Alert Logic Web Security Manager

3 Ratings
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Score 5.9 out of 101

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

9 Ratings
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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

  • Web-based attack protection
  • Site monitoring
  • Notification and alerting from the vendor
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  • GUI configuration.
  • Security features for the price point.
  • Consolidates management of VPN tunnels.
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Cons

  • Initial professional services engagement for setup/implementation
  • Vendor change management without notification
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  • Support can be hard to work with. While they are typically knowledgeable, there can be a language barrier. Also, most troubleshooting seems intrusive which is a problem in a production environment.
  • The throughput of the cheaper models leaves something to be desired.
  • Have had some issues running VOIP behind these, but have not been able to narrow down the issues to the phone provider or WatchGuard yet.
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While these are all great firewalls, the price of the Palo Alto and Cisco boxes were high enough to make them not a viable option. I believe that the WatchGuard is in a leauge of its own in the price point. While there are nicer offerings out there, you will need to have a much larger budget to get into them
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Return on Investment

  • Filled a critical business need to protect home grown websites.
  • Integrated well with SIEM.
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  • 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
Additional Pricing Details

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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