Why WatchGuard? It's easy.
August 07, 2019

Why WatchGuard? It's easy.

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

Overall Satisfaction with WatchGuard Network Security

We use it across our organization. We are an MSP that needs top security to protect our info and our clients info. This has helped us become more secure and allowed us to implement SSL packet inspections. We had to become HIPAA compliant this year and this was a huge help in doing so.
  • Ease of use - easy to configure and implement
  • Powerful - network hasn't been slowed down when turning on SSL packet inspection
  • Reporting - great traffic analysis
  • Less blockage of internal to internal traffic
  • Better on boarding
  • More training
  • Easy sell
  • Many options for all business sizes
We are the partner. I will say watchguard was very helpful becoming a partner and getting things going on our side.
Because it is a great product for the price point. Very feature rich for the small to mid size business market.
It has been one of the easiest things to implement and get up and running.
Having one appliance with everything included is what a clients wants. They don't want to feel nickel and dimed. This has also made it easy for us internally when selling a device. Everyone gets total security. Now we only worry about the device size based on the organization size. Its much easioer to train sales staff and tech staff on an appliance with one license model rather than many licenses. This also makes it easy when a client decides down the road they want a certain feature all we have to do is turn it on. Not say well now you have to buy this license.
Easier sell and much more feature rich. Clients like the big investment once every 3 yrs rather than monthly.
I know these are great devices for compliance or regulated areas. These are not the top end of the security spectrum but they are affordable and cover these areas. I don't have a specific area where I wouldn't use them because they have a model that fits all sizes of business. We have these in 2 man shops to 100 user companies plus.

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
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