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Score 8.1 out of 100

WatchGuard Network Security

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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Citrix ADC

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    WatchGuard Network Security

    89%
    WatchGuard Network Security ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    223 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    226 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    242 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    249 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    211 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    246 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    241 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    238 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    216 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    226 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    163 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Citrix ADC

    86%
    21 Ratings
    9.3

    WatchGuard Network Security

    93%
    264 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Citrix ADC

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7

    WatchGuard Network Security

    97%
    22 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Citrix ADC

    80%
    1 Rating
    9.5

    WatchGuard Network Security

    95%
    108 Ratings

    Availability

    Citrix ADC

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    WatchGuard Network Security

    82%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Citrix ADC

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    WatchGuard Network Security

    82%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Citrix ADC

    77%
    7 Ratings
    9.5

    WatchGuard Network Security

    95%
    23 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Citrix ADC

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6

    WatchGuard Network Security

    96%
    3 Ratings

    Online Training

    Citrix ADC

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    WatchGuard Network Security

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Citrix ADC

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3

    WatchGuard Network Security

    93%
    328 Ratings

    Configurability

    Citrix ADC

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    WatchGuard Network Security

    100%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    Citrix ADC

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    WatchGuard Network Security

    73%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Citrix ADC

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    WatchGuard Network Security

    91%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    Citrix ADC

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    WatchGuard Network Security

    91%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    Citrix ADC

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    WatchGuard Network Security

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Citrix

    Citrix Netscaler can be a powerful network appliance for environments that are fully committed and open to utilizing a network appliance that isn't made by a traditional network vendor. Administrator user experience has improved over the years and will continue to improve with the flexibility of virtual and physical appliances available for medium and large enterprises.
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    WatchGuard Technologies

    Looking after a lot of small to medium businesses the Watchguards are perfect for smaller networks like these as they can be cost-effective easy to configure and manage and have relatively low noise/space impact. As businesses scale the licensing costs for the larger models can end up being cost prohibitive especially as key features are behind a higher subscription.
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    Pros

    Citrix

    • Flexibility. NetScaler assumes its admins know a bit about networking and in-depth details surrounding the applications they are configuring access for/to. This being so, the range of configuration options is very broad allowing various versions' combinations of protocol patterns, expressions, rules etc., all to the benefit of the admin.
    • Granularity. Having such a broad range of configuration options available, while still allowing simple options to be configured simply. The GUI is well-stylized and navigation has a good flow.
    • Ease of control. For load-balancing of simple services right out of the box, NetScaler makes it pretty easy, compared to the range of options available in the surrounding GUI and under the hood.
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    WatchGuard Technologies

    • Control of web access of devices within the network.
    • Automatic address blocking after successive external attack attempts.
    • VPN feature between WatchGuard devices very transparent and stable.
    • Simple and very functional Policy Manager management console.
    • Simple and reliable spamBlocker feature, really holding back suspicious emails.
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    Cons

    Citrix

    • The documentation could use an overhaul with specific examples related to the command line as well as GUI. Explanations in the documentation would also be helpful.
    • Being able to have more than just one routing table would allow the ability to leverage security.
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    WatchGuard Technologies

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    Citrix ADC

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Citrix ADC editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      WatchGuard Network Security

      Starting Price

      $0 Contact sales team

      Editions & Modules

      WatchGuard Network Security editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      SupportContact sales team1
      Basic SecurityContact sales team2
      Total SecurityContact sales team3

      Footnotes

      1. Contact sales team
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      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Citrix

      No answers on this topic

      WatchGuard Technologies

      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.
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      Usability

      Citrix

      Improve on the specifics I mentioned previously and could be a 10/10 product. It is also a confusingly branded product that I have supported in two large enterprises where IT departments are unsure if the product belongs to the Citrix remote access support team or the Network infrastructure support team (it should be the later) and typically under utilized.
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      WatchGuard Technologies

      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

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      Reliability and Availability

      Citrix

      No answers on this topic

      WatchGuard Technologies

      Applications errors should always be expected in any kind of technology. What matters most is the way you find to resolve it.
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      Performance

      Citrix

      No answers on this topic

      WatchGuard Technologies

      Compared to another platform (not NGFW native), WatchGuard's performance runs fine and do not slow down user browsing experience
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      Support Rating

      Citrix

      Overall, our organization's experience with Citrix support is that support can be hit or miss. Oftentimes it takes multiple attempts and much longer than desirable to obtain a viable solution for issues experienced with their products. It would be great to see Citrix invest time, effort, and almighty dollars into improving their support and bug fix process across the board.
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      WatchGuard Technologies

      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.
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      In-Person Training

      Citrix

      No answers on this topic

      WatchGuard Technologies

      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.
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      Online Training

      Citrix

      No answers on this topic

      WatchGuard Technologies

      Online training is good for learning how to use the product. It does not teach security strategy because that is not its intent.
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      Implementation Rating

      Citrix

      No answers on this topic

      WatchGuard Technologies

      Super easy. Following Documentation made it so much easier. If you come across any issue, their support is fast and super knowledgeable. They are some of the most helpful people I have dealt with in the support industry. Lastly, ensuring that you are able to get to all of the devices on your network makes the deployment much better.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Citrix

      We chose Citrix ADC over Kemp and F5 due to additional integrations with various products such as Citrix/Horizon/Monitoring tools. We additionally chose ADC due to better ease of use and ability to have the appliances be virtual or physical, with the configuration being a simple migration of code which provided flexibility to be able to do a hybrid environment with ease.
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      WatchGuard Technologies

      WatchGuard was selected due to product familiarity; their free training courses mean we have all our technicians qualified in their use. Support has always been top-notch. And security is their focus; there's no trying to sell additional HW or add-ons. Although somewhat from experience, we find WG devices simpler and easier to configure with no jumping through hoops or multiple pages for basic configuration tasks, and when things aren't working, the comprehensive logging and reporting tools allow quick identification of the cause.
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      Scalability

      Citrix

      No answers on this topic

      WatchGuard Technologies

      The entire organization didn't face any trouble to integrate the technology into our workforce.
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      Return on Investment

      Citrix

      • It has saved a tremendous amount of money and manpower by allowing for broad support without the need for a VPN.
      • The security functions within Netscaler enabled our business to pass additional IT-based audits.
      • Having a full Citrix stack from front to back makes our business look more professional both to our users and outsiders.
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      WatchGuard Technologies

      • WatchGuard Network Security gives us peace of mind that networks are safe allowing ourselves and our clients to fully focus on their core business.
      • WatchGuard security runs with minimal oversite.
      • WatchGuard Network Security reporting allows an easy overview of security performance without being overloaded with less helpful information.
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