WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security

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Score 9.3 out of 100
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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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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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September 23, 2022

Watchguard to the Rescue.

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • MFA with Authpoint is a great multifactor solution.
  • Watchguard cloud is another great feature.
  • SDWAN without additional licensing costs.
  • Multi-WAN for those who are not ready for SDWAN.
  • Log messages are very cryptic and require additional resources to decypher.
  • A last logon time would be nice for mobile VPN connections.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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  • Intuitive and easy to use management of firebox devices, tasks that can be overly complicated with other vendors are simple and easy to manage with Watchguards
  • Quiet and efficient network devices for small businesses. The T range of fireboxes is perfectly suited for small businesses providing a secure experience in a neat package.
  • Watchguard fireboxes provide a seamless experience across the whole range meaning you can create a policy on a smaller Tbox and then if you decide to upgrade the policy and settings can be seamlessly imported into a larger model.
  • We find the access points are weak in wireless performance compared to the competition. Poor signal, dropouts poor management system.
  • We find the pricing model can be quite costly sometimes, it would maybe be good if they offered a standalone box with only basic functionality that does not require a subscription.
  • A lot of key features are left behind a paywall requiring a higher subscription. Things such as geo location which is a relatively simple feature is not available on the base subscription.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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  • LOG
  • VPN
  • Virus detection
  • RANSOMWARE (APT blocker)
  • Easiest log setup (we have to select log on a lot of rules)
  • Better option for the report (not easy to read by a no-IT person)
  • Wifi a bit expensive
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Packet inspection
  • Cluster performance
  • Network speeds at 10Gbs modules
  • Network optics modules high support reguardles who manufactored them
  • Monitoring and logs
  • Policy appearance customization
  • IKEv2 support
  • SSL VPN built-in SSL certificate more than 5 years expired
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Easy to use management and configuration interface
  • Full set of tools to manage gateway security
  • Simple and effective inter-site communication and mobile communication via VPNs
  • Logging interface via separate server not the easiest to navigate
  • Some management must be done via a separate management app which isn't the easiest to work with
  • HTTPS packet inspection can be difficult to setup and operate
  • Policy definitions in the management interface are not always the most intuitive to work with
August 09, 2022

WatchGuard and us.

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • Offer a range of product suitable for all SMB sizes.
  • Are developing a all encompassing security platform.
  • Have great technical and customer support.
  • Wireguard vpn support would be great to have.
  • LetsEncrypt style self renewing certificate capability for SSL VPN.
  • Smaller rack-mountable unit, say a rack mountable T20/T40 without using 3rd party equipment.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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  • Prevents access to new and untested sites.
  • Provides inspection of HTTPS traffic
  • Has a very wide in depth approach to security
  • Has the best logging system in the network security field at no extra cost, more likely to be used.
  • We are completely happy with WatchGuard's approach
GILIAN HASS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Control of web access of devices within the network.
  • Automatic address blocking after successive external attack attempts.
  • VPN feature between WatchGuard devices very transparent and stable.
  • Simple and very functional Policy Manager management console.
  • Simple and reliable spamBlocker feature, really holding back suspicious emails.
  • The mobile security part could be part of the package, without being purchased separately.
  • WatchGuard Mobile VPN client could have a smartphone version as well, not just Windows/Mac.
  • Management Server feature could be more affordable to manage devices seamlessly.
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