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Top Rated
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Score 9.5 out of 100

WatchGuard Network Security

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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Nmap

NMap is well suited to just about any situation, network size, or complexity. Some have brought up the point that NMap's proxy settings need work. I haven't used NMap with a proxy. NMap is my "go to" tool for a cursory security sweep. Once a problem is found, I can perform a deeper dive scan on a system or a network. I wouldn't, and don't, use NMap as my only security tool. No single tool has all the answers. For example, it is not a Wireshark in that it does not capture packets or analyze them. It is basically a port scanner, host discovery, OS detection tool.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

I have personally installed hundreds of WatchGuard Network Security firewalls in businesses ranging from 2- to 3-person operations to hundreds of employees, across many different business types from real-estate to finance to plumbing. For any business that needs a cost-effective solution for a next-gen firewall/remote office connection/integrated wifi, WatchGuard will work wonderfully. If you have hundreds of locations, a cloud-based solution may work a little better than WatchGuard, but they have their drawbacks as well.
James Graham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Nmap
8.4
WatchGuard Network Security
Automated network device discovery
Nmap
8.6
WatchGuard Network Security
Network monitoring
Nmap
8.8
WatchGuard Network Security
Baseline threshold calculation
Nmap
8.5
WatchGuard Network Security
Alerts
Nmap
8.8
WatchGuard Network Security
Network capacity planning
Nmap
8.1
WatchGuard Network Security
Packet capture analysis
Nmap
7.4
WatchGuard Network Security
Network mapping
Nmap
9.3
WatchGuard Network Security
Customizable reports
Nmap
8.0
WatchGuard Network Security
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Nmap
8.3
WatchGuard Network Security
Hardware health monitoring
Nmap
8.0
WatchGuard Network Security

Firewall

Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
8.1
Identification Technologies
Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
8.3
Visualization Tools
Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
6.6
Content Inspection
Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
8.3
Policy-based Controls
Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
8.7
Active Directory and LDAP
Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
7.9
Firewall Management Console
Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
8.5
Reporting and Logging
Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
8.1
VPN
Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
8.5
High Availability
Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
8.2
Stateful Inspection
Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
8.4
Proxy Server
Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
7.5

Pros

Nmap

  • Nmap has a unique process of fingerprinting applications/devices to help us identify their communications patterns quicker.
  • Nmap can be used for network auditing by specifying whole subnets that you would like to scan for open/closed ports.
  • Nmap has a diverse presence and can be used from most operating systems.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

  • URL Filtering: Extremely effective for blocking of questionable content and protecting from phishing sites.
  • Antivirus: Our clients have seen far fewer active threats when a WatchGuard Network Security Device is in place.
  • Data Loss Prevention: A valuable tool for our clients who require more security when it comes to metadata and personal data leaving the network.
Tracy Atwood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nmap

  • Maybe take some of the features of Zenmap and bake them in?
  • Include fancy extra graphical results charts or graphs or something to show people who you want to convey info too but have no idea what Nmap is actually doing.
  • I don't really think I'd change a lot actually.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

  • Partner communications on technical issues. For example the undocumented feature of SDWAN hidden route. There is still no documentation on that.
  • Too infrequent communications about high incidence technical support issues. We do not want to have to be encountering known issues and then having outages or problems that we then have to put in tickets about.
  • Pay attention to your most highly technical partners, not just those that sell a lot of equipment. The highly technical partners can and do provide very usable feedback that can make the products better.
  • WG wants partners to build relationships with people inside WG so we can drive solutions to problems, but too frequently, we get no response to emails sent to the proper internal resources about legitimate issues.
Felicia King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Nmap

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.1
Based on 2 answers
To be replaced, we would need to see a clear set of reasons that acutely address the points I have made in favor of this solution, and they would need to be Cheaper, easier to use, give more clarity into the networking, and create easier dashboards and reports for managemnt of users networking and threat actors attempts to compromise the network.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Nmap

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 8.9
Based on 97 answers
The overall usability gets a good rating as the WatchGuard firewalls are fairly easy to deploy. One does not have to have knowledge of their CLI structure to deploy it which makes it easier for a wider range of people. I would prefer to have a more in-depth CLI myself, however, the lack of requirement to use it for deployment, in my opinion, makes the usability easier for more people.
Steve Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nmap

Nmap 7.9
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 7.9
Based on 5 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 9.1
Based on 1 answer
In person training is very good for the interaction with qualified trainers
Felicia King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Nmap

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 6.4
Based on 1 answer
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 8.8
Based on 91 answers
It was not too bad, the key thing we had a problem with was that I was used to using web interfaces or ssh to configure firewall devices and this needed a Windows application if you wanted to access some of the advanced menus. This has improved over the years and a recent refresh of the kit allowed us to mostly use the web interface to get it operational.
James Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Nmap

NMap usually lacks the features of the other network scanners, but for a good reason: most of the other network scanners out there are using NMap as part of their system. The nature of NMap (being open-source) is that it is available for use in other applications; as a result, these other applications make use of the NMap source code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard devices are so much easier to use than SonicWall devices. I find SWs to be obtuse and require a lot of extra clicking/navigating to accomplish the same tasks. The Total Security Suite that is available for WatchGuard is simply unparalleled in a cost-to-features ratio.
Greg College | 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

  • Blocking bad websites has saved many of our clients from any infection which saves time and money from a business being down and needing files restored perspective.
  • Automatic end user training has saved time not having to go onsite to do it ourselves.
  • Traffic and Security Reports that we use with clients to show them employee usage, blocked security threats, and growth projections.
Joshua Churchwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Nmap

General

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

WatchGuard Network Security

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nmap
9.7
WatchGuard Network Security
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
9.1

Usability

Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
8.9

Support Rating

Nmap
7.9
WatchGuard Network Security
7.9

In-Person Training

Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
9.1

Online Training

Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
6.4

Implementation Rating

Nmap
WatchGuard Network Security
8.8

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