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2018-10-04T17:27:00Z

What is your primary use case for WatchGuard Firebox?

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Top 20Real User

We use WatchGuard Firebox for network security in our offices.

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

We run education organizations. We have students and staff working on campus. We wanted to be protected within the campus as well as outside the campus. I am using WatchGuard Firebox XTM 850, and I have its latest version.

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

We provide the solution to our customers. It's primarily used for security.

2021-04-22T19:03:30Z
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Top 20Real User

We use them for perimeter security and also to manage virtual LANs.

2021-01-24T19:01:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It's a perimeter device and I use it as a DNS server for my domain, but I'm not the typical user for this type of device. I'm a hobbyist when it comes to this type of product and I use it in a small office environment.

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

We are providing our services to all WatchGuard customers in the region. 

2020-11-03T17:31:28Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I'm deploying the WatchGuard Firebox for many of my clients, and they all stay satisfied with the product. The primary reason as a common request from most of the users is to protect the environment from the outside network attacks. It is popular because of its security layers dependencies and its great performance. The proxy policy and packet filtering templates make it very clear while I am configuring the Firebox for customers. Also, the variety of actions that are designed per kind of packet payload are dependent on the protocol's payload.

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

We are using WatchGuard Firebox for defense of our internal infrastructure.

2020-08-13T08:33:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

We use it in my company and for my clients as well. We sell Internet access, so we use them as a firewall to hopefully protect our clients. We work with one of our partners, who is a certified WatchGuard engineer, and have come up with a fairly good plan to get these completely fired up and working. That makes a huge difference. We're now up to the 7 Series. We've gone through WatchGuard 3 Series, 5 Series, and 6 Series. So, we've gone through several different versions over the years.

2020-08-02T08:16:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The purpose is to enhance the application control and internet access control of our company in our office and factory.

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

Our primary use cases are for the firewall and for limited routing for small to medium-sized businesses.

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

We use it to protect our web stations and service. We established a branch office VPN to our branch office. Since last month, we have added Mobile VPN tunnels to our headquarter.

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

It's our firewall for the internet.

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

We have multiple sites. We're in the wine business. Our corporate office is where we have accounting and marketing. Our executives are based there as is IT, HR, and payroll. That's where we have the big M200. We have five wineries that we support. Each of the wineries has a WatchGuard on it and we connect them with the business office VPN. We share files across our VPN and we also authenticate our users. Not all of our sites have file servers so we use the business office VPN to get them authenticated onto their machines. We also use that to go out and work on their machines if they have problems or we send files out to them and install software remotely, etc. We also have 11 tasting rooms where we sell our wine, and each of those has a smaller WatchGuard in it. We support the computers that they use in the back office of the tasting rooms. We also support their iPads and the machines that they use to print off orders and FedEx labels and to do inventory stuff. We have two hospitality sites where we will take our distributors to talk to them and educate them about the wine industry and what we're doing in the industry. We provide them with internet while they're there. Some of our people will go to these sites to do retreats and planning. We have WatchGuards there to support them so they can get back to the files they need and get authenticated. We're using a whole variety of models. We've got a couple of M200s, multiple 30s and multiple 15s. We also have about 15 of the AP120s.

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

It's our external firewall and VPN solution.

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

We just use it as a secondary WiFi device. We're a small office and we needed to set up a WiFi device for a few of our employees.

2020-04-19T07:40:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We're a hospital and we use it for developing our incoming and outgoing policies, and we also use it for VPN.

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

It's our perimeter firewall.

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

We use it to prevent any unnecessary stuff from getting into our network. It's for the usual security features. We do utilize the VPN and there are quite a few people on the VPN right now.

2020-04-01T07:25:00Z
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Top 20Real User

WatchGuard Firebox is our edge firewall. Currently, we are using the M470 and we have used many models in the past.

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

We have a web server on the optional network. Then, on the trusted side, we just run all our computers out through the Internet. We don't do anything too elaborate with it.

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

We have four locations and at every one of them we use WatchGuard. We use them as firewalls and for UTM. They provide protection in terms of detection and prevention. And we also use them for site-to-site VPN, as well as for direct connect, VPN to AWS, and to AWS using VLAN tagging.

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

It's our primary edge firewall at the home office. We have two M470s running Active-Passive. We have about 100 users in total here. Everything runs through the firewall, so the users run the gamut from analysts to accountants to executives.

2019-11-13T05:29:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use it both for VPN tunnels and as a firewall. Our company runs group homes. There are 140 or so sites and employees are traveling to those sites on a daily basis. They use the VPN tunnels going back to the main office to access the file servers. We also have about 12 remote locations connected by WatchGuards on both ends to create a VPN tunnel, with SD-WAN to allow traffic to go between those two sites, both for the file servers and for the phone system.

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

We use this solution as an edge firewall and layer-3 routing internally.

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

The primary use case is protection for my network from external access. We also use it for some VPN, but mostly it's for protection. It's mixed usage on about a dozen different connections, a dozen different workstations, and access points.

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

It's our main firewall. We have over 120 hosts that flow through it.

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

It is a firewall. I have two M400s. They act as security for the Internet, like a border between us and the Internet.

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

We use it to keep people out and we use it for a VPN.

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

We use it as a firewall. It protects us from security threats and uses a VPN tunnel.

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

The primary use case is it is a firewall solution. One of the major selling points was that WatchGuard does adapt in real-time as new threats are discovered, and they push out fixes in real-time. A lot of our servers have been migrated to the cloud, so it is really our primary solution right now.

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

It's our primary firewall. It's also our UTM device, so we have multiple security layers enabled on it. We're using an M270 firewall with version 12.5.

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

I use it as my firewall. We are using it to filter our email.

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

I use it for protecting my network and for routing. Also, if my network connection goes down with CenturyLink, it automatically switches over to my Verizon cellular.

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

We use it for our firewall as well as for our branch office VPNs.

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

We really don't use the firewall too much, we use it more as a VPN. We've got several different networks that we're joining through WatchGuard.

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

Our primary use case is VPN connectivity between 50 locations and our headquarters.

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

Production business use at multiple interconnected locations.

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

We use them as our firewall in every location. It's extensively used and our locations for it are ever-expanding. Right now, we have 14 locations with them. We have everything from the M300 to the T50-W to the T30-W.

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

This device is for Unified Threat Management (UTM). Our primary uses for this solution are as a firewall, antivirus, anti-spyware, web-blocker, and APT blocker.

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

We are not currently using this solution. Rather, we are reselling, and I have implemented these systems. The most recent one I implemented was an M200 model that was being used as a gateway firewall to control their internet usage, primarily for URL filtering.

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

Our primary use case is for firewalls.

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

At a specific client location, we are using the WatchGuard Firebox M470 to control all of the security protocols, routing, VLANs, and traffic. We have a 1GB internet circuit coming into the M470 firewall, and SFPs going out to the Netgear M4300-96X modular switch. From this switch, it goes out to the Netgear GS110 devices through SFPs.

2019-03-05T07:04:00Z
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Real User

Intellectual Property protection for our and our clients' data. We strategize for deployments of new products into Federal and State healthcare formularies.

2018-10-04T17:27:00Z
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