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Somono Chek
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... more»

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... more»

What needs improvement?

1. It is difficult to configure WatchGuard with your internet settings. Actually, a normal internet... more»

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

I think it is best to consult with the vendor for pricing and licensing.

Which solutions did we use previously?

The company has just opened and WatchGuard was the first solution.

What other advice do I have?

If your company needs a medium priced firewall appliance with WebBlocker, Application Control, VPN, and SpamBlocker,... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 15 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of the solution are the subscription services that come with the product: * Intrusion Protection - This is pretty standard across all products. *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We can now browse or interact with the internet with confidence, knowing we can do our jobs while being protected. We don't have to worry.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We found that the WatchGuard product appeared to offer the widest range of protection at the best price.

What other advice do I have?

Get your advice from people who know about the particular solutions that you're looking at. There's no point in asking "Mr. Sophos" what he thinks about Fortigate or WatchGuard. I... more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
COO/CTO at a pharma/biotech company with 11-50 employees
Nov 16 2018

What is most valuable?

Default set-ups found on the WatchGuard site and via YouTube are very helpful - the screen for set-up and adding... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I discovered the WatchGuard T-70 could still keep the data near the 1 gigahertz data speed, without compromise on the... more»

What needs improvement?

The set-up and additional feature screens are old in design and very granular. You have to know what you are doing.

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

If you are experienced, I can recommend the T70 set-up with minimal support and reference. Since I am relatively new as... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I previously used FortiGate. I moved from the FortiGate brand on account of when you turn on all of the FortiGate... more»

What other advice do I have?

When considering a solution like this: > not only putting data security at the top of my list > user convenience... more»
Gevorg Harutyunyan
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... more»

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... more»

What needs improvement?

The management console and web interface are very bad. They should improve it and add more command lines and easy... more»

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

My advice is to decrease technical support pricing and increase the quality.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We didn't use a similar solution, but we have used MicroTik routers and UNIX firewalls.

What other advice do I have?

The documentation is just for configuration. I suggest adding documents about solutions for different cases.
Alexander Padilla
Real User
Global Director MSS with 11-50 employees
Jun 28 2017

What is most valuable?

Performance, Security Services integration, Management, Tools all included, VPN.

How has it helped my organization?

Security is a requirement for any organization, using WG products you can deploy faster solutions to big problems with... more»

What needs improvement?

Intrusion Prevention, Antivirus, and Data Loss Prevention

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

Always consider competitive trade and long-term licensing, to get the best price. if not, the product is expensive.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We moved because of price, management, stability, scalability.

What other advice do I have?

Base your design on traffic and throughput, not on users. If you don't, your performance will be affected. WG is an... more»
Paal
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... more»

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... 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... more»

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

Very competitive pricing regarding throughput compared to other alternatives.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used Juniper and SonicWall. Switched at the time because we had IT personnel working for us with WatchGuard expertise and preference.
Dominique Den Hartog
Real User
Senior Support Engineer at Port-IT B.V.
Nov 06 2018

What is most valuable?

With WatchGuard, we see some bugs in the IT system, and can easily fix it within a few days. It is easily resolved and that is a big benefit for us.

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

In order to setup the solution, it is a good idea to get an expert to help. I suggest improving the setup process.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We compared this solution to Juniper, and we find that WatchGuard is a much better product.

What other advice do I have?

When considering a product like WatchGuard, the best criteria is: the anti-virus system solutions and using multiple scanners, that's basically the best way to approach an... more»
Jhon Perez
Real User
instructor with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

VPN, routing, firewall, and accessibility are the most valuable features. It is easy to set up and provides access to the centralized environment.

How has it helped my organization?

It has decreased consuming excess bandwidth, restricting access to the social networks, downloading games, risk applications, and music. It allows us to balance the different... more»

What needs improvement?

Licensing should be improved. It should allow you to keep the rules that are created; at the end of the grace period, it does not allow you to create new rules but only to maintain... more»

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

Simply, give this tool a try; it will generate great benefits in terms of the scalability and environment.
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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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