Acalvio ShadowPlex vs. WatchGuard Network Security

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acalvio ShadowPlex
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Acalvio, headquartered in Santa Clara, invented breakthrough Deception Technology, based on 25+ issued patents, and integrated it with advanced AI to provide an autonomous deception solution, Acalvio ShadowPlex, designed to reduce attacker dwell time by early detection of advanced threats and increases SOC efficiency by sophisticated investigation and active threat-hunting capabilities. Partner integrations allow ShadowPlex to leverage customer's security ecosystem for rapid and comprehensive…N/A
WatchGuard Network Security
Score 8.9 out of 10
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WatchGuard Network Security is a network security and firewall software. WatchGuard includes secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence products and services designed for SMB’s.N/A
Pricing
Acalvio ShadowPlexWatchGuard Network Security
Editions & Modules
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Support
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Basic Security
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Total Security
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Offerings
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Acalvio ShadowPlexWatchGuard Network Security
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Features
Acalvio ShadowPlexWatchGuard Network Security
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Acalvio ShadowPlex
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Ratings
WatchGuard Network Security
8.6
415 Ratings
1% above category average
Identification Technologies00 Ratings8.6380 Ratings
Visualization Tools00 Ratings7.5376 Ratings
Content Inspection00 Ratings8.6400 Ratings
Policy-based Controls00 Ratings8.7413 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP00 Ratings8.5347 Ratings
Firewall Management Console00 Ratings8.7407 Ratings
Reporting and Logging00 Ratings8.1404 Ratings
VPN00 Ratings8.9397 Ratings
High Availability00 Ratings8.7357 Ratings
Stateful Inspection00 Ratings9.1374 Ratings
Proxy Server00 Ratings9.0267 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acalvio ShadowPlexWatchGuard Network Security
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(3 ratings)
8.8
(430 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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(0 ratings)
9.6
(32 ratings)
Usability
-
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9.0
(114 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.4
(26 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
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8.2
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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9.4
(263 ratings)
Configurability
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acalvio ShadowPlexWatchGuard Network Security
Likelihood to Recommend
Acalvio Technologies
Acalvio shadowplex is a program with the benefit of having a totally innovative new technology for the protection of the network its users, once this program is executed it will manifest an artificial intelligence that will allow it to detect and rule out all threats to my work, I I recommend it for the effectiveness it has given us for a long time.
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WatchGuard Technologies
Generally speaking, our customers have standard requirements and the WatchGuard Network Security Firebox is there to ensure they stay protected. We've never had a successful breach on a customer's on-premise setup with a WatchGuard Network Security Firebox installed. 3rd parties (like CCTV, Printers, Login Systems, etc.) do not know which port their devices work over, so we have to identify that with them and there are often delays when this occurs.
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Pros
Acalvio Technologies
  • One of the best things that I like about acalvio shadowplex is the most innovative solutions that it offers to have in our possession, there are few programs of this style that are capable of offering fully automated security.
  • This program increases the credibility of our work, this software protects one hundred percent of our most important information and the assets of my work and is not affected by any kind of virus on the web.
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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Incoming Torrent attempts were blocked, but outgoing (by a user) were permitted. Similarly, other direct attempts were summarily blocked.
  • provides full administrative support for analysis of usage and scope.
  • strong Wi-Fi support and security - area wi-fi maps
  • They think of all the things secure and I don't have to worry about it.
  • I have not identified anything else that needs improvement - I am well satisfied.
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Cons
Acalvio Technologies
  • One of the negative points that we have found in this program is, by far, its cost and payment plans that it offers to each of its new users, the truth is that the rate seems somewhat high to us.
  • It should be mentioned that the weight and size of this program can be very high, this is a problem because it compromises the space on my system and with other equally important programs.
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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Bridging ports, after the firewall is setup, isn't as easy as it could be.
  • Cloud integration for management requires recreating the entire device. It should just convert the current config.
  • Adding a Proxy policy should be on a different page from the other policy creation page.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acalvio Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
I'm giving this note to WatchGuard Network Security due to its ease of daily support (after acquiring necessary knowledge in the solution), which allows agility in configuration changes, its integration of several reliable security features (such as SSL VPN, VPN Virtual Interfaces between companies, and others) and functional and stability in operation, with no downtime in the equipment due to problems or malfunctions
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Usability
Acalvio Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
Although it might take some time to figure out, we have been able to use WatchGuard's online reference library and tech support to create/implement/modify all of our filtering rules and exceptions needed. There really has not been a shortcoming other than perhaps a learning curve.
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Reliability and Availability
Acalvio Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
Applications errors should always be expected in any kind of technology. What matters most is the way you find to resolve it.
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Performance
Acalvio Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
WatchGuard works seemlessly and so in the background you don't realize it's there until you need it!
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Support Rating
Acalvio Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
We have only had to contact them once during the initial set up to help bring the internet back on line. After that for the most part our systems have been automated, and could easily be checked form their online FAQ and Knowledge base that they provide. Everything else is easily handled from their browser based interface
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In-Person Training
Acalvio Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
We participate to a in person training and the three days of learning was really useful and complete to gain skill to solve the major part of the problem we encounter during our life. And more the in person training give us the opportunity to create a network with other WatchGuard partner.
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Online Training
Acalvio Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
Online training is good for learning how to use the product. It does not teach security strategy because that is not its intent.
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Implementation Rating
Acalvio Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
I had my key information for setting up the firewall, and they assisted me in finding the settings and appropriate places to enter data. They also helped troubleshoot when I didn't understand some of their feature concepts, and we got it running.
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Alternatives Considered
Acalvio Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
At 3 of my locations I use both a Sonic Wall and a watch guard. In my experience, the sonic wall has a much better interface. I feel it was much easier for someone that has never accessed a fire wall to be able to make changes and learn very quickly. I feel the Watchguard has better built in applications and the VPN was easier to use and access.
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Scalability
Acalvio Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
We scaled it exactly as we needed it to be! Easy, money-saving, and we didn't end up with features or options that we'd never use or worry about.
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Return on Investment
Acalvio Technologies
  • This program was designed to provide multiple autonomous solutions to each of its users immediately, in our case we are satisfied with the security that this program provides us every time we work.
  • We have the knowledge of working at least with different programs with the same shadowplex acalvio function, but none has been as effective as this one, since the level of technology allows it to be much more effective in ruling out any type of threat.
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WatchGuard Technologies
  • The VPNs are very easy to configure, less time to loose at new implementation.
  • The traffic monitor can be improved, I can't see the ISO layers to do a faster diagnosis.
  • Having an ADDS authentication is a plus, can use it with rules and vpn for remote access. Very useful.
  • The dimension feature can be developed as a website + database for NGINX, Apache2, IIS, etc., I feel traped on that linux vm only.
  • Most of the customers doesn't like to pay for a solution like this. They will accept only after beign attacked. WatchGuard can improve the sales with a demo (hacking, active security, etc.).
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