WatchGuard Network Security is Our Go-To!
Updated July 01, 2019

WatchGuard Network Security is Our Go-To!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with WatchGuard Network Security

We use WatchGuard appliances at almost all of our client's sites. They are used across the whole organization at each of these orgs. They provide secure gateway services, web and content filtering (as needed by client), traffic shaping and analysis, and many other network duties depending on client needs.
  • Simple management. The Web UI provides an easy interface for setting up and changing settings on the physical appliance.
  • Web/content filtering. It is effective and easy to use.
  • Traffic management. It is simple to set policies to restrict overall throughput allowed to different VLANs.
  • The WebUI. There are still a few things you need to install the Watchguard server apps on a Windows machine to manage. For example, migrating settings from one device to another.
  • Hardware reliability is excellent. Less money spent on hardware upgrades over time.
  • Ability to renew service contract and get the latest features on existing hardware also extends lifespan.
  • Trade-up program is a low-cost benefit for growing customers.
GuardSite. We deal with them almost exclusively and have had nothing but positive experiences.
Mostly due to the simplicity of the web UI on hardware appliances.
Migrating settings from old appliance to a new appliance could be easier. It would be nice to accomplish this through web UI.
Not having to research and test separate services to accompany a hardware router/gateway is a huge time and money saver.
Watchguard's offerings seem to be better integrated between hardware & services than SonicWall's.
Well suited: SMBs. Less appropriate: SOHO. Cost may be prohibitive. However, if a VPN endpoint solution is needed to connect remote workers to the main office, Watchguard appliance could be a good fit. We don't service any large enterprise customers, but in my experience, I don't think that WG's offerings compare to the big players in this market segment.

WatchGuard Network Security Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
Visualization Tools
Content Inspection
Policy-based Controls
Active Directory and LDAP
Firewall Management Console
Reporting and Logging
High Availability
Stateful Inspection
Proxy Server