WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security

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WatchGuard Network Security

Overview

What is WatchGuard Network Security?

WatchGuard Network Security is a network security and firewall software. WatchGuard includes secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence products and services designed for SMB’s.
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How WatchGuard Network Security Differs From Its Competitors

WatchGuard Network Security Partner

When we trade in the firewall for the newer model we will also take out the added implementation service. This allows the current config to be backed up, checked for best practice/inconsistencies and rebuilt on the new device. This is always carried out efficiently and allows us to plug and play …
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WatchGuard Network Security Partner

I purchased them with a partner and they were pretty good. I did the implementation myself, but next time I might have someone do it for me so I can get a better understanding of all the features and ensure proper setup.
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WatchGuard Network Security Partner

We worked with GNS (Guardian Network Solutions) to get ours. The initial setup was done by WatchGuard, so we have not used the GNS support at this point. GNS is good about reaching out to us before expiration and assisted with an upgrade when our old unit reached the end of its life. We are …
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WatchGuard Network Security Partner

I worked with the partner in the implementation of the firewall. Their in-depth analysis of our existing IT system, together with the knowledge and experience they possess, greatly helped in the reorganization or optimization of the system's operation, better utilization of IT resources setting up …
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WatchGuard Network Security Packaging and Licensing

We took the HA license and devices to mitigate the point of failure and get a higher level of system availability. The reporting system is very well covered with their free SIEM solution Dimension, which offers great options for traffic monitoring and reporting. Basic security license has enough …
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WatchGuard Network Security Partner

We work with ARYAN for purchases of WatchGuard devices and licenses, they have always been attentive and make sure that the systems we buy work 100% without problems, their recommendations and help with configuration are always professional and flawless, They have low prices and always recommend …
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WatchGuard Network Security Packaging and Licensing

WatchGuard Network Security simplifies everything thanks to its firebox devices, having a Watchguard UTM firebox in the communications rack is synonymous with "no problems" and once it is up and running, the system is practically independent, from watchguard they update it periodically and its …
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WatchGuard Network Security Partner

We are a Managed Service Provider, so we not only implemented the solution on our network, but we also implement the WatchGuard solutions on business all over the country. Our engineers are cross-trained and the solution was easily adoptable by all of them. We have received no issues or complaints …
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WatchGuard Network Security Partner

We are a reseller and implement Watchguard solutions for our customers. Ranging from complete management to managed by customer, supported by us. In the few cases we had to contact Watchguard our selves for either technical or customer support, we have found them to be very willing to assist in a …
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WatchGuard Network Security Partner

Nuvias - Very good partner to deal with. very helpful and make the process very straightforward. Provide ongoing training for services and are always on hand if issues are experienced. They are very knowledgeable and make the support process as simple as possible. They are always willing to answer …
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WatchGuard Network Security Packaging and Licensing

This is of course a nice bundled setup
Easy to quote and to present to the end users
The partner web site is also well done to track the expiration dates and take actions
The Management included in the price is important. it does not need to be purchases separetly
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WatchGuard Network Security Partner

Yes, we work with Nuvias to purchase all our Watchguard products and services. We find them a fantastic company to work with they always promptly provide us with required Watchguard products and services and have a fantastic account management team. They also handle our support queries in a prompt …
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WatchGuard Network Security Packaging and Licensing

The licensing model has benefited in some ways at customer sites where we have utilized all of the features within the licensing. However in some sites that only require basic functionality think the option to buy the box outright on its own would suit a bit better and allow us to sell boxes to …
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WatchGuard Network Security Partner

I worked with Insight for purchase. I cannot recommend Insight enough. They were willing to meet with me and took the time to find our needs. Then they worked tirelessly to get me the best price on this item. I went back to them for additional Watchguard purchases as well. As they are always …
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WatchGuard Network Security Packaging and Licensing

This bundle made it such an easy decision to be able to get all of the features that we needed and more. It provided us with more protection and features that we have made use of. Being able to use Intelligent AV on the gateway is a fantastic addition along with the Web blocker making this one of …
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WatchGuard Network Security Packaging and Licensing

This approach makes managing and maintaining the appliances much simpler as we no longer need to track multiple module licenses and ensure that these licenses are renewed and kept up to date across dozens of devices individually. We just need to keep track of the license level and renewal date for …
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WatchGuard Network Security Partner

We are a WatchGuard partner that does resell, however, we typically include full configuration and support with products sold. We don't commonly sell just an appliance without our value-added services. Our services include initial configuration (Migration of existing network), updates, …
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WatchGuard Network Security Packaging and Licensing

Two types of licenses are available: Basic and Total security. These packages offer less flexibility in the sense that you can't pick and chose what features you need and only pay for those features. However, this simplified pricing scheme does work very well for the industry they are targeting. …
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WatchGuard Network Security Partner

I have installed in past setups with WG partner, lately installations and updates have been managed and operated by myself. WG partner seems to have basic knowledge implementions and basic diagnostic, but after that I figured that we are on our own here. So needed more practice and little try and …
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WatchGuard Network Security Packaging and Licensing

Its simplifies thigs at least, would like to have this remain at future. Cloud implementations should be separated, so customers that don't want to put resources at cloud environments don't have to. Not aware of any other benefits that could useful our organization or others. Licenses could be …
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WatchGuard Network Security Partner

I worked for Watchguard's partner. The service was excellent, fast, concrete, and clear. They have very good technical and sales support that quickly responds and solves all the challenges.
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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Policy-based Controls (261)
    9.3
    93%
  • Content Inspection (254)
    8.9
    89%
  • Firewall Management Console (258)
    8.9
    89%
  • Reporting and Logging (253)
    8.1
    81%

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Pricing

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Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Demos

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Features Scorecard

Firewall

8.9
89%
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Product Details

What is WatchGuard Network Security?

WatchGuard Network Security is a network security and firewall software. WatchGuard has been in the cyber security technology space for over 20 years. The vendor sees itself as a pioneer in the space, and aims to deliver easy-to-deploy and easy-to-manage solutions. WatchGuard offer a comprehensive advanced network security platform that puts IT security professionals back in charge of their network with widely deployable, enterprise-grade security and threat visibility tools suitable for an organization, regardless of budget, size or complexity. In addition to network security, WatchGuard includes secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence products and services. The vendor says this is important because the cyber security landscape is constantly evolving, and new threats emerge each day. WatchGuard's goal is to make enterprise-grade cyber security technology accessible for every company. The vendor reports that WatchGuard serves more than 80,000 small and midsize enterprises around the globe and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

WatchGuard Network Security Features

Firewall Features

  • Supported: Identification Technologies
  • Supported: Visualization Tools
  • Supported: Content Inspection
  • Supported: Policy-based Controls
  • Supported: Active Directory and LDAP
  • Supported: Firewall Management Console
  • Supported: Reporting and Logging
  • Supported: VPN
  • Supported: High Availability
  • Supported: Stateful Inspection
  • Supported: Proxy Server

WatchGuard Network Security Screenshots

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WatchGuard Network Security Videos

Protecting your business doesn’t have to mean sifting through endless alerts and notifications. With WatchGuard Total Security Suite, you can feel confident that your business is secure, meaning you can get back to the things that have been sitting on your to-do list. Learn mo...
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Fortessa Tableware Solutions is an integrated designer, developer and marketer of commercial and consumer tableware. As a distributed enterprise serving the commercial food service and consumer markets, Fortessa Tableware Solutions requires robust, centrally managed security t...
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Cybersecurity is complex. WatchGuard Network Security can help keep it simple.

WatchGuard Network Security Downloadables

WatchGuard Network Security Integrations

  • Review Product Integrations: www.watchguard.com/wgrd-partners/technology-partners

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WatchGuard Network Security Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Chinese

Frequently Asked Questions

WatchGuard Network Security is a network security and firewall software. WatchGuard includes secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence products and services designed for SMB’s.

Fortinet FortiGate and Sophos SG Firewall Appliances are common alternatives for WatchGuard Network Security.

Reviewers rate Policy-based Controls highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of WatchGuard Network Security are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Comparisons

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Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
from ARYAN, Aitor Rodrigo and his training team have always been attentive and care about training our teams and employees so that the implementation is perfect, they support us in all phases of the process and their recommendations and help with configuration are always professional and without failures, always attentive, and dedicated to the projects, you can call the technical service at any time and they always attend to you.
Zachary Coffman, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
The solution is very easy to implement once you understand their terminology and how the solution works. Once the devices are deployed, it is rare that we have to touch the device again, except in the instance that the customer needs a policy change.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
WatchGuard Network Security offers varied methods of implementation. Their devices are very easy to set up manually, and for a more automated setup where many devices need to be deployed, they have different offerings like RapidDeploy (prepopulate a config for a specific device in the portal), registering the device's serial number to manage it through cloud services on first boot (including the option to populate a USB stick with basic interface setup if required) and the ability to run your own Management Server and register to be deployed serial numbers, so the device connects to your own hosted management server on first boot.
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Keep in mind that for smaller units, enabling all of the security features does have a measurable impact on performance. Another thing to consider is the variance between throughput, which has never been an issue, and packetization rate, which was a problem when 100 VOIP phones were installed. Some of the smaller units just do not scale well as user count increases.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Found the process of implementing the Watchguard fireboxes was very easy, and configuring networks and creating policies was very intuitive. I really like the ability to pre-make the Watchguard policy on the system manager and then upload it when you get to the site where it will be implemented. It saves a lot of time and allows for a smooth switchover with no downtime.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
WatchGuard Network Security's system manager can be a little confusing at first. Take some time to read the documentation and familiarize yourself with the interface. The Web UI is fairly straightforward, but a little disorganized. WatchGuard Network Security uses some terminology that may differ from other products in the industry, but their documentation does a decent job of explaining everything.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Would like to have also non-English support or expert visit our organisation, to see how we are doing. But nothing insights to go at this time. Problems that I can remember in past implementions, ware problems at WG false positives on spoofed internal traffic, not know how other companies does it, but seems that sometimes to work-a-round could mean that you should spoof ip-address or two.
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