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Score 8.7 out of 100

WatchGuard Network Security

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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Salt Open Source

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    WatchGuard Network Security

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

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    236 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    238 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    255 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    262 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    223 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    259 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    254 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    250 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    227 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    239 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    172 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Salt Open Source

    80%
    1 Rating
    9.3

    WatchGuard Network Security

    93%
    277 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Salt Open Source

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7

    WatchGuard Network Security

    97%
    26 Ratings

    Usability

    Salt Open Source

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6

    WatchGuard Network Security

    96%
    111 Ratings

    Availability

    Salt Open Source

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    WatchGuard Network Security

    82%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Salt Open Source

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    WatchGuard Network Security

    82%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Salt Open Source

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    WatchGuard Network Security

    95%
    26 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Salt Open Source

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4

    WatchGuard Network Security

    94%
    4 Ratings

    Online Training

    Salt Open Source

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    WatchGuard Network Security

    86%
    3 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Salt Open Source

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3

    WatchGuard Network Security

    93%
    340 Ratings

    Configurability

    Salt Open Source

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    WatchGuard Network Security

    100%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    Salt Open Source

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    WatchGuard Network Security

    73%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Salt Open Source

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    WatchGuard Network Security

    91%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    Salt Open Source

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    WatchGuard Network Security

    91%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    Salt Open Source

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    WatchGuard Network Security

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Open Source

    Salt Open Source Automation Engine is great for configuring servers in a centralised manner. It is not well suited for creating infrastructure, where tools like Terraform should be used instead.
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    WatchGuard Technologies

    Great product, allows us to create secure site to site vpn's where users authenticate with mfa via the Authpoint app. User security can be defined in AD groups and are authenticated via single sign on. Gives good overall visibility of the network via logs and reports. The intital set up/config is a more involved process than with the TZ SonicWalls, so far small office setups it may not be the best option, however it does scale up extremely well into the mid size market.
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    Pros

    Open Source

    • Reproducible set up of servers
    • Wide array of formulas ("packages")
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    WatchGuard Technologies

    • Intuitive and easy to use management of firebox devices, tasks that can be overly complicated with other vendors are simple and easy to manage with Watchguards
    • Quiet and efficient network devices for small businesses. The T range of fireboxes is perfectly suited for small businesses providing a secure experience in a neat package.
    • Watchguard fireboxes provide a seamless experience across the whole range meaning you can create a policy on a smaller Tbox and then if you decide to upgrade the policy and settings can be seamlessly imported into a larger model.
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    Cons

    Open Source

    • Execution time is sometime longer compared to alternatives
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    WatchGuard Technologies

    • Cloud services offer very limited API
    • No way to programmatically retrieve (cloud) (dimension) logs (ie, query-based through REsT)
    • Not all settings are available on all types of management (some require SSH, some require web interface)
    • SSH CLI could use spruce up, not very convenient to use, and interactions do not always adhere to 'common' expectations
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    Pricing Details

    Salt Open Source

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Salt Open Source editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      WatchGuard Network Security

      Starting Price

      $0 Contact sales team

      Editions & Modules

      WatchGuard Network Security editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      SupportContact sales team1
      Basic SecurityContact sales team2
      Total SecurityContact sales team3

      Footnotes

      1. Contact sales team
      2. Contact sales team
      3. Contact sales team

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      WatchGuard Technologies

      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

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      Reliability and Availability

      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      WatchGuard Technologies

      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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      Performance

      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      WatchGuard Technologies

      Compared to another platform (not NGFW native), WatchGuard's performance runs fine and do not slow down user browsing experience
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      Support Rating

      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      WatchGuard Technologies

      As a network
      security architect, it is my job to design NIST SP-800 cybersecurity framework
      hardened network layer security solutions. These strategies are combined with a
      comprehensive cybersecurity kill chain plan inclusive of email, network, phone,
      printer, cloud, server, and endpoint layered defense strategies.

      As part of the
      design decision, technologies that consistently have extremely high efficacy
      while having a low TCO are absolutely essential for this solution to be
      manageable, effective, and affordable. WatchGuard has been our choice for
      network layer protection for more than 10 years. We also use their endpoint
      protection agent technologies and authentication solutions.

      In doing so, we have
      been able to deliver high levels of security effectiveness at an affordable
      price to organizations ranging from one user to 500 users.
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      In-Person Training

      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Open Source

      Puppet was working fine for our needs. We decided to make the switch after our operating system vendor decided to stop official support for SaltStack
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      WatchGuard Technologies

      Both are solid products. I liked the all-in-one package of the firewall. It allowed me to have everything in a simple license rather than having to add bits and pieces via updates or third-party applications. It provided me with a greater piece of mind to go with WatchGuard as they have a dedicated support team and are constantly evolving to provide better service to their customers.
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      Scalability

      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      WatchGuard Technologies

      The entire organization didn't face any trouble to integrate the technology into our workforce.
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      Return on Investment

      Open Source

      • Much faster turnaround in provisoning test environments
      • Quicker rollout of services
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      WatchGuard Technologies

      • WatchGuard Network Security gives us peace of mind that networks are safe allowing ourselves and our clients to fully focus on their core business.
      • WatchGuard security runs with minimal oversite.
      • WatchGuard Network Security reporting allows an easy overview of security performance without being overloaded with less helpful information.
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