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6 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

WatchGuard Network Security

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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • WatchGuard Network Security ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.0

Azure Firewall

80%
8.8

WatchGuard Network Security

88%
WatchGuard Network Security ranks higher in 10/11 features

Identification Technologies

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
182 Ratings

Visualization Tools

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
188 Ratings

Content Inspection

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
198 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
204 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
178 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
202 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
198 Ratings

VPN

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
197 Ratings

High Availability

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
180 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
185 Ratings

Proxy Server

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
137 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • WatchGuard Network Security is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Azure Firewall

80%
1 Rating
9.3

WatchGuard Network Security

93%
218 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

WatchGuard Network Security

96%
16 Ratings

Usability

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

WatchGuard Network Security

93%
105 Ratings

Availability

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

WatchGuard Network Security

82%
1 Rating

Performance

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

WatchGuard Network Security

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

WatchGuard Network Security

94%
19 Ratings

In-Person Training

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

WatchGuard Network Security

96%
3 Ratings

Online Training

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

WatchGuard Network Security

91%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

WatchGuard Network Security

93%
283 Ratings

Product Scalability

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

WatchGuard Network Security

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Firewall

Azure Firewall is well suited for most mid sized and large sized companies that deal with thousands of users within multiple environments. Azure Firewall allows you to protect business assets by preventing malicious attacks from entering the network. Azure Firewall would be less suited for a small company that does not use a vpn or have users outside of the office as something smaller would be more appropriate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard has excellent features for enterprise network security, but some are only available in higher-cost versions that deliver high security, such as IPS, BOTNET, APT Blocker, SpamBlocker, etc. However, due to its rather high cost, it ends up being more interesting for medium-large companies, and lower-cost solutions for small companies do not have all these security functions, so in many cases, it ends up not being interesting for small companies.
GILIAN HASS | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Firewall

  • Azure Fire wall is easy to use
  • Azure fire wall is easy to set up
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

  • Great combination of easy to configure but still maintaining a lot of in-depth features and control available if desired
  • WatchGuard Cloud [is ]included on basic and total security packages to provide [a] valuable look into [an] activity that passes through the firewall. (A lot of other platforms such as Meraki you need to simply use Syslog and third-party tools to get insights and look for issues that need remediation)
  • Cohesive integration with other products such as AuthPoint for MFA adds value you can't get from traditional RADIUS only integrations of other platforms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Firewall

  • Azure Fire wall pricing may not always be competitive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Firewall

General

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

Starting Price

$1.25 Per Deployment Hour

Azure Firewall Editions & Modules

Edition
Deployment$1.251
Data Processing$.0162
  1. Per Deployment Hour
  2. Per GB Processed
Additional Pricing Details

WatchGuard Network Security

General

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

Starting Price

$0 Contact sales team

WatchGuard Network Security Editions & Modules

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

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.6
Based on 16 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

Azure Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.3
Based on 105 answers
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

Giovanni Derosas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Azure Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Applications errors should always be expected in any kind of technology. What matters most is the way you find to resolve it.
Rodrigo Henrique | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Azure Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Compared to another platform (not NGFW native), WatchGuard's performance runs fine and do not slow down user browsing experience
Rodrigo Henrique | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.4
Based on 19 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

Azure Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.6
Based on 3 answers
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.
Giovanni Derosas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Azure Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.1
Based on 2 answers
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

Azure Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.3
Based on 283 answers
We are very satisfied with the implementation. The deployment tools are easy to use and managing is a breeze. Training onsite IT contacts is easy to keep total investment of time low. We are happy with the management tool suite and find it easier to use especially policy center. It allows to see all rules and details from a single pane rather than fumbling through different configs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Firewall

Azure Firewall is a very competitive product that exceeds or meets the competitions offerings and is able to effectively manage a company network and securely lock down the domain environment with seamless integration and easy to use tools while offering great support assistance. We selected Azure Firewall because the customer service that comes with the product is second to none and allows us to keep maximum uptime to protect our assets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security has the same features as some of the above, yet they will cost you far less than some of the mentioned firewalls. The deployment process is very easy compared to the above. I mentored and trained a few engineers, and in no time, they were able to scope, deploy and support WatchGuard Network Security without asking for help.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Azure Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The entire organization didn't face any trouble to integrate the technology into our workforce.
Rodrigo Henrique | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Firewall

  • Azure Firewall decreased our overhead by over 7%
  • Azure fire wall has increased efficiency within the security department
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

  • VPN has meant my users are secure even when they are not in the office, this has reduced risk when they are using public networks and home networks that IT cannot regulate.
  • The increased security provided by the firewalls has enabled us to positively answer questions on customers' RFI assessments to their potential customers.
  • Central Management in Dimension saves our engineers time by not having to jump onto every firewall one by one.
Benjamin Doyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

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