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Score 10 out of 100

WatchGuard Network Security

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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

10.0

Avast SIG

100%
8.9

WatchGuard Network Security

89%
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
227 Ratings

Visualization Tools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
230 Ratings

Content Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
246 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
253 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
215 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
250 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
245 Ratings

VPN

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
242 Ratings

High Availability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
220 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
230 Ratings

Proxy Server

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
166 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Avast SIG

100%
1 Rating
9.3

WatchGuard Network Security

93%
268 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7

WatchGuard Network Security

97%
23 Ratings

Usability

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

WatchGuard Network Security

95%
110 Ratings

Availability

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

WatchGuard Network Security

82%
1 Rating

Performance

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

WatchGuard Network Security

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

WatchGuard Network Security

95%
24 Ratings

In-Person Training

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

WatchGuard Network Security

96%
3 Ratings

Online Training

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

WatchGuard Network Security

91%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

WatchGuard Network Security

93%
331 Ratings

Configurability

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

WatchGuard Network Security

100%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

WatchGuard Network Security

73%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

WatchGuard Network Security

91%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

WatchGuard Network Security

91%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

WatchGuard Network Security

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast Software

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.
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WatchGuard Technologies

WatchGuard Network Security firewalls are very suited for when you need a stateful firewall and use its additional security features (UTM) like Webblocker, APT, Anti-malware, HTTPS DPI, and client en branch office VPN. The way WatchGuard Network Security firewalls are managed makes it very easy to get an overview of the policies and easy to understand. It's not complex where it does not have to be while still offering advanced features where needed. WatchGuard Network Security firewalls, like other 'UTM' layer 7 firewalls, are not worth their money if they are only used as a router. In some scenarios, a (Cisco) router or Layer 3 switch would make more sense. This is true for most technologies; there is no "one solution fits all." If you need (fast) internal routing and only require basic ACL, a layer 3 switch that does stateless inspection is more suited. For connecting remote offices, WatchGuard Network Security firewalls make setting up VPNs easy, but if all they do is full tunneling and routing, a dedicated router should also be considered for value.
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Pros

Avast Software

  • ‘Designer’ of the site is great
  • Access places
  • The easiness to follow each demand
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WatchGuard Technologies

  • Intuitive and easy to use management of firebox devices, tasks that can be overly complicated with other vendors are simple and easy to manage with Watchguards
  • Quiet and efficient network devices for small businesses. The T range of fireboxes is perfectly suited for small businesses providing a secure experience in a neat package.
  • Watchguard fireboxes provide a seamless experience across the whole range meaning you can create a policy on a smaller Tbox and then if you decide to upgrade the policy and settings can be seamlessly imported into a larger model.
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Cons

Avast Software

  • Should be able to leave in only 1 language
  • Make Avast more communicative
  • It has the possibility of leaving it our way
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WatchGuard Technologies

  • It would be nice to have a fully functional web interface [for the] server manager. The server manager is often very slow over remote connections.
  • Better support for OpenVPN server, or at least an easier way of creating tunnels using OpenVPN.
  • user VPN user management is a little confusing until you understand that all users need to be created under SSL users, regardless of VPN type.
  • Would be nice to have traffic statistics on traffic management objects.
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Pricing Details

Avast SIG

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Avast SIG editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    WatchGuard Network Security

    Starting Price

    $0 Contact sales team

    Editions & Modules

    WatchGuard Network Security editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    SupportContact sales team1
    Basic SecurityContact sales team2
    Total SecurityContact sales team3

    Footnotes

    1. Contact sales team
    2. Contact sales team
    3. Contact sales team

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    Avast Software

    No answers on this topic

    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

    The WatchGuard Network Security provide a web interface or a client interface, no matter what you approach is but you have two full powerful instrument to manage the firewall with easy interface (web) or with strong security (client). We prefer the usage with client but in fast change can be done in the web interface in a zip

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    Reliability and Availability

    Avast Software

    No answers on this topic

    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

    Avast Software

    No answers on this topic

    WatchGuard Technologies

    Compared to another platform (not NGFW native), WatchGuard's performance runs fine and do not slow down user browsing experience
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    Support Rating

    Avast Software

    No answers on this topic

    WatchGuard Technologies

    As a network
    security architect, it is my job to design NIST SP-800 cybersecurity framework
    hardened network layer security solutions. These strategies are combined with a
    comprehensive cybersecurity kill chain plan inclusive of email, network, phone,
    printer, cloud, server, and endpoint layered defense strategies.

    As part of the
    design decision, technologies that consistently have extremely high efficacy
    while having a low TCO are absolutely essential for this solution to be
    manageable, effective, and affordable. WatchGuard has been our choice for
    network layer protection for more than 10 years. We also use their endpoint
    protection agent technologies and authentication solutions.

    In doing so, we have
    been able to deliver high levels of security effectiveness at an affordable
    price to organizations ranging from one user to 500 users.
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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

    Super easy. Following Documentation made it so much easier. If you come across any issue, their support is fast and super knowledgeable. They are some of the most helpful people I have dealt with in the support industry. Lastly, ensuring that you are able to get to all of the devices on your network makes the deployment much better.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Avast Software

    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.
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    WatchGuard Technologies

    WatchGuard was selected due to product familiarity; their free training courses mean we have all our technicians qualified in their use. Support has always been top-notch. And security is their focus; there's no trying to sell additional HW or add-ons. Although somewhat from experience, we find WG devices simpler and easier to configure with no jumping through hoops or multiple pages for basic configuration tasks, and when things aren't working, the comprehensive logging and reporting tools allow quick identification of the cause.
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    Scalability

    Avast Software

    No answers on this topic

    WatchGuard Technologies

    The entire organization didn't face any trouble to integrate the technology into our workforce.
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    Return on Investment

    Avast Software

    • Great for team communication
    • Great for improving our understanding of the product.
    • Terrible in language setting
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    WatchGuard Technologies

    • WatchGuard Network Security gives us peace of mind that networks are safe allowing ourselves and our clients to fully focus on their core business.
    • WatchGuard security runs with minimal oversite.
    • WatchGuard Network Security reporting allows an easy overview of security performance without being overloaded with less helpful information.
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