WatchGuard Simplifies Network Security
Updated September 04, 2020

WatchGuard Simplifies Network Security

James Chapman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with WatchGuard Network Security

We utilize WatchGuard's Total Security Suite (TSS) to protect our networks from all current threats. We use WatchGuard firewalls with TSS across our entire organization with all protection features enabled, including Reputation Enabled Defense, Threat Detection and Response, Geolocation filtering, web blocking with content filtering, and a nice, new feature known as DNS Watch.
  • Threat Detection and Response to defend against active malware and viruses as well as zero-day threat protection.
  • Web blocking with content filtering is used to prevent employees from going to websites where they will be less productive.
  • DNS Watch is used to prevent employees from accidentally going to websites that could insert a virus onto their computer.
  • I can't think of any at this time.
  • We have experienced no viruses or malware on our networks since implementing WatchGuard's solutions.
  • Threat Detection and Response, along with WebBlocker, DNS Watch and all other security offerings with the Total Security Suite have been major wins for our clients.
We worked with WatchGuard support directly on purchase and implementation Stellar support all around. We have been Gold partners going on 4 years, and are enjoying the relationship. Support is always available when we need them, and our sales team support has been amazing.
It is complex, but anything of this nature will be. The basic setup was simple. The complexity comes in when implementing network security features. WatchGuard support was able to give us much needed help in getting these items implemented in a way where we feel our network is very well secured.
We like the all-in-one packaging. The only options are whether to go with their Live Security Service, Basic Security Service (BSS) or Total Security Service (TSS). The TSS options packages all of the security benefits provided by WatchGuard, along with integrated reporting and monitoring, keeping our budget simple, which is outstanding!
SonicWall does not compare to WatchGuard. We used to use SonicWall devices, but the competitive WatchGuard products beat the SonicWall devices hands down. SonicWall is more difficult to configure, and they do not offer simple, all-in-one packages to compare with WatchGuard's BSS and TSS security suites. We prefer WatchGuard after having lots of experience with both products.
WatchGuard Network Security is well suited for all business environments containing up to approximately 8,000 devices. When used in conjunction with AuthPoint MFA and the Trusted Wireless Environment with Wireless Intrusion Prevention we keep our clients networks secured.

We have found the solutions provided by WatchGuard to fit every industry vertical that we work in, from health care, insurance, banking, distribution, all the way over to long term care.

For one of our distribution clients we have taken them from a basic network with moderate security standards up to NIST CSF compliance standards by primarily utilizing WatchGuard's products, as well as some well designed compliance management specific SaaS offerings.

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