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Score 9.6 out of 100

WatchGuard Network Security

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast SIG

The scenario that Avast is great would be for large companies, where it works through homeoffice. Avast would be a bad idea for the educational institution, that is, a place where it will be directed to an underage audience, but I believe that Avast is on its way to becoming a global use system, so in the future it can be used in scenarios.
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard security is sizable from a simple home network to an international corporation. I have one at my house. There are different model sizes that can fit any scenario. Many features come with the devices and there are extra features that you can purchase if needed. They have support and documentation for those who are not familiar with the devices. If you are small or have a small budget, the ability to use one WatchGuard device in place of many other security devices is cost-saving, and they work well. If you sign up, they give free monthly webinars on different features and have Q&A's at the end of each session. WatchGuard has protected my environment, and my users, and kept me hack-free for years.
Karen Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard Network Security
8.3
Identification Technologies
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard Network Security
8.6
Visualization Tools
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard Network Security
7.5
Content Inspection
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard Network Security
8.2
Policy-based Controls
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard Network Security
8.9
Active Directory and LDAP
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard Network Security
8.4
Firewall Management Console
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard Network Security
9.1
Reporting and Logging
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard Network Security
7.4
VPN
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard Network Security
8.3
High Availability
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard Network Security
8.8
Stateful Inspection
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard Network Security
8.3
Proxy Server
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard Network Security
8.3

Pros

Avast SIG

  • ‘Designer’ of the site is great
  • Access places
  • The easiness to follow each demand
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

  • The solutions provide effective protection to the business.
  • Fairly simple administration with an in depth knowledge base for solutions.
  • Top notch customer support regardless of whether it's hardware of software related.
  • High reliability and up time of all WatchGuard equipment.
  • Have been able to complete any and all configuration requirements of the business through knowledge base or support staff.
  • Ease of upgrading and migrating configurations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avast SIG

  • Should be able to leave in only 1 language
  • Make Avast more communicative
  • It has the possibility of leaving it our way
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

  • It would be great to have a migration tool to HELP between competitor products to attempt to migrate a configuration so that time and client money is saved when moving into a WatchGuard Network Security deployment.
  • Remote deployment is inconsistent i.e. setting a configuration ahead of time for the device to implement when it powers on and dials home. Would like to see this developed more and with more capability for complexity.
Tracy Atwood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avast SIG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 8.9
Based on 5 answers
Ever since 2007, WatchGuard Fireboxes and WatchGuard network layer security solutions have been the most security effective with the lowest TCO of any solution on the market when properly implemented and properly maintained. As with any network layer security solution, the underlying network must first be architected correctly in order to facilitate network layer security, but then an extremely highly skilled network security architect must device, implement, and maintain a network layer security solution in order to achieve efficacy. This is true of any network layer security solution. Few people worldwide have that skill. However, WatchGuard technologies when implemented and supported by a qualified partner are able to deliver that solution very cost-effectively to the SMB space. No other solution can achieve that.
Felicia King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avast SIG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 8.5
Based on 100 answers
I first started using WatchGuard firewalls about 20 years ago and found them easy to pick up and learn. Since then I have had experience with many other types--Sonicwalls, Palo Altos, and Cisco Meraki, just to name a few--and I still find the that WatchGuard is the easiest to deploy and work with. I still use the management software (vs. the newer web interface) and it's just very easy to find what I need and to make changes.
James Graham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avast SIG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 8.1
Based on 8 answers
I give this rating as a result of almost 20 years of interfacing with WatchGuard technical support. Of all my vendors that I have to deal with WatchGuard is one of the best I have ever dealt with bar none. I have seldom finished a call to them without a solution. If they by chance don't have the solution, they will figure it out and get back to you ASAP as well as update the casefile online. Technical support is available via phone and web portal. It takes a few minutes to create a case online, assign a priority and submit. They get back to you depending on the critical nature of the issue, but you can expect urgent attention for critical and catastrophic issues.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Avast SIG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.1
Based on 1 answer
In person training is very good for the interaction with qualified trainers
Felicia King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Avast SIG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Online training is good for learning how to use the product. It does not teach security strategy because that is not its intent.
Felicia King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Avast SIG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 8.6
Based on 119 answers
Implementation of a device, with knowledge of the WatchGuard system, can be fairly straightforward for a typical school/branch office. Anywhere with a few servers will have the policy list grow exponentially and end up with a big mess of policies. We have 30 servers, along with providing local Internet. We have over 100 policies and growing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avast SIG

In my institution we didn't choose Avast, as they see the best for the team, that is, in this case I didn't have access to the other Avast. But in this case, I can pass on my experience with the Avast that I use. It is great, but it is necessary to improve in several aspects, such as the structure.
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

I find Watchguard much easier to deploy and maintain than Sonicwall devices. I find they offer a comparable range of products and features, however, I liked the deployment process of Watchguards much more. The Cisco ASA is a great firewall as well, however, can require more in-depth knowledge to deploy. Watchguard dual WAN functionality is better than the ASA as well which requires routers outside of the ASA to maintain a true dual WAN setup.
Steve Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avast SIG

  • Great for team communication
  • Great for improving our understanding of the product.
  • Terrible in language setting
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

  • Blocking bad websites has saved many of our clients from any infection which saves time and money from a business being down and needing files restored perspective.
  • Automatic end user training has saved time not having to go onsite to do it ourselves.
  • Traffic and Security Reports that we use with clients to show them employee usage, blocked security threats, and growth projections.
Joshua Churchwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Avast SIG

General

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

Avast SIG Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

WatchGuard Network Security

General

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

WatchGuard Network Security Editions & Modules

Edition
SupportContact sales team1
Basic SecurityContact sales team1
Total SecurityContact sales team1
  1. Contact sales team
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard Network Security
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Avast SIG
WatchGuard Network Security
8.9

Usability

Avast SIG
WatchGuard Network Security
8.5

Support Rating

Avast SIG
WatchGuard Network Security
8.1

In-Person Training

Avast SIG
WatchGuard Network Security
9.1

Online Training

Avast SIG
WatchGuard Network Security
6.4

Implementation Rating

Avast SIG
WatchGuard Network Security
8.6

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