ManageEngine ADAudit Plus vs. WatchGuard Network Security

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
ADAudit Plus offers real-time monitoring, user and entity behaviour analytics, and change audit reports that helps users keep AD and IT infrastructure secure and compliant. Track all changes to Windows AD objects including users, groups, computers, GPOs, and OUs. Achieve hybrid AD monitoring with a single, correlated view of all the activities happening across both on-premises AD and Azure AD. Monitor every user's logon and logoff activity, including…
$595
per year
WatchGuard Network Security
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
WatchGuard Network Security is a network security and firewall software. WatchGuard includes secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence products and services designed for SMB’s.N/A
Pricing
ManageEngine ADAudit PlusWatchGuard Network Security
Editions & Modules
Standard
$595
per year
Professional
$945
per year
Support
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Basic Security
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Total Security
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ManageEngine ADAudit PlusWatchGuard Network Security
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is dependent on the number of domain controllers and starts at $595/year for the Standard edition, and $945/year for the Professional edition.
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Top Pros
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Features
ManageEngine ADAudit PlusWatchGuard Network Security
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
7.7
51 Ratings
7% below category average
WatchGuard Network Security
-
Ratings
Remote monitoring7.531 Ratings00 Ratings
Network device monitoring6.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Server Monitoring9.240 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-device monitoring8.726 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated alerts and notifications6.945 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
8.7
33 Ratings
4% above category average
WatchGuard Network Security
-
Ratings
Service configuration management8.028 Ratings00 Ratings
Software and hardware inventory10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based automation8.225 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting
Comparison of Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
8.4
48 Ratings
1% above category average
WatchGuard Network Security
-
Ratings
Performance data reports8.537 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reporting7.847 Ratings00 Ratings
Data visualization8.942 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk analysis8.436 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
6.6
45 Ratings
14% below category average
WatchGuard Network Security
-
Ratings
Data backup and recovery5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Antivirus and malware management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Administrator access control8.745 Ratings00 Ratings
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
-
Ratings
WatchGuard Network Security
8.4
440 Ratings
1% below category average
Identification Technologies00 Ratings8.4405 Ratings
Visualization Tools00 Ratings7.3401 Ratings
Content Inspection00 Ratings8.2425 Ratings
Policy-based Controls00 Ratings8.7437 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP00 Ratings8.3371 Ratings
Firewall Management Console00 Ratings8.3431 Ratings
Reporting and Logging00 Ratings8.0428 Ratings
VPN00 Ratings8.9421 Ratings
High Availability00 Ratings8.6381 Ratings
Stateful Inspection00 Ratings8.8397 Ratings
Proxy Server00 Ratings8.5289 Ratings
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User Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit PlusWatchGuard Network Security
Likelihood to Recommend
9.7
(51 ratings)
8.5
(455 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(4 ratings)
9.9
(34 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(2 ratings)
9.3
(116 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.6
(3 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(44 ratings)
7.6
(28 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Online Training
7.3
(1 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.7
(2 ratings)
9.5
(263 ratings)
Configurability
6.4
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.3
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ManageEngine ADAudit PlusWatchGuard Network Security
Likelihood to Recommend
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ManageEngine is mostly a "check the box" solution for SIEM systems. We needed something that satisfied our customer and was cost-effective. I would highly rate the system on "worth what paid for". Support is eager to please and prompt. My only issue is that it's mostly based outside the US with helpful, but non-native speakers so it's hard to understand them. I wish they would spring for better help "phone lines" so I'm not dealing with difficult to understand and unclear speakers.
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WatchGuard Technologies
We are a small Manufacturing company and WatchGuard Network Security works fantastic for us. With saying this I would use this for small to medium businesses looking for a robust managed network security. Branch Offices that need connectivity and protection for remote offices. Less appropriate I feel would be large enterprises and complex networks, also Highly regulated industries, I don't believe that is WatchGuard Network Security niche.
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Pros
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • ManageEngine ADAudit Plus changes for user and group management can be looked up in builtin reports
  • You can build your own reports based on almost every logic you can think of
  • You have the ability to create alerts based on logic and filters and sendout custom alerts to email, SMS or other means.
  • First you need to understand the basics of the software, after that the software itself is very helpfull in configuring specific items.
  • I really love the support that ManageEngine is giving the customer, for all questions I use the chat on their website. This is for me the best remote support I ever saw, and I saw a lot in my 20 years of experience in IT.
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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Incoming Torrent attempts were blocked, but outgoing (by a user) were permitted. Similarly, other direct attempts were summarily blocked.
  • provides full administrative support for analysis of usage and scope.
  • strong Wi-Fi support and security - area wi-fi maps
  • They think of all the things secure and I don't have to worry about it.
  • I have not identified anything else that needs improvement - I am well satisfied.
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Cons
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • In earlier releases there were quite a few bugs and performance issues. These have since been resolved.
  • When integrated with the Log360 Suite, it can be confusing on whether EventLog Analyzer or ADAudit Plus are "managing"/"Ingesting" the data from a given endpoint.
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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Reporting has gotten much better since the Cloud portal became available, however, it still feels limited
  • Monitoring can be very hard to filter and identify problems when lots of traffic is going through the Firebox - A better way to filter, search, and trace
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Likelihood to Renew
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
It works great for everything we need and use. Any issues in the software are pretty easy to resolve with tech support. And they are very responsive to resolving issues. Even ones where a fix/patch are required. At present, the software does everything we need it to for compliance, audit, and account review.
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WatchGuard Technologies
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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Usability
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ADAudit with its cloud and on prem install option allows any organization to get in on AD report management. Whether you need to report internally only for for external audit controls its a great tool with flexibility to handle most any user or group report capability. Since this also includes m365 integration it enables IT pros to administer usage, license, cost control and permission access to most anything in Microsoft's portfolio. Its a great tool all around for AD integrated access needs.
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WatchGuard Technologies
Although it might take some time to figure out, we have been able to use WatchGuard's online reference library and tech support to create/implement/modify all of our filtering rules and exceptions needed. There really has not been a shortcoming other than perhaps a learning curve.
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Reliability and Availability
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
uptime good
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WatchGuard Technologies
Availability has always been a strong point of this product, it is rare that watchguard does not have a solution for customers' network monitoring needs.
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Performance
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
Integration/overlap between products could be improved
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WatchGuard Technologies
The performance of WatchGuard Network Security is very good, in the years that we have used the solution we have only had a single error and Watchguard itself was able to solve it. Furthermore, when purchasing any product, the partner always evaluates the capacity of the solution to recommend the most appropriate product for our needs.
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Support Rating
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
The attention to cases or situations with the tool has been exceptional. being able to count on the manufacturer either by mail, call or chat. generate cases directly from the application allows you to have personalized support in order to solve problems that has been able to appear.
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WatchGuard Technologies
We have only had to contact them once during the initial set up to help bring the internet back on line. After that for the most part our systems have been automated, and could easily be checked form their online FAQ and Knowledge base that they provide. Everything else is easily handled from their browser based interface
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In-Person Training
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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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
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
knowledgable and prompt response
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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
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
The remote setup team helped when i needed it and setup weas very straight forward and easy. The advanced setup for an external db and customizations for our latest version AD environment went pretty easy once they found documentation on customization.
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WatchGuard Technologies
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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Alternatives Considered
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
In terms of features, ADAudit Plus offers a comprehensive set of features for monitoring and auditing Active Directory, including real-time alerts, detailed reports, and user behavior analytics. The platform also offers support for multiple platforms, including Windows, UNIX, and Linux, as well as integration with other ManageEngine tools.
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WatchGuard Technologies
I find the WatchGuard products easier to configure than the similar SonicWall and Cisco products. I would rather spend time securing the rest of my network, than trying to get a network setup with the non-WatchGuard devices. SonicWall is not that complex either, but I trust WatchGuard more from personal experience. As for Cisco, if I wanted to waste time on setting up a network with software that doesn't work the way it says it should or something more complex than it needs to be, I would rather bang my head against the wall and expect the same results as using their security product with just a little less effort on my part. WatchGuard just works, as long as it is updated on a regular basis.
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Scalability
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
updates are effective and system is reliable
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WatchGuard Technologies
This product is very scalable since previously everything related to Watchguard was on premises but that has now changed with the inclusion of watchguard cloud. Now the product has evolved to have full control of firewalls at the cloud level.
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Return on Investment
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • Positive impact- instead of paying an external source to do reports manually, ManageEngine has provided this in just a few clicks of a button
  • Positive Impact- Less disruption to staff in gathering data for important occurrences
  • Positive impact- full visibility into real time information , alerts etc.
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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Peace of mind that the out of the box security features offer increased protections to network and assets
  • Allowed our business to separate guest networks from our main network/assets
  • Creating quality of service rules for our phones so that VOIP phone service remains fast and clear
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ScreenShots

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Screenshots

Screenshot of Active Directory AuditingScreenshot of Track Account LockoutsScreenshot of Logon MonitoringScreenshot of Audit User PrivilegesScreenshot of PCI - DSS Compliance

WatchGuard Network Security Screenshots

Screenshot of WatchGuard Cloud Customizable DashboardScreenshot of Threat Monitoring SummaryScreenshot of Device Security SummaryScreenshot of Automated ReportingScreenshot of User Authentication SummaryScreenshot of Endpoint Protection Summary