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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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.

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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Zachary Coffman, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
The system is very easy to use, even with minimal training. If you have a basic understanding of network security, you should be able to easily program and manage the platform.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
WatchGuard Network Security firewalls have a very convenient way of managing them. Their live logging makes it very easy to quickly monitor traffic and see what's going on and what changes might be needed to be done to get something to work. In most cases, it was the WatchGuard Network Security logging that helped us find an issue when getting the device to work with a competitor's device (i.e. setting up VPN) because the other side lacked easy-to-understand yet detailed debug information.
Nicolas Doré | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
It takes some training to use it and it makes sense since it is a highly secure device. I guess it would be possible to get the basic feature set up a little more easily without getting too technical but at the same time I guess it wouldn't be as secure as it is now.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Overall WatchGuard Firewalls and network security products are easy to configure while still offering options when needed such as configurable options for HTTPS deep inspection.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Extremely simple to set up, and even easier to replace when you upgrade or your licensing expires. Simply dump the config file, and re-upload to your new device, and you're done!
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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

James Chapman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
It is complex, but anything of this nature will be. The basic setup was simple. The complexity comes in when implementing network security features. WatchGuard support was able to give us much needed help in getting these items implemented in a way where we feel our network is very well secured.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The WatchGuard Network Security Device is intuitive, configured fairly easily with knowledge of the product and settings. It is not something you can configure without knowledge of the WatchGuard system or the specific device configuration.
August 28, 2020

Simply the best

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Overall usability is what I like best in the product. I can see what is happening now instead of running reports later.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I first started using WatchGuard firewalls about 20 years ago and found them easy to pick up and learn. Since then I have had experience with many other types--Sonicwalls, Palo Altos, and Cisco Meraki, just to name a few--and I still find the that WatchGuard is the easiest to deploy and work with. I still use the management software (vs. the newer web interface) and it's just very easy to find what I need and to make changes.
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