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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 other solutions did I evaluate?

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»
DirSec3509
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 other solutions did I evaluate?

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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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 other solutions did I evaluate?

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 other solutions did I evaluate?

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 other solutions did I evaluate?

We previously used Juniper and SonicWall. Switched at the time because we had IT personnel working for us with WatchGuard expertise and preference.
MaximilianoHuguenin
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: ...
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.
Bilal Al Masoudi
Real User
systeembeheerder at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Aug 15 2017

What is most valuable?

Blacklist IP addresses of "hackers", SNMP status monitoring and the Central Management Software.

How has it helped my organization?

Because of the high throughput, we created multiple LAN segments. This reduced the broadcast and the improved the... more»

What needs improvement?

It's a fine product, but some features like the max bandwidth don't work well. Also, the VPN errors are not helpful... more»

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

Get at least a maintenance contract for the updates and take a larger WatchGuard than you need. A WatchGuard creates... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, Cisco but the lack of management tools and knowledge made us change to WatchGuard.

What other advice do I have?

Take a look at the WatchGuard support site. Opening an account is free and you can find there are a lot of helpful topics.
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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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