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For example, Cloudflare is a very good solution for ZTNA implementation. Cloudflare has Warp for propagating Gateway rules and checking device posture. Browser Isolation gives you more abilities to use internet resources without any restrictions and at the same time not put the company at risk. For example, if there is no DLP solution in place blocking the printing function can partly protect the company's sensitive data from intentional or intentional leakage through the online forms. A similar approach protects the end-user device from Zero-day threats and malicious software code. Moreover, Remote Browser Isolation technology protects not only the user's device but also the user himself from possible phishing attacks - for example, even if the user enters his username and password on the phishing website, bank card issuers, or other personal or confidential data, data will not go beyond the isolated cloud environment. Cloudflare Access gives company administrators a great opportunity to implement role-based access policies and make effect segmentation and diversification of company network groups.
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WatchGuard Network Security products are suitable for most situations. From securing small, low-budget VSEs to large enterprises and SMEs.It's just a pity that the firewalls in the M range (M290/M390) don't come with integrated SFP+ modules as standard. Such integration would enable inter-vlan 10Gbps traffic to be managed without the need for additional modules, and at no extra cost.
Read full review Pros Block access to known bad, risky, or unwanted destinations at the DNS or HTTP level. Excellent protection for remote users. Best in class browser isolation techniques. Read full review Intrusion Prevention: provides an advanced Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) that uses real-time threat intelligence to detect and block known and unknown threats. The IPS inspects all network traffic, including encrypted traffic, to identify and block any malicious activity before it can enter the network. Application Control: offers granular application control that enabled us to control which applications can access the network and how they are used. Web Content Filtering: provides web content filtering capabilities that allow to control and monitor access to websites based on their content. This helps to prevent employees from accessing inappropriate or malicious websites, which can compromise the security of the network. Read full review Cons Very API [oriented] which is fine, but the GUI is sometimes inconsistent Read full review For those who would like top level security and deployment of their security and protection, I would recommend easier quicker to use interfaces for users at smaller companies that do not have the experience with the provided services, so they can better utilize and deploy the software/equipment. Have easy to understand, easy to access tutorials from the web interface to help new users and non IT Professionals to use the services provided. Streamline the interface more to allow for easier understanding for all users, appealing to others so they feel less intimidated by the interaction with your services goes far, especially with smaller companies who have owners who want to know, have basic understanding of managing it, especially if they do not have an IT Professional or IT Consultant readily on staff. Not every company even knows they need this kind of protection, and trying to explain it to them, with the very technical and unique lexicon of words Information Technology and Security provides does at times prove to be difficult. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
I'm giving this note to WatchGuard Network Security due to its ease of daily support (after acquiring necessary knowledge in the solution), which allows agility in configuration changes, its integration of several reliable security features (such as SSL VPN, VPN Virtual Interfaces between companies, and others) and functional and stability in operation, with no downtime in the equipment due to problems or malfunctions
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WatchGuard Network Security firewalls have a very convenient way of managing them. Their live logging makes it very easy to quickly monitor traffic and see what's going on and what changes might be needed to be done to get something to work. In most cases, it was the WatchGuard Network Security logging that helped us find an issue when getting the device to work with a competitor's device (i.e. setting up VPN) because the other side lacked easy-to-understand yet detailed debug information.
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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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Compared to another platform (not NGFW native), WatchGuard's performance runs fine and do not slow down user browsing experience
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Good chat support from the portal for basic questions and minor issues. The enterprise support line is provided as well.
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For something that is considered business critical they should be far more responsive. Security isn't something to take lightly in today's work environment and so long as its working you are happy. But when it doesn't and you need that professional assistance, they weren't always there and I ultimately resolved my issues with the help of Google.
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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 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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I had my key information for setting up the firewall, and they assisted me in finding the settings and appropriate places to enter data. They also helped troubleshoot when I didn't understand some of their feature concepts, and we got it running.
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As long as all Cloudflare products and services rely on anycast technology, in a complex approach Cloudflare is faster and more relevant for cloud applications. The balance between security and performance is fully established. Also, Cloudflare has quite a good stack for API connection protection, like the API Shield example, which makes it more effective compared to F5 for example. Warp as a ZTNA agent gives better visibility and device posture information than
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boxes in our small branch offices for their simplicity and low cost and Watchguard in our larger head office due to its scalability, we find both products work well together when configuring WAN's using branch office VPN's.
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The entire organization didn't face any trouble to integrate the technology into our workforce.
Read full review Return on Investment Complete solution in case of using with Cloudflare Access. No need of maintenance. No skilled staff and trainings required. Read full review The main positive impact is that it does a great job of preventing cyber-attacks that could end up costing the business money. It also improves ROI by increasing the efficiency of staff as configuration changes are easy to make. We have found that with some EDR deployments the performance overheads have created more work for staff resulting in a negative impact. Read full review ScreenShots WatchGuard Network Security Screenshots