A complete end to end solution for your network security.
July 10, 2019

A complete end to end solution for your network security.

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

Overall Satisfaction with WatchGuard Network Security

We use across the enterprise as a security solution for network and wireless clients, connections with external vendors and sites, identify malicious software and with antivirus solutions, and for remote access of remote employees back to the corporate office while traveling or working from home. WatchGuard solutions are deployed at all of our retail sites.
  • Ease of use.
  • Reliable appliances with managed support options.
  • Software updates.
  • Speed of network devices can lag at times.
  • Overall cost of annual updates.
  • Stability in annual costs.
  • Coverage of compliance requirements necessary for maintaining operations.
Originally, we worked with WatchGuard through a network partner and since implementation have been working directly with them. WatchGuard documentation and sales information online provide all the valuable decision making needed for upgrades and renewals.
WatchGuard devices have always had easy to use and understand graphic user interfaces; These interfaces provide step by step processes for setting up the most common deployment scenarios. At times, understanding how to interface with non-WatchGuard devices can be problematic but WatchGuard support or online forums usually carry the proper use cases needed.
WatchGuard firewalls and security appliances are very much drop in and deploy with wizards to cover getting up and running quickly. Unless you're experiencing a complex network configuration, these can be up and running providing security protecting your network within a couple of minutes.
Allows the end user to understand the total cost of ownership, identify the key technologies required for compliance and allow for proper annual budgeting of technologies needed for business operations. Unlike many vendors, you don't have all the add-on requirements to get what is needed for compliance; very simple to understand and purchase.
WatchGuard is competitive in pricing and features with all the major vendors and typically rewards existing customers through their trade up promotions; these are excellent on upgrading to newer technologies while not losing the value in the older WatchGuard devices you are still running.
Well Suited:
At the edge for organizations looking for a simple to understand and use network security appliance and firewall. Ease of use for remote and mobile clients looking for a way to protect their traffic while traveling.

Less Suited:
Large data center environments with high throughput and deep packet inspection requirements.

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