WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security

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Score 9.3 out of 100
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WatchGuard Network Security

Overview

Recent Reviews

Watchguard to the Rescue.

9 out of 10
September 23, 2022
We have been using Watchguard firewalls and UTM products for a decade. We use these devices at the network edge for both our HQ and …
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Popular Features

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  • Policy-based Controls (250)
    9.3
    93%
  • Firewall Management Console (247)
    8.9
    89%
  • Content Inspection (243)
    8.9
    89%
  • Reporting and Logging (242)
    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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You've spent years building your business and that's why you should choose WatchGuard to protect. See how we've spent the last 20+ years developing solutions that fit your specific business needs.
Cybersecurity is complex. WatchGuard Network Security can help keep it simple.

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WatchGuard Network Security Integrations

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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) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
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  • Our WatchGuard Network Security firewalls have provided top-notch protection for our business for ten years. Provides peace of mind.
  • I am familiar with the Watchguard OS, which is consistent across all models currently under support, saving time in administration.
  • Official Watchguard support is always quick to respond and resolve in a timely manner
Score 7 out of 10
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Reseller
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  • The main positive impact is that it does a great job of preventing cyber-attacks that could end up costing the business money.
  • It also improves ROI by increasing the efficiency of staff as configuration changes are easy to make.
  • We have found that with some EDR deployments the performance overheads have created more work for staff resulting in a negative impact.
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Watchguard has allowed us to implement improved network protections across many clients in a simple and user-friendly way.
  • When COVID lockdowns started, we were able to quickly and securely pivot our clients to support remote operations based on Watchguard VPNs.
  • It has allowed us to centralize logging across our remote clients, simplifying monitoring and analysis.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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  • 30% increase in efficiency managing VPNs
  • Decreased turn around times for new appliance installs
  • Reduced time to make configuration changes by 8%
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Positive impact is that our enterprise network have noot been compromise
  • Like said before, it does its job very well on basic and some more advanced packet filtering and inspection
  • Negative impact would been, that zone where we are located is too many WatchGuard export or consults. Not even from reseller organisations.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • For our scenario, WatchGuard products cost 32% less than similar models by other manufacturers; including support/maintenance contracts
  • The failover and SD-WAN functions of the WatchGuard product allowed for a seamless transition between ISPs while maintaining critical uptime.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • It's difficult to put a number on but all it takes is one Ransomware attack prevented for their product to have paid for itself multiple times over.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Great value. Provides a singlular solution for multiple network security risks
  • Allows us to trust users to access resources they require knowing they are protected
  • The business does not know WatchGuard technologies are there. It works away quietly in the background
August 09, 2022

WatchGuard and us.

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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  • WatchGuard trade-ups and Renewals have been a great recurring income stream.
  • WatchGuard Secure WiFi has opened new growth opportunities.
  • WatchGuard's Authpoint has provided a quick-to-deploy yet secure and flexible MFA option to clients.
Score 10 out of 10
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Reseller
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  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • We have had no known breaches to our network.
  • It protected our network right out of the box. The default configuration is a great building block.
  • I could configure the firewall and access points without the need for expensive consultants. This is very important for a nonprofit with limited resources.
  • The training videos are awesome. I can always refer back to them when I have questions.
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