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Top Rated
42 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

WatchGuard Network Security

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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    WatchGuard Network Security

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

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    177 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    184 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    193 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    199 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    173 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    197 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    193 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    192 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    175 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    180 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    133 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • WatchGuard Network Security is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    88%
    18 Ratings
    9.3

    WatchGuard Network Security

    93%
    213 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6

    WatchGuard Network Security

    96%
    15 Ratings

    Usability

    7.3

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    73%
    2 Ratings
    9.2

    WatchGuard Network Security

    92%
    105 Ratings

    Availability

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    WatchGuard Network Security

    82%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    WatchGuard Network Security

    82%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    5.9

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    59%
    8 Ratings
    9.3

    WatchGuard Network Security

    93%
    19 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6

    WatchGuard Network Security

    96%
    3 Ratings

    Online Training

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    WatchGuard Network Security

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3

    WatchGuard Network Security

    93%
    278 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    WatchGuard Network Security

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    Overall, management is not terrible if you have a stable network that is not overly complex. If you don't, this product will take considerable time to plan for an effective solution. I will say support is not very helpful, so if you need assistance after the initial sales rep assisted setup, good luck and be prepared to spend hours on the phone.
    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

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    • Manage high-privilege access to communications equipment. It allows to be granular in the permissions, to have it integrated with the LDAP users and, most importantly, to audit what tasks each user performed.
    • Profile users and devices and assign privileges and access levels based on that combination. It greatly improves the user experience, since it does not depend on the network it is in, but on the access levels it has depending on the device. It also allows self-managed guest access with approval flow, which is essential for our business.
    • It has also allowed us to automate actions based on findings from StealWatch, Umbrella, AMP, etc.
    Sebastián Sarasate | 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

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    • ISE could really make improvements on software updates and patches. The updates and patches typically take a very long time to install.
    • ISE could improve some of its technical documentation on how to implement certain features that ISE can offer.
    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

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) Editions & Modules

    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

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    WatchGuard Network Security

    WatchGuard Network Security 9.6
    Based on 15 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

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 7.3
    Based on 2 answers
    For us the solution is very easily useable on its own. Perhaps that has to do because we started using ISE in the 1.2 days and have seen it grow during the years. Policy creation, etc. is all very visible and thus easy to use. Deployment of multiple nodes is also incredibly easy and flexible. You can easily add or remove nodes as you wish.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WatchGuard Network Security

    WatchGuard Network Security 9.2
    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

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    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

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    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

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 5.9
    Based on 8 answers
    Cisco support is second to none, both in terms of how you access support but also the knowledge of the individual support teams. If you focus on one technology and provide "manufacturer support" then you can rest assured that you are accessing Cisco's top individuals.I feel like this is a USP for Cisco support.
    Simon Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WatchGuard Network Security

    WatchGuard Network Security 9.3
    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

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    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

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    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

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    WatchGuard Network Security

    WatchGuard Network Security 9.3
    Based on 278 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

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    Cisco ISE is very well designed and information is provided in very logical and consistent form in the WebGUI, which cannot be said about Aruba ClearPass or others. Policy design and flow are far clearer than in Aruba ClearPass, Microsoft NPS, or FreeRadius. Cisco ISE scalability is far greater than ClearPass or others. Cisco support is second to none which guarantees appropriate support in case of a failure or a bug.
    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

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    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

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    • ISE has allowed us to handle the sticky problem of giving IoT/gaming student devises network access. It allows hands-off management for roughly 2,000 users.
    • Attempting to get posturing and profiling working consistently has been a bear. The workflow is so convoluted it took dozens of man-hours to get it working in a test environment.
    • Centralized TACACS access to NADs has shaved 10-20% of our time spent configuring various boxes.
    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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