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2018-10-04T17:27:00Z

What do you like most about WatchGuard Firebox?

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What do you like most about WatchGuard Firebox?

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Top 10Real User

The main features of the solution are the control of the site-to-site network access and the overall features.

2021-07-10T18:31:17Z
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Top 5Real User

Policy VPN, site-to-site VPN, traffic monitoring, anti-spam filters, and all other advanced features are valuable.

2021-06-02T14:21:41Z
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Top 20Reseller

There are many fantastic features.

2021-04-22T19:03:30Z
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Top 5Real User

There are no problems with the technical support. If a problem occurs it gets resolved immediately with our technical support partners.

2021-04-02T12:38:13Z
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Top 10Real User

Two of the functionalities we use most are the traffic monitoring and the full panel dashboard. Those are two things that are very useful for us... In addition, it provides us with layered security. It allows us to determine what types of access, to which networks, we want to allow or deny.

2021-01-24T19:01:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The ports that I have assigned appear to be unattainable to outside 'mal-actors,' unless they have an address registered on the internet that this thing is expecting. That's a layer of security.

2020-12-17T09:13:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

The security that is used for defending from the attacks is very good.

2020-08-20T18:56:00Z
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Top 10Real User

After conducting several tests I found the antivirus is working very well. Additionally, they have a very interesting feature, DNS WatchGuard, which is checking DNS requests for phishing, among other things, and it has caught a lot of unwanted attempts and attacks.

2020-08-13T08:33:00Z
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Top 10Reseller

It saves us time in the respect that we now have the template built for it so we can get in and get it done. We've had much less problem supporting Voice over IP technologies from different companies. Because our client base has grown over the years, we're probably saving 20 to 30 man-hours a month now that we've got this on a good stable level.

2020-08-02T08:16:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Because we bought two firewalls... we need a central place to manage the policies and deploy them to both devices. It's good that it provides a system management console that is able to manipulate and manage policies in one place and deploy them to different locations.

2020-07-27T07:17:00Z
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Top 5Reseller

As a whole, it has a very low requirement for ongoing interaction. It's very self-sufficient. If properly patched, it has very high reliability. The total cost of ownership once deployed is very low.

2020-07-08T09:01:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution simplifies my business. Normally, for administration, we are using NetApp System Manager on Window since it's easy to create new policies. In a short amount of time, you can create new policies based on new requirements. For example, in the last few months, many requirements changed due to the coronavirus, adding the use of new services, like Office 365, and eLearning tools, like Zoom.

2020-06-25T10:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature is the NAT-ing, the IP addresses... We can direct the traffic where it needs to go. We can control the traffic.

2020-05-05T06:08:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Among the most valuable features is the ease of use — love the interface — of both the web interface and of the WatchGuard System Manager.

2020-05-03T06:36:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It also provides us with layered security. It has onboard virus scanning features that allow it to scan before something gets to the host. It will also stop a person from going to a site that is known to be bad.

2020-04-28T08:50:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The main reason we went with it was the security protocols. They were more robust on this device.

2020-04-19T07:40:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The policy monitoring and allowing different traffic flows are the most useful features for us; regulating which traffic comes in and out.

2020-04-08T06:36:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It provides us with Layer 2 and Layer 3 security.

2020-04-07T06:13:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-04-01T07:25:00Z
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Top 10Real User

WatchGuard has a very easy VPN and branch office VPN setup, so we use those pretty extensively.

2020-03-30T07:58:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution has increased productivity with our outside salespeople being able to connect into their computers and use those remotely.

2020-01-22T07:28:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-11-14T06:34:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature is the ease of use of the interface.

2019-11-13T05:29:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2019-11-07T10:36:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable features of this solution are live logging, rule setup and maintenance, and VPN creation.

2019-11-06T03:06:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Intrusion Prevention is my primary focus so that's what I find most useful. The why is straightforward: It's to prevent intrusion.

2019-10-03T07:51:00Z
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Top 20Real User

[A] valuable feature would be the branch office. We have five offices throughout the United States, and it coordinates the connections of those offices.

2019-10-02T11:08:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
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Real User

The throughput is great. It's perfect. We have no issues whatsoever. The management features are very powerful...

2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-07-28T07:35:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-07-28T07:35:00Z
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Real User

If there is any conflict, the reporting feature will kick out all types of information, which is great.

2019-07-18T11:31:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-07-16T05:40:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-07-14T10:21:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-07-14T10:21:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable are the VPN and proxy features.

2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-05-26T06:53:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-05-26T06:53:00Z
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Consultant

The most valuable feature for small and medium businesses is the support for various protocol proxies.

2019-05-16T16:17:00Z
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Real User

The reports are detailed.

2019-05-16T16:17:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the GUI, especially the real-time bandwidth usage report. Also, its integration with WiFi access points is nice.

2019-05-16T07:47:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-10-04T17:27:00Z
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