Avast CloudCare vs. WatchGuard Network Security

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avast CloudCare
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Avast's CloudCare was a cloud-based security platform for IT professionals used to monitor threats and deliver layered security services to multiple offices, networks, and devices. The product is reaching EOL and is no longer sold. Avast now offers the Avast Business Hub in its place.N/A
WatchGuard Network Security
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
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
Avast CloudCareWatchGuard 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
Pricing Offerings
Avast CloudCareWatchGuard Network Security
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Avast CloudCareWatchGuard Network Security
Considered Both Products
Avast CloudCare

No answer on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security
Chose WatchGuard Network Security
  • Ease of deployment.
  • Ease of getting tech help with issues.
  • USA phone tech support for the most part.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Avast CloudCareWatchGuard Network Security
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Avast CloudCare
-
Ratings
WatchGuard Network Security
8.4
440 Ratings
1% below category average
Identification Technologies00 Ratings8.4405 Ratings
Visualization Tools00 Ratings7.3401 Ratings
Content Inspection00 Ratings8.2425 Ratings
Policy-based Controls00 Ratings8.7437 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP00 Ratings8.3371 Ratings
Firewall Management Console00 Ratings8.3431 Ratings
Reporting and Logging00 Ratings8.0428 Ratings
VPN00 Ratings8.9421 Ratings
High Availability00 Ratings8.6381 Ratings
Stateful Inspection00 Ratings8.8397 Ratings
Proxy Server00 Ratings8.5289 Ratings
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User Ratings
Avast CloudCareWatchGuard Network Security
Likelihood to Recommend
5.5
(3 ratings)
8.5
(455 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(34 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(116 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.6
(28 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(263 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Avast CloudCareWatchGuard Network Security
Likelihood to Recommend
Avast Software
Avast CloudCare is great when it comes to ease of installation and GUI. Working inside the web portal is pretty self-intuitive. Some of the issues revolve around computers coming up missing from the portal or from computer jumping sites.
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WatchGuard Technologies
WatchGuard Network Security work well in many scenarios where a business or organisation needs more security than your basic router can provide. Also where the ability to create multiple vlans for customers and guests. A WatchGuard may not be needed for your average consumer as they will only need one network and the extended security features may be overkill for their needs.
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Pros
Avast Software
  • Virus alerts
  • webshield
  • backup services
  • threat protection
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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
Avast Software
  • The base web portal as it is going away at the end of the year.
  • Tech help is very lacking.
  • Several times computers lost the AV and had to be reinstalled.
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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Reporting has gotten much better since the Cloud portal became available, however, it still feels limited
  • Monitoring can be very hard to filter and identify problems when lots of traffic is going through the Firebox - A better way to filter, search, and trace
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Likelihood to Renew
Avast Software
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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
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
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
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
WatchGuard Technologies
Availability has always been a strong point of this product, it is rare that watchguard does not have a solution for customers' network monitoring needs.
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Performance
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
WatchGuard Technologies
The performance of WatchGuard Network Security is very good, in the years that we have used the solution we have only had a single error and Watchguard itself was able to solve it. Furthermore, when purchasing any product, the partner always evaluates the capacity of the solution to recommend the most appropriate product for our needs.
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Support Rating
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
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
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
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
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
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
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
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
Avast Software
We used to use Norton AV exclusively for all our business and home users, but it got to where it was using a lot of system resources and would slow down some computers. We selected Avast cloud care since it was a lighter weight program and provided great results as far as protection.
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WatchGuard Technologies
I find the WatchGuard products easier to configure than the similar SonicWall and Cisco products. I would rather spend time securing the rest of my network, than trying to get a network setup with the non-WatchGuard devices. SonicWall is not that complex either, but I trust WatchGuard more from personal experience. As for Cisco, if I wanted to waste time on setting up a network with software that doesn't work the way it says it should or something more complex than it needs to be, I would rather bang my head against the wall and expect the same results as using their security product with just a little less effort on my part. WatchGuard just works, as long as it is updated on a regular basis.
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Scalability
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
WatchGuard Technologies
This product is very scalable since previously everything related to Watchguard was on premises but that has now changed with the inclusion of watchguard cloud. Now the product has evolved to have full control of firewalls at the cloud level.
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Return on Investment
Avast Software
  • Avast CloudCare has stopped one of our customers for downloading a virus.
  • Reporting on immediate threats so we could deal with the issue before it infected the network.
  • Was alerted of an issue and was able to set a full scan on the entire network with one function.
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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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ScreenShots

WatchGuard Network Security Screenshots

Screenshot of WatchGuard Cloud Customizable DashboardScreenshot of Threat Monitoring SummaryScreenshot of Device Security SummaryScreenshot of Automated ReportingScreenshot of User Authentication SummaryScreenshot of Endpoint Protection Summary