What do you like most about WatchGuard Firebox?
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The main reason we went with it was the security protocols. They were more robust on this device.
The policy monitoring and allowing different traffic flows are the most useful features for us; regulating which traffic comes in and out.
It provides us with Layer 2 and Layer 3 security.
The set up of the VPN is pretty straightforward. Being able to build VPNs on the fly for certain users, if need be, is also valuable.
WatchGuard has a very easy VPN and branch office VPN setup, so we use those pretty extensively.
The solution has increased productivity with our outside salespeople being able to connect into their computers and use those remotely.
It's hard to pick one feature over another. But if I had to pick one, the UTM would be the most valuable because of the notification. I get notified via email if there is any type of threat detection or alert, telling me something is wrong.
The most valuable feature is the ease of use of the interface.
It's very easy to use, especially compared to similar products. A lot more users use the WatchGuard appliance now than use the SonicWall appliance because of the ease of usability.
The most valuable features of this solution are live logging, rule setup and maintenance, and VPN creation.
Intrusion Prevention is my primary focus so that's what I find most useful. The why is straightforward: It's to prevent intrusion.
[A] valuable feature would be the branch office. We have five offices throughout the United States, and it coordinates the connections of those offices.
HostWatch makes it so I can see, in real-time, activity in the event that there is something weird happening on the network. This simplifies my job.
The throughput is great. It's perfect. We have no issues whatsoever. The management features are very powerful...
It's pretty simple to use. It's pretty simple to understand, and there's plenty of documentation. It does a pretty good job of what it is meant to do.
One of the most valuable features is the Geolocation. Because we aren't a multinational corporation, it allows me to look at things which might be suspicious to make sure that they are legitimate transactions rather than people sniffing around the network.
One of my favorite features is the Geolocation service, where you can actually block specific activity or IP addresses registered to certain countries. For example, I don't want any web traffic from Russia or North Korea. I may even lock down certain policies down to 'I only want U.S. IP addresses.' I find that very useful.
If there is any conflict, the reporting feature will kick out all types of information, which is great.
It protects me against malicious websites, as well as malicious downloads, as a perimeter anti-virus. I've also seen it blocking a lot of pings and different probes.
The firewall aspect and the branch office VPNs are the most valuable features... We don't have any issues with it. We don't have to spend a lot of time maintaining it.
It's pretty simple to understand when you want to do any diagnostics on your network. If you want to go in and see what packages are having trouble getting through, what's being held, stalled, etc., it's very easy to use in that way.
The most valuable are the VPN and proxy features.
I like the High Availability features of the newest ones I'm using because they allow a firewall to fail and still be up and running.
The Dimension control, the one-spot reporting and control, has been nice. It's been easy to go in and make sure people are doing what they're supposed to be doing and that only the right stuff is getting in.
The most valuable feature for small and medium businesses is the support for various protocol proxies.
The reports are detailed.
The most valuable feature is the GUI, especially the real-time bandwidth usage report. Also, its integration with WiFi access points is nice.
I could still keep the data rates really high, up near the two gigahertz data speeds, without compromise on the security perimeters being acted simultaneously.