4 Ratings
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Score 6.8 out of 101
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Score 7.5 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

  • Great at web-based attack protection.
  • Easy to add sites within a few minutes once familiar with the interface and process.
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WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

WatchGuard XTM comes in different models, so you can choose the model best suited for your company size. I think it works well in small as well as very large networks. I have not used this feature, but you can create a "FireCluster" to connect member devices of the same model if you need to put multiple WatchGuard XTMs in your environment. Coming from command line, it took a little adjusting to learn which screen to use to set up the different rules. Once you understand how to set up policies, it is simple to create more. New firewall administrators would appreciate the ease of creating policies, and expert administrators should find everything they need plus extra features.
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Pros

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

  • Web-based attack protection
  • Site monitoring
  • Notification and alerting from the vendor
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WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

  • GUI configuration.
  • Security features for the price point.
  • Consolidates management of VPN tunnels.
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Cons

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

  • Initial professional services engagement for setup/implementation
  • Vendor change management without notification
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WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

  • The UTM package has caused me some issues in the past, specifically IPS and AV at the edge. In my experience when AV at the edge is unable to sync with its third party database the rule fails and will block all traffic by default.
  • Some of the default global settings can cause issues. One common one is SYN packet not returning ACK. Turning off this setting will allow packets that don't complete the 3-way handshake to pass. Not the most ideal solution.
  • An area that I think could be improved is in application awareness. The only firewall that can do true layer 7 policying is PaloAlto firewalls, that I'm aware of. I think firewalls need to start moving to that and this is an area WatchGuard could add and improve.
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Alternatives Considered

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WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

WatchGuard XTM is easier to use, has more features in one device, can have better and more specific policies, has a much lower cost, and is stable.
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Return on Investment

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

  • Filled a critical business need to protect home grown websites.
  • Integrated well with SIEM.
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WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

  • Great value per dollar
  • Easy rule management
  • Simplifies management of remote boxes
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Pricing Details

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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