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376 Ratings
21 Ratings
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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

  • Palo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

9.1

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

91%
8.9

WatchGuard Network Security

89%
WatchGuard Network Security ranks higher in 6/11 features

Identification Technologies

9.5
95%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
207 Ratings

Visualization Tools

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
213 Ratings

Content Inspection

9.7
97%
7 Ratings
8.9
89%
225 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
9.4
94%
232 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

8.7
87%
7 Ratings
8.9
89%
197 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

8.7
87%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
229 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
8.1
81%
226 Ratings

VPN

8.9
89%
7 Ratings
9.2
92%
222 Ratings

High Availability

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
9.1
91%
203 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

9.8
98%
7 Ratings
9.1
91%
210 Ratings

Proxy Server

8.8
88%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
153 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Palo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

95%
9 Ratings
9.3

WatchGuard Network Security

93%
246 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7

WatchGuard Network Security

97%
19 Ratings

Usability

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

WatchGuard Network Security

94%
107 Ratings

Availability

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

WatchGuard Network Security

82%
1 Rating

Performance

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

WatchGuard Network Security

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

10.0

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

100%
2 Ratings
9.5

WatchGuard Network Security

95%
21 Ratings

In-Person Training

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

WatchGuard Network Security

96%
3 Ratings

Online Training

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

WatchGuard Network Security

91%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

WatchGuard Network Security

93%
310 Ratings

Product Scalability

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

WatchGuard Network Security

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

PaloAlto VM-200 is a virtualized firewall with high processing power and network edge protection. The great advantage is being able to implement in a VMware environment without worrying about hardware, rack space, physical network connections and others. It can be easily managed via the web and remotely to create protection, access and reporting rules. The VM-200 firewall can be used by any company, small or large because it has several models available according to the real needs of each one.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard has products that are suitable for any SMB, from a one-man shop to 300+ large multi-site corporations. With multiple configuration methods available, WSM, web, CLI, and now Cloud Management, there's a config style for all. Further, the config method you choose is the same, be it a small T20 or a high-end M5800, so the skills you learn apply directly to clients big or small.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

  • Decrypt internet traffic
  • daily reporting of top internet users
  • classify internet traffic in real-time to allow us to understand the organization needs.
  • Strong AI capabilities
Ronald Barrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

  • 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.
GILIAN HASS | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

  • High Availability can be improved to allow active-active deployment
  • All command line documentation to provide and support automation
  • It will be nice to have link aggregation just like in the hardware firewall models.
Shephered Moyo | 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

General

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

Starting Price

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.7
Based on 19 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.4
Based on 107 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Palo Alto VM series are best selling and industry's top-selling security product which customers prefer while securing their public cloud environment
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.5
Based on 21 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.3
Based on 310 answers
The training videos are so helpful. They cover all of the aspects of the devices. The cloud is very nice in providing easy-to-access information regarding the health of the devices. I use the cloud for quick access and the PC application for more hands-on access and updates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

The Palo Alto seemed like a more mature product, with better online documentation and support. Based on previous support cases with both companies, we felt that we could get support from Palo Alto much quicker than with Fortinet when we badly needed it. Palo Alto was also easier for our existing engineers to get to grips with, since they had prior experience
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

We appreciate the WatchGuard Network Security approach to multilevel security with a layered stack. We believe that using multiple vendors' products does not lock WatchGuard into a single mindset when providing security. Over the years WatchGuard has changed some of its constituent vendors to provide better protection at the time. WatchGuard supplies a full stack security offering that is speedy in operation at any pricepoint compared to its competitors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

  • ROI has been achieved quickly through lack of security incidents.
  • Inline filtering happens at line rate, unline Sourcefire from Cisco.
  • Great incentives from PAN to switch made a difference in the choice to change.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Network Security

  • Once deployed the firewall just works
  • We had one that failed, and because it was covered, we got a replacement the following day.
  • The firmware update process takes less time, and it doesn't impact the business at all. We always update our out-of-hours, and we have never had issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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