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Score 9.6 out of 100
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Score 8.6 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 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
9.6
Identification Technologies
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
10.0
Visualization Tools
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
9.0
Content Inspection
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
10.0
Policy-based Controls
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
10.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
10.0
Firewall Management Console
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
10.0
Reporting and Logging
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
9.0
VPN
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
10.0
High Availability
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
10.0
Stateful Inspection
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
9.0
Proxy Server
Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
9.0

Pros

Avast SIG

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

  • Proxy filter.
  • Link redundancy.
  • Security.
Byron Varela Mora | 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 XTM - Discontinued Product

  • 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.
Hyler C Cooper | 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 XTM - Discontinued Product

Again, WatchGuard is priced much lower than other vendors in its space. It may not have some of the bigger features such as Layer 7 awareness. It's more simple to manage and provides IT staff the time to work on other tasks versus time spent to create complex rule sets.
Anonymous | 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 XTM - Discontinued Product

  • The cost and maintenance renewals WatchGuard XTM are much MUCH lower than the leading firewall brand. When we switched we had an ROI within the second year.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Avast SIG

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast SIG
10.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
10.0

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