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Score 9.4 out of 100

WatchGuard Network Security

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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    8.1

    Nmap

    81%

    WatchGuard Network Security

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Nmap ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    8.5
    85%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    9.0
    90%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    9.9
    99%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts

    9.2
    92%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    7.0
    70%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network mapping

    9.5
    95%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    4.7
    47%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    9.9
    99%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    6.0
    60%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall

    Nmap

    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
    8.9
    89%
    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

    • Nmap is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • WatchGuard Network Security is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.7

    Nmap

    97%
    20 Ratings
    9.3

    WatchGuard Network Security

    93%
    213 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Nmap

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6

    WatchGuard Network Security

    96%
    15 Ratings

    Usability

    Nmap

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2

    WatchGuard Network Security

    92%
    105 Ratings

    Availability

    Nmap

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    WatchGuard Network Security

    82%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Nmap

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    WatchGuard Network Security

    82%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.7

    Nmap

    87%
    18 Ratings
    9.3

    WatchGuard Network Security

    93%
    19 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Nmap

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6

    WatchGuard Network Security

    96%
    3 Ratings

    Online Training

    Nmap

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    WatchGuard Network Security

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Nmap

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3

    WatchGuard Network Security

    93%
    278 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Nmap

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    WatchGuard Network Security

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Nmap

    If you're a sysadmin, or anyone who's had to deploy network services, you've almost certainly had to use Nmap at some point or other. Need to see what devices are on your LAN? Nmap can tell you that. Want to check which ports your web server has open to the internet? Nmap is your friend.
    Nmap is a powerful command-line tool and has many options that require some reading of documentation to get the best out of (although generally straightforward). If the thought of working at the command-line scares you (presumably not if you're reading this review), then you may want a much simpler tool, or at least check out Zenmap GUI.
    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

    Nmap

    • NMap provides a very fast and a very thorough network "sweep" that allows you to quickly map out exactly what's on your network.
    • NMap is highly configurable. The "canned" choices are very good in most instances, but using various switches and options, you can create a very specific scan and get exactly the results you're looking for.
    • NMap is easy to use. Even a new administrator will be able to use the graphical version (Zenmap) with efficiency right away.
    Kenneth Hess | 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

    Nmap

    • exporting, There's a serious lack of ability to export the information in a readable format to present to VPs and such. I always find myself doing a lot of data massaging to get it in a pretty format
    • some scans can trigger sensitive IDS/IPS
    • SYN scans can be particularly aggressive and cause problems on remote systems.
    Mike Nostrom | 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

    Nmap

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Nmap 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

    Nmap

    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

    Nmap

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Nmap

    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

    Nmap

    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

    Nmap

    Nmap 8.7
    Based on 18 answers
    There is a very large support community and a robust selection of add-ons and scripts. Once you get the use down this is one of the most powerful tools and you can find anything you are looking for as far as examples on the web. While not having official support its not lacking by any means.
    Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | 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

    Nmap

    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

    Nmap

    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

    Nmap

    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

    Nmap

    Alternatives to Nmap (other IP scanners) are often much more limited in what they can do; They often only allow you to scan a specific subset of ports or a limited number of IP addresses in one command. Nmap is unrestricted in that regard. What makes Nmap stand out above the rest, is the complete network analysis package you get with it. It allows IP scanner, network deep-dives, hardware analysis, vulnerability analysis, encryption detailing, and so much more, in one free application
    Dylan Eikelenboom | 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

    Nmap

    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

    Nmap

    • Positive return as it's open-source (free) on all OS's.
    • If a person is not used of the command line there are a ton of front ends that make it point-and-click so the learning curve is good. That cuts down on time and manpower.
    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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