Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) vs. WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avast SIG
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Avast Business Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) is designed to replace traditional hardware by delivering cloud-based firewall capabilities from Avast's global cloud network. The service ensures network security is always on, always updating, and always protecting the business. SIG is built to eliminate the gaps in protection caused by legacy, on-premise security hardware.N/A
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Score 8.3 out of 10
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WatchGuard XTM is a firewall option, from WatchGuard Technologies.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Features
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)
10.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
10.0
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Identification Technologies10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Visualization Tools10.01 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Content Inspection10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Policy-based Controls10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Firewall Management Console10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Reporting and Logging10.01 Ratings9.92 Ratings
VPN10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
High Availability10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Stateful Inspection10.01 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Proxy Server10.01 Ratings9.92 Ratings
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User Ratings
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
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User Testimonials
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
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 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
Avast Software
  • ‘Designer’ of the site is great
  • Access places
  • The easiness to follow each demand
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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Proxy filter.
  • Link redundancy.
  • Security.
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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
  • 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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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
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.
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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
  • Easy to set up and connect firewalls
  • Easy to set up branch tunnels
  • Less time spent training
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