Azure Firewall vs. WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Firewall
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Firewall is a managed cloud-based network security service that protects Azure Virtual Network resources.
$0.02
Per GB Processed
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
WatchGuard XTM is a firewall option, from WatchGuard Technologies.N/A
Pricing
Azure FirewallWatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Editions & Modules
Data Processing
$.016
Per GB Processed
Deployment
$1.25
Per Deployment Hour
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure FirewallWatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Azure FirewallWatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
Azure FirewallWatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Azure Firewall
8.0
1 Ratings
6% below category average
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
10.0
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Identification Technologies8.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Visualization Tools7.01 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Content Inspection7.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP8.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Firewall Management Console9.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Reporting and Logging7.01 Ratings9.92 Ratings
VPN8.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
High Availability9.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Stateful Inspection8.01 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Proxy Server00 Ratings9.92 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
Azure FirewallWatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure FirewallWatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
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.
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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
Microsoft
  • Azure Fire wall is easy to use
  • Azure fire wall is easy to set up
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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Proxy filter.
  • Link redundancy.
  • Security.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Azure Fire wall pricing may not always be competitive
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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
Microsoft
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.
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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
Microsoft
  • Azure Firewall decreased our overhead by over 7%
  • Azure fire wall has increased efficiency within the security department
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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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