WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security

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WatchGuard Network Security

Overview

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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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  • 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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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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We are WatchGuard partners implementing security solutions for companies.
They have to face the cyber security threats and and are more and more aware of the risks they encounter if not protected enough
We mainly install physical appliances from the T models to M models depending on the size and the needs of the customers
September 23, 2022

Watchguard to the Rescue.

Score 9 out of 10
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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 remote/branch office(s). When paired with the "Total Security" subscription, they provide a very robust and easy-to-manage network security solution. Support has always been on-time and on-point. Only once have I had an issue that was not solved on first contact.
September 23, 2022

Great product

Score 10 out of 10
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I have been a reseller of this product for nearly 20 years. It has allowed me the flexibility to endpoint support my clients without having to be on location. I have well over 250 clients using this product in a single location but also have clients all over the country.
Score 9 out of 10
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We utilise 3x WatchGuard Network Security firewall devices for 3x of our offices. They are excellent devices and provide a solid endpoint IKEv2 VPN solution connecting our offices via leased lines. The VPN tunnels themselves are faultless. We also provide remote IKEv2 VPNs to our remote endpoint clients utilising the built-in Windows 10 VPN client managed by Microsoft Intune. The firewalls themselves also report into Dimension for a visually appealing security dashboard providing excellent visibility. I have managed our Watchguards for ten years now. Each time we are due a hardware upgrade, it's a simple process to migrate current settings, configs, etc., from the old firewall to the new one. The WatchGuard Network Security cloud is also a nice newer addition for managing some aspects of the firewalls. Upgrading firmware / OS etc. is now very simple with the WatchGuard Network Security cloud.
Score 7 out of 10
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We use Watchguard Fireboxes from their network security range as perimeter firewalls at various customer sites and locations. It helps us efficiently and intuitively secure our own and customer networks. This is thanks to an intuitive and easy to use management software and web interface. Additionally we have also deployed their endpoint detection and response applications across a wide range of devices and found this to effectively identify threats and isolate malicious hosts giving us an extra and important layer of additional security
Score 10 out of 10
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WatchGuard Network Security, at its most basic, is a firewall. I have used their Firewalls for years now, and I would say they are some of the most reliable and well-working products. WatchGuard Network Security, with their Firewalls and their Endpoint Protection, form a very good duo to help both manage your network from external threats and help internal control threats as well. The ease of use of the product is one of the best things about it. It allows for simple rules and has a predefined template out of the gate, but you can get as granular as you want, which provides experts with the ability to fortify their network. I use the firewall and endpoint protection to create that layered security. It allows for the management of network threats; you have IDS/IPS and host sensors that allow you to create threat detection at the local computer level. It is one of the best products out there for network security. You could not do better than WatchGuard.
Melih Tansuyu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using WatchGuard to manage the internal network, for security, and logging the traffic records. We have two separate networks inside the property. The first one is for employees and the second one for guests via wifi connections. Also, we are logging traffic records, which is required by law.
Tyler Brooks | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use it both internally by way of their NFR program for partners and deploy it at our managed service and break-fix clients. Over the past 6 or 7 years, WatchGuard's network security appliances have become the backbone of our network security across all of our clients. If they haven't already been migrated to one of their appliances, then we are currently in talks to have that migration performed.
Score 9 out of 10
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Reseller
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We use WatchGuard Network Security as our primary firewall vendor. We resell WatchGuard appliances to our customers and provide ongoing support. We also use WatchGuard Network Security with our internal networks. Our deployments vary in the degree of complexity, with some acting as nothing more than a router, while others are fully utilizing the entire security suite feature set.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use WatchGuard product to implement security in all our sites, we use VPN site to site and mobile VPN, the ad authentificator, log for dimension and WatchGuard cloud etc... We sell it to companies that mainly don't have security devices with only the ISP box. We can replace old security firewall by WatchGuard too. It is a product that can fit to almost every company that want to improve security and have visibility of their network.
Score 8 out of 10
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WatchGuard Network Security meets basic network security problems at good rate. I have used it on basic packet filters and more advanced detailed packet inspectors as well. Old ones (cluster) have been more than 7 years at service, newest about 1.5 years. Subscriptions are in place, but are more costly than other network security providers.
Score 9 out of 10
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The WatchGuard brand came recommended to us through a trusted network partner. In a time where cyber security is a significant concern, the WatchGuard router and software are a blessing.

Configuration is, for the most part, simple assuming you have some network knowledge and once installed it 'runs itself.' Essentially plucking our BT fiber access, removing the BT router, and taking over, the feature set is extensive, covering all of the areas you would expect such a system to cover however we specifically like the features around email traffic. As a company that processes thousands of emails per day one of the more significant threats is through this route. The SPAM blocker is excellent and plays a secondary role in our server-side SPAM software.

There are options to block/delete all or mark as SPAM prior to delivery, adding wording of your own to the emails before they make it through. Their technology for identifying emails is not perfect, none is, but it is fantastic at generally capturing the majority of the emails that bombard us. There are annual software charges, but for an SME such as ours, we found them to be reasonable and most certainly worthwhile to play an important role in our day-to-day business functions.

All in all a great brand/product. There are a number of variations, so read up on which best suits your requirement and budget but generally speaking, I cannot recommend WatchGuard Network Security enough.
Score 10 out of 10
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Reseller
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We resell and install the full range of watchguard products to help secure our customer's infrastructure. We normally use the full UTM subscription to ensure adequate protection. The units are very reliable easy to manage and configure. They allow us to quickly deploy remote offices securely, and allow secure VPN connections back to the office for remote workers.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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I used WatchGuard Network Security with a former system integrator I worked for. The solution is ideal for SMB companies because at a relatively favorable price, you get top-notch network protection technology that includes all the latest features that a quality NGFW should have. And best of all, they really work!
Score 1 out of 10
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Both Sales and Technical Support are either understaffed or incompetent. I deployed AuthPoint, but I was not given an accurate headcount by HR, so additional licenses needed to be purchased. It took a week to get them which put us past our deadline. Prior to deployment, I called Technical Support with several questions, and several were answered with "I don't know, I'm not really an expert." I was assured that support was 24/7 in case we had issues. During deployment, multiple departments were unable to use Office or VPN, so a SEV1 case was created. I was told there were no engineers available, but someone would get back to me shortly. I called an hour later with the same response other than being told it would be escalated. I called another two hours later with the same response. I let them know that I needed a call back at any time day or night. It took over 24 hours to get to a technician, and even then, he didn't have any solution to our issue.
Score 10 out of 10
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Multiple firewalls across head office, dr site, and branch offices. Connected into DSL circuits and fiber solutions. Used to provide site VPNs, mobile VPNs, and also connectivity to Azure. Provides a solution to various network issues across all sites in a variety of hardware technologies but with a singular style of the user interface. Easy to manage solutions throughout the business. Packet inspection and content security are all included and deployed effectively. We use WatchGuard as the gateway firewall for all our points of connectivity to the internet.
August 09, 2022

WatchGuard and us.

Score 10 out of 10
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Reseller
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Watchguard Firebox devices form a key critical pillar in our security setup for our and our client's systems. In previous employment, we had a number of clients suffer crypto attacks, network breaches, and other security incidents. When we started our new company, we selected Watchguard Firebox with Total Security as a must-have for ourselves and all clients we support. We firmly believe that this decision has been key in avoiding network security issues for the 5+ years while allowing our clients visibility of internet usage and to get on with what they do with confidence in their security.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use WatchGuard Total Security Suite among our Cybersecurity solutions for ourselves and our clients. We believe that WatchGuard provides the best protection against ransomware and other malware due to its multi-layered and best-in-breed approach to cybersecurity. WatchGuard's involvement with companies like Forcepoint among other vendors, and services such as DNS watches that won't allow access to sites that have not been approved such as new sites makes WatchGuard a powerful platform. Also, endpoint protection is a great feature. One of the best features is unlimited logging through their Dimension product which comes as part of the subscription at no extra cost. It is a well-known fact that unless your malware is a ransomware variant. most other malware can be present on a network exfiltrating data without being detected for weeks or even months. Having logging that goes back to these periods of time can allow to find out when the malware first started.
Score 10 out of 10
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Our customers' trust in us is critical to our business. In particular, financial information such as bank accounts and credit card data are highly protected. We encrypt and break up this data, but our Watchguard Network Security firewall is always our first line of protection
GILIAN HASS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use WatchGuard in our company for edge firewall and security of our IT infrastructure. WatchGuard in our organization solves the issue of network security against attacks and external threats, and internal access control management to also prevent access to unwanted destinations, improper downloads, spam, etc. We use the solution in 3 units of the company and we interconnect the 3 with the WatchGuard VPN solution and it works perfectly.
Score 8 out of 10
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Watchguard Firewalls are used to protect the multiple internet gateways. IPS/Virus/Malware scans help protect end users. The additional web blocker along with the Dimension logging provides us with depth log views when needed. Fireclustering will play a part in redundancy and high availability with the firewall appliances.
Score 10 out of 10
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We currently have a T40 Watchguard firewall and 3 Watchguard AP130 Access points in place. These devices protect the organization from security risks. The access points allow for staff, volunteers, and visitors to use the network and internet throughout the building. The Watchguard technology is straightforward and is a solution that is affordable for our nonprofit organization. It is easily maintained and supported as I am a part-time employee. This helps the organization in terms of technology costs.
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