Review from a seasoned installer and advocate of the WatchGuard Network Security products
July 19, 2019

Review from a seasoned installer and advocate of the WatchGuard Network Security products

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with WatchGuard Network Security

We have implemented WatchGuard Network Security not only in our own office but in over 100 of our client's offices. The product fits well in the SMB space with great features to help ensure the company network security.
  • The suite of services is great, Total Security has all you need to help keep your network secure.
  • The ability to create granular policies for different users or groups is very advantageous over other products we have used.
  • Time to install and maintain is much less than other products we have used.
  • I would like to see more consistency across the added security features.
  • The purchasing model for Authpoint could use improvement, it makes it difficult to purchase one or 2 users at a time that get added later.
  • We have implemented these across our client portfolio and they have been able to meet any task we have asked of the product.
We did not work with a different partner, as we are the Watchguard partner/implementor.
We have used this product in many different circumstances. We have not yet identified where we were not able to solve the problem needed with the Watchguard product.
This has worked well as you size the appliance for your network and decide whether you want basic or total security. The rest of the features are included within the appliance and licensing which makes it easier to install, configure and use.
The Watchguard solution is much easier to configure and manage. Things that can be configured in a few clicks within a Watchguard take many more involved steps and menus to configure the same items.
We have a client with over 85 remote locations. With the implementation of our WatchGuard solution, we were able to connect each of them back to the main location with Drag and Drop tunnels within seconds per site. They also, with the WatchGuard Management server, have a single place to go and manage, monitor and update all their devices without needing to enter credentials or multiple windows to accomplish this task.

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