3 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100
11 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 100

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 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

Azure Firewall
8.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Identification Technologies
Azure Firewall
8.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Visualization Tools
Azure Firewall
7.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Content Inspection
Azure Firewall
7.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Policy-based Controls
Azure Firewall
9.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Active Directory and LDAP
Azure Firewall
8.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Firewall Management Console
Azure Firewall
9.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Reporting and Logging
Azure Firewall
7.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
VPN
Azure Firewall
8.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
High Availability
Azure Firewall
9.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Stateful Inspection
Azure Firewall
8.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

Pros

Azure Firewall

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

  • GUI configuration.
  • Security features for the price point.
  • Consolidates management of VPN tunnels.
Hyler C Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Firewall

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

  • The UTM package has caused me some issues in the past, specifically IPS and AV at the edge. In my experience when AV at the edge is unable to sync with its third party database the rule fails and will block all traffic by default.
  • Some of the default global settings can cause issues. One common one is SYN packet not returning ACK. Turning off this setting will allow packets that don't complete the 3-way handshake to pass. Not the most ideal solution.
  • An area that I think could be improved is in application awareness. The only firewall that can do true layer 7 policying is PaloAlto firewalls, that I'm aware of. I think firewalls need to start moving to that and this is an area WatchGuard could add and improve.
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 XTM - Discontinued Product

WatchGuard XTM is easier to use, has more features in one device, can have better and more specific policies, has a much lower cost, and is stable.
Anonymous | 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 XTM - Discontinued Product

  • Great value per dollar
  • Easy rule management
  • Simplifies management of remote boxes
Hyler C Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Firewall

General

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

Azure Firewall Editions & Modules

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

General

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Firewall
8.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
9.0

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