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12 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

WatchGuard Network Security

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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    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%
    227 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    230 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    246 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    253 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    215 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    250 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    245 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    242 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    220 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    230 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    166 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • WatchGuard Network Security is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    85%
    8 Ratings
    9.3

    WatchGuard Network Security

    93%
    268 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7

    WatchGuard Network Security

    97%
    23 Ratings

    Usability

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    WatchGuard Network Security

    95%
    110 Ratings

    Availability

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    WatchGuard Network Security

    82%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    WatchGuard Network Security

    82%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.0

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    80%
    2 Ratings
    9.5

    WatchGuard Network Security

    95%
    24 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6

    WatchGuard Network Security

    96%
    3 Ratings

    Online Training

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    WatchGuard Network Security

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3

    WatchGuard Network Security

    93%
    331 Ratings

    Configurability

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    WatchGuard Network Security

    100%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    WatchGuard Network Security

    73%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    WatchGuard Network Security

    91%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    WatchGuard Network Security

    91%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    WatchGuard Network Security

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    SolarWinds

    Due to the high price that SolarWinds has, I do not recommend it for small companies. And if I recommend SolarWinds in large companies with complex infrastructures where constant monitoring and review of the network is required, this system is very complete and helps everyone in the technology team, both network administrators, database administrators, Security Administrators, and Server Administrators are all very happy with this system.
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    WatchGuard Technologies

    WatchGuard Network Security firewalls are very suited for when you need a stateful firewall and use its additional security features (UTM) like Webblocker, APT, Anti-malware, HTTPS DPI, and client en branch office VPN. The way WatchGuard Network Security firewalls are managed makes it very easy to get an overview of the policies and easy to understand. It's not complex where it does not have to be while still offering advanced features where needed. WatchGuard Network Security firewalls, like other 'UTM' layer 7 firewalls, are not worth their money if they are only used as a router. In some scenarios, a (Cisco) router or Layer 3 switch would make more sense. This is true for most technologies; there is no "one solution fits all." If you need (fast) internal routing and only require basic ACL, a layer 3 switch that does stateless inspection is more suited. For connecting remote offices, WatchGuard Network Security firewalls make setting up VPNs easy, but if all they do is full tunneling and routing, a dedicated router should also be considered for value.
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    Pros

    SolarWinds

    • Can integrate with any cloud platform.
    • Easy to use and operate GUI.
    • Advanced Threat protection and monitoring.
    • Highly scalable.
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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

    SolarWinds

    • Steep learning curve.
    • Usually takes a bit to get the scans to run easily in a new environment.
    • Could have more reporting options.
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    WatchGuard Technologies

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor 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

      SolarWinds

      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

      SolarWinds

      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

      SolarWinds

      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

      SolarWinds

      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

      SolarWinds

      SolarWinds offers live chat support for all its products built-in. So if you are working on something you can just reach out to someone at that time, and usually get an answer pretty quick. If you are trying to get something done it's a lot better than submitting a ticket and waiting for the email response.
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      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

      SolarWinds

      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

      SolarWinds

      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

      SolarWinds

      No answers on this topic

      WatchGuard Technologies

      Super easy. Following Documentation made it so much easier. If you come across any issue, their support is fast and super knowledgeable. They are some of the most helpful people I have dealt with in the support industry. Lastly, ensuring that you are able to get to all of the devices on your network makes the deployment much better.
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      Alternatives Considered

      SolarWinds

      We selected SolarWinds after reviewing a few products. It came highly regarded by another district, as many of our neighboring districts were looking for stronger safety measures after another experienced a ransomware attack. It was selected because the customer service was highly toted and the strength of the programs was noted by other districts
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      WatchGuard Technologies

      WatchGuard was selected due to product familiarity; their free training courses mean we have all our technicians qualified in their use. Support has always been top-notch. And security is their focus; there's no trying to sell additional HW or add-ons. Although somewhat from experience, we find WG devices simpler and easier to configure with no jumping through hoops or multiple pages for basic configuration tasks, and when things aren't working, the comprehensive logging and reporting tools allow quick identification of the cause.
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      Scalability

      SolarWinds

      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

      SolarWinds

      • Pros: Saves time in building use cases
      • Pros: Intrustion detection functionality stands out in the market
      • Cons: Product support is not that good which needs great attention to hold customers
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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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