WatchGuard Reviews

JasonGiles
Real User
IT Manager at WTS Media (Wholesale Tape & Supply)
Oct 20 2019

What is most valuable?

The basic firewall features, or just the routing, are the most valuable because that's how we configure our network. The second valuable feature would be the branch… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest way that it has advanced us is that when we started adding additional locations, it became surprisingly easy to do that, to create branch-office VPNs. When I… more»

What needs improvement?

We have several branch offices. Those things run, you forget about them. My biggest gripe was when I went to update some of my devices, to try to make some speed… more»

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

I buy a three-year renewal on the main device, which is usually around $3,000 to $4,000. They usually upgrade the device when I do it. You get a big discount when you do… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

It was so long ago, but I used some PC-based proxies at the time. So there was something before this solution, but my first, actual, dedicated appliance was WatchGuard. It… more»

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you buy the device that fits your environment. Don't try to do too much with too little. You can buy one of the edge devices, and you could technically run a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I can't remember what we looked at, at that time. I have looked at more recent solutions like Untangled, SonicWall, and the like, just to see what else is out there.

WatchGuard Projects

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Virtualization Project
To provide redundancy and increase speed for all levels of services BIS Computer Solution provides to its clients. This… more»

WatchGuard Questions

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 19 2020
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering WatchGuard Application Control, what would you say? How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 19 2020
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 19 2020
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with WatchGuard Application Control. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 19 2020
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about WatchGuard Application Control? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
May 17 2020
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
May 10 2020
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Panda Security Adaptive Defense, what would you say? How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 10 2020
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Panda Security Adaptive Defense. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
May 10 2020
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Panda Security Adaptive Defense? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Apr 28 2020
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Apr 28 2020
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Apr 19 2020
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Apr 19 2020
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Apr 19 2020
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about WatchGuard Firebox? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Apr 08 2020
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering WatchGuard Firebox, what would you say? How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Apr 08 2020
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with WatchGuard Firebox. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
Steve Rubin
President at PeAk Communication Systems, Inc.
Apr 05 2020
I am the president of a comms service provider. I am currently researching Cisco ASA NGFW and WatchGuard Firebox. What are the biggest differences between the two specifically regarding: Features Functions User support  Bandwidth  Thanks! I appreciate your help. 
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Mar 23 2020
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»
Nilanka CostaFortinet FortiGate is a firewall with assured performance since it has ASSIC… more»
Ben NgTechnically, watchguard can't scale in terms of performance and features… more»
Eduardo GarciaThe main difference between Watchguard and Fortinet is the operating system, and… more»
Fred Fred
User
Mar 04 2020
Our license expired and I am looking for a replacement for a medium-size company with 10G internet. WatchGuard Firebox, with the full feature set enabled, has a throughput of 11Gbs. What other solutions should I be considering for a university? Thanks! I appreciate the help. 
Brad NawrockiI recently went from an M200 to M270 through their trade-up program. It cost a… more»
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Mar 04 2020
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering WatchGuard AuthPoint, what would you say? How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Mar 04 2020
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Mar 04 2020
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with WatchGuard AuthPoint. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Mar 04 2020
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about WatchGuard AuthPoint? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Mar 04 2020
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering WatchGuard Data Loss Prevention, what would you say? How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Mar 04 2020
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with WatchGuard Data Loss Prevention. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Mar 04 2020
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about WatchGuard Data Loss Prevention? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Feb 09 2020
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response, what would you say? How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Feb 09 2020
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Feb 09 2020
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Feb 09 2020
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service, what would you say? How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!