Azure Virtual WAN vs. Untangle NG Firewall

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Virtual WAN
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Virtual WAN connects global branch offices, point-of-sale locations, and sites using Azure and the Microsoft global network. With it the user can plan, configure, and seamlessly deploy new connections.N/A
Untangle NG Firewall
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Untangle NG Firewall is an open-source firewall and gateway security platform. It offers a free core firewall platform with paid add-ons, and a cloud-based management platform with a variety of deployment options for smaller teams.
$25
per month
Pricing
Azure Virtual WANUntangle NG Firewall
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Open Source Firewall
$0.00
free under the GNU General Public License (GPL)
NG Firewall Complete
$25.00
per month
z4 appliance
$299
one-time purchase
z4w appliance
$329
one-time purchase
z4 Plus appliance
$399.00
one-time purchase
z6 appliance
$1199.00
one-time purchase
z12 appliance
$1999.00
one-time purchase
z20 appliance
$3499.00
one-time purchase
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure Virtual WANUntangle NG Firewall
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Features
Azure Virtual WANUntangle NG Firewall
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Azure Virtual WAN
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Ratings
Untangle NG Firewall
8.6
6 Ratings
Identification Technologies00 Ratings7.86 Ratings
Visualization Tools00 Ratings7.86 Ratings
Content Inspection00 Ratings8.76 Ratings
Policy-based Controls00 Ratings8.46 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Firewall Management Console00 Ratings9.46 Ratings
Reporting and Logging00 Ratings8.16 Ratings
VPN00 Ratings9.46 Ratings
High Availability00 Ratings9.45 Ratings
Stateful Inspection00 Ratings8.76 Ratings
Proxy Server00 Ratings8.23 Ratings
User Ratings
Azure Virtual WANUntangle NG Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(2 ratings)
9.2
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Virtual WANUntangle NG Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Azure Virtual WAN provides single functional interphase for routing, monitoring, connectivity and security operations. The connection of hubs in Azure virtual WAN makes it simple for us to use Microsoft as the pillar of our spoke connectivity. The platform provides us with robust connectivity features that allow for transitive connectivity across different spokes. However, you should always ensure you have understood your total cost of ownership to avoid potential price bombshells.
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Untangle
Untangle is very strong in the "traditional" sense of security. That means an edge appliance that either works with an existing router or is the router itself (recommended). This approach has also been adapted well to cloud environments in order to protect virtual servers and VDI workstations. As mentioned earlier, many schools are using cloud-based filtering for their 1:1 solutions for their students. This is an area where Untangle is unable to serve. Some have used an instance of Untangle in the cloud with VPN to serve their remote needs, but it is not the same as solutions that are designed for cloud-based filtering of devices without VPN.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • It offers a seamless experience while connecting Virtual networks and Workloads via Azure Hub.
  • Lot of connectivity options present - site to site VPN/Express route etc.
  • Very easy connectivity and migration with on-premise sites and Azure Hub.
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Untangle
  • Web Filtering is strong, and can also do application fingerprinting to allow Facebook, but not Facebook games. Secondly, a separate partition called a "rack" can be set up to give one subnet or group of users different web filtering policies than another. For example, teachers would get more freedom to browse the web than students at a school.
  • Built-in SD-WAN connectivity as part of your license. IPSEC tunnel creation is also amazingly easy.
  • Will install on any x86 hardware created in the last 5-10 years. Ram and processor requirements per user are very low.
  • Reporting is phenomenal, however you can get death by details very easily.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Integrations are limited within Azure. It is difficult to carry out multi-cloud integrations.
  • If you haven't understood your monthly cost you can receive price shocks.
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Untangle
  • The full suite can be expensive for business but will be powerful enough.
  • The full suite for home or small office isn't that bad of a price but may be out of reach for most home users but remember the basics are FREE so anyone can get started with it.
  • I would like to see it promoted for mid to large businesses as I think it can handle it.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Untangle
Service renewal is in Feb 2021. We will be renewing!
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Support Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Untangle
I haven't used them much, but they did answer my question quickly.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
As we were already using Azure as a cloud platform, it was easy setting up a Virtual WAN inside Azure as users/developers and DevOps engineers were familiar with the user interface and functioning as compared to going to some other portal for just the VWAN solution. The umbrella of features provided by Azure Virtual WAN made it the right choice for our infrastructure.
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Untangle
NG Firewall was much more friendly in terms of layout and ease of use, the apps section is familiar to anyone and the config while in a sort of odd order is very clearly laid out. I also appreciate Untangle's endless educational videos and the support can't be beat. Overall it was more of a complete package
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Automatic troubleshooting solves incidents without costing our operational time.
  • We are able unify all our operational activities.
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Untangle
  • The positive is the savings in time the IT department has recouped by not having to continuously clean and maintain end point computers. Not to mention helping end user use their time more wisely by not wasting time on non-work related web activities.
  • The only negative is complaints from end users about the restrictions.
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