enterprise-grade security includes full HTTPS content inspection, VoIP support, and optional security subscriptions like Application Control and Intrusion Prevention Service.
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