Smoothwall UTM vs. WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Smoothwall UTM
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Smoothwall UTM is a firewall security suite for educational environments. It includes the standard firewall services, as well as load balancing, and has hardware and software deployment options.N/A
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
WatchGuard XTM is a firewall option, from WatchGuard Technologies.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Top Pros
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Features
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Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Smoothwall UTM
9.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
10.0
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Identification Technologies9.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Visualization Tools10.01 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Content Inspection9.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Firewall Management Console10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Reporting and Logging9.01 Ratings9.92 Ratings
VPN10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
High Availability8.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Stateful Inspection9.01 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Proxy Server9.01 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Smoothwall UTMWatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Small Businesses
Sophos XG Firewall
Sophos XG Firewall
Score 9.6 out of 10
Sophos XG Firewall
Sophos XG Firewall
Score 9.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Sophos XG Firewall
Sophos XG Firewall
Score 9.6 out of 10
Sophos XG Firewall
Sophos XG Firewall
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Score 9.2 out of 10
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Smoothwall UTMWatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Smoothwall UTMWatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Likelihood to Recommend
Smoothwall
After a year of using the Smoothwall UTM Firewall solution, we can say that it is a secure solution, it offers a graphical interface for configuration and access with easy understanding and usability, the security features and blocking of url and applications work very well and also protects against malware and ransomware. For small and even intermediate scenarios I recommend it, but not for very large scenarios. Licenses can be renewed and are priced very well compared to competitors.
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WatchGuard Technologies
WatchGuard XTM comes in different models, so you can choose the model best suited for your company size. I think it works well in small as well as very large networks. I have not used this feature, but you can create a "FireCluster" to connect member devices of the same model if you need to put multiple WatchGuard XTMs in your environment. Coming from command line, it took a little adjusting to learn which screen to use to set up the different rules. Once you understand how to set up policies, it is simple to create more. New firewall administrators would appreciate the ease of creating policies, and expert administrators should find everything they need plus extra features.
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Pros
Smoothwall
  • easy to manage by its web platform that allows quick access to system functions
  • allows the administration of the company's network by creating IP navigation permissions to prevent access to unprotected pages
  • this system can be installed on computers with very few resources and even with old equipment just by adapting an additional network card. This is helpful for companies that are starting and do not have much capital to invest but need to protect their systems
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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Proxy filter.
  • Link redundancy.
  • Security.
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Cons
Smoothwall
  • Rare problems have been noticed when there are many connections at the same time.
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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Support can be hard to work with. While they are typically knowledgeable, there can be a language barrier. Also, most troubleshooting seems intrusive which is a problem in a production environment.
  • The throughput of the cheaper models leaves something to be desired.
  • Have had some issues running VOIP behind these, but have not been able to narrow down the issues to the phone provider or WatchGuard yet.
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Alternatives Considered
Smoothwall
Smoothwall is a system that is cheaper than just a free license due to being a Linux distribution. Simplewall is a bit more for robust equipment or large networks.
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WatchGuard Technologies
Again, WatchGuard is priced much lower than other vendors in its space. It may not have some of the bigger features such as Layer 7 awareness. It's more simple to manage and provides IT staff the time to work on other tasks versus time spent to create complex rule sets.
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Return on Investment
Smoothwall
  • Internal network security and intruder protection for a cost-effective solution.
  • The solution contributed and greatly reduced malware attacks and ddos ​​attacks.
  • Reports allowed more accurate analysis.
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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Easy to set up and connect firewalls
  • Easy to set up branch tunnels
  • Less time spent training
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