WatchGuard: Cost-Effective, Easy-to-Use WFH Answer to COVID-19
August 10, 2020

WatchGuard: Cost-Effective, Easy-to-Use WFH Answer to COVID-19

Jason Lim | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with WatchGuard Network Security

We are using WatchGuard as our VPN to allow our software sales and software services team access to our internal servers whilst on the go and whilst working from home, be it from locations locally in Singapore, or regionally as we do have staff working from their homes in neighboring countries.

It allows us to operate without interruption in spite of COVID measures preventing us from working in the office or commuting between countries for work. Without WatchGuard upgraded and in place, we would definitely have been severely handicapped.
  • Access security
  • Ease of use
  • Ease of management
  • No areas as I am currently very happy with the solution as is.
  • Allowed staff to work from anywhere, especially useful in today's COVID world
  • Provided flexibility to staff to work from anywhere
  • Provided management the confidence that staff can access servers securely from outside the office
We worked with Biz-Era.Net Pte Ltd for our recent upgrade. Very happy with their service and technical know-how.
From actual experience using it as I have had to help with the implementation and management of the solution.
Work with partners with expertise for a smooth implementation.
Ease of management, minimize server real-estate requirements
Note, we actually did not review other solutions as we did an upgrade on our existing box. Did not see a need to review others as the WatchGuard solution was cost-effective, easy to use, and met our requirements.
WatchGuard Network Security is well suited to allow secure remote access to company servers

It's less appropriate for companies that do not have on-premise assets to access, i.e. where most of their assets (servers & services) are being served from the cloud.

WatchGuard Network Security Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
8
Visualization Tools
5
Content Inspection
8
Policy-based Controls
8
Active Directory and LDAP
8
Firewall Management Console
9
Reporting and Logging
7
VPN
9
High Availability
8
Stateful Inspection
7
Proxy Server
7