WatchGuard; simple yet effective next generation firewall appliances that are worth every penny!
August 01, 2019

WatchGuard; simple yet effective next generation firewall appliances that are worth every penny!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard is being used internally at my organization to protect my technical assets, internal systems and client information. For nearly 10 years I have sold and supported WatchGuard appliances to clients while employed at other IT support companies in my area, as well as when I went out on my own and started my own IT consultant business. I only recommend WatchGuard as I feel the value of services beats any other competitor.
  • Extremely easy to manage multiple devices, efficiently with minimal effort
  • Clear easy to use logging/reporting via WatchGuard Cloud and WatchGuard dimension
  • Managing subscriptions and services as a reseller makes it easy to offer, sell and deploy
  • The WatchGuard XCS line of product was extremely powerful, but the SpamBlocker services on the current WatchGuard product subscription lacks featureset and deep spam analysis
  • As more services are pushed to the cloud, I would have liked to still see improvements and added features to the on premises WatchGuard gateway wireless controller. WatchGuard wifi cloud is great, but the on premises is still valued.
  • WatchGuard has given my company a solid revenue stream
  • With the ability to sell WatchGuard and to prove its use-cases, I am confident in saying I can protect any clients network no matter how big or small.
Knowing the product line and using WatchGuard product for nearly 10 years leads me to believe that the usability is excellent. Knowing the features through self-learning via the NFR program really helps justify this rating.
I have always found that the WatchGuard device software has been way easier to understand traffic flow, policy management and how its services operate. The System Manager and WebUI have come a long way, and I feel that competitors are lacking those components.
WatchGuard services are affordable compared to competitors and demonstrate importance surrounding any industry especially for small businesses who like to run their ISP's modem and protect their network with the bare minimum, it's a pleasure to demonstrate the feature-set and power of a WatchGuard appliance.

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
Not Rated
Stateful Inspection
Proxy Server