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WatchGuard Network Security

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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Recent Reviews

WatchGuard Network Security

9 out of 10
June 03, 2024
t is used for network security, mostly for connectivity between offices; It is very complicated to manage them and monitor the …
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WatchGuard

10 out of 10
May 29, 2024
Incentivized
I use WatchGuard Network Security to protect the company infrastructure, VPN Branch Office secure access to external collaborators via VPN …
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Good Firewall

6 out of 10
May 28, 2024
Incentivized
We use WatchGuard for firewalls, DHCP, DNS and other networking abilities it offers. For our larger clients its proven to be a truly …
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great product

7 out of 10
May 06, 2024
Incentivized
We love WatchGuard products. It is easy to renew the license each year, and when it's time to replace them I have had great success with …
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Experience with WatchGuard products

10 out of 10
May 02, 2024
In our organization, WatchGuard network security products are used to protect the perimeter and protect endpoints. Every day we filter out …
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Great for SMBs

9 out of 10
April 22, 2024
Incentivized
We are an SMB and have been using WatchGuard products across Canada to secure our headquarters, branch offices, and remote workers. …
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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Policy-based Controls (425)
    8.7
    87%
  • Firewall Management Console (419)
    8.6
    86%
  • Content Inspection (413)
    8.6
    86%
  • Reporting and Logging (416)
    8.0
    80%

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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

Tutorial: Get Started with a WatchGuard Firebox

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Features

Firewall

A firewall is a filter that stands between a computer or computer network and the Internet. Each firewall can be programmed to keep specific traffic in or out

8.5
Avg 8.5
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Product Details

What is WatchGuard Network Security?

The WatchGuard Firebox family of firewalls offers critical network security solutions for businesses of all types and sizes, including tabletop and 1U rack-mounted appliances to Cloud and virtual firewalls. Firebox appliances deliver critical security services from standard IPS, URL filtering, gateway AV, application control, and antispam, to advanced protections such as file sandboxing, and DNS filtering. High-performance deep packet inspection (DPI) means users can leverage these security services against attacks attempting to hide in encrypted channels like HTTPS. Additionally, every Firebox offers SD-WAN right out of the box for improved network resiliency and performance.

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

Screenshot of WatchGuard Cloud Customizable DashboardScreenshot of Threat Monitoring SummaryScreenshot of Device Security SummaryScreenshot of Automated ReportingScreenshot of User Authentication SummaryScreenshot of Endpoint Protection Summary

WatchGuard Network Security Video

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French, German, Japanese

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, Sophos SG Firewall Appliances, and Cisco Meraki MX are common alternatives for WatchGuard Network Security.

Reviewers rate Stateful Inspection and Proxy Server highest, with a score of 9.

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 and Ratings

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Reviews

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
I often find that we replace another vendor's devices with WatchGuard because other providers fail to make their networks as secure as WatchGuard. With simple configuration and easy monitoring, We can quickly generate reports and send them to the customer It has already protected us several times from ransomware attack where others unfortunately failed to do so
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
WatchGuard's Network Security suite really is a must for any organization big or small. The features are pretty easy to configure and allow for the admin to scale it to the needs of the organization. I really can't think of a scenario where having a solid network security solution would be considered less appropriate.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Well suited to see current active connections. It lacks in a simple layout of a smaller timeframe that has already occurred of all activity. WatchGuard Network Security Dimensions can solve this but it's clunky. Built-in features with easier capabilities would be better.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
When we have had issues with configuration. The support team are very quick to respond and are extremely knowledgeable. The team members take ownership of our tickets and are vey detailed in their responses to us. They have a deep insight into their products and understand how to solve difficult problems we have thrown at them
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The least appropriate thing in Mexico is the Internet in some places is not very stable and the new products they offer can only be Managed in the cloud. This is a lack of vision in Mexico or a mistake
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In my own experience, WatchGuard Network Security is very good at creating packet filtering and application control policies. In this way, correct management of the internet and the applications that access it can be carried out without being always concerned about their control at all times. With WatchGuard Network Security, if you have a good organization of your policies, you can be working very calmly. In what scenario do I consider that if they should improve it is to be able to verify which devices and on which web pages my bandwidth is being consumed. Being able to take quick measures to solve a situation of that magnitude is WatchGuard Network Security should improve a lot.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The product is very suitable for perimeter security as well as wireless network security using its technology. Can be used in any business projects, both large and small. Very simple building and security features including IPsec and SDWAN tunneling. Also, using a mobile VPN, you can connect remote offices with low Internet bandwidth.
April 22, 2024

Great for SMBs

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It's very fast and easy to add or migrate to new hardware devices.
Authpoint was a no go, mostly because they only support their mobile app and not Authenticator by Microsoft or Google.
April 22, 2024

WatchGuard 2024

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
The hardware doesn't seem to bog down compared to other devices I've used in the past. I generally prefer to use a true firewall in all situations as opposed to generic router/gateway. There are situations where the cost may be prohibitive, but we are able to work out financing through a specific vendor.
April 22, 2024

The right value!

Bradley Breedlove | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
I've found that the WatchGuard Network Security line of NG firewalls to be comparable to the big players, and are far more approachable. Meaning that in combination with the training provided and software available, i am able to empower lower tiers of techs to do great work. The only place that I have not found it to be appropriate is in situations where the customer is ultra price conscious, such as non-profits.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
WatchGuard + their subscription is perfect for businesses of 5-10+ employees that are looking for an all in one firewall solution. the fireboxes on their own are great for quickly securing remote locations due to the ability to quickly deploy and configure. The only instance we don't deploy WatchGuard is with a cost conscious small business.
April 15, 2024

Loving my WatchGuard

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Today’s networks need to be secured by both a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and a Universal Threat Management (UTM) device, the WatchGuard is a perfect hybrid solution. I did a lot of research and found the WatchGuard was at or below the competitors price points for similar features. WatchGuard helps a business meet PIPEDA or GDPR requirements and protects them from the und user clicking the wrong thing.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
For anyone looking for an entry to a mid-level firewall system, WatchGuard Network Security has some very well-suited devices. The availability and ease of use of the branch office VPN have been a boon to our business needs. Our stores connect as if connected to a Metro-E but with assured end-to-end encryption on a standard business internet connection.
April 13, 2024

Great Product

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Works great and flawlessly in all different cases I'm confronted with. Even with the tiny appliance NV5, cloud-managed it's a no-time brainer. Never had an issue or had to search for documentation on how to accomplish something unusual, it just... work! The only downside I'm thinking of is the lack of a channel to be notified of updates, having to check from time to time on their website, and while security is concerned, the time gap between an update is available and the time I'm aware it exists is too long. Emailing or something shouldn't be too hard to implement.
Joe Cullen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Generally speaking, our customers have standard requirements and the WatchGuard Network Security Firebox is there to ensure they stay protected. We've never had a successful breach on a customer's on-premise setup with a WatchGuard Network Security Firebox installed. 3rd parties (like CCTV, Printers, Login Systems, etc.) do not know which port their devices work over, so we have to identify that with them and there are often delays when this occurs.
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