WatchGuard Reviews

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 additional features are lists with checkboxes. Understand… 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 security perimeters being active simultaneously. I… 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 a systems engineer/IT design, I have had to… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I previously used FortiGate. I moved from the FortiGate brand on account of when you turn on all of the FortiGate capabilities (80-C & 90-D), the protection is active but… 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 as the second consideration. If there's anything extra… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes - SonicWall, Baracuda and Dell.
Akhtarul Islam
Real User
CEO at Aveata Limited
Apr 01 2019

What is most valuable?

* Data loss protection * Spam protection * User email protection

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, the data protection was just open. There was no data security nor data logs of data misuse. After installing the product, we achieved awareness of our data… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like them to improve the product's overall protections. This would be good for all product users. E.g., let the user know of the next type of attack that is… more»

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

We do annual licensing.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Before using WatchGuard, I used Sophos and Kaspersky.

What other advice do I have?

Do a PoC with three products, including WatchGuard, then chose WatchGuard.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I also did a PoC with Kaspersky and Bitdefender. We chose WatchGuard because of their great features.

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WatchGuard Questions

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Mar 19 2019
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Fortinet FortiGate vs WatchGuard XTM. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Fortinet FortiGate and WatchGuard XTM? Which of these two… more»
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